Open Directory Project
The Open Directory Project is a web directory of Internet resources. A web directory is something referred to as a huge reference library. The directory is hierarchically arranged by subject – from broad to specific. The ODP is maintained by community editors who evaluate sites for including them in the directory. All submissions are subject to editor evaluation. The quality of the ODP is very essential since they aren’t a search engine rather they are highly selective. They don’t accept all sites because their goal is to make the directory as useful as possible for users, not to have the directory include all of the sites that could possibly be listed or serve as a promotional tool for the entities listed. To keep the ODP running smoothly and to assist in exercising editorial discretion, policies are set up for submitting sites for consideration. ODP may reject, delete, or edit submissions that violate these policies or that is believed that they should not be included in the directory; also they may reject, delete, or block other sites that they believe to be associated with a user who has violated these policies. You should take a few moments to understand these policies and the steps to submit a site before you begin. Failure to understand and follow these instructions generally will result in the rejection of a submission.