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Want to develop Local Directory

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by windowstoweb, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. windowstoweb

    windowstoweb Newbie

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    Hello Dears!

    I want to develop local directory. Anybody here who already has local directory? Please tell me what my budget should be for this and also essential things I would require for this..

    Also Should I go with Local Directory? Is it Profitable to start local directory?

    Any Suggestions! would be appreciated.

    Best Regards.
     
  2. stratocentric

    stratocentric Junior Member

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    Do not use Classipress for Wordpress ... it is not secure and doesn't scale well.
     
  3. queenmery

    queenmery Power Member

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    I am willing to do something like that i think i can do actually what you wanted.
     
  4. hadoken

    hadoken Regular Member

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    There are a lot of scripts ready made out there. I was thinking of the same thing, going something like yellow pages kind of idea. Not really sure what script to go with, defiantly not going with any wordpress theme. Not sure if anyone has experience with any scripts they could recommend.
     
  5. Checkmate

    Checkmate Elite Member

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    Are you looking to sell local businesses on placing their ad/business in your directory?
     
  6. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    I have built and owned many directories over the years and they have all made money!

    However they need to be set up right and have a solid and stable script that has many directory structure options...

    The set up costs vary to what specification and market you are providing for!
     
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  7. hadoken

    hadoken Regular Member

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    Can you be more specific? Like what script

     
  8. ntnsllc

    ntnsllc Regular Member

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    directorypress by premiumpress is pretty cool. Supports both paid listings and paid memberships as well.
     
  9. MatthewMagicMan

    MatthewMagicMan BANNED BANNED

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    I use Directory Press for a niche directory. But I built the directory just to link to all my own sites in the niche, LOL. Looks like a legit directory, just happens to link to all my money sites!
     
  10. shubh

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    You sound experienced. What template would you recommend for a medical stores (India) directory?

    Thanks in advance
     
  11. shubh

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    You sound experienced. What template would you recommend for a medical stores (India) directory?

    Thanks in advance
     
  12. zxlk21e

    zxlk21e Junior Member

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    Local directories are good for cash, sure, but even better for getting links. Require free listings to have a link back to a page of your choosing. You can choose any page, such as some other website that you own! I do this a lot and it really does work well for getting lots of legitimate local businesses to link to your money properties. Good rankings for sure!
     
  13. evilclown

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    Local directories makes cash if you really niche them, they are great traffic generators. It all depends what you build them on. Please get a specialized software for it, don't use wordpress with some plugins. Go to
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    http://www.hotscripts.com/
    Select what platform you want it in, then get a premium account with a dedicated IP from HostGator for 1 year. It includes an SSL and a 800 number for like $100. Many scripts will have demo and a specialization. Look for futures you want to offer like video, reviews, votes, etc. You could be a real money making with a budget of about $500. And this talking with brandable domain .com,.net,.org, maybe .us and not some EMD. This is to build a quality site.

    Good Luck.
     
  14. jason2009

    jason2009 Senior Member

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    Can you describe more. I am confused, go with wordpress or custom PHP. So your direction would help me and other guy a lot. PM you :)
     
  15. Bigasme

    Bigasme Newbie

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    I too am doing this and am using a Premium Plugin "Directory" by WPMU premium site. I am incorporating it into my theme with shortcodes on pages and it looks really good. They also have a default theme for it as well.