List of web directories

List of web directories

A web directory is a listing of websites organized in a hierarchy or interconnected list of categories.

The following is a list of web directory services for which Wikipedia has articles.



* Ansearch - Web search and Directories focusing on the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
* BUBL - A free database of non-commercial websites, organised using the Dewey Decimal classification system.
* Best of the Web Directory - Lists content rich, well designed websites categorized both by topic and by region.
* GoGuides - Searchable human edited web directory categorized by topic and location. Includes an image search and updated news.
* JoeAnt - A community of editors from the now-defunct volunteer edited directory.
* Open Directory Project (aka DMoz or ODP) - The largest directory of the web. Its open content is mirrored at many sites, including the Google Directory.
* Starting Point Directory - A human edited general directory organizing sites by category.
* World Wide Web Virtual Library (VLIB) - The oldest directory of the Web.
* Yahoo! Directory - The first service Yahoo! offered.


* - Business directory which charges a fee for review and operates as a Pay per click search engine.
* VFunk - Online directory that specializes in listing and categorizing global dance music & urban lifestyle listings.

Defunct directories

* LookSmart - Operated several vertical directories from 1995 to 2006.
* Lycos' TOP 5% - From 1995 until 2000 it aimed to list the web's top 5% of websites.
* Zeal - Volunteer-built web directory. It was introduced in 1999, acquired by LookSmart in 2000, and shut down in 2006.

ee also

* List of internet search engines

External links


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