LookSmart

LookSmart

LookSmart:

This directory is supposed to be Yahoo’s rival.

BIG NOTE: I do not recommend paying for a LookSmart listing at this time. They have pussyfooted about with their pricing for at least a year or more. Now they seem to be changing to Overture’s click-through model.

If you want to check it out for yourself go to submit a site to read about getting your site into LookSmart. Like Yahoo, they have an express listing but they’re charging $299 (but this price could change before I get back here to change it – I believe they’ve been experimenting with their prices). Here are their guidelines for the express listing:

  1. Your site must be in English.
  2. Your site should have original content.
  3. LookSmart does not accept sites that contain pornography, pornographic or adult advertising, gratuitous or graphic violence, material that infringes on or violates someone’s rights, or material that promotes/disseminates illegal activities.
  4. Your site must contain sufficient pages and recognizable content.
  5. Your site must be up and running 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.
  6. Your site should not be under construction and all links should be working.
  7. Your site must be quick to load.
  8. Your site cannot be a mirror site (a redirect to a different URL).