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Submit sites of statewide significance or for multiple locations in more than one metro area in this state concerning arts and entertainment, and having to do with activities, businesses, events, institutions, venues, performers, professionals, and organizations.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  1. Locations must be shown, preferably by address or local phone number.
  2. For site title, submit name of business, organization or individual.
  3. Make description factual, avoiding promotional language and unnecessary capitalization.
  4. Compare existing listings for best results.
Primarily for links to similar categories at lower geographic levels, but may list sites of statewide significance or for multiple locations statewide on subjects such as theater, art, photography, films, music, architecture, dance, libraries, and museums.
Most sites should be submitted to a locality. See the list of localities under the name of this state. However, some business listings may be accepted at the state level under certain conditions:
  • Businesses with multiple offices or locations spanning several metro areas.
  • Business clubs or associations drawing members from the entire state.
Depending on the type of company, some sites should instead be submitted to Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Tourism, or a Business and Economy sub-category. Compare existing listings for best results.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  1. Site title should match the name of the business of organization or entity.
  2. Description should be factual, avoiding promotional language and unnecessary capitalization.
This category is for companies and business groups with locations in several metro areas of this state, as well as links to similar sites at other geographic levels. This category is generally broken down into sub-categories.
Only the most general sites concerning this community should be submitted here. Please take a moment to find the most appropriate sub-category before submitting a site at this level. Compare existing listings for the best results. Submitting a site based in another locality may prevent listing in the directory. Thank you for your cooperation. If your site is not specifically geared towards this community, please submit to the proper category.

Submitting to the wrong category will delay and/or prevent your site from being listed in the directory.

Submission Tips:

When writing your site''s title please ensure it is the same as your organization. When writing your site''s description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language. Thank-you for your cooperation.

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For sites concerned with state-level government in this state on subjects such as laws, taxes, regulatory commissions, law enforcement, and emergency preparedness. Also for official sites for elected officials, to include U.S. senators and Congressional representatives from this state and Federal judges whose district lies within this state as well as officials elected at the state level. Campaign sites should be submitted to this category instead: Society and Culture/Politics/Candidates and Campaigns. Compare existing listings for best results.
For sites concerned with state-level government in this state on subjects such as laws, taxes, regulatory commissions, law enforcement, and emergency preparedness. Also for official sites for elected officials, to include U.S. senators and Congressional representatives from this state and Federal judges whose district lies within this state, as well as officials elected at the state level.
This category is for doctors, care providers, hospitals, dentists, optical, chiropractors, mental health, alternative medicine, nutrition, fitness, pharmacies, conditions and diseases, consultants, emergency services, local health employment, and health-related associations and professional groups. Most sites should be submitted to a locality. Listing at higher levels is allowed for companies with multiple locations spanning several localities or counties, and for clubs or associations drawing members from a broad area.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  1. Locations must be shown, preferably by address or local phone number.
  2. For title, submit actual name of the practice, company, hospital, clinic, or individual practitioner or sole proprietor.
  3. Make description factual, avoiding promotional language and unnecessary capitalization.
  4. Compare existing listings for best results.
For links to counties and metro areas in this state listing sites for health, fitness, and medical concerns, and for the listing of such sites representing multiple locations in more than one metro area in this state.
This category is primarily for links to other geographic levels but may accept submissions for maps, photographs, live web cams, or satellite imagery covering all or most of this state.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  1. Area represented must be specified in text found on the site.
  2. Format title as Companyname or Hostcompany: Subject, where subject is the generally the area represented.
  3. Make description factual, avoiding promotional language and unnecessary capitalization.
  4. Compare existing listings for best results.
For sites offering visual representations of the entire state such as maps and photographic images of characteristic scenes, as well as for links to similar categories at other geographic levels. This category is for online maps of Iowa only. Paper maps, and maps for sale, do not belong in this category.
Media sites are generally listed by service area, so many should be listed at county, region, or metro level. State-level listing of radio and television companies would be limited to those covering more than one metro area within the state.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  1. Service area should be indicated by map or text.
  2. For title, submit masthead name of newspaper or magazine, or for broadcast media, the call letters followed by frequency or channel number, for example WZYX-FM 102.
  3. Make description factual, avoiding promotional language and unnecessary capitalization.
  4. Compare existing listings for best results.
This category is for media such as newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations with a service area covering more than one metro area within this state, as well as for links to similar categories at other geographic levels.
This category is for activities such as baseball, basketball, bicycling, birding, boating, camping, crafts, fishing, football, gambling, golf, hunting, martial arts, scouting, skiing and soccer, as well as hobbies such as games and model trains. Some business sites such as boat dealers should be submitted to Business and Economy. Most sites should be submitted to a locality. Listing at higher levels is allowed for companies with multiple locations spanning several localities or counties, and for clubs or associations drawing members from a broad area. Compare existing listings for best results.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  1. Locations must be shown, preferably by address or local phone number.
  2. For title, submit name of the company, league, or group that is the subject of the site.
  3. Make description factual, avoiding promotional language and unnecessary capitalization.
  4. Compare existing listings for best results.
Primarily for links to similar categories at other geographic levels, but may list sites on hobbies, sports and participatory recreational activities drawing participants from all or most of the state, or concerned with the state as a whole.
Most sites should be submitted to a locality. Sites which may be listed at the Region level include:
  • Businesses with offices or locations in multiple counties spanning the region.
  • Clubs or associations drawing members from the entire area.
  • Governmental, scientific or environmental sites concerned with a multi-county area.
Each region under this heading may contain sites in topical sub-categories as well as links to other geographic categories. As used here, each region is defined by its included counties, a way of grouping the state's counties into sub-state areas. Agreement with region definitions supplied by the U.S. Census Bureau is neither implied nor intended.
For sites concerned with the natural environment of all or most of the state, as well as scientific institutions and companies with multiple locations statewide. Subjects include animal life, plant life, and research studies.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  1. Locations must be shown, either by address or local phone number of the sponsoring institution or company, or by indicating the place where the site''s subject is found. Sites on large natural features may be more appropriate at a county, region, or metro level.
  2. For title, submit name of the sponsoring institution or company, site subject as it appears on main page, or both, separated by a dash.
  3. Make description factual, avoiding promotional language and unnecessary capitalization.
  4. Compare existing listings for best results.
For sites concerned with the natural environment of this state as a whole as well as those for scientific institutions and companies with multiple locations throughout the state, and for links to similar categories at other geographic levels.
Submissions to this category should focus on the communities of Iowa.

