Creating Web Directories
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: johnman-ga
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18 Jun 2006 18:20 PDT
Expires: 18 Jul 2006 18:20 PDT
Question ID: 739208
Hi, I would like to create web directories on specific topics of my interest. The aim is to help people searching for quality info on specific topics. Naturally, the directory is a list of outbound links.Do I need permission from anyone to do this? How would I be able to monetize my website?
Re: Creating Web Directories
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 18 Jun 2006 19:33 PDT
Hi! Thanks for the question. First of all, please take note of the important disclaimer below that Google Answers is not a substitute for informed professeonal legal advice. All information provided here is general information only. It seems that if you are just going to show a simple hyperlink text like www.google.com then there is no need for permission and is generally considered ?fair use? under copyright principles. This explanation from the Stanford website provides some very good information. ?Although permission is not needed for a simple word link (also known as a "hypertext" link), it is required when the link comprises a trademark from the linked site (for example, using the Amazon logo without permission). Some other types of links known as deep links or framed links also require permission.? ?CHAPTER 6. Website Permissions? http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter6/index.html A more detailed explanation about linking and permission is available in the next link. ?Connecting to Other Websites? http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter6/6-c.html#1 Now as regards to monetizing the website, I find this blog from Darren Rowse of Australia as a very helpful one. He discusses about Google Adsense. Which is quite popular these days, but the discussion is much more in-depth. Plus he also talks about other sources of income both direct and in-direct for your website. He may see things from a blogger?s point of view but most of the principles can be adapted to other types of websites as well like directories. ?Adsense Tips for Bloggers? http://www.problogger.net/archives/2004/09/23/adsense-tips-for-bloggers-1/ ?Diversify Your Blogging Income with Secondary Money Earners: ProBlogger Blog Tips? http://www.problogger.net/archives/2006/04/01/diversify-your-blogging-income-with-secondary-money-earners/#more-2423 ?Affiliate Programs For Blogs: ProBlogger Blog Tips? http://www.problogger.net/archives/2005/08/22/affiliate-programs-for-blogs/ Search terms used: hypertext link permission fair use Also searched at: http://www.problogger.net/ I hope this would help you in your research. Before rating this answer, please ask for a clarification if you have a question or if you would need further information. Regards, Easterangel-ga Google Answers Researcher
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