We are a new Online Yellow Pages and Shopping Directory and we are hoping to go live in the next month or so. Few bugs and changes left to do but just looking for some feedback, good and bad!!
BusinessPages.ie - Irelands Online Yellow Pages, Business and Shopping Directory
Apart from nearly everything being broken, session IDs in the URLs and non-Irish websites in there, what exactly sets you apart from the (literally) hundreds of other directory sites? Why would someone choose to use your site and more importantly, why would someone choose to advertise on your site?
Why would a user or a business use your site over say, Google, Yellopages.ie, local.ie, search.ie or whatswhat.ie?
Not trying to have a go at you here, just curious as the market research you did to lead you to build this site? You say "We" plan to go live, there's a few of you? Is this a hobby site or do you have a business plan?
There are a LOT of directory sites out there, hundreds of thousands, you're going to have to offer something VERY special if you want yours to stand out. Of the hundreds of thousands of other directories, over the years, nobody has been able to achieve this. Are you sure you can?
Again, not having a pop, I really wish you well.
You are wrong. People want content. Business wants useful tools to promote their products and services. Business is a directories client base, not the general public. If you want a plumber you do not look one up in Nuts magazine.Yet another directory.
Surely people realise that there is more to life than directories.
Folks, it's content that people want. They want to know how Britney's children are this week or how often Beyonce and Jay-Zee (Zed if you're Irish) have a bit of rumpy.