An excellent Web Directory to use as a search tool, “Google ‘s directory is a copy of the Open Directory, and it spiders Open Directory frequently. It gives sites listed on the Open Directory special popularity relevance in it’s search results.”(The Open Directory Project Analysis-SEO Logics)

The Open Directory Project (ODP), also known as dmoz (from directory.mozilla.org, its original domain name), is a multilingual open content directory of World Wide Web links owned by Netscape that is constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors. (wikipedia)

From dmoz website:

The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.

The ODP powers core directory services for some the most popular portals and search engines on the Web, including AOL Search, Netscape Search, Google, Lycos, and HotBot, and hundreds of others.

The ODP is 100% free. There is no cost to submit a site or to use our data. Anyone can download and use ODP data at no cost provided they comply with the ODP’s free license agreement and attribution. Also, there is no cost associated with listing and submitting sites.

Link: http://www.dmoz.org/

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