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Thanks for the recognition from Local Search expert Chris Silver Smith

Always nice to get a little recognition: Sept 13, 2010 – Chris Silver Smith: Who Will Own Local Data? Search Engines, Yellow Pages, Aggregators Or Social Media? Thanks Chris, one day we MUST catch up for a chat. Dave

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Richer Business Profile Pages get more traffic and clicks [stats]

We did a little analysis this week, intended for some internal purposes but the results are so interesting that I thought I’d share them with you. Business Pages with more content get more views and clicks – sounds obvious and … Continue reading

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The FOUR simple tricks to NOT screw up your shiny new SEO

Brownbook business listings give you great organic SEO, helping your business get found more on search engines. But DID YOU KNOW you can mess that up with a few well-meaning faux-pas? Here are FOUR simple tricks you can use to easily … Continue reading

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Brownbook’s decision not to use nofollow links is appreciated by search engine marketers

In response to Andrew Shotland’s revealing post “SuperPages New Profile Pages Not Doing Advertisers Any SEO Favors” on Local SEO Guide (Local Search Engine Optimization & Marketing Made Simple), these comments caught our eye: Marcus | ADMAX // May 27, … Continue reading

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Webmasters – please tell me what you think…

(… and I will credit you with a link back in the resultant blog post!) – see my contact details at the end of this post An open invitation to webmasters and owners of the following types of websites: local/regional … Continue reading

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Brownbook SCRUM hit at ICMA conference

I spoke at the ICMA Conference (Classifieds EVOLVE or die) in Berlin last week. It all went very well and I was very pleased with the interaction, question and feedback, but when you speak, you never know what people are … Continue reading

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Brownbook Optimization Report #4 – May 10, 2010

Hi Brownbook gives you free resources to promote your business online and get found more in search results. Here are more top tips and simple tricks to optimise your Brownbook Business Page to get found more online. Today’s tips: #1 … Continue reading

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Brownbook hits 34million business listings [feature in Techcrunch]

We’re pleased to announce that Brownbook now lists  over 34 MILLION businesses in over 240 countries.  Founder Marc Lyne was recently interviewed by global tech news powerhouse TechCrunch about the site, you can read the whole story on TechCrunch right … Continue reading

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A search marketing success story

It’s always great to hear good news and that businesses who take the time to add their details to Brownbook, do so well and get found online. Here is another great example: search on Google for ‘hat shop sussex‘, and … Continue reading

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Take live bookings and availability in your Brownbook business page

We’re proud to have teamed up with BookingBug to offer our customers live bookings and availability in their Brownbook business page.  Does your business take bookings for services?  Then check out what BookingBug can do for you, and add the … Continue reading

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