I am building a good quality local business directory. It will offer free and premium (paid for) listings. I want to use the site for my own local SEO, to offer the premium version for free to some business clients and prospects, and maybe to make a bit of money with. Enough to pay for some of these SEO tools, lol.
My first question is should I be using follow or no follow links and in which situations? I am thinking free is no follow.
Do any of you run business directories? Do they make any money? Do they get traffic? Any thoughts or opinions are welcome.