REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Midnight Design Productions, LLC announces the launch of the DMOZ Internet Directory at DMOZ.SearchTopix.com. The web site publishes an enhanced version of the well-known DMOZ Internet Directory with a mobile-friendly, modern interface. In addition, the new site gives users the capability to execute custom searches of web sites within DMOZ categories, a powerful research tool for those who want to cut through the static of traditional web searches.
"My goal in creating DMOZ.SearchTopix.com is to give Internet users a category-based custom search portal with unique and useful features," explained Douglas Olson, Founder and Director of Development at Midnight Design Productions, LLC. "Despite the rise of search engine giants like Google and Bing, there is still strong demand for the kind of human editing and curation that DMOZ provides; daily site traffic easily backs up that argument."
The DMOZ Internet Directory by SearchTopix contains over 3.7 million web sites in 91 languages. Those sites are expertly organized into nearly 800,000 distinct categories. Each week, directory updates from DMOZ editors are published via an RDP feed, which SearchTopix then uses to ensure the site is synchronized.
The key value add of DMOZ.SearchTopix.com is the powerful custom search feature. Above each list of categorized web sites, a custom search bar encourages users to "search the below sites." With this feature, users are assured that a specific, targeted search will not return the flood of generalized and often irrelevant results typical of broader search engines. Mining the web's information to uncover knowledge has always been a challenge, but DMOZ.SearchTopix.com has been designed to make the task a little easier.
The official DMOZ site, which is owned and operated by AOL, has helped millions of Internet users make sense of the web since 1998. The longevity of DMOZ is a clear testament to its usefulness. A small army of volunteer editors works to maintain the directory, and the site continues to receive several million page views every week. As an Open Source project, DMOZ is the only directory of its kind that provides its data 100% free. More information about the DMOZ organization is available from its Facebook page and Twitter feed.
The SearchTopix.com version of the directory is made available through a Creative Commons Attribution license from the DMOZ organization. While DMOZ encourages third parties to use site data for a myriad of purposes, only SearchTopix.com has leveraged this goldmine of well-curated directories to provide Internet users with category-based custom search functionality.
SearchTopix.com is operated by Midnight Design Productions, a technology company focused on building innovative web sites and services. The company leverages world-class design and development experience to build websites that bring communities together.
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