Monthly Archives: November 2008

The future

An interesting quote that i received by email today: “The successful companies in the local space will have organic traffic, unique distribution, self-service products, direct access to merchant budgets and low-cost burn rates, she said. Meanwhile, companies that overly rely … Continue reading

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The long term life expectancy of the print Yellow Pages…

Kelsey Group (Kelsey Group is the leading provider of strategic research and analysis, data and competitive metrics on Yellow Pages, electronic directories, local search, SMB advertising and local media) run a group on Linked In where I saw the following … Continue reading

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Important update for business owners

Hi guys Important changes with your listing – some things you’ll want to know This update applies to all members that have claimed a business listing and have added one or both of the following promotions to your Brownbook … Continue reading

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Extinction Threatens Yellow-Pages Publishers

This is the headline from a piece in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week. I have got to say that this does not suprise me its a foregone conclusion… a quote I saw recently from Charles Darwin stated: “it’s … Continue reading

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Who has the most friends?

This is todays (10th December) ‘top 10’ leader board for ‘friends’ on Brownbook: 9 friends – Martyn Regan 4 friends – YOURTRUSTEDTRADESMEN 3 friends – Hippy 3 friends – mickdavies 3 friends – Healdsburg Prop Mgmt 2 friends – … Continue reading

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Get more business

Brownbook V10 went into test today, should be live in two or three days.  We have 3 big new features for businesses, all aimed at helping you get the attention of new customers and of course win more business: 1. Customize your Brownbook … Continue reading

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Online search tools gaining ground on phone directories

Brownbook continues to gather pace.  Out latest coverage in The Canadian Gazette is an interesting feature focusing on the demise of traditional phonebooks and the growing popularity of online local search alternatives like us – that offer consumers so much … Continue reading

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Advertise smarter, not harder

As much as I hate to admit it, it seems we’re in or entering a recession.  And that can spell bad news for small businesses.  I recall hearing anecdotes along the following lines from various people throughout my life: “ah, … Continue reading

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Online Word of Mouth Marketing

I have written an article featured on the Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse (SBDCNet) about online word of mouth marketing for small businesses. The post points out several things that small businesses can do to create buzz for … Continue reading

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