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indexu - any good?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by harrisonford, May 30, 2008.

  1. #1
    how does indexu rate as a directory script please. ive used phpld etc but not this script
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    harrisonford, May 30, 2008 IP
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  2. aubenrey

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    #2
    There are many script out there on the WWW and each one has its own unique features and such, May I suggest you download the free versions and try them for yourself. You will then get a feel for each script and obviously select the one which feels right for you and has the features you require.

    Thanks
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  3. seokicker

    seokicker Peon

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    What are you looking for? And is there any reason that phpld is not enough for you.

    I see indexu has built-in payment and discount coupon. Good if you plan to offer free and paid directory.
     
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    This is obviously the best advice and this was the way I eventually chose INDEXU for my directories. All the available scripts out there all have individual merits, but it will come down to what you like the best.
     
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    I'd say it competes very well with the major php directory scripts. You can check out Conference Venue in my sig to see it in action.
     
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    It wouldn't you know, Its nowhere near in the same league as phpld or esyndicat, I'm not even going to mention the script I promote, and is missing some fundamental features vital to the growth of a directory.

    I won't name them as I'm not paid to do that, but would say anyone using this script is going to face problems as they grow bigger and their category structure gets any larger than say 5,000 its going to run into problems.

    That said, it does have some really nice simple features and although its a bit pricey for my liking it is okay. :)
     
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  7. seokicker

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    JamieG, it sound that you have tried this script before and has a bad experience :D
    I'd like to say the opposite one. This script is very good, all included out of the box. But this script is not so popular here.
     
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  8. JamieG

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    Yes I have tried it, that's part of my remit. I haven't had any bad experiences with it at all I just happen to know it has some weakness' that will have to be addressed at some stage. I'll repeat, it 100% is nowhere near as good as the main scripts which now I'm pleased to be able to say includes ours. ;)
     
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    maybe I should get a custom script but seo is important to me , plus I will maybe have 8k of paying members , I may even take on a partner as its so big
     
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    :eek: I can't agree with you. I seldom post in the directory forum. But your comment is too biased and I couldn't help saying something fair for indexu.

    To the contrary, I tried phpld or esyndicat and I've left these paid liscenses unused till now. I chosen indexu because it's a more powerful sript for business or B2B type sites compared with others (in my view).

    If you're building sites simply for selling links, phpld is perfect fit. The disadvantage with indexu is there're few good templates or template designers available.
     
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  11. JamieG

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    Quite the contrary, I avoided posting about the script I represent. I can back my posts up with facts DragonGuy, and I can categorically say after trying all the scripts I mentioned that indexu is probably the weaker although I do like some of the features it has. :)
     
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  12. DragonGuy

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    You're really full of humor. Everybody knows the script "you're trying to avoid posting and promoting here".:p
     
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  13. JamieG

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    Sure they do, I make no hidden secret of my allegiance. I can still back up why I think the THREE scripts I mention (or hint of) are better than indexu and not just the one you think I'm promoting even though I never mentioned it. ;)

    Back on the subject, indexu is okay, it isn't the best by a long shot and is far more expensive than any of the others even though it has a lot less features than any of them, and that's an unbias view. You want a bias view? Compare the features and pricing, I need say no more.
     
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    If you concern about seo, indexu is my favorite. Check indexu.net

    - category page and detail page seo friendly url
    - and the most important they have tags in front page as well as every inner category page

    check how many pages indexed with google: site:indexu.net
     
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    I am new to here learned
     
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    so whats this script?

    ive tryed phpld, phpmydirectory and easysindicate and each one has good points , such as templates and good admin features. i wish there was one that did it all lol.
     
    harrisonford, Jun 1, 2008 IP
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    Check my sig. All scripts have their good points and bad points, ours including. I was only responding to the claim indexu could stand up to the main players when they can't, at least not in my opinion.
     
    JamieG, Jun 1, 2008 IP
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    I'd be interested to learn why you don't think it stacks up?
     
    deebee, Jun 8, 2008 IP
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    Price being the obvious one, features the next. I do like it to a degree and am not going to put it down unnecessarily so won't go into detail to avoid that. I'd simply say compare them yourself and then come back to me telling me I'm wrong.
     
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    having used indexu now for a week i find it a lot better than any other script in terms of No1 Support from the forum and mods available
     
    harrisonford, Jun 9, 2008 IP