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Creating a Business Directory

Msg#: 4299737 posted 9:43 am on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)


I have been working in SEO for a couple of years now and am thinking of starting up a business directory.

I was wanting to set up a very basic one for now. I was thinking of just buying one of the PHP scripts. I have no idea about setting up a server for it or anything though. Is anyone able to point me in the direction of a beginners guide for doing this? Or a step by step up?!

Any help is much appreciated.



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Msg#: 4299737 posted 1:22 pm on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Each directory script will (should) provide its own installation guide. The better ones (better supported, longstanding, larger user base) will provide installation and set up tutorials.

Here's a really important question you have to ask: How do you define success for YOUR directory?

I don't want to know your secret formula for how you will achieve success. Instead, I want to know how YOU define success ~ goals, financials, time invested learning/maintaining directory versus ROI, etc.


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Msg#: 4299737 posted 4:05 pm on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Along those lines, how will you set your business directory apart from the thousands of other business directories already out there?

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