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Sept 13, 2010 – Chris Silver Smith: Who Will Own Local Data? Search Engines, Yellow Pages, Aggregators Or Social Media? (NEW)
Aug 12, 2010 – SearchEngineLand: How Can SEM Affect The SMB Purchase Funnel? (NEW)
Jul 08, 2010 – SearchEngineLand: Be Wary Of Call Tracking Numbers In Local Search
Mar 18, 2010 – TechCrunch.com: Wiki-style business directory Brownbook hits 34 million listings
Feb 04, 2010 – Search Engine Land by Marc Lyne: Doing All The Small Things Right
Jan 20, 2010 – THESEARCHENGINEPROS.COM: 7 New Ways To Increase Web Site Traffic
Dec 01, 2009 – SMB Advisor Middle East: Wiki-style business listings
Oct 09, 2009 – The Argus: Directory aims to be Yellow Pages crossed with Wikipedia
Sept 09, 2009 – Morevisibility: Geo Targeting Your Website
Sept 09, 2009 – Committed Expertise: Freemium, Do Not Pay As You Go
Aug 30, 2009 – Screenwerk by Greg Sterling: A Wikipedia for SMBs? It’s Already Here
Aug 21, 2009 – 21st Century Affiliate Marketing by John Dilbeck: Have you listed your business at Brownbook.net?
Aug 20, 2009 – The Guardian, Kevin Anderson: Brownbook finds success with ‘freemium’ model
Aug 20, 2009 – Search Engine Land by Marc Lyne: You Don’t Own Your Own Business Details Anymore
Aug 01, 2009 – Home Business Magazine – They Beat The Odds (pages 12 and 14, August 2009 edition)
Jul 28, 2009 – SFO Examiner by Phyllis Zimbler Miller – Internet Business 101: How to get free online publicity?
Jul 17, 2009 – Brownbook is referenced in Long Tail author Chris Anderson’s new book “Free”
Jul 14, 2009 – What is Brownbook? – Think Group Media, Vol 16
Jun 04, 2009 – Search Engine Land by David Ingram – How To Handle Negative Reviews Of Your Business
May 29, 2009 – Forrester Research, Inc. – Online Directories and Internet Yellow Pages in Europe
May 29, 2009 – San Francisco Examiner, Suzanna Stinnett – Brownbook.net is an editable global business directory – and it is huge
Apr 28, 2009 – stevegasser.com – A Free Directory That Anyone Can Edit – BrownBook.net
Apr 24, 2009 – techvibes.com – Brownbook.net Launches New Video Ads Service
Apr 22, 2009 – The Guardian, Jemima Kiss: Brownbook and Friday Ad take on the big guys with local video ads
Apr 16, 2009 – ContentPig.com – Business Directories and Breadcrumbs, the Alternative to Google
Apr 12, 2009 – thirdpersonmatt.com – Brownbook Business Site Continues Expansion
Apr 11, 2009 – EveryJoe.com – Brownbook Business Site Continues Expansion
Apr 10, 2009 – CILIP Gazette – Interactive Business Directory Launched
Apr 10, 2009 – crowdsourcingexamples.pbwiki.com – MadebyMany.co.uk’s Anjali Ramachandran adds Brownbook to her list of crowdsourcing sites
Apr 09, 2009 – Search Engine Land by David Ingram – A Google Alternative For Small Business: Breadcrumbs & Business Directories
Apr 08, 2009 – Screenwerk by Greg Sterling – Brownbook Intros Video in the UK
Apr 08, 2009 – Kelsey Group – U.K.’s Brownbook Launches Local Video Ads
Mar 26, 2009 – eMarkets.de B2B Trade – Yellow Pages with Web 2.0 and Wiki Features
Mar 26, 2009 – eMarkets.de B2B Trade – Branchenbuch im Web 2.0 und Wiki Stil
Mar 24, 2009 – Google Street View News – Brownbook.net is The First Ever Business Directory to Support Google Street View
Mar 06, 2009 – Rankings.me – Get found on Google, free directory for small business
Feb 01, 2009 – selectfreeware.com – Brownbook.net – Open Business Directory. What is Brownbook.net?
