Brownbook Celebrates its First Birthday and a Year of Sustained Growth

Top Quote The free global business directory that anyone can edit now lists 28 million businesses worldwide. End Quote
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  • (1888PressRelease) June 17, 2009 - United Kingdom:, 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.

    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:

    • R A Hilton, Jeweller, USA:
    •, USA:
    • Bush Marketing, Australia:
    • Sort Out My Visa, UK:

    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,, 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:

    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:, and their Brownbook reviews which they have placed on their own blog: ”

    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. Interviews with the co-founders, Marc Lyne (Twitter: ( @ ) marc_lyne) and Dave Ingram (Twitter: ( @ ) daveingram), by Skype video can be arranged upon request dot

    For more information, please contact:

    Marc Lyne, Co-Founder
    London Road
    Sayers Common
    West Sussex
    BN6 9HS
    United Kingdom
    +44 (0)208 1235 466

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