Established in 2009, Jasmine Directory, a project of GnetAds KFT, was developed using Tolra Directory Script module. Nothing too fancy or over-advertised but an awesome piece of code.
Jasmine Directory is a “paid web directory” (this is widely accepted term even if every webmaster should understand that a suggestion fee is not equivalent with “guarantee of acceptance”, rather someone’s time and effort is paid), submitters need to pay a review fee in order to suggest a website. (there is a difference between “suggesting for consideration” and “submitting and being assured of acceptance”).What takes apart this directory from the crowd?
- Well, each main category and subcategory has its own unique article/description, making pages look more natural than just a bunch of hyperlinks.
- Relevant images in each category are also a nice touch.
- Each listing has its own details page featuring the website’s screenshot, business address, contact information and other details. The business address appears in a Google generated map (this is useful especially for businesses), which, again, sets Jasmine Directory apart from other directories.
- As soon as a website is listed, the details can be easily edited by its owner.
- An upgrade feature is also available for those who want to modify their listing for whatever reason.
- They reserve the right to edit a listing, or even move it to another category (if needed). This isn’t something I see too often, because, let’s face it, a web directory owner will list a website although the title uses the same keyword several times instead of refunding the review fee.
- They apply a high editorial discretion and I personally haven’t seen spammy titles and descriptions, which is again a good consideration for a directory as Matt Cutts clearly stated Google’s view about paid web directories.
- A rejection list is also made public.