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Become a Directory Editor with JoeAnt

JoeAnt is one of the older web directories on the Internet. The history of this directory goes back as far as early 2000, when Go.com, a Disney-owned company, decided to discard its web directory service, which had been staffed by a large number of enthusiastic volunteers.

As a result, many editors for Go.com created their own platform so that they could continue their mission to help Internet users find useful websites on the internet. Thus, JoeAnt came into being, and it is essentially a community-driven Internet directory that welcomes new editors willing to join their cause. Anyone who is willing is welcome to become a directory editor with the JoeAnt web directory.

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What is the chief mission of JoeAnt web directory? Simply, it is to provide Internet users with a high quality web directory filled with quality sites that they can browse through freely. As you are no doubt aware, there are millions of websites available on the Internet today. Among those millions of sites, we would have to concede that not all of them are good and quality sites. In fact, most of the websites that you find on the Internet are of low quality or at least mediocre, which doesn’t offer good value for their users.

JoeAnt aims to guide Internet users toward websites that offer useful information and resources, and to present it in such a way that visitors to the directory are able to find what they are looking for. To this end, the volunteer editors at JoeAnd have been working to build a large directory with a wide array of topics that will allow the users to find something that will be of use to them, arranged in topics and subtopics, from the general to the specific. Best of all, this web directory is community-driven, meaning that it is not owned and operated by a profit-driven corporation.

The Benefits of Becoming a Directory Editor with JoeAnt

Because of the nature of this web directory, anyone can join as an editor. In fact, it is quite easy to become an editor for JoeAnt, although a high standard of quality is expected. Editors will realize benefits from their participation as well.

As a volunteer editor, you will be permitted to add your own website to the directory, although the work of new editors will be supervised by more experienced editors. Of course, having your website listed in a reputable web directory like JoeAnt will offer a couple of advantages to your site.

First, the inclusion of your site in an appropriate category of the JoeAnt directory will lend authority to your site, possibly helping your site’s placement in search engine results pages. Secondly, since people use the JoeAnt directory, you will likely receive visitors directly from the directory.

You will not gain the full advantage of your experience with JoeAnt if your only purpose in joining as an editor is to add your own website. Stick around to become a part of the community so that, together, you can help to build the JoeAnt directory. There is much to be said about giving back.

Another benefit to becoming a volunteer with the JoeAnt directory is that you will come to better understand how web directories work. This may, in turn, help you to better promote your websites, as well as being able to assist others in doing the same.

However, the biggest advantage to joining as the editor with the JoeAnt web directory is that you will be able to take part in building a better Internet experience for those who may be new to the Internet.

So, what are you waiting for? The application to become an editor with JoeAnt is brief, and all applications are automatically approved. Be sure and look around the directory before signing up though, so that you can be sure that you have signed up for the right topic, since that will be the only one that you can add sites to until you’ve gained the experience points to advance further.

Don’t forget to tell them who sent you.

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Ken Anderson was an early meta editor for the Open Directory Project (DMOZ), as well as an editor with the Go.com and Zeal directories, and several other web directories, both short- and long-term.

'Become a Directory Editor with JoeAnt' have 6 comments

  1. January 17, 2015 @ 8:06 am Neil

    Curious to see the workings of this particular directory behind-the-scenes so I’ve applied to become an editor for the health & fitness category. Upon registering I mentioned that I was referred by this website but I can’t seem to get past the verification process. Every time I enter my verification code I get taken back to the “terms of agreement” page where I have to enter the verification code again. Could just be a browser issue on my end (using Chrome).


    • January 17, 2015 @ 9:16 pm WDD-Admin

      Did you check the little box before the text that reads, “I’ve read and agreed to the Terms of Agreement.” Other than that, it should be a simple process and, although I don’t use Chrome, it’s a standard browser that should be supported.


      • March 30, 2015 @ 9:38 am Mark Johnson

        I have the same problem, tried with multiple browsers, nothing works, is the site still in business?


        • March 30, 2015 @ 5:40 pm WDD-Admin

          Yes, it’s an active directory.


          • April 28, 2016 @ 3:23 am Robert Nicholson

            I am a Joeant category editor. I have not gotten any response to my submissions for months, and my e-mails go unanswered.

  2. November 11, 2016 @ 3:13 pm Jess

    The sign-up process has been broken for a couple of years. When you put in your email verification number you get an error. And you can’t ask for help because you have to go through that process to talk in the forum.


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