From Web Directory Digest Agreed. Web directories need to offer something more than collections of links. However, there is room for variance in the nature and type of content they provide. Some directory owners may opt to provide content for their users through long category descriptions, long site descriptions, articles, blogs, or other such textual content. Other directories may be relevant through a careful selection of good quality links organized in such a manner that users will be able to find what they are looking for. They might accomplish this through reviews of listed sites or by offering a variety of other types of information about the sites.