Tag Archives: local search

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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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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Brownbook is the first business directory to support Google Street View

You can add Google Street View to your enhanced listing in Brownbook to show users exactly where your business is located, and Brownbook is the first business directory to provide this facility.

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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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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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Geo-tagging versus radiating search

I was asked the other day why we don’t do radiating search, and its a good question the answer to which is not immediately obvious.  I figured it may be useful to share the reasons why? When we first designed … Continue reading

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Brownbook Mobile on New 3G Apple iPhone

I am VERY pleased to say that our mobile platform passed testing with FLYING COLORS today, and will go live at the end of our next development phase around 18th June. I see that Yellow Pages in the US has … Continue reading

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Developers use our OpenSearch API to deliver local business search and listings on your website

OpenSearch is a neat technology that lets you perform a search against our database and get the results returned to you as an XML feed.  Visit OpenSearch.org to get the background scoop. This means you can add your own search … Continue reading

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