There are two different ways to search or locate data on the web- one is by using the subject directories and the other one is using search engines. To get the ideas of these two sources of data-mines, you need to know the basic differences between the two.
What are the Directories?
The web directories are the collection of websites that are categorized by the categories broadly. It is been organized by the directory manager to present the information in a organized way. Searching a directory means you are searching the websites that are categorically identified and included into that directory. Directories may be designed subject wise or it could be on specific subject. Mainly these directories are created by the people and they are identifying the websites and organized them for you. Some directories are evaluating the websites as per their quality and authenticity before to include. Mainly three types of directories are there on the web- General Web Directories, Academic Web Directories and Subject Web Directories. Yahoo Directory, Google Directory, Open Directory are the examples of General Web Directories.
You are searching information on the search engines means; you are searching only the web pages or the web elements (like PDF files) which the search engine identifies at a particular point of time. You could not see the entire thing that you are looking for on the web, and no search engine will do that for you. You are searching on the web, doesn’t mean the “real time”- it is a particular point of time only. Search engines utilize software named “crawlers” to go out and gaze on the internet for website. Then after collecting it in database, it evaluates the data collected to create and arrange the results. This method is called ranking. The software employed by each search engine performs a bit diversely. Subsequently, the same search performed with various search engines will produce distinct results. You might need to try your search in more than one search engine and evaluate results.
If you are seeking to get visitors from search engines on your new website, the element that is almost certainly to confound you at the commencing is the difference between search engines and web directories. It can even become more complicated when I explain to you that if you want more outcomes from search engines you have to post your website more to web directories! Better web directories are generally much better at categorizing websites that are posted or put into them. The information that web directories gather about sites is very minimal in comparison to the data that crawlers obtain for search engines. The details that is generally stored about a website in a web directory database is normally limited to the website url, website title, a short description and maybe some pertaining keywords. If you are seeking for very particular or complex data, try a search engine. Advanced search characteristics will enable you to improve your search and enhance your results.