Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Press release: Brownbook Celebrates its First Birthday and a Year of Sustained Growth

The free global business directory that anyone can edit now lists 28 million businesses worldwide

United Kingdom: Brownbook.net, the free global business directory that anyone can edit, is celebrating its first year in business; a year of sustained growth. Today, the site continues to thrive, with thousands of businesses being added, worldwide, every week. The international distribution of listed businesses can be seen here: http://www.brownbook.net/countries.

Brownbook continues to innovate and help small businesses get found online. The company video interviewed some business owners on Skype, and here is what they said:

Brownbook also regularly enjoys positive reviews about the site; these left, for example, on Brownbook’s own listing page:

“Love it... Love it... Love it. This is SEO magic for the uninitiated. Simple, quick and powerful. Love it! Have recommended BrownBook to ALL my friends! Actor Expo Team, www.actorexpo.co.uk, May 25, 2009 17.23”

“I had a wonderful review of my business appear on my [Brownbook listing] a few days after signing up for your service. It was an unsolicited endorsement from a business associate. Right on! May 22, 2009 11.06”

Marc Lyne, co-founder: “We are currently listing 28 million businesses from all around the world. One of the reasons for Brownbook’s success, I would say, is that we never stop providing innovative new features to businesses, helping them to get found online. This keeps the site fresh and on its toes. Here are 2 of our latest enhancements, for example:

1. Stats counters and stat graph on every businesses page; plus a global stats league table, since May 5, 2009, here: http://www.brownbook.net/user/hof/top-viewed-profiles

2. Bidget (Business Widget) for reviews. Now anyone can add their reviews that appear on Brownbook to any other website, blog or forum. See an example here: the Brownbook page for Onedrywash: http://www.brownbook.net/business/31008544/sjk-products-ltd, and their Brownbook reviews which they have placed on their own blog: http://onedrywash.blogspot.com

About Brownbook
Brownbook is the free global online business directory that anyone can edit. Business owners claim their listing to optimize it, get alerts and customize it with photos, videos, logos, widgets, and additional information. Brownbook, which offers a unique business model that rewards contributors with a lifetime share of revenue, was launched in May 2008. Brownbook is currently receiving 650,000 monthly visitors and is available on the web at http://www.brownbook.net and on the mobile web at http://m.brownbook.net. Interviews with the co-founders, Marc Lyne (Twitter: @marc_lyne) and Dave Ingram (Twitter: @daveingram), by Skype video can be arranged upon request.

For more information, please contact:

Marc Lyne, Co-Founder
London Road
Sayers Common
West Sussex
United Kingdom
+44 (0)208 1235 466

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