More ways to find directories
You can use other methods to track down specialty directories. In fact, as you get to know the Internet landscape around your business, you’ll run into these directories eventually. People mention them in discussion groups, for instance, or you’ll find links to them on other Web sites. I also like browsing for these directories in the major directories, Yahoo! And the Open Directory Project. Yahoo! Directory (dir.yahoo.com) has many subcategories for directories. It doesn’t have one for rodent racing, which
Apparently gets no respect, but it certainly has directories for many other topics,such as the following:
Snowboarding > Web Directories
Photography > Web Directories
Radio Stations > Web Directories
Arts > Web Directories
Transgendered > Web Directories
Comics and Animations > Web Directories
Travel and Transportation > Directories
Business and Economy > Directories
Reference > Directories
Haunted Houses > Directories
Ethnic Studies > Directories
Pay attention while you’r you’re working in Yahoo!, or you may find yourself in the Yahoo! Search results area rather than the Yahoo! Directory. Note the tab at the top of the page. When the Web tab is highlighted, you’re in Yahoo! Search; when the Directory tab is highlighted, you’re in the Yahoo! Directory. The best way to find the Web Directories or Directories subcategories is simply to go to the Yahoo! Directory and browse for suitable categories for your Web site. Each time you find a suitable category, search the page for the word directory to see if the page includes a link to a Web Directory or Directory subcategory. (You can also use the Search box; search for haunted houses directory,
and one of the resulting links will be to Haunted Houses > Directories.
Yahoo! currently has almost 1,400 of these directory subcategories, representing many thousands of directory Web sites. I found links to 13 directories of haunted houses (a number that one might almost imagine is intentional); 13 directories of humor sites; 9 directories of sites related to transgendering; 7 directories of sites that provide electronic greeting cards; and 6 directories of fitness Web sites.
This grossly unscientific survey suggests to me that probably almost 14,000 directory sites are listed in Yahoo! So chances are good that several may be good candidates for listing your site. The Open Directory Project also lists thousands of directories.