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Promoting My First Big Directory : Wish me Luck :D

Discussion in 'Directories' started by williamjack, May 3, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hello All !

    So i am also putting my feets in Directory market, with my First big directory E Internet Index.

    I have booked Asim aka Coolweb for designing the Template. Design will be up in June.

    I am looking to spend $3k to $4k in promotion initially then i wil raise the budget as i go further. :D

    Any suggestion or advise will be welcome.

    Special Thanks to Amit Patel who Guided me to choose and gave other refferences.:D

    Sanjay
    SEMrush
     
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  2. paidhosting

    paidhosting Peon

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    Yaa spend money on the right script. Cause change of script to script is not easy.

    cheers
     
    paidhosting, May 3, 2007 IP
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  3. SilkySmooth

    SilkySmooth Well-Known Member

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    Good luck Sanjay, welcome to the club ;)
     
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    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    #4
    Wish you best of luck for your first big directory E Internet Index.

    Add your directory to my paid directories when its up ;) Lol.

    When Amit Patel is behind you then no need to worry (as gii got PR6) :)
     
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    westhaven Well-Known Member

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    Sorry buddy, I am strictly against making dirs and then spending that much money over the dirs. If u have that much money i would say better spend on any niche site like finance or education or health. I am sure this would last long than the dirs. Links from dirs are hardly counted in google as backlinks and considering yahoo and msn you are no where then. I have told amit so many times not to invest that much money in Dirs becoz it's just short term business, Always think for long run only then u will succeed. Rest is upto you :)
     
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    Raj Kumar Prominent Member

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    Nice Domain :)

    BEST OF LUCK Sanjay :p
     
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  7. williamjack

    williamjack Notable Member

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    Thanks for the warm wishes :D.

    Pankaj yes i know your point, amit also told me this thing. I have other plan for my this site. You will see as the time passes :D
    Sanjay
     
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    max pain Peon

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    I do agree with Pankaj here.. with that much money you should try and concentrate on some specific niches rather than a directory - unless you plan to make it into something more than a directory.
     
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    williamjack Notable Member

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    Welcome maxy

    Yes i have huge plans for my site you guys will see later. ;)

    Pankaj is rich man he dont need to do any thing ;) so :D:D
     
    williamjack, May 3, 2007 IP
  10. amitpatel_3001

    amitpatel_3001 Results Follow Patience

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    #10
    buddy there are 2 things.
    Making a Web Directory
    Making a Real Web Directory

    many people here i know make a directory with 25$ script, 10$ Domain, shared web hosting.
    Cost 50$ Maximum
    Start a thread saying my new directory, iam going to do blah blah blah and instantly he is supported by many kind dp directory owners with his directory category spammed with money :p .
    Revenue 400-500$ Maximum and within the next update he gets a PR4 maximum and he just forgets the directory

    On the other hand, but a nice domain 10$ may be depends , get a dedicated server/ VPS - 50-300$/month , unique design - 200-500$ , Deep links mod + category mod + Spam filter mod + Coupons mod - 100$ - 1000$ , custom mods developed by other programmers and ideas given by you to make your directory unique from others.
    Once everything is setup promotions begins - getting listed/reviewed by all the othr good directories in the market place, try for deep links, but yes dont buy high PR links as soon as you start a directory.

    Try to add custom meta tags for the categories you have, disable RSS in phpld and research on how your friends work on their directory. how and why do they rank for something etc.

    After a minimum of 1 year of hard work you can have a powerful web directory which can be your major source of income, since to be frank many people do this for money and no one is here for charity business :p

    Westhaven is right but its because in the niche he is into he is making xxxxx$/month and you think there is a lot of scope in a niche when you are really making money from it

    Iam always on phone for you sanjay ;)
    Amit
     
    amitpatel_3001, May 3, 2007 IP
  11. williamjack

    williamjack Notable Member

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    Very right and valid points amit. and thanks for giving me all the latest details.

    Sanjay
    Cheers
     
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    SEOBoy Banned

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    #12
    I agree with amit with that.

    Also, what I would prefer everyone, is that while making Real Web Directory(As suggested above), we can also create content based pages on the web directory itself. That way, you will get SERPs ranking in Google, Yahoo, and MSN which will hence attract natural traffic too.
     
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    paidhosting Peon

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    Or give me those $3K or 4$ we together, expand my hosting business and will get more money in return than directory could provide :).
     
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    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

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    #14
    You have a good domain there,Sanjay!
    Looks like Amit has said almost all what I wanted to say.
    And here's a good article to read:
    http://www.youshouldknow.com/direct...people-doing-incredible-stupid-things-25.html

    I agree with Mahesh!
    If I had a chance,I'd start a niche one....Anyway,it's up to you!
    Good luck with your directory!

    Besides,I'd recommend you ask an0n to install some MOD's for you (deep link mod,category separator,seo friendly url,ect).Although there are some free MOD's,with the lifetime support from Rob,it's worth your money. :)
     
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    aspidov Well-Known Member

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    wow wow wow, hold up there. Real Web Directory already exists over here www.realwd.com/directory/ and you can't copy me! :D

    good post
     
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    williamjack Notable Member

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    Hello Richie

    Thanks for the commet

    I am waiting for the design to be ready, i will ask an0n for the MODS later also.

    Sanjay
     
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    MeetHere Prominent Member

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    Thats not true. You can find many links counted from web directories..;)

    Best of luck Sanjay.
     
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    good luck my friend ..
    promote heavily

    and dont forget to buy links on my PR 5 also ;)

    take care
     
    smub, May 4, 2007 IP
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    maldives Prominent Member

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    Best of luck Sanjay! :)
     
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    Wishing you the best of luck on your new venture!

    Feel free to give me a buzz if you need any help promoting it. I assume you are all set on the link building side :D
     
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