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Goodbye blogcatalog, you did me a favour.

Ash Nallawalla

13 August 2010

Directory

I submitted my latest site, a review site called CEviews.org, to blogcatalog.com after moving some reviews from this site to it. It was rejected with the following email: Dear Ash Nallawalla, Thank you for submitting your blog CEviews (http://www.ceviews.org) to BlogCatalog. Unfortunately upon reviewing your blog we are unable to grant it access to the […]

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Your directory is not bigger than mine

Ash Nallawalla

28 August 2009

Directory

Saw via the Kelsey Group blog that the New Zealand Yellow™ publishers have asked Tradesmen Direct (TD) to remove a claim on their website that it is the largest directory of tradespersons in NZ. TD claims to have 18,000 trades listings, whereas Yellow claims to have more than 10,000 listings for builders alone, never mind […]

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Questioning the “Opt-In for White Pages and Opt-Out for Yellow Pages” concept

Ash Nallawalla

20 August 2009

Directory

Greg Sterling’s blog has a guest post by Alex Algard, CEO of whitepages.com, which begins with a thought-provoking statement: The Right Course: Opt-In for White Pages and Opt-Out for Yellow Pages His website has launched BanThePhoneBook.org, because: We at WhitePages are passionate about building awareness of the waste created by the white pages books and […]

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Some people – a lot of them – still use the Yellow Pages

It’s fairly easy to check that I work at the Yellow Pages® or that I am not their public spokesperson, so this is just my opinion, FWIW. Being a search marketer, I use Google/Yahoo/Live much of my working day. I have Google and SocialMention alerts for “yellow pages” and “Sensis” to see what is happening […]

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WebProNews eBusiness Directory update

WebProNews writer Chris Crum has responded to an earlier post about the eBusiness Directory. Thanks, all understood and best wishes, like I originally said. We do need good directories. An update on my experience: I received six, yes, six acknowledgments for my two submissions (or was it for just one of them – can’t tell […]

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WebProNews launches a rather ordinary directory

In what must be an unintended way to piss off readers who happen to own directories or other websites, WebProNews has launched its own eBusiness Directory. In a newsletter article entitled, “Some Directories Are Still Useful”, writer Chris Crum opines, A web directory should be just that. A directory. A directory is meant to be […]

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