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[edited by: aakk9999 at 10:13 am (utc) on Jul 6, 2016]
most review sites are garbage
joined:Nov 23, 2015
I think there's a place for niche directories on the web.I have been running an industry specific directory since 1999 and it gets about a million visits a year. I sell ads, the listings are paid for, and I make a few cents with very some discrete Adwords. But it is a niche, albeit a large one (world wide) and is well established with quality back links, no spammy listings (all manually approved) and usually ranks 1-4 in SERPs in its category.
The first problem with a web directory, once you've established the target niche, is the content. How are you going to get it?
Are you going to scour the search engines looking for links? Great way to waste time.
(now there are search engines capable of listing all the businesses in a search).
To Hell with Google
I'm not sure what search engines you're referring to,
....but a well-designed and well-maintained directory is likely to be much more informative and useful than a search engine list. A directory owner can weed out the bad sites that a search engine might include.
A directory owner can also provide much better descriptions than search engine snippets typically do.
joined:Dec 9, 2001
a well-designed and well-maintained directory is likely to be much more informative and useful than a search engine list. A directory owner can weed out the bad sites that a search engine might include.
joined:Oct 1, 2014
I have to disagree, good directory is neither about page nor website. It is about the product. All the travel/review pages with hotels, they are nothing else then a directories with products: Hotels.