Articles by Ken Anderson

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.


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Finding Stuff Online

I have been on the Internet since long before Al Gore invented it, when it was an exciting place, full of information. In fact, I ran a computer BBS for more than a decade before the Internet became widely available, but I won’t take that path here because it would be too long of a…

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Anchor Text Diversity

Anchor text is the clickable text in a link. I’ll give an example of a link to Web Directory Forum, which is maintained by the same people who run this site. As you can see, the words, “Web Directory Forum,” have been made into a link, and if you click it, your browser will take…

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Apples and Oranges

In one way, search engines and web directories are kind of the same thing, but in the end they aren’t like one another at all. Both search engines and web directories are intended to help people find things on the Internet. They do so in very different ways, and one does not necessarily replace the…

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High PR

There’s a scandal going on around these parts, and it’s got to do with “high PR”. Google PageRank is something that meant a lot to people in the past, in that people like to have points of comparison. PageRank was especially important when it came to web directories, because a directory that enjoyed a high…

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Rethinking Directories

If you think that web directories are dead, you’re probably not familiar with any real web directories. Yes, there are a large number of poor quality sites on the Internet that masquerade as web directories, using web directory scripts, but with no pretense of directory anyone to anything. Sadly, these are the sites that many…

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Abandoning PageRank

PageRank was everything having to do with anything having to do with SEO not so long ago, and a lot of people still haven’t gotten over it. Yes, it was important. At one time, PageRank was a determining factor that could boost a website into prominence or trash it entirely. PageRank was the one thing…

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