Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A New Approach

We've all been looking for a new approach to directories as things like Yahoo have become so important and the multitudes of followers and copiers have chased after them. Simply putting up a piece of software that allows a listings service isn't really enough I think, and most sensible people looking at marketing their efforts seem to think the same way.

But is a new approach possible? Certainly, why not, there are no limits to human ingenuity, after all (what Julian Simon called the Ultimate Resource).

Why not optimise a directory to be read by the search engines? Now that would be a new approach, wouldn't it? Why not use the search engine friendliness of blogging software to build it too? Say, by using Wordpress software to build that directory? Make, in fact, a Wordpress directory?

That's exactly what Netizen's Page is all about. It only costs $3 to have your site listed there and it seems to be an excellent idea, a way of using the pinging services (just as an example) to raise the profile of those sites listed.

Excuse me, I'm just off to have a closer look and work out which of my sites should be entered. If you want to do the same, just click through any of the above hyperlinks. 

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