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Which directory script is best to develop a new directory website

Discussion in 'Directories' started by minu_s, Oct 6, 2010.

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    Hi,
    Let me know which directory script will be the best one to develop a new directory site. I have phpld and esyndicat in my mind.
    SEMrush
    Share your experience and ideas which is so important.
     
    minu_s, Oct 6, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. seonepal

    seonepal Peon

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    I have been using esyndict directory try it's free version if you like you can purchase a pro version
     
    seonepal, Oct 6, 2010 IP
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  4. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Personally I'd suggest looking for something new/different and unique or making your own. The only reason I say this is because too many directories out there look way too brick and mortar. They all look the same. And they all get treated pretty much the same when it comes to being indexed and ranked by SE's.
     
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    adisolutions Well-Known Member

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    does it need to be free?
     
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    subet Well-Known Member

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    I am using PHPLD. It is pretty nice.
     
    subet, Oct 6, 2010 IP
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    Harkster Guest

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    That is a nice solution if you are a designer/developer or have very deep pockets to hire a custom script built.

    Another option is develop the skill set required to build your custom template/theme while taking advantage of the backend and features available from a mature script.

    Now to comment on the thread subject. I will not make comments on any script other than to say they all have their strong and weak points. The voice of experience says choosing carefully can save lots of headaches.

    I have used a couple of the smaller free scripts but found I needed something more mature. I have used all the big 3 and have chosen LD for my current project. That doesn't mean I wouldn't use something else in the future.

    My comments refer to paid versions. Free versions == link farm most often.
     
    Harkster, Oct 6, 2010 IP
  8. minu_s

    minu_s Peon

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    Hi all,
    Thanks for your valuable ideas.
    Can design & develop own script but it takes time to complete the entire process.
    But have planned to do it after some days.

    Need your suggestions in choosing the best one of all.
    Either paid or free. Most of them here have a good experience and I'm in need of your
    help.
     
    minu_s, Oct 7, 2010 IP
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    averyz Well-Known Member

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    Personally I Never buy a script until I can test it a few of the directory scripts have free versions you can test out (on my own server) before you buy the full version.

    I agree about too many look the same. When they look the same they just look like a generic link farm not worth the time for submission.
    You can customize some of them fairly easy or hire someone so they will look a lot different then others.
    Just get creative, cut hack and make it look pretty.:)
     
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    I always imagined Wordpress Classipress theme would pair up great with the seopressor plugin.
     
    TheWebRockstar, Oct 7, 2010 IP
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    Dave E Well-Known Member

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    shtrudel Peon

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    I recommend phpLD, it's not cheap ($80), but they have a superb support and also it included article submission.
     
    shtrudel, Oct 7, 2010 IP
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    Pricing for PhpLD

    $30 PER directory if you will be including a link back to this site in the footer of your directory

    $80 PER directory if you will not be linking back
     
    john.c, Oct 7, 2010 IP
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    I have wondered what you used. Not cheap but intriguing. I use the SOBI2 on a couple sites--ok for the price...
     
    Harkster, Oct 7, 2010 IP
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    AnthonyDaly Greenhorn

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    I would highly recommend PHPLD. Even the free version (version 2) is great for new website directories!
     
    AnthonyDaly, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    i think 100$ free directory submission site is: Postsubmit.com......its really nice....i was submit my 8 sites on it..i get very gud results... :)
     
    myfoglife, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    I am using eSyndiCat Pro link directory script and I am very happy.
    www.findwebsite.net
     
    Tomas Kulikauskas, Mar 19, 2014 IP
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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Have seen this product before. Its got a pretty nice layout and some nice features as well... Its great if you want your directory to look and feel more like a portal with more features.

    I guess my only real concern is the "statistics" display.. I sort of cheapens the directory and makes it look spammy.. No one cares about that info, so why display it?
     
    Mia, Mar 21, 2014 IP
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    Floralys Greenhorn

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    Am I the only one using Tolra?

    www.jasminedirectory.com

    You really should know what you expect a script to do, before deciding for which to go for. If you know a bit of programming, you can customise any script into something awesome.
     
    Floralys, Mar 25, 2014 IP
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    earticles Well-Known Member

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