1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Modern Directory Structure for 2022?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by sarahk, Jan 30, 2022.

  1. #1
    Has anyone come across a niche directory doing something novel with their data?
    Are you able to share?
    SEMrush
    I'm looking for inspiration so I won't be copying anything out there, just tweaking my own ideas to create more value for real visitors.
     
    sarahk, Jan 30, 2022 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Johnriver743

    Johnriver743 Active Member

    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    12
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #2
    Really its fantastic idea for real visitors. I will suggest well known site which having great features of Novels and books.
    archive.org/details/texts
     
    Johnriver743, Feb 1, 2022 IP
  3. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

    Messages:
    27,955
    Likes Received:
    4,333
    Best Answers:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    665
    #3
    What's different about that - the structure seems very "normal"
     
    sarahk, Feb 2, 2022 IP
  4. Johnriver743

    Johnriver743 Active Member

    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    12
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #4
    Yes the site structure is normal, also user friendly navigation and site interface. people can easily find and search their required material. as well.
     
    Johnriver743, Feb 2, 2022 IP
  5. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

    Messages:
    27,955
    Likes Received:
    4,333
    Best Answers:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    665
    #5
    Right, so, I'm looking for a twist, something unusual but still easy to use but adds a bit more value to the listings.
     
    sarahk, Feb 2, 2022 IP
  6. Johnriver743

    Johnriver743 Active Member

    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    12
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #6
    Pro versions are available of many Novels sites which having more and fruitful material for people.
     
    Johnriver743, Feb 2, 2022 IP
  7. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

    Messages:
    27,955
    Likes Received:
    4,333
    Best Answers:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    665
    #7
    What does that mean?
     
    sarahk, Feb 3, 2022 IP
  8. Johnriver743

    Johnriver743 Active Member

    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    12
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #8
    I mean, Paid Novels sites having bulk of material which visitor can buy and read their favorite book online.
     
    Johnriver743, Feb 3, 2022 IP
  9. davilama2682

    davilama2682 Active Member

    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    28
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    65
    #9
    What is the latest and greatest directory software available? I have a project in mind that will include a business directory. I want to pick one software and stick to it. Page speed and utility will matter most to me. I am curious to know also the new best practices/novel approaches in forming an online directory. Please share what you know and/or what you are doing with yours. Thanks!
     
    davilama2682, Feb 6, 2022 IP
    JEET likes this.
  10. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

    Messages:
    27,955
    Likes Received:
    4,333
    Best Answers:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    665
    #10
    @davilama2682 there's lots out there, nothing impressed me much - all very "traditional" in approach. The best seemed to be the HIVE plugins for WordPress but I wanted to avoid WP.

    I'm building my own with firebase & nextjs but that will only work because my listing count will be low - it'd probably be better to have MySQL as the backend of a larger directory.
     
    sarahk, Feb 6, 2022 IP
    JEET and davilama2682 like this.
  11. ShirleyVance

    ShirleyVance Peon

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    #11
    Thanks, I am searching for some novels with subjects like from "Tristram Shandy" and I bet I'll find smth here.
     
    ShirleyVance, Jul 14, 2022 IP
  12. JEET

    JEET Notable Member

    Messages:
    3,760
    Likes Received:
    493
    Best Answers:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    235
    #12
    Okay, half the people commenting in this thread, mistook the word "novel" in the post.
    They are assuming you are talking about "books".
    Clarification to them, the post starter meant "innovative / new ideas", like "doing something new or innovative with their data"...
    She is not asking for advice about including books in a web directory.

    To answer your question @sarahk
    A lot will depend on the data you have, the type of directory you have.
    For example, like Alibaba connects whole sellers to retailers.
    A simple "send an email to wholeseller" form can do wonders there.

    Some time ago, generating a short URL for the submitted URL could have done wonders for your directory, when twitter was fairly new, and accepted only 144 char tweets.
    So, every URL submitted to your directory, gets an automatic short URL, which people could have used in their tweets.
    But this is of no use anymore, for twitter itself generates a short URL now.

    A local area listing directory was also good some time ago, but now google captured that space.

    Now, I think what can work for you is, an add-on service.
    Instead of thinking about rearranging web layout for people who are browsing, think of what additional service can be provided to those who are submitting websites/listings to your directory.
    For example, allow them to upload a video, or allow them to add a youtube video URL along with their listing.
    So, people browsing get to watch the video, and listing submitters get to link their videos and gain subscribers or likes etc.

    What is the directory about?
     
    JEET, Jul 18, 2022 IP