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Bizwiki.com – Change The Way Local Search Works By Enabling Its Users To Build Up The Most Detailed And Up-To-Date Index Of Business In The United States

A new website called Bizwiki.com has launched across the USA today, promising to change the way local search works by enabling its users to build up the most detailed and up-to-date index of business in the United States.

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In a break with traditional Yellow Pages websites, Bizwiki invites business owners and representatives to get involved in adding and improving their records with everything from contact details to prices and opening hours, completely free of charge.

“We put up an early Alpha-version of Bizwiki.com to test it on the web in December 2008, and already traffic levels have grown to several hundred thousand users per month!,” said Bizwiki co-founder Matt Aird. “There is definitely a strong demand for the sort of information a Web 2.0 business site can deliver, and the increasing amount of users on the site provides a compelling motivation for businesses to get involved in adding and editing their listings.”

“Today’s launch is officially a fully-functional beta, but we already have several hundred thousand pages on the site, with more being added each day. We’ve tried to take ideas and concepts from some of the most successful user-created websites in the world, such as Wikipedia and the Open Directory Project, and improve them to where the ‘anyone can edit’ principles of a wiki can be used in a business-environment. The biggest single difference is probably that our site is built in a consistently structured format, allowing us to rapidly scale-up the amount of information and also give our users an easy way to search the site.”

The Bizwiki difference:

• It’s free – Unlike many established publishers that charge for inclusion, Bizwiki is free to search, free to edit and free for companies to list on.
• It’s editable – The ‘anyone-can-edit’ approach is a challenge to frequently the out of date records of conventional printed Business Directories.
• It’s a wiki – The wiki approach allows far more depth of information about each business to be compiled than anything conventionally available.
• It’s structured – Bizwiki is built using structured data, allowing reusability of information, bulk updates from chambers of commerce or webspiders, and an easy search experience for users.

Bizwiki was built by industry-veterans with years of business directory and meta-search experience behind them, including Keith Hinde, Matt Aird, Craig Sefton and Arthur Jenkins who between them have helped develop directory and search products for Infospace, local directory publisher Thomson Directories, TradePage and Webcrawler.

To try the new Bizwiki site, or even add and edit a business record, visit http://www.bizwiki.com.

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MyCityToronto.com – Toronto’s Business Directory

Finding businesses in Toronto and the GTA has never been easier. Using a PDA handheld device, mobile phone or computer one can quickly and easily find businesses close to where they are on MyCityToronto.com, an online Toronto business directory.

This Toronto business directory is organized such that visitors can easily find what they are looking for as well as the directions to the business premises should they want to visit. Some of the businesses represented on the directory include restaurants, home furnishings, home exterior and interiors, automotive services, electronics, women’s and men’s fashion and many more.

The directory has many other features that the visitor can plug into. The social networking site includes articles, blogs, videos and arcade games. This allows potential customers to socialize and interact with other consumers to swap ideas as well as experiences on MyCityToronto.

In addition to the entertainment that can so easily be enjoyed on one’s mobile phone or PDA device, visitors can also find directions to various places or businesses registered on MyCityToronto. All one has to do is find the business they want to visit and click on the map button. The directions and map to the business establishment will be quickly downloaded.

Tourists and other visitors traveling through the GTA can use MyCityToronto to find places to eat or stay the night as well. The Toronto entertainment scene and night life is full of places one can enjoy. Using their mobile phone or PDA handheld device, anyone can easily log on to MyCityToronto and find a fun spot to have a good time.

The best thing about using MyCityToronto is that there are only 24 main categories to choose from. This makes it easier to quickly find what one is looking for. In addition, each category only has 16 businesses to choose from. Once again this makes the process of choosing an establishment to visit much simpler and with the touch of a button the directions and map are easily accessible too.

SMART technology makes the pages very light and quick to download. Visitors can view the different commercials featured on the Toronto business directory prior to choosing to work with or visit any business listed on the directory. Advertising banners are showcased on a rotating basis and clicking on them will quickly lead the visitor to the establishment’s website where he or she can quickly review the services offered.

Each business represented on MyCityToronto has a premium digital storefront that provides information on the company, what they do and how they can be of service to potential customers. When it comes to making a choice of which business to go with, these come in handy. The articles and blogs provided give even more information on services provided and allow the consumers to make informed purchases at all times. If you need to find anything in Toronto, you will find it on MyCityToronto.com.

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Cali Find It Has Just Launched A New Site That Aims To Be A Valuable Resource To The Local Businesses And Communities Of California

Cali Find It has launched a dynamic website that serves as a comprehensive local business directory, social networking platform and guide to local events and attractions in Los Angeles County. The site, www.CaliFindIt.com, offers advertisers a unique and cost effective solution to their marketing needs.

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Business owners who become advertising partners are given a plethora of valuable business tools as well as exclusive positioning within the directory. The business directory showcases only sixteen businesses within any given category, offering these businesses increased exposure. A talented graphics team beautifully designs the ads and businesses have the option of uploading coupons and linking directly to their own website if they have one. Cali Find It offers various advertising co-ops that allows small business owners to compete with big budget businesses in radio, TV and newspaper campaigns.

There are also numerous business tools offered to advertisers including promotional giveaways, a free customizable website for businesses who do not have any online presence, and many more tools that offer advertisers an immediate return on investment. Additionally, Cali Find It can produce video commercials for members and distribute those commercials throughout the Internet. Cali Find It is also creating a customizable CRM system for members as well as a sales training platform; both systems are scheduled to be released in December 2009.

About Cali Find It:
Cali Find It is part of a larger network of over 200 sites worldwide and is a sister site to www.MyCityToronto.com.

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Iamdelhi.com Is An Online Commercial And Industrial Yellow Pages Delhi, Trade Forum And Trade Blog For Delhites

It is a brain child of Rajiv Kumar Chughan entrepreneur, who was born and brought up in Delhi and founder of Economicalhost.com offering Web Hosting India services. As per him it is his dream project and firmly believes that it is going to succeed for the reason that Delhites will be able to identify themselves with this interactive website where they can share their issues, grievances or needs etc. It will be surely a great vent for many to voice their frustrations, issues, expectations and desires for a better society and living.

IamDelhi.com threads into 150+ Delhi Colonies online through its website where people living in these colonies will be offered a platform to showcase their product and services through Yellow Pages, Blogs, Forums and as well as share their views, ideas, issues and grievances etc. Few of the names are AmarColony.inBadli.inAnandLok.in, Bahadurgarh.in,  AshokVihar.inBengaliMarket.inBhikajiCamaPlace.in, CRPark.in, ChanakyaPuri.in, ChiragDelhi.inbhikajicamaplace.com and in total more than 150 colonies, Market Place, Industrial areas and commercial places.

To make it more viable IamDelhi.com will also be offering free email ids also in the name of every colony like if one is living or doing business in Greaterkailash then he can have email id as yourname@greaterkailash.in plus as per the information gathered they are trying to connect all the major colleges of Delhi University by offering such email id as per their college like for example name@hansrajcollege.com, name@zakirhusaincollege.com etc.

Also in the offering are more than 50 Yellow Pages belonging to different places in India as per their location or as per the business category through IamDelhi.com and the plan is offer similar kind of services there too. Few of the names are yellowpagesgujarat.com, chemicalsinindia.comyellowpagesnoida.comyellowpagesgurgaon.in, yellowpagesghaziabad.comokhla.in etc.

The team at IamDelhi.com is working hard to bring this concept into shape with a belief that it has good prospects for growth. Hopefully Delhi will soon have a place where anyone can voice his issues and reach the top brasses of the country.

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