Powdork - 5:58 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)
Directories are more than just for the SE challenged. A good directory will give the user the information he is looking for in a nice package . An example is yourtown weddings. In mytown there are just to many vendors for any perspective bride to wade through the serps and find what they need. The quality directories, however, not only list the vendors but also give more information than a search engine would as well as pictures and reviews. Not only do they point to the sites that the bride is looking for but also point in new directions or present new ideas to the bride. It gives the bride the opportunity to request information from all vendors in one form. A proper directory also won't link to any defunct businesses as search engines often do.
Very true. My eyes lit up when my competition sent emails to all their vendors asking them to submit site descriptions for their "view details" pages. I watched as one after the other cut and paste content from their homepage there. The only way to make sure your content is unique is to control it completely yourself.
Nono. User submitted content is not allowed with me.