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

Jasmine Directory respects your right for privacy of your personal information provided to us on our website. To that end, any personal information you provide to Jasmine Directory will be known only to two parties: you and Jasmine Directory. The following policy is intended to explain how your personal information will be treated as you make use of our site and its features.

Personal information that we collect includes your name and e-mail addresses. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

1. Traffic Data

Each time a visitor comes to Jasmine Directory, Google Analytics will record your originating source, country, etc.

2. Other Disclosure of Personal Information

Jasmine Directory will not otherwise use or disclose your personal information without your consent except as requested by government or law enforcement authorities.

3. Payment

PayPal and/or 2CO will be used to take all payments so we do not handle any data of that kind.

4. Other sites

Jasmine Directory contains links to other sites on the web. We cannot control (and are not responsible for) the privacy practices or content of such other Web sites.

5. Removal of a website

The vast majority of our listings are hand-picked and added to suitable categories. We're also open to user-suggested resources, but there's a thing all webmasters and SEO companies should understand: the suggestion fee is not equivalent with "guarantee of acceptance", rather someone's time and effort to review the suggested website is paid. However, if a website owner wants hist listing to be removed from our directory, we can apply a nofollow tag to his listing or we can remove it without asking any question.

6. Follow vs. Nofollow

We reserve the right to apply the nofollow tag to any suggested and approved resource if we feel we'd manipulate in any way Google's TOS otherwise.

7. Linking to us

We never ever asked webmasters to link to us in order to accept a resource. However, if you someone feels that Jasmine Directory is a useful resource, we appreciate any kind of mention.

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”.