|New search directory|
Hi, we, as a small group of ex-goguides, have launched, 2 weeks ago, a new human edited search engine.
I know that I'm not allowed to post urls, so I want to ask how can I tell to you webmasters where you can submit your sites?
Edited by: grnidone <edit>fixed glitch with system for you...</edit>
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hbird64, sounds familiar...
Hmmm, remember froggyman33?
Hi hbird64 welcome to webmasterworld,
I feel your frustration to an extent but to be honest if we allowed *everyone* who started a new search engine to announce it here then we would need a lot more disk space! There are a huge number of new SE's/Directories launched every single day, some good and some frankly awful, it wouldn't be fair for us to decide who should get exposure and who doesn't.
You will of course see exceptions to the rules, the recent launch of teoma and wizenut being example's, these have long been on the webmaster's radar for some time.
In the position you are in I'm sure you could add to the sum of knowledge that we are gathering here and your participation is most welcome. It is not a place for a hit and run URL drop, put something in and I'm sure you will get something back. [We do look at profiles you know ;)]
It sounds like you have experience on the "other" side of search directories, and we'd love to have your input on how to submit to *any* directory more effectively. Please participate in some of the other boards.
There were rumors flying around that go guides wanted to get together and start a new directory, but so far, this is the only one to come of it.
While NFFC makes a good point about new search engines and dirs being started everyday, I would like some more information on this one. You can put the name of the directory, but please no linkable urls.
There are strong attitudes/ feelings of what happened to go and the guides, but that is not on discussion here today. This discussion will be kept civil. You have been warned.
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I hope we are going to be also an exception of the rule :-) Please let me know, because we depend also on webmaster contributions.
Well, there have been several sites try to claim "we are the former" Goguides site of choice. 5 or 6 in fact. Why should we be a podium for all that. When most of them are just competitors to us? It is a tough call.
This is not my day..mistake posting. Sorry bout that.
Since this topic is open again and I was allowed to respond:
Joeant.com was started before GO closed by 4 ex go-guides, and after the closing of GO 12 members joined too.
Our goals were to build a directory that was unique. We want to offer the best links possible for our endusers, to rate the sites fairly, and to describe the what the site offers. We also wanted to keep the feeling of community and the friendships we made at GO.
We have no funding (yet), we are all volunteers and the server space used is private.
New editors can fill in the application form by reviewing some standard sites listed there and telling their experience. After that staff members decide if the new editor is suitable for us. No experience is needed, but he/she should be able to write and read English and have the ability to follow the guidelines.