If your site is not statewide in focus, please submit it to the appropriate region, county, or locality category.

If your site focuses on a specific community, please submit it to the appropriate category for that community.

This category is for listing sites that concern the make up of the local community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the people. Subjects may include animal welfare, clubs and lodges, disability resources, genealogy, history, labor, military, organizations, politics, religion, reunions, seniors, women, youth, alternative sexuality, and personal home pages.

For sites specifically geared towards the whole state of Iowa. Submitting a site based in a locality, county or metro area to this category may prevent listing in the directory. Please search for the appropriate location for your listing. Thank you for your cooperation.

Submit categories concerned with transportation resources for those traveling to and from, and within the state. Subjects include airports, airlines, roads and highways, buses, railroads, ride sharing, and mass transit.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  1. Make sure your site''s title matches the name of your organization or entity.
  2. In your site''s description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language. Avoid excessive capitalization. Describe site features as well as the subject of your site.
This area is for the listing of sites transportation resources in The State of Iowa.
Please do not submit links that contains information pertaining to a specific locations within Iowa. These submissions are more appropriately submitted to local or regional categories. This category is for links that contain information or services provided statewide or in multiple regions. Links that are not statewide or multi-regional will not be accepted.

Hotels and motels, resorts and inns, vacation rentals, parks and attractions should be submitted to the locality where they are physically located. To find the proper locality, navigate to the list of localities found under the name of this state.
Note: Each lodging facility may receive one listing. Multiple submissions of the same or alternate URLs could result in being banned from the directory.

The editors of this category of the Open Directory reserve the right not to list your site, and to delete it after its addition. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Travel and Tourism is designed to provide information for vacation travelers and guests to the State of Iowa. Topics include, but are not limited to, lodging, activities and entertainment, and area travel guides.
Individual community weather information should be submitted to the proper locality.
Weather is the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure. Features live satellite, forecasts, current temperature and conditions, advisories, radar maps, and National Weather Service data.
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