About two weeks ago we were actually considering to shut down the startup directory here on EU-Startups.com. It’s just not our main focus, adds only little value and takes time to maintain. On the other hand, to be completely honest here, the directory drives a nice amount of organic traffic to the site.
In order to make a decision, we asked the EU-Startups Twitter followers about their opinion. The first poll indicated that we should keep the directory, but improve it. The 2nd poll was almost 50% to 50% on the question of whether we should delete it or not.
Long story short: We decided to keep our startup database alive and to improve it a little bit going forward. In the recent days we reviewed and published over 400 listings which where on the waiting list for many months – sorry for the delay! In addition we fixed the code to have the listings rank by founding date again. And if you’re viewing a listing of a startup we already wrote about, you’ll now also automatically see the links to the corresponding articles.
We’re now crossing the mark of 1,000 startups listed! Although this is really not our main focus, the goal is to further improve and grow the directory in the coming months. We’ll especially try to improve the search functionality, but also the design and the amount of data listed per startup. If you have other ideas on how we can make our startup database more valuable for startups and readers, please just add your comment below this article.
The EU-Startups directory is a great way to introduce your startup to our readers and to catch our attention for future coverage. So if you haven’t registered your startup yet, just do it now!