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Best Directory Script?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by semninja, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. semninja

    semninja Newbie

    Dec 9, 2008
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    I'm in the market for a good directory script since i'll be building many yellowpages-like directories.

    Would love some input from you guys on recommendations. So far, the 3 best I've heard of are:

    PHP Link Directory
    PHP My Directory
    and Esyndicat

    Suggestions, comments?

  2. voxclan

    voxclan Regular Member

    Feb 11, 2008
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    I own licenses with all 3 products you mentionned. I also conducted extensive research about other products for the last 2 years.

    I don't have time to compare them extensively but here is a quick +/-:

    PHP Link Directory
    positive since it is one of the most popular, it's easy to find outsourcing help
    Good SEO
    many templates (paid & free availables)
    it seems that you always need to add paid plugins to make do what you want

    PHP My Directory
    out of the box it has some good features
    not a lot of outside resources available for help
    not a lot of templates available
    I heard (but I am ok) that some people had problem with the script

    Esyndicat (new version 2.3 is out but not 100% ready)
    out of the box, most likely it's the script that has the most included features
    simple to install, and the new admin panel is quite nice
    price is good
    man, I wasted many hours with support.
    Either they don't read correctly your ticket + communication problems with English
    Bugs are frequent, quality control is weak
    Big lack of outside help available
    IMO, the choices of templates available is poor

    It really depends on what specific features you want and budget.

    I think that these scripts are ok for "low budget" projects but if you want to build it big and top, you could consider also Joomla + some Directory extensions.