At one time this page you are now reading contained very detailed instructions on how to get your website listed in Galaxy.com, which was a human-edited directory that contained zillions of websites. It was even older than the old Yahoo! Directory. You can look it up on Archive.org.
The directory website appears to have gone down for good in 2016, although the domain name seems to have been sold. As of this writing in 2022, the site is not available to the public.
Galaxy.com was a pretty good directory in its day, but never thrived after it switched to a "pay to be listed" business model, and eventually became a casualty of Google. Nobody uses directories any more! They take too long to use, and it's just too easy to say, "Hey, Google!?" or "Alexa, what is _____?"