yea , but i need an idea , something fresh and clean for a site and i thought this might kinda be in need but seems like already 20 odd views of this and online 1 person posting back , so will have to have a think on the idea
I would think this might not work. Might sound bad to you but see if you agree with my reasoning.
1) Too diversified. Will you be able to get enough people to advertise on your site even for free? Imagine you have 50sections but only less than 5 companies on each section is not a pleasant thing to see.
2) Your advertising plan of the site. There are many who tried to have a rating site for hosting company or scripts or whatsoever. However, they can't support their advertising campaign and the whole project just fail. I have seen and have advertised (free) on many but apparently there are just too few people viewing these sites and the site does not have need addition of companies anymore. Few/no review after that.
3) credential - How do you distinguish yourself from the many? YOu can say a hundred thing but in the end people just trust the established (which might sometimes be biased).
4) Rating - where do you get your target raters from? There are many rating site with too many 1vote scenerio ( and you should know who voted that 1 ).
I am not being discouraging but these are the opinions of the bad endings of the many out there.
might help you generate new ideas in a way. Improvement is definitely a great thing to see
In my opinion is fairly doable. But as stated, you must have a pretty solid listing base to get noticed and offer some advertising. But sure, I will advertise for free, it's not harmfull at this point.
Anyway, just to get your "solid listings" sorted out...Did I mention I have a YP database up for auction? You might use it, for the right price
1 pound a month..... for 2000 accounts with 1gb of space..... THATS 1 TB!!! yeeks!!
My current free e-mail services only hasxe 10% of that.....I would need 10 of those.... and ROI would come only after like an estimated maybe 7 to 8 months? considering all the maintainence and personell needed to maintain these servers.....
Have you been in the email business? ( I mean just pure email no hosting )...