Yahoo! Directory

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Yahoo! Directory
Yahoo Directory Logo 2013.png
Web address
Owner Yahoo!
Current status Active

The Yahoo! Directory is a web directory that rivals the Open Directory Project in size. The directory was Yahoo!'s first offering. When Yahoo! changed to crawler-based listings for its main results in October 2002, the human-edited directory's significance dropped, but it was still being updated in August 2010. The Yahoo! Directory offers two options for suggesting websites for possible listing: "Standard", which is free,[1] and a paid submission process that offers expedited review.[2] Payment is required when suggesting a commercial site.

Yahoo! provides both a search engine and a directory service, and the directory is searchable separately from the rest of their search engine results.

While Yahoo! has closed a number of country-specific directories, the company has stated that it currently "has no plans to close the main Yahoo! Directory" [3]

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  1. ^ How do I add my site to the Yahoo! Directory?, Yahoo! website, accessed January 21, 2011
  2. ^ Yahoo! Directory Submit, Yahoo! website, accessed January 30, 2008
  3. ^ "Yahoo! Closes European Directories, Says US Directory Is Safe",, accessed August 13, 2010

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