Ever think of adding your own directory to your website? Structured properly, a niche industry directory is a great way to add keyword-rich content to your website to increase the amount of content on your website, thereby also increasing visibility with Google and other Search Engines. Now you can build your own directory with PHP My Directory, a packaged solution you can use to launch your own full-featured business directory, link directory or classifieds website.
You can set your directory up with multiple levels of listings based on location and/or specialty, and it comes with automated billing to make it easy to collect listing fees if you don’t want to only offer free listings. Listings can include an image gallery, products gallery, review & ratings, maps, pdf export and links to external websites.
With Google’s revised stance earlier this year on adjusting or eliminating page rankings for sites accepting payment for links, it’s up to you whether you want to collect fees for your listings. I for one, will be implementing this on a number of my sites, and will be accepting payments on my higher-traffic commercial sites, but keeping listings free for my free resource sites. In any event, I’ll keep you all updated on how phpMyDirectory.com performs across my network.