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I want to start a web directory

Discussion in 'Website Development' started by FunSiteMaker, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. FunSiteMaker

    FunSiteMaker New Member

    Okay well I want to start up a web directory, for all kinds of websites. I am looking for a good script to do this and I see you guys are using IndexScript. Also have seen a lot of good things about phpLD but thats a paid script.

    Where also would I market a web directory??
  2. sensovision

    sensovision New Member

    Hi FunSiteMaker, I'm directory owner myself for many years and wouldn't suggest you to start general one at that point, as Google is trying to fight with directories as there are too many abuse in this field. You can see thousands of small directories which have 3 links in total and doesn't contribute anything to the web overall.
    The only good reason to start directory is starting niche directory which would only concentrate on specific sites. Than you don't have a problem with marketing it also as you'll be able to exchange links with some sites in the field you're specializing. Later if your directory become good resource people will link to it themselves.
    The only advice isn't demand from sites to place reciprocal links for submission, I believe it's unfair and doesn't attract good sites to your directory.
  3. Dough Boy

    Dough Boy New Member

    You could market the directory on webmaster forums like this one and DigitalPoint. I agree with sensovision, target a specific niche and cater to them. If you allow them to submit their sites without forcing reciprocal links, they are more likely to recommend and use your directory.
  4. Dan88

    Dan88 New Member

  5. gamer

    gamer Member

    I want to start my own web directory as well and thanks for the free version of phpld dan88. I am checking it out.
  6. m1k30rz

    m1k30rz New Member

    Awesome Dan88 Thanks for that! I'm sure a lot of people will be able to make use from that :) Cheers
  7. Jack Arsenault

    Jack Arsenault New Member

    Bro for script google is really good yo just have to find it froam there it will be really helpful dont copy all froam there just pick the lines and add it the script will be really godd and attractive
  8. silveraden

    silveraden New Member

    It's not a good idea to start a directory at this moment after all updates made by google on its algorithm. Better to start an authority blog.
  9. SKP Global

    SKP Global New Member

    Step-by-step walk-through to start online Directory Site
    1. Decide the Niche or Domain.
    2. Get Domain and Hosting.
    3. Get a WordPress Directory theme.
    4. Content, Traffic & Get Paid For Listings.
    5. Get Paid For Advertises.
    6. Branding.
    7. Defend and Expand.

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