Simon says...Submission Guidelines

  • In order to keep Jasmine Directory as useful, friendly and safe as possible, we need to play safe.
Website suggestion related FAQ and guidelines:
  • Why is Jasmine Directory different?

    The main purpose of Jasmine Directory is to create a user-friendly environment with a high editorial discretion applied created for those who seek information. We believe this should be the primary motivation for any website directory.

    Contrary to the general belief, a web directory should not be just another website from where a website owner can get a backlink. Such directories violate Google’s Guidelines.

  • What websites do we add to Jasmine Directory?

    Our editors are adding on a daily basis new listings to our database. Furthermore, other webmasters are allowed to suggest a resource to be added to Jasmine Directory by paying a fee, and, if our editors consider it useful for others, they’ll accept that resource.

    There is a huge difference between “suggesting” a website to a website directory (because a suggestion is subject to approval or rejection) and “a guaranteed listing”.

  • Why can't I suggest websites for free?

    The Internet is huge; there are billions of websites, hundreds of thousands of online businesses. People are mindful about SEO, they read everywhere they need backlinks, they see PageRank as a divine blessing they must have and so forth.

    Basically, a free web directory is spammed with suggestions. DMOZ for example has over 90.000 editors and the review process still may take years.

    Like it or not, no one can spend day after day sorting out websites, visit each and every one of them and browse them for free.

    So, collecting a modest review fee ensures the quality of our services (hosting environment, paying our editors, adding new content and tools etc.) and on the other hand limits the number of suggestions and indirectly reduces web spam.

  • What sites are added to Jasmine Directory?

    Our primary focus is oriented towards to provide an excellent user experience. Therefore we carefully review each website we include in Jasmine Directory.

    Before hitting the "Accept" button, we visit that website and think whether or not that resource (product or service) is unique, up-to-date for our users.

  • What sites do we usually reject?

    Well, it is difficult to name the exact websites we reject. However, we don't accept pharmacy websites (because most of them run illegally), affiliate-only based websites (they don't offer anything unique), redirected websites, websites that sell stolen software, websites which legitimacy is foggy, etc.

  • How should I suggest my website?

    You need to identify the subcategory that best describes your website and make use of the "Submit" top menu link.

  • Can I use whatever website title I want?

    No. We are all fed up with directories listing 20 "Best SEO Company" Guaranteed Results | Click here!!!" in a SEO related category. That is called spam.

    Instead, use the official name of your website.

  • Okay, what about the description?

    A website’s description should not be promotional and shouldn’t urge the user to click or buy or call. Also try not to use superlatives like “best”, “leading”. We want impartiality and objectivity so the user can solely decide where to click.

    Describe what your website has to offer, what a user can find on your website, specify if you serve only a specific region and so forth.

  • Why have you edited my listing?

    Making Jasmine Directory a useful resource requires us to exercise a high level of editorial discretion. So, in some cases we may modify the content of the title and description of the suggested website and/or move it to a more appropriate category.

  • What's your refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds if the submitter is not pleased with the newly assigned category or the modified title and/or description.

    We do not offer refunds after a listing was reviewed, accepted and included in Jasmine Directory.

    Submitters should understand that the review fee it is literary just a review fee and not some kind of guarantee or promise.

    However, to keep things calm, we refund the review fee if your website will be rejected.

    For any active discount codes we reserve the right to refund the discount after 90 days to avoid chargebacks.

  • Do you remove broken links, parked or dropped domains, suspicious redirects?

    Every 2-3 months we run an entire audit of all our external resources. We don't want to offer our users a bad user experience, so every resource that isn't back online in a resonable time frame will be deleted from Jasmine Directory's database

To select a suitable category for your website, visit our homepage and select a topic based category, check out the regional section or browse the alphabetically ordered category list below:

Simon says... Privacy Policy

  • We have asked you to play save, so we do!
Jasmine Directory's Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an inpidual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When suggesting a resource to Jasmine Directory, you may be asked to enter your email address in order to be notified about your website's acceptance or rejection. It is up to you if you want to enhance your listing by adding a mailing address, phone number or other details.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you complete the submission form on our site. All payments are processed by Paypal.

How do we use your information?

We use the information we collect from you when you suggest a resource to notify you when and if that specific resour has been listed in our web directory.

How do we protect your information?

  • We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

  • An external PCI compliant payment gateway handles all CC transactions (PayPal).

  • We use regular Malware Scanning.

  • Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

  • We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

  • All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers (PayPal).

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the submission process.

We use cookies to:

  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf (Google Analytics).

  • You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

  • If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

We list businesses and third-party websites on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those companies with whom it is being shared. See more at:

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

If you have any further questions or concerns about our privacy policies and use of personal information, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I add a site to the Jasmine Directory?

    Adding a site is easy! Simply select a category/subcategory that best describes your website and hit the "Submit" button.

  • How long does it take for my site to be listed in the Jasmine Directory?

    Depending on the activity level of the editors in your area, it may take up to 24 hours or more for your site to be reviewed. While the Jasmine Directory is comprehensive in scope and coverage, we care a great deal about the quality of the Jasmine Directory, and pride ourselves on being highly selective.

    We don't accept all sites, so please don't take it personally should your site not be accepted. Our goal is to make the directory as useful as possible for our users, not to have the directory include all (or even most) of the sites that could possibly be listed or serve as a promotional tool for the entities listed.

  • How do I get my site listed in more than one category?

    You should submit your site to the single most appropriate category that is directly relevant to your site's content. Please only submit your site one time.

    The Jasmine Directory editors reserve the right to use their editorial discretion to determine which category or categories your site will ultimately be placed.

Little about us

Established in 2009, Jasmine Directory, the project was developed using Tolra Directory Script module. Nothing too fancy or over advertised but an awesome piece of code.

We have added many websites we love to Jasmine Directory. When people "discovered us", we had to charge a small review fee, to keep the hamster in shape. We still add, manually, websites that we consider worth being listed.

Our editors are adding on a daily basis new listings to our database. Furthermore, other webmasters are allowed to suggest a resource to be added to Jasmine Directory by paying a fee, and, if our editors consider it useful for users, they’ll accept that resource.

There is a huge difference between “suggesting” a website to a website directory (because a suggestion is subject to approval or rejection) and “a guaranteed listing”.