Best way to structure a nich directory


  • Steven
    Newbie 8 points
    September 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I am just starting out and I want to build a nation wide directory of (lest say dentist).

    What is the best way to structure the directory?

    there would be only one category (dentist) so the key would be location

    can i put a zip code search on the main page to find (dentist) near me?

    I do not fully understand the “location” feature yet, any suggestions


  • Josh
    Super Guru 13,875 points
    September 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Hello Steven,
    You can use the Google Maps to allow users to select their location when adding a listing.You can then add a location field in your advanced search eg state or city You can do this under Theme Setup >Search Setup This will allow users to use the Advanced Search to search for listings/dentist from a certain location/area.
    To enable Google Maps in Add Listing Page enable the option in your Listing Packages

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  • Steven
    Newbie 8 points
    September 10, 2016 at 3:07 am

    my install will not save the advanced serch set up I guess that would be another thread


  • Steven
    Newbie 8 points
    September 10, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Also if I do not plan on having any categories, would it make since to create a category for each state and sub categories for each city?

    The reason for this set up would be to charge more for listings in multiple cities.


  • Josh
    Super Guru 13,875 points
    September 12, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Hello Steven,
    No need to create a category for each state.Use the Google Map option I recommended above


  • Steven
    Newbie 8 points
    September 12, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Gosh, How can I charge an upgrade for multi locations?

  • Wayne
    Wayne
    Newbie 30 points
    September 13, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Sell them a Membership for multiple listings.


  • Josh
    Super Guru 13,875 points
    September 13, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Hello Steven,
    If using the Google Map users can only enter a single location.So users would have to create a new listing to add another location

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