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
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
my install will not save the advanced serch set up I guess that would be another thread
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.
Hello Steven, No need to create a category for each state.Use the Google Map option I recommended above
Gosh, How can I charge an upgrade for multi locations?
Sell them a Membership for multiple listings.
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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