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Turn Key DIY Directory (Where do I get one)

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Dominic, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. #1
    I want to add a directory which with the following features:
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    • Search engine friendly
    • Site submit forms with title, description, url, category fields, page you link back on
    • Thumbshots
    • Doesn't need search but would be nice

    Any idea where I can get something like this free or cheap (no advertising as want to put our own)

    PS - This is for a charity.
     
    Dominic, Jul 5, 2004 IP
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  2. Foxy

    Foxy Chief Natural Foodie

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    You could probably adapt Open Realty to do this - I know that sounds weird, using a real-estate site engine, but

    It is SE friendly-ish
    It has multiple entry forms that you can alter easily
    It does thumbnails
    It does searches

    You may have to think a little laterally!:)

    http://www.open-realty.org/
     
    Foxy, Jul 6, 2004 IP
  3. schlottke

    schlottke Peon

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    Good product- not sure I would want to do that much alteration though. (however- ive yet to find anything as useful thats free.)
     
    schlottke, Jul 6, 2004 IP
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    pcarlow Active Member

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    I recommend WSN Links. Very reasonable price, and has good support.

    You can find it here:
    http://scripts.webmastersite.net/wsnlinks/
     
    pcarlow, Jul 6, 2004 IP
  5. schlottke

    schlottke Peon

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    PCarlow-

    The only problem i see with this is that it exits with a ref tag- so the person in the directory doesn't get a BL or PR.
     
    schlottke, Jul 6, 2004 IP
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    jarvi Well-Known Member

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    I enquired about the linking method and Paul (I think) was able to give some examples of where backlinks were appearing from a WSN directory. He has a forum and I'm sure the question has been posed before.
     
    jarvi, Jul 6, 2004 IP
  7. Dominic

    Dominic Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - thats a good start.

    If anyone has built or adapted a directory they would like to show off, please post the url here I'd love have a look at some other quality work.
     
    Dominic, Jul 8, 2004 IP
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    awall19 Berserker

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  9. I. Brian

    I. Brian Business consultant

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    www.bosdev.com has a good directory script I've used a few times in the past - SE friendly URLs and pages.

    aeDirectory is one I tried to use, but the people who develop it just don't have a clue how to make it user friendly to install, let aloneadmin.

    Basically, in terms of SEO, I'd rate it as a toss up between Bosdev and Directory Search (now BizDirectory). However, the latter is a little overused, IMO - and BosDev probably offers a lot more functionality in terms of user features - voting, reviews, populer links, etc.
     
    I. Brian, Jul 10, 2004 IP
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    compar Peon

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    BlueFind is built on the Pro version of BizDirectory, but they have a free version that has many of the same features.
     
    compar, Jul 10, 2004 IP
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    I’m using the pro version of BizDirectory. It’s a nice script but the cross-referencing function can be a resource hog if your topic structure is comprehensive.
     
    stoner3221, Jul 11, 2004 IP