Yelp is definitely one of the most popular website on the internet and by using this GeoTheme Yelp clone script we can create a niche Yelp clone that has the same functions that the original site. Building a business directory is great online business since there are many ways to monetize it, moreover since the site contains city + keyword phrases (such as New York barbers), we have better chance to rank higher for them in search engines, that means more free targeted traffic. However, this greatly depends on the niche we work with.
The only thing we should keep in mind is that our Yelp clone site must provide options that are useful not only for the site visitors, but for the business owners who want to be in the certain directory. If you have Yelp clone that offers useful information your visitors will return. On top of that, these visitors are potential costumers, so business owners want to get into the directory or want better positions in it, so you will be able to ask more money.
The Yelp clone script I will show you comes with all the functions that you will need to create a professional and money making Yelp clone, no matter what type niche you will want to use. It is a WordPress business directory theme that comes with a lot of features and extremely flexible. In this review I would like to show you why this Yelp clone script is the best solution to build Yelp clone website.
Yelp Clone Script with Incredible Features
As it was mentioned this is a special directory theme for WordPress, so we can enjoy all the benefits of WP like SEO friendly coding, great flexibility and that it is very user friendly, so even you are not an expert at programming and managing websites, you can learn it easily. In addition, we must not forget about the free and premium plugins we can use to improve the layout, SEO etc. However, after testing this Yelp clone script I have to say really few plugins are needed. (Personally, I use plugins to improve onsite SEO).
One of the greatest advantage of GeoTheme is the possibility to tweak Google Maps. We cannot only use maps for a certain place, but within the category listings where all the places can be displayed, or even we can create a homepage “big” map where all the businesses can be displayed. On top of that, everything is done automatically, and adding Google Maps to Pages is really easy. Plus you can modify the maps to suit your needs.
Separated Custom Posts
There are three types of custom posts we can create by using this Yelp clone script. The first is the place post that comes with a custom “Add New Post” dashboard. By using it we are able to add as many information as we can like website, telephone, opening hours etc. about the certain business plus setup the Google map for it, add if it is featured or not, if is paid listing or not. And these are just the most important features.
The other posts type that this Yelp clone script offer is the events that also comes with a custom dashboard where we can add the deatils of the event. The third one is the typical blog post type in case we want to add articles to our Yelp clone.
I myself love the place post dashboard, incredibly informative pages can be created by using it.
Yelp Clone Script with Powerful Monetization Features
Once you have a well-running, well-visited Yelp clone website you can generate the maximum revenue by using the built-in monetizing features. For example, you are able to restrict number as well as the quality of info which can be submitted for free, and you can set up special, paid packages that allow business owners to submit more info or even get featured listings.
Or you can even make your whole Yelp clone paid or free, it all depends on you.
Some of the most Important Feature of this Yelp Clone
- Modification of the homepage is extremely easy for example you can use interactive map or slider.
- Enhanced category listing.
- Business owners can add their own listings.
- Featured events and listings.
- Users have their own dashboard where they can manage everything comfortably.
- Incredible design settings.
- Many payment options and you can even set up coupons.
- The only Yelp clone script that comes with in multi city settings.
- Free and premium packages can be set up. Premium packages can be created based on many.
- Add extra features and grant greater visibility to premium packages.
- Powerful rating system.
- Business owners are able to answer and manage reviews of their business pages.
- Create recurring events and/or link them to a business page
- Contact forms, send to a friend, Google +, Twitter and Facebook social buttons… and more
- Advanced notification system that can be customized easily.
Ant these are jut the most important features of this Yelp clone script.
Overall, if you want to build a business directory based on a niche, and need a software that will surely serve you needs and your visitors needs, you should give try for this Yelp clone script.