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Building A Business Directory Using WordPress
Building a Directory
Themes, plugins and other options
What is a Business Directory?
Listing of businesses on a theme
Why start a business directory?
Promote businesses, groups, locations or events
Marketing your own multi-location business
Make money selling listings, add-ons and advertising
Local search is big business
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