Google & Open Directory: the organized web

Last update : July 2, 2013
The Google Web Directory integrates Google’s sophisticated search technology with Open Directory pages to create the most useful tool for finding information on the web. Key improvements include the following:

  • Importance ranking
  • Smarter search within directory categories
  • Web search integration
  • Clean, uncluttered user interface
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Open Directory

The Open Directory Project (ODP) is a large public directory managed by Netscape. The ODP is maintained by a group of volunteer editors from around the world who evaluate sites for inclusion in the directory. The web pages selected by these editors are organized into a number of broad categories under which are many more specific subcategories. Google uses this hierarchy as the basis for its directory.