Why Start a Directory Website?
Online directories have been around since the early days of the internet, but people seem to have largely given up on creating new directories lately. Many people make the mistake of trying to focus on too large of a field or area when starting directories. If you try to be the next Yelp, Yellow Pages or CitySearch, you will probably fail. Your website does not need to be the hub of your entire country for music, restaurants, hotels, retailers and sporting evens. Focus on your local city, town or region (if it is small enough), or focus on a specific niche.
Look at it from the perspective of both your website visitors and potential advertisers. If