A web directory or web link directory is a directory on the World Wide Web. It specializes in linking to other web sites and categorizing those links.
A simple web directory is not a search engine and does not display lists of web pages based on keywords; instead, it lists web sites by category and subcategory. The categorization is usually based on the whole web site rather than one page or a set of keywords, and sites are often limited to inclusion in only a few categories. Simple Web directories often allow site owners to directly submit your site for inclusion, and have editors review submissions for fitness.