Many time we get confused when we hear about Online Classifieds and Business Directory websites at the same time. Is Online Classifieds and Business Directory same? Or not?
Both online classified and business directory is used to post online advertisement of products, companies and services. Often, these two terms are interchanged with each other.
To simplify these two terms, we can say, online classified websites generally list advertisement of product and services offered by any company or people. On the other hand, business directory website lists different business or companies.
For example, we can say OLX, and Craigslist are perfect example of Classifieds Website and on the other hand, Yelp and JustDial are perfect example of Business Directory.
With the ever changing trend in e-commerce and online business, different modification happened over this Classic two business models. Many business directory and classified websites now provide different specialized and add on services as required by their audience. Today, we can see newer variants of business directory site worldwide.
Here, I will show you 20 different Niche specific business directory and classified website examples and tell you about how you can make them using different WordPress themes and other scripts. Let’s Start:
Classic classified website like OLX:
I have compared different classified website from last three years and made a conclusion that, OLX is a perfect example of Modern classified website. Which has the Core features introduced in classic classified websites.
You can make a classified website similar to OLX using Flynax classified software.
Classic business directory like Yelp:
Yelp is a business listing directory for restaurants and service market.
You can make similar website using business directory child theme for directory theme provided by templatic.
Car classified or auto classified site:
Real Estate Classified website like Realtor
Realtor.com is a real estate listings website operated by the News Corporation subsidiary Move, Inc. and based in Santa Clara, California. There are other famous real estate classified sites out there.
You can also make one like realtor using Real Estate Agency Software
Yatch or Boat Rental and Classified site like YatchCharterFleet
YatchCharterFleet is a popular Yatch and Boat rental site. It is also a Classified listing site as it’s core.
You can also build a site like these with Boat Classifieds Software
Pets Classified Site like PuppySpot and petclassifieds.us
PuppySpot is a famous classified listing site to buy and sell puppies and dogs of different breeds.
You can also make like one using this Pet Classifieds Software
The Famous Escort Classified site CityVibe (currently down ) :
Other this type of “Hooker Classified” sites like CityXGuide and “Personal Site” like MyFreePersonals is there for your reference. Please acknowledge that this websites are meant for 18+ only to visit and there are many rules and regulations regarding this type of sites in many countries. Please know them before starting one.
You can make like one using Escort Agency Software, which has everything to create a modern Hooker Directory or Personnels site.
Hotel, Activity Listing Booking Classified Site like AirBnB
Do you know AirBnB or other similar sites are actually Classified website with Booking Facility?
You can make such one with MotoPress Oceanica Theme and Booking Plugins.
Event Directory Site like EventBrite:
Eventbrite is also a Classified Directory site for Events and Activities Worldwide.
You can make similar Event Directory website with Eventum WordPress Theme by Templatic.
General Job Listing Website like Indeed:
Obviously you know about Indeed. It is a Job Portal which is also a form of Listing Directory for Jobs. There are different websites for Jobs Directory and all has a similar structure in core.
MicroJobs Directory like Fiverr:
You obviously heard of Freelancer Jobs Directory Site. This is another kind of specialised Job Directory or Classified Site.
Coupon and Deals Site like SlickDeals:
You probably use lots of Coupon and Best Deals before purchasing anything online. These Coupon and Deals sites are very popular to earn money by Affiliate Marketing and PPC Advertisements.
If you want to start a Coupon and Deals Directory site, you can easily create one with Clipper WordPress Theme by AppThemes.
Question and Answer Site like StackExchange:
If you are a programmer or developer and stumbled upon any problem to search at Google you have probably landed upon StackExchange or their sister sites. This is also a Directory Site specifically created for Question and Answer.
Villa, Guest House, Vacation Accommodation Rental site like Booking and Others:
Booking, MakeMyTrip, Trivago and other Vacation Rental sites works like same in core. They all are business directory and have booking system built-in to manage different property inside one marketplace.
Articles Directory like ArticlesFactory:
Free Articles Directory site like ArticlesFactory is quite popular. This type of sites makes large Ads revenue from Google and other Ads.
If you like to start one Article Directory site like this one, then you can use Article Directory theme from Templatic.
If you use PC or Windows, probably you are very familiar with this FileHippo and SoftPedia type free Software Download websites.
This type of sites are Software Directory and if you want to make a site like same you can go with this FileBear WordPress theme.
Do you like to Sing a Song? If Yes, then you must have searched Song Lyrics at google and found some sites which contains all the lyrics.
This is also a Directory site and if you want to make a nice lyrics website using WordPress then go for this Melyric Theme.
Video Directory with User Submission:
Everyone watch YouTube. There are lots of video categories and topics out there but YouTube does not provide any way to browse particular category wise videos. Here comes the “Niche Video Directory” opportunity. This is an example of KantaBiz Business Video Directory . Remember “Porn” sites are also Video Directory!
You can also make a Video Directory site using Vivo Video Directory theme by Templatic based on WordPress.
“Specialized and Customized” Niche Directory, Geo-Location based Directory, City Portal, Listing Site:
Any type of “Specialized and Customized” Niche Directory, Geo-Location based Directory, City Portal, Listing Site can be created using GeoDirectory Themes and Plugins.
There are live “Showcase” of different Custom Build Sites by their customers. You can browse this list to know about 100+ Live websites and niche directory ideas from there. Also, they have GeoDirectory Experts contact details available. They can customize your directory site as per your own requirements.
One thing I would like to mention here. I recommend only products and services which I have personally used and practically experienced in this blog. If you are Starting any Classified Site or Business Directory Website, you obviously need hosting for it. I recommend to use SiteGround or FastComet for your project. Both are Cloud Hosting Platforms and fits your Budget for any Startup.
If you have more idea on Classifieds Website and Business Directory or anything you want to know more, please comment below.