Jan 19, 2009 – KUHF Houston Public Radio – A new web site called Brownbook melds the Wikipedia concept with the business directory. Ed Mayberry talked with Brownbook’s British developersLISTEN HERE
Jan 12, 2009 – Red Ferret – Brownbook – the free search directory that anyone can edit
Jan 08, 2009 – Techcrunch – We’re not yelping, now Yelp has arrived, say the local competitors
Jan 07, 2009 – Techcrunch – Cry havoc, and let loose the dogs of war – Yelp launches into UK local reviews battleground
Dec 23, 2008 – The 28-Hour-Day diet – BrownBook Open Data Business Directory
Dec 20, 2008 – Joy Hawkins’ Blog – Cheap Ways to Promote your Website (part 1)
Dec 19, 2008 – Screenwerk by Greg Sterling – Brownbook Joins the DIY Website Crowd
Dec 18, 2008 – Outsell, Inc. – Outsell Publishes Information Industry Outlook 2009; Cites Apple, Elsevier, and LinkedIn Among 30 Innovators to Watch
Dec 15, 2008 – Agent Genius Mag by Ines Hegedus-Garcia – Brownbook.net New World-Wide Business Directory
Dec 12, 2008 – BB Your Way – It’s Nice To Have Friends
Dec 06, 2008 – Scobleizer by Robert Scoble – Will paying the crowd be the new business model?
Dec 04, 2008 – Kelsey Group – Brownbook: Free Wiki-Based Directory Counts on Upsells
Nov 14, 2008 – Canada.com, Times Colonist – Websites superceding Yellow Pages
Nov 7, 2008 – The Gazette (Canada) – Online search tools gaining ground on phone directories
Nov 3, 2008 – Tech Vibes, Rob Lewis – Brownbook.net applies
Wikinomics to the Yellow Pages
Oct 30, 2008 – Wikinomics, Denis Hancock – Wikinomics in Action: Brownbook.net gets prosumers invested for life
Oct 27, 2008 – The Guardian, Jemima Kiss – Elevator Pitch: Brownbook battles for the online directory space
Oct 23, 2008 – directoryblog.webpronews.com by Chris Crum – Directory Pays Users
Oct 23, 2008 – Screenwerk by Greg Sterling – Brownbook Creates Largest ‘Sales Force’
Oct 22, 2008 – Screenwerk by Greg Sterling – Brownbook Offers Users Earnings
Oct 13, 2008 – The Daily Telegraph, Richard Tyler – Small firms switch on to search engine optimization
Oct 03, 2008 – Kelsey Group – Yellow Pages No Longer an Exclusive
Oct 03, 2008 – Outsell Inc., David Worlock – The doorstop is a tombstone
Sep 01, 2008 – Upload Magazine – Harnessing the power of SEO
Aug 28, 2008 – Screenwerk by Greg Sterling – Brownbook the Tortoise in Directories Race?
Aug 28, 2008 – InfoCommerce Group Inc. – Brownbook.net Launches Mobile Platform
Aug 27, 2008 – Screenwerk by Greg Sterling – Brownbook Launches in US Market
Aug 13, 2008 – The Telegraph – Blog on and use web pages to drive up sales opportunities
Aug 07, 2008 – VS Consulting Group – Brownbook The Free Business Directory That Anyone Can Instantly Edit
Jul 31, 2008 – Kelsey Group – Brownbook Following Different Path To IYP Success
Jul 31, 2008 – Intruders TV Interview – Dave Ingram of Brownbook.net the open business directory
Jul 30, 2008 – Wire Service Canada – Commercial Phone Book’s Business Model Threatened
Jul 23, 2008 – Zibb.com – 27 million businesses and growing
Mar 28, 2008 – BBC Click – Evolution of the Social Network (article and VIDEO)
Mar 26, 2008 – Bedford Today – Brown is the new yellow
Mar 25, 2008 – Reading Evening Post – Web Directory Exposes Rogue Firms
Mar 25, 2008 – The Wokingham Times – Web Directory Exposes Rogue Firms
Mar 25, 2008 – Bracknell Forest Standard – Web Directory Exposes Rogue Firms
Mar 10, 2008 – Wear Valley Mercury – Website helps find businesses – with good consumer feedback
Mar 05, 2008 – DoncasterFreePress.co.uk – New website to find the service that you need
Feb 20, 2008 – EveryJoe.com, Uncover The Internet – Brownbook – Local Business Directory Wiki
Feb 20, 2008 – Web User – Brownbook.net rated 4 Stars
Feb 18, 2008 – PCM Interactive Inc. – Are We Shifting from YellowPages to BrownPages?
