This article details the transformative and pivotal role of website categorization in shaping, enhancing, and protecting digital experiences.
zvelo collects, processes, and analyzes a continuous stream of URLs, representing the ActiveWeb traffic generated by its partner networks which service more than 1 billion end users globally. zvelo uses a proprietary AI-based URL classification engine for industry-leading accuracy and coverage in web content classification, as well as premium detections for objectionable, sensitive, malicious and phishing threats.
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Given the dynamic nature of the majority of today’s websites, categorization at the full path URL versus the base domain is superior and now required. Parts of a website include the top-level domain (.com, .org, etc.), the base domain (example.com), sub-domain (subdomain.example.com) or sub-path (example.com/page). When categorizing content, it is highly important to recognize exactly what is being classified within a website because content can differ dramatically across full path URLs.