Monthly Archives: June 2008

Get more business – with word of mouth

The experts tell us that we listen more to personal recommendations than adverts and marketing when we’re trying to find a new trustworthy supplier. Had you ever noticed that yourself? We just added a neat new feature to to … Continue reading

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Developers use our OpenSearch API to deliver local business search and listings on your website

OpenSearch is a neat technology that lets you perform a search against our database and get the results returned to you as an XML feed.  Visit to get the background scoop. This means you can add your own search … Continue reading

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LocalMouth is the first to use OpenSearch API

Local information website LocalMouth ( is the first website to use’s OpenSearch API.  See how they’re using it to produce select listings of local companies here –

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WARNING – The Brownbook is NOT the Yellow Pages :)

A lot of people (I have found most) seem to use the term “Yellow Pages” when they talk about consumer-facing business directories, I guess its something that my generation grew up with.  But few people realise that the term is, in … Continue reading

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Wightbay – very nice niche site for Isle of Wight

A little bird told me that we got a mention on Wightbay’s blog, Wightbay is a hyper-local site for business and consumers of The Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of the UK. They have around 12,000 … Continue reading

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How to edit a business on Brownbook – VIDEO

When people ask me ‘what is’ my one line reply is that ‘its the free business directory that anyone can edit’. You can see just how easy it is to edit a business in this video. We can all … Continue reading

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