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Re: What is the difference between directory and search engine?

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:40 am
by anneroberts
Search engines and directories are both tools people use to find information on the Web. The difference is in how they get and organize their information.

Search engines use little programs called spiders or bots that scour the Internet, follow links, and bring back this information to the search engine’s index. When you use Google you’re not actually searching the Web, you’re searching Google’s index of the Web. Search engines use complex algorithms to determine which Web pages are most likely to answer the questions you pose and return these pages on the search engine results pages (SERPs.)

Directories, by contrast, are human-powered. Site owners submit their sites to directories (sometimes for a fee, sometimes free) and human editors determine the value of the site and whether it should be included in the directory. Directory visitors can search the director or drill down to the appropriate category, i.e., Arts & Humanities > Museums, Galleries & Centers > Modern & Contemporary.

Re: What is the difference between directory and search engine?

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:23 am
by Allasted30
Those guys are very slow, I even tried to become an editor but haven't heard anything yet.

Re: What is the difference between directory and search engine?

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:18 am
by freehindibooks
Directories have fixed URL and some limitations while search engine database. Trending Hindi News

Re: What is the difference between directory and search engine?

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:16 am
by Poch1979
It also helps if dmoz is working correctly.

Re: What is the difference between directory and search engine?

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:42 am
by Thied1929
thanks for the sharing instant approval directories list. I will submit there and hope your list will help to improve my website ranking.

Re: What is the difference between directory and search engine?

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:41 am
by Whad1935
I am watching this thread from a long back and learn every post of it. Great forum helped me to gain a lot of knowledge. Thanks for sharing your view on the topic.

Re: What is the difference between directory and search engine?

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:27 am
by Themn1987
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Re: What is the difference between directory and search engine?

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:58 pm
by Scuman64
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Re: What is the difference between directory and search engine?

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:11 am
by Scier1987
I agree. Backlinks can still help promote your site. Just choose directories with high PR and that they allow a "do follow" link. And avoid link farms.