If anyone should know directories, it's definately the people over at v7n forums. One of the members wanted to know what the best search engine friendly directory scripts were, out of other people's experiences. I thought the specific "needs" addressed of a good directory where applicable to quite a number of things. Picking the right directory to use is an important factor in its success. Nandini listed a must-have list of items needed by in a good directory script:
1. Multi-level category system 2. Search engine friendly pages. Can generate plain HTML or atleast staic URL pages . 3. Apache search engine friendly URL rewriting. No .php extensions catgories should be like "directory.com/travel" like DMOZ listing. 4. Integration with Paypal or 2checkout. (although not a very important point) 5. A good control panel (This is one thing, on ething which is common in all scripts). 6. Cross-references. 7. No tracking of clicks on links. like which is done in Sezza.com . All link should be static in nature. 8. Not too expensive.
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