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What features do you like to see in a directory?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by adirectory, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. #1
    I am looking for some innovative directory features other than these:
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    • Rate
    • Comment
    • Search
    • Include Pic of front pages or logo of the sites
    • Deep links
    • Social links addresses of the site (Twitter, Facebook,...)
    • Product.

    Any other features you can suggest?
     
    adirectory, Jul 25, 2010 IP
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  2. pipes

    pipes Prominent Member

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    #2
    In the past i added lots of mods, i thought submitters wanted all that fluff, i removed a lot of the mods, my personal opinion only: they simply want the link, they wont come to a directory for features, at most they might hang around a directory for longer if theres a blog there and it has good quality posts.

    Even the deeplinks are less popular now and most of my submitters clearly haven't submitted for PR.

    Just some food for thought. ;)

    Me personally, i just want the link too.
     
    pipes, Jul 25, 2010 IP
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    Amator Well-Known Member

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    #3
    pipes is right. Submitters are most of the time not interested in additional features.
    What they (also me) want is a dofollow backlink to their site with the title (anchor text) they want and in the category they want.
     
    Amator, Jul 25, 2010 IP
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    fastreplies Banned

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    #4
    Why not?
    What would be wrong with adding link to other resources they may have.

    Our Directory is listing links, if our users have them and if you offer that feature,
    I'm sure they will gladly submit free of charge:
    Link to Forum
    Link to Blog
    Link to Twitter
    Link to FaceBook
    Link to MySpace
    Link to BlogSpot
    Link to Digg
    Link to Delicious
    Link to Stumbleupon
    Link to Technorati

    Just check this link and you'll see what I mean
    http://www.amray.com/searches/Compu...8_Directories/amray_web_directory_197535.html

    I don't...
    maybe because I don't know what da fuck dofollow means.

    I don't think so.
    Who cares what Category they want?
    Site MUST be submitted to appropriate Category where it belongs.

    :rolleyes:

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    fastreplies, Jul 25, 2010 IP
  5. MelfromBoD

    MelfromBoD Active Member

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    If you want to offer additional features in your dir, I don't think there's nothing wrong with it. However, no features will be added to my dirs, not even detail pages...
     
    MelfromBoD, Jul 25, 2010 IP
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    fastreplies Banned

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    #6
    Why not?
    After all details page will add another link to user's site and that is good thing for SEO.

    What if some users who would pay for inclusion otherwise see it as a handicap?

    :confused:

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    fastreplies, Jul 25, 2010 IP
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    MelfromBoD Active Member

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    The only way I would add detail pages if I add the mod that enables a different description on the detail page than on the link page. I may do that in the future. Intriguing point.
     
    MelfromBoD, Jul 25, 2010 IP
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    jitendraag Notable Member

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    #8
    A better detail page is what many submitters seek in paid directories nowadays. Specially if they can add details like map location, extra description etc.
     
    jitendraag, Jul 26, 2010 IP
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    YMC Well-Known Member

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    Not having details pages is a big mistake IMHO. One of my most visited pages is a details page that actually outranks the site displayed for certain keywords. I doubt she's a fan of being outranked by my site but I have sent her over 10,000 visitors for both her keywords and ones totally unrelated to her site.

    I currently do not have different content on the details pages but I hope to be changing that in the near future.
     
    YMC, Jul 29, 2010 IP
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    fastreplies Banned

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    #10
    Actually you don't need to have different content because if your Details page
    is Search Engines Friendly, Google will list that page and use it as landing page.

    The real trick is to make Detail page look like it's User's own page, a part of his site.

    ;)

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    fastreplies, Jul 29, 2010 IP
  11. MelfromBoD

    MelfromBoD Active Member

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    That's interesting stuff guys, I didn't know that a detail page would be THAT beneficial. Sweet info, will definitely use it...
     
    MelfromBoD, Jul 29, 2010 IP
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    Ibn Juferi Prominent Member

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    I have installed several mods in my directory that would be beneficial to visitors. Maybe the submitters themselves won't be bothered by them, but I think casual visitors will certainly find them useful.
     
    Ibn Juferi, Jul 30, 2010 IP