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Creating a Business Directory

     
9:43 am on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

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.
1:22 pm on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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