Jasmine Directory

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Jasmine Directory
URL jasminedirectory.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Private
Registration None
Available language(s) English
Launched 2009
Alexa rank Increase 21,540 (Every place, May 2017)[1]
Current status Active

Jasmine Directory is a human-edited, partly for money web directory listing websites by topic and by region. This list offers a range of thirteen topics and one region-based list with hand-picked and reviewed users' suggested resources[2].

History[change | change source]

The project was created in 2006 at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics[3] by Pecsi Andras and Robert Gombos and shown to the public in 2009. It was developed using a core code created by TOLRA Micro Systems Ltd.

In 2013 and 2014, Ken Anderson—editor at the Magic City Morning Star, early meta editor for the Open Directory Project (DMOZ), and editor at Go.com and Zeal directories—rated Jasmine Directory in his "Top Ten Web Directories", where each directory is reviewed quarterly[4].

Currently, Jasmine Directory is based in Valley Cottage, New York.

Review fee and advertising[change | change source]

Jasmine Directory's editors add resources to the index by hand. Website owners can also suggest their websites for review by paying a fee. However, inclusion is not guaranteed if the suggested websites don't comply with the rules from the editors.

Because editors review every listing, search engines view listings in "quality directories" as valuable[5]. Website owners report that submitting their sites to web directories can be worthwhile[6][7].

Ann Smarty—search marketer and writer at Entrepreneur, Mashable, and Moz—mentions Jasmine Directory as providing a "valuable user experience"[8].

The company claims that review by editors is key in maintaining a neutral and useful index of information that doesn't depend on how any single user sees things[9], as Matt Cutts mentioned in 2011[10].

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jasminedirectory.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  2. "Jasmine Directory". Association of Internet Research Specialists. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  3. Kinga, Incze (November 2010). Magyarországi médiapiaci körkép, 2010 / II. szám: Gyorsjelentés a televízió, a rádió és az internet piacáról [Hungarian media market picture, 2010 / II. N.: Flash report on television, radio and internet market] (in Hungarian). Budapest: Applied Communication Science Institute. 
  4. "Jasmine Directory". Web Directory Reviews Org. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  5. Cutts, Matt (2007-04-14). "How to report paid links". Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO. Retrieved 2017-05-10. For a high-quality directory, the fee is primarily for the time/effort for someone to do a genuine evaluation of a url or site. 
  6. Gotch, Nathan (2015-03-22). "Does Google Trust Your Website?". Gotch SEO. Retrieved 2017-05-10. Most directories have crazy PR, domain authority, and trust flow. So by posting your website there, you get a little chunk of this. 
  7. Sloan, Paul (2007-05-14). "How to Scale Mt. Google". CNN Money. CNN. Retrieved 2017-05-10. Joining Web directories is also worthwhile. 
  8. Smarty, Ann. "High-Quality Directories and How They Add Value to the Web". Seochat. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  9. "Jasmine Directory Interview". Web Directory Reviews Org. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  10. Cutts, Matt (2011-08-08). "Are paid directories held to the same standards as paid links?". YouTube. There are some directories...that tend to exercise editorial discretion. They might reject a substantial amount of the entries, and so, that tends to be the sort of litmus test. I've...written online about this before: Things like the amount of editorial discretion, whereas if it's just a fly-by-night where you can get any text approved and you can choose exactly what it is, and no-one's really looking at it, like it's a directory that's run with a script, that's the sort of thing that we absolutely do take action on. 

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