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Pacific Fox web directory

Just launched our new product Pacific Fox Business and Web Directory
http://pacificfox.com/.

Category listing looks like this http://pacificfox.com/listing/computers/programming/languages/

An actual listing looks like this http://pacificfox.com/web-listing.cfm?listingIdentity=521128

It has some great integration with social networks like facebook, twitter and other sources.

There is still lots of work to do on the directory, the data is currently based on several sources including ODP, but we are working towards creating a completely separately maintained data source that can be queried and managed via a Web Service. It costs to lists in the directory, however, the fee is very minimal and is basically there to make sure the listing is still active. People don’t notify a web directory when their business is closed down or the listing isn’t relevant for some other reason, which is why we charge a fee of less than $2 dollars a month simply to make sure the listings is active.

Flickr integration is not far away, and many other features will be added over time, including integration with www.clickfind.com.au. We are also working towards setting up a approval system that is like ODP but improved, as the procedures currently in place are not working, people own categories but do not approve anything, don’t participate but also don’t allow others to. Open to partnerships in this area.

PS. the directory also uses our free social bookmarking links code from http://www.socialbookmarkinglinks.com/, the code is handy on WordPress where you don’t host the blog yourself.

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May 16, 2010 at 1:58 am Leave a comment

Local Aussie search directory takes on the big guys

Two IT professionals have gone up against Microsoft’s Mylocal and other giants. They’ve created a high quality Web2.0 Business Directory for Australia. http://www.clickfind.com.au was launched less than 3 months ago and is rapidly gaining momentum.

Continue Reading February 28, 2008 at 3:09 am Leave a comment

Australian Local Search and Business Directory resource

Mark from Rave About It pointed out this website that provides the latest news on local search and online business directory developments across Oceania, including Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Continue Reading February 24, 2008 at 7:32 am 1 comment

Why pay, when Google is free?

Why would anyone want to pay to be in a Business Directory when Google is free?

This is a question we get asked often. Our response is simple:

  • there is no control on what is indexed in Google, your page might not be indexed
  • there is no control over what information from the page is shown in the search results
  • there is no control on what keywords you are found on
  • there is no control over how many pages are indexed in Google
  • if you are indexed, you are fighting for first place with the rest of your industry, and maybe even the rest of Australia or worse yet, the rest of the world
  • if you’re a small or start-up business, you’ll be disadvantaged because your results in Google also depend on things like how many websites link to yours
  • how many times have you clicked on Google results and found they’re not relevant to your local search?

We create the pages so that Google can be used as an additional entry into the business listings. Not only can potential buyers find your listings on clickfind, but also in Google and other search engines. Have a look at our marketing diagram to see how Google comes into play

Add your business to a business directory

February 22, 2008 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment

SEO efforts paying off

The continuous SEO efforts from Pacific Fox are paying off, we are listed number 45 for the term “business directory” on
Saturday, 16 February

And number 41 for the term “search engine” on
Saturday, 16 February

Number 33 for the term “australian search engine” on
Saturday, 16 February

Number 28 for the term “australian business directory” on
Saturday, 16 February
Number 7 on Yahoo for the same term.

We are very pleased with these results after just 3 months of hard work.

February 16, 2008 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

Introducing Rob from JustWeb

Hi,

Rob from JustWeb here (a small website design business in Sydney). An SEO friend of mine pointed me in the direction of clickfind several weeks ago and I liked it that much, I decided to get involved.

My opinion is, clickfind will be a great asset to any business for a number of reasons, not the least of which is, it is inexpensive and simple to list on.

Some of my favourite features are:

  • the ability to list 500 pages of products and services in addition to your main listing
  • clickfind’s dedication to offering not just a business directory, but what I would call an “optimised extension” of your own website
  • constant improvement and addition of features
  • the ability to add deep links on every product and service page
  • unique sub-domains for your listing (depending on availability) eg, http://copywriter.clickfind.com.au
  • I could go on and on as there are many more features available

Well optimised and designed websites can cost quite a bit of money these days, so if you are on a budget, you may consider building a smaller website, and using clickfind as your content management system (CMS).

Oh, and don’t discount the use of a professional copywriter. Using well written copy on your website can increase traffic and conversion rates.

Anyway, that’s it from me for now.

February 9, 2008 at 5:35 am 1 comment

Business Directory Website (justweb)

Rob from JustWeb has compiled an excellent list of Australian Business Directory Websites.

He has also got a listing in our developers directory and is an active participant who provides valuable SEO (search engine optimization) tips, testing and much more…

Thanks for helping build a great Australian search engine and business directory.

February 3, 2008 at 3:18 am Leave a comment

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