Monthly Archives: May 2009

Helping businesses who choose not to help themselves – Brownbook, the directory platform for classified publishers

From the outset we saw Brownbook as being a global open platform, available to other websites via OpenSearch and a platform on which any business anywhere in the World could add themselves (via self service) for free and then pay … Continue reading

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Developing your own widgets to work on Brownbook pages

Here is a great example where http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk has created a widget to insert in its customers Brownbook pages to show the inventory that that business has for sale on Boats and Outboards: http://www.brownbook.net/business/74779/lancing-marine-ltd If any online publishers anywhere in the … Continue reading

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New page stats added to business profile pages

By popular demand we’ve added a new ‘Page statistics’ unit to all business profile pages.  Now you can see exactly how many times your profile page has been viewed, and how many times your website, blog, twitter and email links … Continue reading

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Brownbook V18 live today

Brownbook V18 went live today, with a couple of changes which I’ll outline here.  Aside from a whole heap of back-end stuff, the key front-end improvements revolve around the customizable business pages. When you add new information to your business … Continue reading

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Brownbook appears in CILIP’s Gazette

The London-based Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has written about Brownbook in the 10-23 April 2009 edition of their Library & Information Gazette. It reads: Interactive Business Directory Launched Brownbook.net is an online global business directory which … Continue reading

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