How to build a Web Directory

Why create a web directory in the first place ? There are many good reasons for creating a web directory. Some of these are:

  • A web directory can be a good source of income if you can get good pagerank and search engine traffic.
  • It is a good way of bookmarking your favorite sites. Furthermore, you can share these sites with others very easily.
  • A good link exchange strategy.

So, here are the merits. Now the question: How do you create a directory ?

There are many options. First, if you want to keep it simple, use a html editor (or a WYSIWYG editor like dreamweaver) to create the pages in the directory. However, this method has many problems:

  • You have to create all the pages manually.
  • You have to use a “third party” form script to enable users to suggest links, categories, etc.

However creating your directory this way will give you total control over your directory.

The other way is to use a directory script. I would recommend PHPLD and SKALINKS. These are the best and there are many free themes available. The main advantages are:

  • Complete automation.
  • Many themes are available.
  • Selling links in your directory is very easy as most scripts come with this inbuilt.

So go on and create your own web directory beside your blog to make the best of it. Here are the posts which will help you create one.

How to blog?

How to update your blog automatically with bookmarks

Design a web 2.0 site

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February 6, 2008 by: Prasanth Chandra


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