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Directorist's 2023 in Retrospect

A Year In Review: Directorist’s 2023 in Retrospect

In 2023, Directorist saw some epic changes. The world underwent the most insane breakthroughs. 

The AI revolution took over. Still, we did not evolve past our primal warring instincts with endless wars and conflicts that have spilled to the forefronts of 2024.

The temperatures crashed with record-breaking heatwaves, melting the biggest Atlantic glaciers. And India beat China in population. But one thing’s for sure: COVID-19 has become a thing of the past. 

In July 2023, WHO officially declared the end of the pandemic that crashed economies. 

What of Directorist, though? We didn’t let any news overwhelm us. Despite challenges, Directorist had your ongoing support. With you by our side, we have made it in 2023 successfully! 

In the first quarter of 2023, we released our latest performance optimization. Throughout the year, we tested various new features too, and many amazing things with Directorist.

Curious to know more? Let’s dive in.

Overall Growth in Percent

In the wondrous journey of 2023, our flagship product, Directorist, truly shone brightly. It pictured a whopping 11.60% surge in revenue, outshining the script of 2022. It’s not just a leap; it’s a bound into the realms of success for our flagship product.

Here are some additional details about Directorist’s growth in 2023:

  • The number of new customers grew by 14.45%
  • Sales soared up by 20.4%
  • A significant surplus in the number of recurring customers

Directorist Achieves Triumph at Monster’s Award 2023: The Best WordPress Dynamic Plugin

Yes! You have read it right. Directorist has been the winner of the prestigious Monster’s Award 2023, taking home the top prize in the “Best WordPress Dynamic Plugin” category for the second year in a row.

Just let you know that Directorist earned an impressive 23% of the total votes, beating out the other 32 popular contenders in the category. This victory speaks volumes about the plugin’s popularity and value among WordPress users.

How Directorist Accompanied Us Through 2023: A Journey to Scalability

i. Releases Directorist 7.7.0

The new version of Directorist has some cool new tools called Hooks. Think of them like keys that open up a bunch of new possibilities for developers. These Hooks let developers really dig in and change, improve, and create new features for the plugin in many ways. Whether you’re a coding expert or just getting started, these Hooks let you customize the plugin like never before.

But that’s not all! There are also some bug fixes in this update. We’ve gotten rid of those annoying bugs that might have caused small issues. Now, using the plugin is super smooth. No more glitches or problems – just a seamless experience.

We’re all about making things perfect. This update ensures that using the plugin is easy and trouble-free. Everything works better, from browsing to overall performance. Every click and action will be a breeze with this update.

Ultimately, Directorist has achieved a 30% improvement in performance, leading to enhanced overall efficiency when compared to its prior version.

ii. Embedding YouTube shorts in listings

Users can directly embed YouTube shorts within their directory listings. This allows viewers to watch engaging video content alongside the traditional listing information, providing a more dynamic and immersive experience.

iii. Introducing the “Automated Email Verification” feature

In 2023, the team Directorist took a powerful step forward in safeguarding user authenticity with the introduction of the “Automated Email Verification” feature. With this feature, users can

  • deter bots and fake accounts
  • protect their directories from spam and malicious activity
  • ensure only legitimate users can access your site.

iv. Directorist optimization

We’ve enhanced the loading speed of Directorist, enabling users to significantly reduce page loading times and experience exceptionally fast directory performance in various environments like.

  • Query
  • Media

v. Improvements on Directorist mobile app

We have had substantial enhancements to the app where we have added dynamic fields. These fields enhance the overall user experience.

vii. HelpGent integration

HelpGent by wpWax is the ultimate communication tool with advanced features like conversational forms, video, audio, text messaging, screen recording and sharing with voiceover. In 2023, we integrated Directorist with HelpGent which makes your directory website more accessible and interactive to your audience. Eventually, it creates more leads and conversions.

Directorist’s Incredible Ascent: How Our Marketing Team Catapulted It

Indeed, a good marketing team can truly catapult a brand to new heights. And, ours is no exception to that. Last year, our marketing squad demonstrated remarkable expertise in enhancing the maturity of the Directorist. Let us delve into the specific ways in which the team contributed to the success of Directorist.

  • We have ranked almost all keywords based on Directorist through our articles
  • We have listed Directorist in all major articles around the web, targeting directory keywords
  • Published 48 articles
  • Exchanged more than 30 guest post articles with renowned WordPress companies like WPExplorer.
  • A surplus in affiliate onboarding and earning
  • Directorist’s traffic hit a new high this year, almost two times greater than the previous year
  • We introduced video marketing for better user engagements
  • Directorist is now available on all major social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Quora, Reddit, LinkedIn, Mastodon, etc.

We have accomplished all of this with even fewer resources than in the past year. Moreover, our investment in marketing wasn’t significantly higher than in previous years.

Support Team Sparks Directorist’s Success Party

With fervor and unwavering commitment, our dedicated support team maintained robust readiness to assist leads and both new and existing customers. Their round-the-clock efforts have been relentless in simplifying processes. Now, take a sneak peek into their endeavors.

  • Total number of tickets solved – 10000+
  • Total number of replies to the customer queries – 21000+
  • Total number of customers we helped – 3800
  • Customer happiness score we achieved – 82 out of 100
  • We achieved – 140+ “5-star rating” on the WordPress repository

Our Screw Ups: We were Unable to Release the Directorist Version 8.0

Throughout the year, we have implemented numerous enhancements in Directorist to elevate the user experience. Regrettably, we encountered unforeseen issues that delayed the release of Directorist version 8.0.

Counting Down to 2024 with Superior Strategies in Place

In 2024, we are poised to implement innovative strategies that will propel Directorist to unprecedented heights. Here is an overview of our upcoming initiatives.

1. Releases Directorist version 8.0

Version 8.0 will cover the following elements:

  • New design
  • Optimization 
  • Less pages
  • Better UI and UX

2. Elementor, Bricks, Divi integration

Integrating Directorist with these page builders can enhance the flexibility and design options for creating directory pages. In this year, our goal is to integrate Directorist with Elementor, Bricks, and Divi to make Directorist escalable.

3. Better SEO features

We will bring a number impressive SEO features in Directorist, making it a powerful tool for building directory websites that climb the search engine rankings.

4. More income streams

In 2024, Directorist is poised for an extraordinary year ahead. Wondering why? Well, Directorist is set to launch with multiple revenue streams, guaranteeing a steady income for all directory website owners.

5. One-based theme platform

We are excited to unveil a unique theme platform that revolves around a user-friendly experience. Here, users can effortlessly explore a variety of niche-based themes, all at their fingertips.

See You Again

Finally, we have reached the conclusion of a remarkable year for Directorist, filled with advancements and progress. Here, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed customers and, of course, to those who made significant contributions to the development and elevation of Directorist to new heights.

Thank you for your support and collaboration throughout this journey. We are optimistic that the upcoming year, 2024, will unfold as an exceptional chapter, marked by the continued positivity and support you bring to the table. Looking forward to achieving great milestones together in the coming year.

Written by

Md. Hamim Khan

Md Hamim Khan is a man of letters who puts up his hands for technical content writing at Directorist. He loves to keep himself engaged in playing cricket & chit-chatting with friends, family, and colleagues in the time when he leaves out of work.

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