Thanks also to Sandra who sent me this…
“It is a site that is really easy to use – I already prefer it to your competitor Y***.com [JB> name obscured] as they are complete charlatans as far as money goes. I added 2 companies and it was really easy. Keep up the good work!”
I asked a few of our early users what they thought of version 1, and I was thrilled to be sent this by one of our people (you know who you are K). Its really flattering when someone says stuff like this, we really appreciate it and we do listen.
“I have recently added my business to Brownbook.net, and I have to say I am very impressed! Listing my business was quick and easy, with extra features available at very reasonable prices. When a small query arose, it was dealt with very quickly and professionally by the site owner.”
I just noticed that we got a great write up on KillerStartups.com by Cameron.
In his own words “Brown Book may seemingly fulfill the role that the Yellow Pages occupy, but its interactivity and user capabilities set it far apart. Brownbook brings the Yellow Pages into the internet, user-driven era.”
Thanks for your support, help us spread The Brownbook 🙂
Hi all, we are absolutely stoked with the initial response to The Brownbook, and we see new businesses and new members added all the time, if you’re one of those thanks for your support (and if you’re not maybe you just discovered us – why not have a dabble).
Maybe you’ll also help us spread The Brownbook by voting us UP here – http://www.sphred.com/sphred_details/283-brownbook and telling more people about it.
Here is our first press release announcing the UK launch this week. 🙂
We sent out our first press release the other day (you can get it here if you missed it) and we’re pleased to see the response from everyone. Seems like every time I look at the home page there is something new there.
If you’re one of our early visitors please tell us what you think, we’re so open to suggestions we’re practically inside-out :).
Leave us a comment here (we moderate comments to avoid spam from all those ED spammers, but normally your comments will appear within 24 hours).
Here is a table that summarises some research I did in January 08, comparing average page views per user (from Alexa) for a bunch of local search/review and IYP websites.
Well, now that is an interesting question, and the fact is there is not a universal answer for everyone, we all have our different reasons. In answering that question the best we can do is offer several different opinions.
I guess the main thing is that people are unlikely to review a business if they get no recognition for the time they put into it. For example, if
According to a Piper Jaffray 2007 research paper 30% of all web queries contain some sort of location element. They also predict that over the next ten years local search ad revenue will grow five-fold.
I had lunch with one particular analyst last week and he explained that 90% of all businesses LISTED in yellow pages services are businesses with 5 employees or less. Imagine that, there are MILLIONS of SMALL businesses out there.
And I happen to know that on average less than 15% of all businesses