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Search Engine Optimization => SEO Basics => Topic started by: Corey Bryant on 06-13-2012, 17:18:03

Title: Best Link Directory for WordPress / URL Shortener
Post by: Corey Bryant on 06-13-2012, 17:18:03
I have found a couple of link directory from buddypress.com (BuddyPress Groups Directory Extras / Buddy Press Links) and directorypress.com

What I am looking for:
The ability to have the links something like:
Directory: www.example.com/directory/directory-name
Links: www.example.com/links/business-name (or maybe www.example.com/directory/links/business-name) - whichever is better for SEO.

Features:

A couple of others

I would also like to maybe incorporate the hashtag - so it is possible when they tweet, the default is set up something like: Blog http:ex.com/d1 #example ? And for the link Example Company http://ex.com/l1 #example 

The links would need to be approved - so when someone submits a link, an email is sent to me.  Another thought, if the person proves not to be a spammer, maybe allowed to sign in to enter the links - but I would still like to get the email.

I have a smaller domain name that I would like to be used for the URL shortener - so maybe when they Tweet, Share, etc.  I am thinking that it would be something like:
ex.com/d1 (where d is the directory and 1 is the directory record number in the database) - so if the first directory is blog
ex.com/l1 (where l is the link and 1 is the link record number in the database for the links

I have found yourls, one from Google, and a couple from Wordpress.  I don't know which one might be the best and which ones that I can control.  Hopefully you can recommend one and when a new directory / link is created, this database will be created as well.  No one else will have access to this.

By the way - I also saw Send on this forum - I am assuming that can be added as well?

So to recap - what would be the best directory for SEO / Social media with the above features?  And what else to recommend to help.  The directory has been around for about four years but I need to get it updated.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Best Link Directory for WordPress / URL Shortener
Post by: rises5544 on 06-14-2012, 03:14:43
Nice, Informative post. Seem like you have very much experience in the field of search engine optimization.
Title: Re: Best Link Directory for WordPress / URL Shortener
Post by: Corey Bryant on 06-14-2012, 13:18:36
Thanks - the directory has been up for a long time, but needs to be upgraded.  I would like to be able to upgrade it with (at least) all these features. 

I tried the DotNuke but I did not like it so I am hoping to get some advice from some experience SEO exports so hopefully the directory can easily be updated if updates are released. 

I guess another feature would be to automatically update the xml sitemap if possible
Title: Re: Best Link Directory for WordPress / URL Shortener
Post by: Abbey14 on 06-16-2012, 23:37:18
Well, thanks for the informative thread  ;D ;D