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The "YOU should NOT start a web directory" List

Discussion in 'Directories' started by homepageofthemonth, Feb 11, 2008.

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  1. tsc

    tsc Peon

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    #21
    I am on my lunch break here in London at the moment - this thread has given me some great laughs. :D (Somehow I have managed not to spit lasagne all over my kb)
    SEMrush
    Keep it going guys. Good to see it stickied too ;)
     
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  2. Obelia

    Obelia Notable Member

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    71. If you think one person working part-time can build and edit a useful general directory.
    72. If you demand good spelling and grammar in submissions, but your submission guidelines are full of typos.
     
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  3. WatchOut

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    #23
    Easier said than done. It seems many are very fast to make a bunch of statements; here is a tricky one, does your own directory fullfill these requirements?

    We can make this thread huge, and very useful indeed. Although the question would be do you or most directory owners on DP start their directories for the reasons/statements made so far in this thread?

    That is an interesting issue to discuss.
     
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    jg123 Notable Member

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    #24
    ??. If your idea of link bait is posting threads like, "Why does nobody submit to my quality directory"?...
    ??. If your idea of an advertising campaign is buying as many links on word cloud sites as possible...
    ??. If your revenue model is, "I could make $20 a month off one directory so If I had 100 I could make nice cash"...
     
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    homepageofthemonth Peon

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    #25
    • If you think the phrases “Established directory” and “Three months old” are synonyms.
    • If your sole mission as a “webmaster” is to gain PR.
    • If you failed 6th grade Art Class due to “lack of creativity and originality”
    • If you make your Captcha impossible to read, because you think it will provide you better spam protection.


    Thank you for making this sticky.
    Thank you all for the contributing.
    Thank you all for the greenies.
     
    homepageofthemonth, Feb 12, 2008 IP
  6. enQuira

    enQuira Peon

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    #26
    I participated in the thread but I don't think the mods are here to tell us which sites we should do or not and how we should create them. That's why I don't understand why this thread was stickied.
     
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  7. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #27
    That's what makes it so funny! Most of us know from experience how hard it is to run a successful directory and I'm sure we've all flinched at some of the "suggestions"!
    I stickied it and I'll also close down the chatter/thread when it's done. It may even be unstickied. This is a fun way of warning newcomers interested in running a directory of the difficulties and challenges of this particular type of site.
     
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    an0n Prominent Member

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    #28
    ha! this thread is a GREAT sticky!!!
     
    an0n, Feb 12, 2008 IP
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    #29
    80- if you just learned what is a "website" 2 weeks ago.
    81- if you think you will make any real profit before you become 2 or 3 years older.
    82- if the only link building way that you know is Submitting to other directories
    83- if you love a guy called matt cuts.
    84- if you don't have a paypal account
    85- if you plan to sell "reviews" for $3 or less

    most of what i wanted to say has already been said, i guess am late lol, this is all what i can think of to secure my place in digitalpoints history :D thx for making it a sticky!
     
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  10. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #30
    86 - If you use the word " quality " directory,
    87 - If you just don't get this thread.
    88 - If you get the feeling that this thread might be about you.
    89 - If your PMs have " Dear Sir" in the subject title.
    90 - If every 3rd word on your blog is a link.
    91 - If you use the word Quick Buck Crew to make yourself look less like a scammer.
     
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  11. Artifexus

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    #31
    hahah...ouch...

    92. If you think you can just buy a directory cuz it's easy to run one (me - ouch).
    93. If you 'know' it'll be easy to run one by auto-approving submissions.
    94. If you're obsessed with 'third party rating systems.' :D

    Ok, you KNOW we have to get to a 100...
     
    Artifexus, Feb 12, 2008 IP
  12. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #32
    95 - if you want a directory because everyone else has them
    96 - because you noticed aviva directory does quite well and you want to be as big
    97 - because you can get traffic really easily and try make money from that
    98 - because you have seen other people sell them for a high price
    99 - if you think phpLD is the only script that exists
    100 - if you plan on clicking all the "approve link" buttons with your middle mouse button to get through them fast
    101 - if you plan on declining porn and pills yet never actually declining them
     
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    102. If you want a peaceful life.
    103. If you want a social life.
    104. If you have any type of life.
    105. Because you think theres room for one more general one.
    106. If you want to be part of an elite crew.
    107. If you think matt cutts is actually out to advise you well on yours.
    108. If you believe that one day they will be bigger than search engines.
    109. If you honestly believe you can send proper traffic to all your listings.
    110. Because you felt like doing something different
    111. If you think your script will make a difference.
    112. If you look up to other directory owners.
    113. If you will begin your question threads with "whats the best"
     
    pipes, Feb 12, 2008 IP
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    malcolm1 Prominent Member

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    114. If you think SEO stands for "Sweet Editorial Opinion"
    115. If your version of SEO is spamming every thread with your link
    116. If You think you will become rich doing this s**t
    117. If you think you wont get nightmares from this field of work

    hahah lots of goodies from everyone :D
     
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    118. If you respond with "Great post, Sir" to every post of someone paying you $100 a month to put his high PR link farm into your signature. ;)
     
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    YMC Well-Known Member

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    119. If you think it's an easy way to promote your own sites...
    120. If you think MFA = mighty fine article...
    121. If you don't know the difference between SEO, CEO, and ee-i-oh...
    122. If you think I'll just promote my directory here to make it stand out from all the rubes who advertise in the Solicitations forum...
     
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