Now Hosting Free PHPLD Templates

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March 28, 2007

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I should have posted this ages ago, but Directory Critic is now hosting free PHPLD templates. This is the first of a number of coming additions to our resource section on this site. So far we have about 15 free templates live, and once the other designers upload theirs we should have about 35.

If you’re a designer head to the free PHPLD templates page and click the “apply here” link to get your templates listed on Directory Critic (this doesn’t cost anything and you’ll get a free backlink to your site).

In other new, the total number of directories listed on this site topped the 3,500 mark last week. We’re still adding a lot more directories that we’re deleting so the list keeps on growing. Seems a lot of people want to own their own directory! It’s also good to see that the number of quality directories that are emerging now. It shows that if you put the time and effort into your directory you can still be successful.


Design Our Logo – Win $100!

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March 13, 2007

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I have just announced Directory Critic’s logo competition in DigitalPoint:

Directory Critic $100 Logo Competition

The competition will be running for 1 week from now. So get your entries in for a shot at 100 bucks!


New Design Finally Live!

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March 13, 2007

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It took me a lot longer than I expected, but the new design of Directory Critic is now live! There are still a ton of things that need updating and changing, and a ton of new stuff that I am still working on. Here are a few changes that I’ve made:

  1. New resources section with free phpld templates page
  2. Main directory lists are now split into pages for faster load times
  3. More advertising options are available (advertising page will be up soon)
  4. New niche lists added, and a few more to come

If you find things that are not working correctly, please report them to me on the contact form.

In the next few days I will be running a logo design contest for the new DC logo. I will announce more details about that tomorrow or Thursday.


Get 20% Off BOTW Submission Prices

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March 8, 2007

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OK, I know I’ve been a bit late in reporting this any everyone probably knows about it but if you were thinking about submitting your site to Best Of The Web now is the time to do it becuase you’ll save 20% off the usually price in March. Use this coupon code:

4LEAFCLOVER

BOTW is always second on the list of directories I submit  to when launching a new site (Yahoo is always first). It’s a easy way to get a topic related authority backlink. If you have a blog, you can submit it for $39.95 (-20%). Note though that your blog needs to be 6 months old to get listed.


Getting Tough On Dormant Directories

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March 7, 2007

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No one wants to waste their time submitting their site to a directory that is not even going to review it. There are directories in our lists that are completely dormant and not accepting new submissions.

I am working with a friend of mine who runs a manual submission service (and uses our free lists) on finding these directories and removing them from the database. So don’t be surprised if you see the list numbers drop suddenly in next few days.

This is only us pruning the lists and keeping them up-to-date :)