Don’t Overlook Human Edited Directories

Using a search engine to find information on the web is virtually reflexive for most of us these days. We tend to forget that search engines aren’t always the best information finding tool. Indeed, some of the oldest human-edited directories are still around today, and often help turn up information we might not easily surface otherwise. Guest writer Mary Ellen Bates revisits two of the best web directories in today’s SearchDay article, A Pair of Web Pathfinding Gems.

Related reading

Robot sitting on a bunch of books. Contains clipping path
A picture of the 'Springfield Shopper' newspaper from The Simpsons, bearing the headline "LOCAL MAN LOSES PANTS, LIFE"
A screenshot of visual search on Pinterest. On the left is a picture of a copper angle-poise lamp, with the words 'Visually similar results' above it. Down the right-hand side are a number of pins showing similar lamps.
Simple Share Buttons