Feb 13, 2008 – KillerStartups – Brownbook.net, the Open Yellow Pages
Feb 08, 2008 – Info Commerce Group, Inc. – Is Brown the New Yellow?
Feb 06, 2008 – Kelsey Group – U.K.’s Brownbook a Good Web 2.0 Example for IYPs
Feb 06, 2008 – Computer Business Review – Local business directory website The Brownbook launched in UK
Feb 05, 2008 – Computerworld UK – I’ve Got a Little (Brown)Book
Feb 04, 2008 – BCS.org – ‘Wiki’ business directory launched in UK
Feb 04, 2008 – ITPro – Brownbook offers businesses the opportunity to promote by reputation rather than by spending money
Feb 04, 2008 – Yahoo News – launch PR
Feb 04, 2008 – PaidContent.org – The Brownbook: Free Online Local Business Directory Helps Consumers Identify the Good and the Bad Traders
Feb 04, 2008 – FOXBusiness – launch PR
Feb 04, 2008 – Investors.com
Feb 04, 2008 – Sys-Con Media – The Brownbook: Free Online Local Business Directory Helps Consumers Identify the Good and the Bad Traders
Jan 04, 2008 – Screenwerk by Greg Sterling – BrownBook: Wiki Yellow Pages

Press Releases

March 24, 2010 – Free Global Online Business Directory, Brownbook.net, Now Helps Over 34 Million Businesses world-wide get found online
October 02, 2009 – Helping businesses beat the downturn – Brownbook.net goes TOTALLY free
June 16, 2009 – Brownbook Celebrates its First Birthday and a Year of Sustained Growth
Apr 28, 2009 – Brownbook and Friday-Ad Launch Turnkey Local Video Ads Package
Mar 24, 2009 – Brownbook.net is The First Business Directory to Support Google Street View
Feb 23, 2009 – Business Owners Can Try Brownbook.net Advanced Features FREE for 30 Days
Feb 05, 2009 – Brownbook is listed in Outsell Inc’s Top 30 Companies to Watch in 2009
Dec 18, 2008 - Brownbook.net Comes To The Aid Of The 7 Out Of 10 Small Businesses That Still Don’t Have A Website
Dec 01, 2008 - Brownbook.net’s New Listing Customization Features Further Widen Gap with Traditional Online Directories
Nov 20, 2008 – Businesses that advertise during a recession outsell their competitors by 256%
Oct 22, 2008 – Local Business Directory Brownbook.net to Pay Lifetime Share of Earnings to all Users
Oct 23, 2008 – Brownbook.net Rewards Customers for Business Listings and Reviews (UK)
Oct 23, 2008 – Brownbook.net Rewards Customers for Business Listings and Reviews (US)
Sep 17, 2008 – Brownbook photo and video customer reviews
Aug 22, 2008 – Brownbook’s mobile search platform
Aug 19, 2008 – Brownbook’s OpenSearch technology
Aug 13, 2008 – Brownbook goes mobile in your town
Jul 30, 2008 – Commerical Phone Books’ Business Model Threatened
Jul 23, 2008 – Brownbook.net goes International – USA, Canada, Australia
May 28, 2008 – Friday Holdings Invests in Brownbook
May 22, 2008 – Yell Share Price Decline (comment)
Feb 14, 2008 – New website helps us identify the good and bad businesses in our town
Feb 01, 2008 – Brownbook launches in UK – helps consumers spot rogue traders

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