Review Criteria for the Third Quarter of 2014


There won't be any large changes to the criteria between this quarter and the last, except in the area of Size, which was known as Content last quarter. Since "content" can mean a lot of things other than the number of links that a directory has, and it was confusing some people, I decided to refer to what was being assessed in this area as "size" instead. Generally, when people are discussing a directory, someone will ask how big it is, and they are referring to the number of links it contains. There are some other changes in this area that I'll discuss within that topic. Each of the other areas of assessment will remain essentially the same. In the course of my reviews, I have been making note of SEO metric statistics, as well as site submission costs, although these have not been considered in my ratings since the first quarter of 2013. Last quarter, I decided to quite reporting Google PageRank and Alexa Traffic Rank numbers because Google seldom updates its PageRank, and has asked people to quit fussing about it anyhow, and because Alexa Traffic Rank is so easily manipulated as to be useless as a metric. However, I have received a couple of complaints about this, so I suppose it doesn't hurt for me to report this information for those who might be interested in it. SEO metrics play no part in a directory's rating.

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At Web Directory Reviews Org, we are constantly trying to perfect the criteria we use in evaluating and rating web directories, and we frequently make adjustments to our criteria between quarters, often based on comments that we have received from our readers and directory owners.

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