Adding websites to AOL Search

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Adding websites to AOL Search

AOL Search is a hierarchical Web directory, organized by subject. All user-submitted Web content is maintained by the Open Directory Project ( The Open Directory Project is run by a staff of volunteer editors who evaluate and classify websites in one or more categories and exercise the option of choosing to add a site, moving sites between categories and creating new sites.

If you would like to submit a site to the Open Directory Project, please go to, click suggest URL and follow the steps for submitting a site.The Open Directory volunteers are quite passionate about their work and your site will be evaluated quickly.

If your site has been accepted into the Open Directory, it may take anywhere from two weeks to several months for your site to be listed on partner sites which use the Open Directory data, such as AOL Search, Google, Netscape Search, etc.

Note: You cannot add or update URLs on top level categories. You need to find a specific subcategory to suggest your site. In addition, you cannot submit from a Search page. You must click a particular category or subcategory to suggest or update a site.

To find answers to frequently asked questions about submitting a site, go to

To access the Open Directory Project Help Central website, go to

To learn more about AOL Search, go to

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Last updated: 09-06-2012
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