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Can we together start a big directory like Dmoz? (All directory owners)

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Freewebspace, Nov 30, 2006.

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Can we together start a Big Open directory like Dmoz

  1. yes

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  2. no

    61 vote(s)
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  3. feasible with soem modifications

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  1. Freewebspace

    Freewebspace Notable Member

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    #81
    How can you say it will not be useful for the public

    If a create dmoz like on with free editors there will be lot of corruption among editors for adding the links thats only I have created the revenue sharing model

    and ads will be displayed only in the submission page

    and also I am happy to tell you that I have sorted out these two things
    1) a editor can easily login and edit
    2)and also they do not want to create static html pages
     
    Freewebspace, Dec 7, 2006 IP
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    #82
    so now you're going with a database hun? cool, now all you have to do is convince editors to review the listings for you while you take 70% of the income and convince google to drop dmoz and go with your paid directory.
     
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    Blogmaster, Dec 7, 2006 IP
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    #84
    Hi freewebspace,

    Just start your directory :)
    If it usefull for public, and your revenue sharing model is really working you and your editors, that will be great.
     
    seveneth, Dec 7, 2006 IP
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    #85
    when dmoz itself is having issues , how can you prove to be better then netscape, if you can manage it, dmoz will hire you to manage their directory !!
    try proving this to them and you are done :D
    let me tell you. even if you have a revenue sharing model its not gona be sufficient to make the editors happy, can u imagine number of websites being added in dmoz daily,
    do u think 1000 editors are gona come up to do volunteer job
    also try doing a survey here, how many will be willing to become a editor, and what returns would they get..
    try out mate !!
    idea is good, but you need huge funds and management skills and your own team initially then others would look forward to participate as a editor.
     
    forumrating, Dec 7, 2006 IP
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    #86
    sorry , i wont consider it as a million dollar idea, its a funny thread., Neways, Best of luck for your success
     
    sarathy, Dec 7, 2006 IP
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  7. Freewebspace

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    #87
    my idea is that revenue sharing model like digitalpoint and It will be always free

    and no featured links

    I would have two submission options

    One free
    another instant inclusion for $6( this is only to eradicate corruption)

    I expect 1000 submissions a day at starting

    As it grows up I have plans to hire fully paid editors
     
    Freewebspace, Dec 7, 2006 IP
  8. EveryQuery

    EveryQuery Well-Known Member

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    #88
    You are smoking crack!

    Alot of crack! :eek:

    P.S. Nevermind me though....as I am not a "good person" as you put it that ridiculous PM you sent me. :)
     
    EveryQuery, Dec 7, 2006 IP
  9. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #89
    Yeah, be careful that you pay for :)
     
    Blogmaster, Dec 7, 2006 IP
  10. Antonio

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    #90
    I have a question, you want to start a free ODP like Dmoz or just a paid directory?
     
    Antonio, Dec 8, 2006 IP
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    #91
    my question is why will editors join ?
    what are u giving to editors , can u calculate the roi with time editors will spend on your directory
    how can u compare revenue sharing at dp with ur directory, this is a resource for webmaster discussion, with your directory idea, how are editors gona benifit ?

    1000 ppl giving their time has to be valued, this is not a joke, think seriously before starting a plan. try making better ideas ill giv you my reviews .
     
    forumrating, Dec 8, 2006 IP
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    #92
    If suppose 1000 people join my directory as editors

    When a user submit his website he will be directed to the submission page

    there a google ads of the editor will be displayed and most of the time after submission a visitor always looks for links on the website and he might click it

    so there are greater chances(50%) of clicking on the ads on submission pages so a editor can earn atleast $10-$30 monthly if he advertises the category in which he is the editor

    Also a editor is required to have 100 referers a month to our directory

    and if there is 100 listings is added by each editor then

    if suppose 100X100 editors(10000 listings in one month a rough estimate)

    and if there is any revenue from instant inclusion option it will be also shared according to their performance

    quality of links added
    amount of links added
    referers

    they need atleast 5-10 hours to add 100 links a month
     
    Freewebspace, Dec 8, 2006 IP
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    #93
    its easy for webmasters to set up their own directory and earn from it
    why will they want to be a part of a common directory, what is so special in it ?
    u mean to say webmasters will look to earn from this directory just for adsense ?
    not at all convincing.
     
    forumrating, Dec 8, 2006 IP
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    #94
    $10-$30 may not be high but it is also an extra income for others

    though not many persons would not agree with me here but many persons would join editors
     
    Freewebspace, Dec 8, 2006 IP
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    #95
    You can get some people join at first but how to keep it long?

    Not all will go as you think, it would be a big project, need more money and human resource as I mentioned.
     
    Antonio, Dec 8, 2006 IP
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    #96
    Do you mean to say 1 out of 2 people click those ads on the submission pages?., we get 1000 submissions every day at our muslimmatrimonial.com directory and the click through rate is never 50%
     
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    #97
    ok right $10-30 how much time you want the editors to give u for 30 bucks a month ??

    and what about webmasters who do not have adsense or they don't use it ?
     
    forumrating, Dec 8, 2006 IP
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    #98
    You can count me in a possible editor.
     
    marcel, Dec 8, 2006 IP
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    #99
    I think we can do it.
    I can be an editor too
     
    hotpop, Dec 8, 2006 IP
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    #100
    Thanks all of you I will be launching it soon and also

    A editor can spend atleast 5-15 hours for editing links and adding links
     
    Freewebspace, Dec 8, 2006 IP
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