so good about LookSmart?
- It's a big directory. So are Yahoo
and Open Directory, all three are extremely valuable.
How LookSmart works
This is the most basic search imaginable. Automatically
searches for all the keywords entered (as if using Boolean AND)
None. Not even a plus or minus sign.
After the directory listings (can be several pages) come Inktomi index
results. Expect Wisenut results to appear when they get it working properly.
How to submit your URL
to be listed. More details on my paid submission
Facts & Figures
most of their money from selling their directory to 3rd parties, with the most
notable being MSN, Excite and AltaVista (as at Nov 2000). They were founded in
Australia by Tracey Ellery and Evan Thronley, October 1995. Until recently their
small size and terrible navigation system made them a very poor cousin to Yahoo
indeed. Of late they have picked up their game and are on par with Yahoo and Open
Mar 2002: LookSmart
bought Wisenut for USD$9.25million and plans to integrate it with their directory
2.3 million links, 200,000 categories and 200 editors (full-time, paid)
per day: ????
most popular search site. 10% of USA searchers used it during Jan 2002.
(for a directory) number of links on their Home Page: 135