How to Submit to LookSmart
LookSmart is a directory structured in a similar way to Yahoo. Although not
as popular as Yahoo, LookSmart does provide search results for more than 600,000
Some large search engines like MSN, CNN, Dogpile take results from LookSmart
(and also Inktomi).
Looksmart was a directory that followed the same model as Yahoo, but in 2002
they changed their business model to a PPC type approach, with clicks costing 15
cents each. This move has alienated the majority of LookSmart customers and the
future of this directory is in doubt.
In contrast to Yahoo, which will only accept 1 URL, LookSmart will allow you to
submit up to 5 URL's from your site.
Submitting Your Site to LookSmart
Your site must be finished. Do not submit your site if pages are still
non-complete or under construction.
All your links must work. Ensure that you double check this aspect of your site
It is worth to ensure that your site works on Netscape 4.7 and Internet Explorer
Your site must contain useful content. For example - a site consisting of
affiliate links is very unlikely to be accepted into LookSmart.
Ensure that your company contact information is readily available.
If you accept credit card sales on your site, ensure you have SSL capability.
available on your site
Your site must not contain adult content
Don't submit a sub-domain, it will most certainly be rejected
Ensure that you submit to a category that is consistent with your business