hengine.org is a human search engine that I created. I call it “The Human Search Engine” because I put an emphasis on human-filtering the results.
This means that like DMOZ, I only accept quality websites that meet a certain standard. I don’t send out search engine crawlers to automatically collect and index websites/webpages like Google (which is great, just a different method).
Things You’ll Need:
- Quality Website to Submit
A quick checklist for the standards needed to be met for acceptance:
- Cross-browser Compatibility
- Valid Code (not mandatory)
- A Clean & Aesthetically Pleasing Design
If you think the website you’re considering submitting meets the quality standards, go to:
In the top left, click on:
“Submit a Website”
The submission form is similar to DMOZ, but more lenient and you don’t have to provide any contact information. There are helpful examples for each field: Title, URL, Description, and Keywords. As long as you’re submitting quality websites and follow the guidelines to a T, you’ll have no problem getting in.
Tips & Warnings
- If you have any trouble or questions about this how-to or find any errors, please comment and I’ll work to update and resolve the article so it’s more thorough and clear.
- Be professional. When submitting your website, make sure to use correct grammar and spelling. Make sure you only submit 10 Keywords max (space separated), and keep them all lowercase.
- To see if your website has been accepted, check back after a few days and search your Title or some of your Keywords to see if it was indexed. If your website is not accepted, consider that you just received a free review of your website and it’s clearly not up to par and could use some fixing up or a complete redesign. That’s how I look at it.
- Do not double submit a website. Even if you made a spelling error or similar. I will correct those types of issues during the review process myself.