- Are you looking at creating an online directory or a ‘links’ directory? Do you want it to basically run itself, and allow directory advertisers to add their own listings, update their own listings, and pay for their own listings online?
- Do you want to offer different types of listings for advertisers with different needs and budgets?
- Do you want to automatically check to make sure that if you are linking to an advertisers web site, their site is linking back to your directory?
- Don’t want to be trapped into lengthly contracts?
Why not start with the Aussiecom Online Directory Package!
- Website Hosting
- Search Engine Submission
- Email Hosting
- Search Engine Optimisation
- Domain Name
- Monthly Ranking Report
- Website Development
- Monthly Statistic Report
Our Online Directory Package includes
Up to 5 email addresses (mailboxes)
We will register a .com or .com.au domain in your name so you have FULL ownership of it.
Ongoing renewal of your domain name so it will never expire while you’re a Small Business website owner.
Using our standard template, which has a search engine friendly structure, your Landing Page will look professional but will be relatively ‘plain’ as it’s built to specifically rank well on Google and convert visitors into enquiries.
A monthly search engine ranking report (in PDF format) via email.The report will show you how well your keywords are working in the top 3 search engines – Google, Yahoo and Bing.
Search Engine Optimisation will be performed on your homepage when your web site is first designed. There will then be a Google ranking review each month for the first 3 months to ensure your site is ranking well on the search engines. We will then do a quarterly review of the Google rankings and an SEO analysis/update to make sure your site is still optimised for Google and ranking well (in case Google changes their ranking methods/algorithms). The SEO will be concentrated on 1 main search term, but will include up to 3 other minor search terms aswell as targeted locations.
Manual submission to the ‘big 3’ search engines – Google, Yahoo and Bing and automatic submission to lots of other small directories. You will receive a premium business listing on Aussielinks and Sydney Businesses which includes a link to your site. Inbound links to your site help increase your Google rankings. Normally $22/month each.
A monthly web site traffic report (in PDF format) via email.This will show how many visitors came to your site, where they came from (usually Google!), and how many enquiries you received. You will also be able to view your statistics online at any time to view graphs, reports, and drill down into a huge amount of detail about how your web site is performing, how the visitors are finding your site, what they searched for, and much more..
In addition to updating our servers on an ongoing basis, we will also upgrade the online directory software at least annually, so your online directory (and your online control panel) will always be ‘cutting edge’ software with the latest features. This also ensures there are no security holes in your web site that hackers can use to hack into your site and make changes.
Features included in your Online Directory
|Automatic link validation – The directory will automatically check all your links to make sure they are valid, so your directory won’t be linking to any sites that are no longer available.|
|Automatic reciprocal link validation – The directory will automatically visit the web sites of your reciprocal link partners (if using this feature) to see if their sites are still linking to your directory. It can automatically disable their link in your directory if they no longer link back to your directory from their site. This saves you personally viewing all of the web sites yourself and disabling links in your directory yourself.|
|Built-in email system with custom email templates|
|Search Engine (SEO) Friendly Pages – Instead of having addresses like yoursite.com/?c=421, you will have addresses like yoursite.com/arts_and_entertainment – this will help you get higher rankings in the search engines, especially Google.|
|Paypal Integration for Selling Featured Links – this allows anyone with a credit card to pay you online.|
|Available in a dozen languages – These languages include English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Romanian, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. These come pre-loaded. Please ask if the language you seek is not listed as we can add more.|
|Create Reports of Link Request Emails sent to see who you’ve emailed.|
|Unlimited Categories and Subcategories (we’ve tested it with over 2 million categories!)|
|Set Expiration for Featured Links (eg. monthly, annually, lifetime)|
|Powerful Emailer for Link Exchanges|
|Automatically notify the person via email that you’ve received their reciprocal link application|
|Automatically notify the person via email when their reciprocal link is accepted|
|Automatically notify you via email each time a new listing is added (optional)|
|Google Pagerank (it can display the ‘Google Pagerank’ of each site listed in your directory)|
|Business Listings with Google Maps – Regional directories are getting very popular now, and the business listings feature allows for the listing of physical addresses. Then on the detail pages, you can see a map to the location via Google Maps.|
|IP, Domain and Keyword Banning (so you can ban certain people from adding listings to your directory)|
|Google Sitemaps Integration – This allows Google to index every single page in your directory, and it even contacts the Google servers to let them know when there is a change to your site!|
|Admin Configuration Settings – There are various settings that you can update in your control panel to customise the way your directory operates. Some of these settings are –|
|Yahoo Sitemaps Integration|
|Show Latest Links|
|Show Most Popular Links|
|Sort Links by Alphabetical, Hits or PageRank|
|Visual Confirmation is used to ensure ‘real people’ are requesting directory listings, instead of automated scripts/bots. It shows a code word and tells you to type it in before submitting the form.|
|Compatible with all major internet browsers – Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera|
|Database Backup from within admin panel|
|Encrypted Database Passwords|
|When searching the directory, it lists matching category names in addition to the matching listings.|
|Limited Access for Editors, so you can put different people in charge of managing different parts of your site without them having full access to ‘mess things up’.|
|D3-Way Linking Ability (require reciprocal link to 3rd site)|
|Open Links in New Window (Optional)|
|Set the number of listings that show per page|
|Reciprocal Links can be required (optional) for everyone who wants a listing in your directory|
|Limit Hits on Links from a single IP/computer to prevent “hit spamming”|
|Edit page templates from the online control panel|
|Listing details page – each directory listing has a full web page – great for small businesses who don’t have a site|
|Easily Move or Rename Categories|
|Listings are searchable in the control panel – this helps you manage your directory when it has a lot of listings|
|Import listings from XML Source (per category) – If you had the listings in an existing database, they could be imported into the online directory instead of manually entering them|
|The online directory is continuously being improved and updated. We have a new release every few months, and continue to listen to user requests and try to bring the features people want.|
|Category Search in your control panel, so you can still easily find categories when your directory gets large.|
|Mass change listings and categories on a page with checkbox selections|
|Each user can select their preferred language|
|Paypal subscriptions available for payments – Sometimes featured links are sold on a subscription basis, so that people can renew after a period of time. This has been a good way for directory owners to continue to bring in revenue from existing clients. Once a client signs up, they are automatically billed before their listings expires, so they don’t need to do anything.|
|Three category selection methods for submit form (default, auto-selected and AJAX category selection). The ajax category selection is a very modern way of allowing a person to select a category for their new listing. As they type the category name, a shortlist of matching categories will be automatically shown.|
|Link validator in control panel will mark links where the reciprocal link page no longer exists|
|Send status notifications to listing owners where there reciprocal link page no longer exists|
|Change currency for payment (ex.: USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, JPY)|
|Option to rebuild all meta tags from the control panel – helps with Google rankings|
|In the control panel, you will have links to personally view the reciprocal link page for any listings that have been edited|
|Allow users to submit custom META tags for links – helps with Google rankings|
|Articles Module allows articles to be added into categories|
|Article Submission by Users (optional)|
|Users can comment and rate articles like a blog|
|Language editor makes editing language files easier|
|Quick subcategory adder makes adding categories faster|
|Contact Us page with ‘captcha’ (blocks automatic scripts from submitting your contact form)|
* All monthly transactions will be charged to your credit card automatically.