Aesthetics - 60%
Content - 70%
Intuitiveness - 80%
Quality - 70%
Usefulness - 70%
WDR Directory of Directories was established a year back and is a project initiated by Web Directory Reviews Org. Web Directory Reviews Org as we know also operate SEO/Web Glossary as well as Web Directory Forum. Some of the basic characteristics of WDR have been summarized below:
- The primary aim of launching the portal is for listing all the other directories on the internet.
- WDR Directory of Directories doesn’t accept paid submissions and nor they provide reciprocal links.
- They have their own team of administrative and editorial experts who closely select the best directories based on their own set parameters.
- The team also accepts suggestions from third party users through emails, forum, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Benefits of the WDR Directory of Directories
As we are well aware of the fact that it is highly effective to have all the sources at a single place, a directory of directories adds to the convenience of getting the list of directories at a single place. However, with so many directories available on the internet now, the idea of having a master resource for all the directories is a unique idea on its own. Some of the benefits which this initiative can offer includes:
- Highly categorized directory listings in 4 different categories. They are Blog Directories, Forum Directories, Niche Directories and General Directories. So for those who are looking for directories featuring only blog directories would just need to enter the section named Blog Directories. Similarly, for others looking for Forum, Nice or General Directories can enter the relevant sections. Moreover, each of the master categories are subdivided into different sub categories to make it much easier for the user to directly have the list of the exact directories they are in search of.
- The services for searching and accessing the list of the directories is available for free and can be accessed by using any internet enabled devices.
- The editors and the webmasters on the website keep reviewing and updating the listings from time to time. This ensures that the usefulness quotient for the users is taken care of.
- The WDR Directory of Directories also offers reviews for popular directories. The present aim is to review 20 new directories every month.
Reviewing Based on 5 Different Parameters
After evaluating the basic characteristics and the benefits we would now review the WDR Directory of Directories on 5 different parameters. The scores are based on our personal experiences and expertise.
- Aesthetics: The look of the directory has been kept quite simple yet elegant. The idea of having too many information in a limited space seems to be average yet effective to an extent. The Homepage quite rightly gives access to all the different sections on the website which is a plus when it comes to usability. Therefore, we give it a grade of 6 on 10 for the aesthetics.
- Content: The Directory besides offering a comprehensive list of all the directories, reviews as well as provides latest information about the developments in the niche of web directories. The experts on the website offer their personal reviews for 20 different directories every month, besides adding new directories and updating the existing listings on a regular basis. We give it 7 on 10 for the contents.
- Intuitiveness: Navigation on the website has been kept quite simple so that even the basic computer user does not find it difficult to locate the categories they are looking for. As mentioned, the 4 primary categories have been subdivided into different sub categories which facilitates easier access to relevant directories. This feature ensures that the directory gets 8 on 10.
- Quality: The initiative is a new yet promising one. If the experts on the website are able to give a regular backup with updates and additions along with the other benefits, the quality is set to be maintained. As of now the entire quality seems to be superior and on par with some of the popular directories. It gives it a grade of 7 on 10.
- Usefulness: The initiative is different as till now we had directories featuring different links but it’s a new idea to have a master directory for all the directories. Added advantage is the review which the site provides for those directories. Looking at the aspect of usefulness it can be said that it would facilitate a user as it offers highly categorized listings. We give it 7 on 10 again.