Sayers Common, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 24, 2009 -- Brownbook.netâs premium features are now available on a FREE 30-day trial basis. Premium features are: Claim the listing - lock it down so only its owner can update it, and get alerted anytime anyone reviews or tags the business (usually US $10/year) Bold (usually US $2/year), and boxed and highlighted listing (usually US $2/year) â to make it stand out, visually Priority search results (usually US $2/year) Customized listing (allows rich media i.e. photos, videos, logos, detailed information, widgets and bidgets) plus reviews and map with drag-and-drop page layout (usually US $6/year) â to enable a unique presentation of the business Standalone business website using Brownbookâs âweb site creatorâ (usually US $98/year) with your own design and brand â not a Brownbook logo in sight
The 30-day free trial is available by simply clicking the âThjs is my businessâ link at the top of all unclaimed listings. Towards the end of the 30-day period, Brownbook invites the claimant to keep the premium features they require by paying via Paypal. If the user decides not to pay by the end of the 30 days, their listing reverts to the free listing format which comprises full address with map, telephone, cell phone, fax, e-mail, live web link (traditionally charged for in other directories), VOIP, IM, business tags and location tags
As well as improving the general search engine optimization of a company, an enhanced listing in Brownbook also improves their presence online, and consequently their search engine ranking. It is a powerful online marketing tool. 7 out 10 small businesses still do not have a website. By offering Brownbookâs âweb site creatorâ free of charge for 30 days, it is hoped that many more small business owners will find out for themselves how easy it is to create a professional-looking web site
Click here to watch Marc Lyne, Brownbookâs COO, introduce the free 30-day offer: http://blog.brownbook.net/2009/02/20/30-day-free-trial-video/
Marc Lyne, Brownbook.net COO
Attributable to Marc Lyne, COO, Brownbook.net
Weâre so confident that people will like all of our premium features that weâve introduced a FREE 30-day trial for all Brownbookâs premium business promotions. This means you can actually try out what youâre getting before making any commitment.
We are making available, free of charge for 30 days, $120 worth of premium business promotions to give people a chance to try before they buy.
Our premium business promotions are already markedly less expensive than similar services in traditional business directories and consequently represent incredible value for money, but weâve just pushed the boat out even further by making them all available free of charge for 30 days.
BROWNBOOK KEY FACTS Brownbook is the free directory that anyone can edit. Anyone, in any country, anywhere in the world, can add, edit and review businesses in any country Business owners claim their listing to optimize it, get alerts and customize it with photos, videos, logos, widgets, and any additional information Business owners use Brownbook Bidgets (Business widgets) to easily add features like reviews, maps, and video on all their other web presences Unique business model that rewards contributors with a lifetime share of revenue Launched in the UK in May 2008 with 2.2 million UK businesses listed. Expanded to USA, Australia and Canada in July 2008 with an additional 25 million records On web (http://www.brownbook.net) and mobile web (http://m.brownbook.net) Brownbook.net has a totally open ethos with its OpenSearch API and Micro Formats that allow Brownbook.net data to be used everywhere by anyone
USEFUL LINKS Examples of premium listings: Miamism.com - Miami Beach Real Estate Resource [http://www.brownbook.net/business/31014168/miamismcom---miami-beach-real-estate-resource] Celebrity Lipstick [http://www.brownbook.net/business/30991528/celebrity-lipstick]
Examples of Brownbookâs âweb site creatorâ sites: Jolly Gnome Garden Services [http://www.brownbook.net/businesspage/view/31012971/jolly-gnome-garden-services/3/Home] Kuen Kung Fu [http://www.brownbook.net/businesspage/view/31013261/kuen-kung-fu/10/Home]
Website: http://www.brownbook.net Blog: http://blog.brownbook.net Press and Images: [http://blog.brownbook.net/press] Brownbook interview on Fast Company: http://tinyurl.com/ct5qby Brownbook overview by Wikinomics: http://tinyurl.com/6omb2s
Please contact Marc Lyne (email@example.com) to arrange an interview and/or for additional quotes: