These have become more of the popular types of websites in the world. The larger search engine companies, like Google or Bing, prefer to keep their homepage simple and market only one service, while Yahoo! and MSN goes a something similar to a “portal” like look, which pushed toward the web surfers.
The portal look gives a wider platform for the company to market their different services but it also separates the visitors. Classified directory websites list businesses (both online and offline) divided into different categories or geographic locations. These can also include an internal search engine that helps users quickly find information.