Marikina City, Philippines (PressExposure) January 11, 2010 -- One of the most important part of SEO or search engine optimization is the use of web directories. One of the basic methods used by webmasters to get more visibility for their sites in search engine results is using web directories. Web directories are websites which specializes in linking to other web sites and categorizing those links. There are hundreds to thousands of web directories across the internet today. However, there are two major directories that webmasters use today. This includes the Yahoo! Directory and the Open Directory Project.
Yahoo! Directory According to SEO Philippines consultants, Yahoo! Directory is the direct competitor of the now popular Open Directory Project or Dmoz. In the past, Yahoo! Directory were mostly human-edited. However, in October of 2002, Yahoo! changed to crawler-based listings for its main results. Similar to DMOZ, Yahoo! Directory offers to types of options, the standard option which is basically a free account and a paid submission process that offers expedited review. According to Yahoo!, payment is required when suggesting a commercial site.
Open Directory Project (ODP) or Dmoz Open Directory Project (ODP) or Dmoz is one of the most popular web directory used by many webmasters today for their SEO campaigns. Compared to Yahoo! Directories, ODP or Dmoz uses a hierarchical ontology scheme for organizing site listings. Listings on a similar topic are grouped into categories, which can then include smaller categories.
One of the original motivations for forming Gnuhoo/Newhoo/ODP was the frustration that many people experienced in getting their sites listed on Yahoo! Directory. However Yahoo! has since implemented a paid service for timely consideration of site submissions. By contrast the ODP has maintained its policy of free site submissions for all types of site. According to SEO Philippines consultants, Dmoz is the only one of the major general directories to offer free listing.
According to SEO Philippines consultants, their directory listings are maintained by human editors. While some editors focus on the addition of new listings, others focus on maintaining the existing listings. This includes tasks such as the editing of individual listings to correct spelling and/or grammatical errors, as well as monitoring the status of linked sites. Still others go through site submissions to remove spam and duplicate submissions. Visit http://www.myoptimind.com for more info.