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Directory vs Portals

Are Directories and Portals the same?

     
3:30 am on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What is the difference between a directory and a portal? I just bought a site which claims to be a portal website builder boasting of content-rich web pages. Do you know of any ebook/resource (free or paid for) about portals I can check out. Thank you very much in advance.

[edited by: skibum at 3:36 am (utc) on Mar. 16, 2006]
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12:54 am on Mar 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What is the difference between a directory and a portal?
It depends on who you ask, efjay. :)

Try this search [google.com] to see what Google offers.

I think most webmasters consider a portal as "A web site or service that offers a broad array of resources and services" whereas a directory is simply a hierarchal and categorized list of sites. Portals often include directories, Yahoo is a classic example of a portal.

3:25 am on Mar 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks DaveAtIFG!
1:12 pm on Apr 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It is a difference usually, a portal can contain a directory, but not the other way around. Because if it eas like this it would not say directory.

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[edited by: engine at 1:58 pm (utc) on April 16, 2006]
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