It was about time… this week the team completed the facelift of Brownbook, the first in 8 years. Times have moved on and we have been desperate to do the work for a few years, but simply did not have the time.
We have also had the opportunity to correct broken links and really do a spring clean on the whole site. Great news.
If you are an agency, SEO specialist, or a local search listing optimizer, it can be laborious and costly to add listings manually to Brownbook. We have a Publisher API that can help you reduce the time, cost, error rate and administrative overhead of adding and maintaining thousands of listings on Brownbook.net – The Global Business Listing Database.
Using our Publisher API you can search, insert, edit, and delete listings in volume. There are 5 simple steps:
1. Review the API documentation here: https://docs.brownbook.net
2. Download and sign the API Agreement (agreeing to pay US $0.10 per listing per month) here: Brownbook data publication agreement 220416
3. Scan and email the signed API Agreement to: email@example.com for the attention of Marc or David
4. We will give you an Oauth key / token
5. You code to the live API
www.brownbook.net is now fully functioning on AWS, and as a result, its much faster. We are all amazed at just how much quicker it is. Even users of the api for submitting listings into Brownbook are reporting that all requests are returning in less than 500 milliseconds.
Update: We rehearsed the full migration this week, and hit a few minor issues, thankfully nothing scary, so work continues to get this fully done. Our plan now incorporates some staged migration of different elements of the system over the next week or so, and we’ll let you know here how it gets on. Thats all for now 🙂