The YAHOO! DIRECTORY was a web directory which at one time rivaled
DMOZ in size. The directory was
Yahoo! 's first offering and started
in 1994 under the name JERRY AND DAVID\'S GUIDE TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB.
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 as of April 16, 2014. Users could browse
thousands of listings which were organized in 7 or more tiers. For
example, if a user was looking for a site on chess they might follow a
path such as: recreation -> games -> board games -> chess.
The directory originally offered two options for suggesting websites
for possible listing: "Standard", which was free, and a paid
submission process which offered expedited review. "Standard" was
dropped, and a non-refundable review fee of $299 ($600 for adult
sites) was required when suggesting any website. If listed, the same
amount was charged annually.
On September 26, 2014,
Yahoo! announced that it would be closing the
directory on December 31, 2014. This followed the closing of a number
of country-specific directories in 2010.
List of web directories
* ^ Yahoo schließt seinen Katalog from golem.de, September 27,
2014, retrieved in June 3, 2017
Yahoo! Directory Additions for Wednesday April 16, 2014, Yahoo
* ^ How do I add my site to the
accessed January 21, 2011
Yahoo! Directory Submit,
Yahoo! website, accessed April 22,
* ^ "Progress Report: Continued Product Focus",
* ^ "
Yahoo! Closes European Directories, Says US Directory Is
Safe", SearchEngineLand.com, accessed August 13, 2010