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Worth making a directory?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by !Unreal, May 21, 2008.

  1. #1
    Ive been a member on DP for a while now and people tend to have the same sort of websites. Proxies and directories.

    Is it worth making one? They are alot of work and if everyone has them, what is the point?
     
    !Unreal, May 21, 2008 IP
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    swedal Notable Member

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    If your asking what is the point you probably should not make one..
     
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  3. !Unreal

    !Unreal Active Member

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    Im not going to make one and Im not saying that they are useless. Just why does everyone have them? Its not an original idea.
     
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    swedal Notable Member

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    They are as original as you want them to be.

    I think what you don't understand is there are different levels of directories. You seem to be just lumping them all together saying one is just as good as another when that is not the case.

    There is a new directory just announced in solicitations called directory42. Do you recognize the difference between that one and say JoeAnt?

    Saying that new directories should not be made just because the idea is not original is similar to saying that since cars have been around for decades Toyata should not have developed the Prius.

    Most people seek to make improvements, incorporate some new feature or benefit. Some people just enjoy developing a nice resource.
     
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    Why do people get up each day?

    You have asked a question and didn't really need any answer, if your not that interested then please dont spend your time moaning about them.

    I dont like where i live, but for now its where i live.

    I have 4 directories and compared to some other sites they are not a lot of work, they just require constant care but any type of proper site requires the same.

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    pipes, May 21, 2008 IP
  6. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    Because like proxies, they make money.
     
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    freelistfool Peon

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    DVD players aren't an original idea either. However, many manufacturers build them because they believe they can make money via different features, different price points, etc. The directory business is exactly the same. Those that come up with original "features" and good price points will survive. The others won't.
     
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    banless Peon

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    I agree with the above. Any business is worth getting into if you have the drive that it takes to make it successful. If you are not confindent in your skills to make it work then this is not the market for you.
     
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    stockhola Guest

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    I did not bother to stop and ask if it was worth it when I got started 2 days ago. If you have to bother to stop and mock or ask if its worth it then no you should not start one. You should believe in any site you build and poor time into it. Otherwise you are setting your site up to be worthless.
     
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    itechiesnet Peon

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    #10
    If you plan to make a web directory, it is better to focus a specific category, instead of being too generic.
    There are thousands of junk web directories that includes all kinds of categories in the world.
    Also, once you create a web directory, approve only quality links. It is worth it.
     
    itechiesnet, May 21, 2008 IP
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    newcity Peon

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    pretty straightforward answer.. yea depends on your interest. :)
     
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  12. WallaceYeung

    WallaceYeung Well-Known Member

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    #12
    proxies and directories are two different things,
    you can make money from anywhere field if you work hard.
     
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  13. humm

    humm बहादुर बच्चा

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    #13
    Have you forgotten like proxies they get banned to if unethical techniques are used? :D

    If comparing two things on same platform points out the pros and cons too. ;)

    Anyways@ op.

    Everyone can make his/her directory unique, every directory is not the same. Some die in months/years, some live until its owner dies and keep shining. It really depends on who is the owner of that directory :)
     
    humm, May 21, 2008 IP
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    !Unreal Active Member

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    I see what your saying. But I don't entirely agree. The internet works differently to normal industry; if you have an original idea your website will be alot more successful, because people stick to what they know.

    However, some directories are very good. The owners work very hard on them and it was worth them making it. But what I dont see is why do people make them if they just dont care. They think it will in effect be run for them by the people submitting sites. Ive used some directories where it is full of spam and it is full of ads.
     
    !Unreal, May 21, 2008 IP