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Massive update of Bizwiki completed

We are pleased to announce a huge update of Bizwiki UK’s index of companies and information has been completed. Consisting of tens of thousands of user-edited records and new additions that have been hand-processed by our editorial team and more than quarter of a million records being updated or having additional information added to them by our BizwikBot spider, this is a major update and should result in even better depth of information across the site.

There is now the grand total of 1,412,330 businesses in the Bizwiki UK database, and thanks to the submissions our registered users and visitors are making this is a number that continues to grow.

A large part of the credit for the quality and depth of information in this update goes to Bizwiki’s Chief Technical Architect, Keith Hinde, who has been slaving away on this piece of work for more than half a year. On behalf of the site’s editors and users, thanks for your tireless efforts!

Thanks also to the  many users and editors who have continued to add high-quality and detailed information about the companies they know, helping make Bizwiki a useful and popular business resource for all our visitors.

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19 Comments so far

  1. Glenn on February 12th, 2012

    Hey, That’s Great, but when will the index of companies and updates of US companies be completed. I have submitted my updates 3 times since before 2012 started.

  2. admin on February 14th, 2012

    Hi Glenn, Thanks for your comment and please accept my apologies for the delay. Your new informaiton is now live on your Bizwiki listing here

    All the best,

    Bizwiki Support

  3. Teri Goldstein on February 18th, 2012

    My business, Travels with Teri, has been “awaiting approval” for months–can you please approve and post on BizWiki? Thanks! Teri

    BTW I live in sausalito and see another company, travels with Donna, have never heard of it and no website–may not be valid!

  4. Dee Richards on March 1st, 2012

    Thanks very much for providing a valuable service. Well Done! Dee

  5. Edd on March 9th, 2012

    Would this update have caused a significant delay in the time it takes to update listings? I tried to update our listing in January, and the changes still haven’t been made live yet. I’ve tried to contact BizWiki three or four times about this, but haven’t yet had a response, maybe this will work. We really need to get our phone number changed.


  6. David Knoll on March 21st, 2012

    My submitted my application to be listed with you in September of 2011 and has been “waiting for approval” since. How am I able to get this approval?

  7. admin on March 22nd, 2012

    Hi Edd, your listing update was approved on March 12th and is live here Thanks for your patience.

    Bizwiki Support

  8. admin on March 22nd, 2012

    Hi David, there was another listing for your business at a different address (same name/phone number) – that may have caused the delay in review by the admin team. It has now been deleted and your latest submission approved here

    Bizwiki Support

  9. admin on March 22nd, 2012

    Hi Teri,

    Thanks for the update, your listing has been approved here We’ll look into the other listing. Thanks.

    Bizwiki Support

  10. Edd on March 23rd, 2012

    Thanks for approving the update. However, I made several other changes besides the phone number, and none of the other changes have been made.

    Our account says that our licence is pending, when it was actually approved over 6 months ago, so this could be quite a serious omission.


  11. admin on March 26th, 2012

    Thanks for submitting a comprehensive update Edd, it’s been approved.


    Bizwiki Support

  12. Samantha on April 26th, 2012

    I am a freelancer and have submitted changes to one client’s Bizwiki UK profile ( three times in two months, yet all are awaiting review and have not been actioned, nor have I had a reply confirming how long it will take.

    This is unacceptable – how can it take two months to review a listing change? Most website directories allow the business owner to “claim” their listing so they can make instant updates themselves, or will at least have the courtesy to reply and confirm WHEN they’ll get done (one such company told me it would be done within six weeks, which is a long time, but at least I can flag up when to check back by).

    Please, please can you get someone in the UK to start updating stuff!

  13. admin on April 30th, 2012

    Hi Samantha, thanks for your email. I apologise for the delay in processing your revision – the update was massively helpful for new listings but has not cleared the backlog of revisions – these have to be done manually so as to ensure accuracy.

    Your listing revisions have been approved here and are showing on Accessplace here

    All the best,

    Bizwiki Support

  14. Samantha on May 2nd, 2012

    Thank you for your reply and assistance in getting our fax updated. The only thing that still needs to be changed is the company name – it should now be MAD Ideas Ltd, not M A D Ideas – could that be fixed too please?

    Thank you!!

  15. Samantha on May 2nd, 2012

    Actually, I stand corrected – whilst the fax has been amended, none of the text changes I submitted have been… I submitted the following for about (and bottom paragraph “from the business owner”)

    MAD Ideas is a leading marketing and design agency specialising in creative design, photography, logos, brochure design, marketing, web design and the production of advertising material to support businesses in London, Surrey and Sussex.

    For a free consultation, samples of our work, or to request a brochure, please contact us by phone or fax or visit our website for more information.

    Member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Approved by Surrey Trading Standards.

    From the business owner: “MAD Ideas believes passionately in great design and unique, proactive marketing ideas to promote businesses and organisations of all sizes. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to our Horley offices where we can discuss your plans and future ambitions. For more details, visit our website or call to make an appointment.”

    If these text changes could be taken in as well as the change to the company name, my boss and I would be very grateful! Thanks, Samantha

  16. admin on May 3rd, 2012

    Hi Edd, are you sure you’re talking about the listing for your company on Bizwiki here ? I can’t find any reference to a “license pending”.

    Bizwiki Support

  17. admin on May 3rd, 2012

    Hi Samantha,

    Thank you for your follow up messages. The reason that your changes to the About section were not approved is because they do not comply with Bizwiki guidelines – see which state that the About section must be “factual and descriptive information such as what the company offers in terms of products and services, what areas they serve (town, county, several counties, nationwide), which market segments they target (B2B, B2C) and other facts. Please ensure that the information does not contain any hype, superlatives, sales pitches, special offers or your own personal opinions of the company.”

    Therefore the About section has been edited to fit in with the above criteria.

    As for the company name that has now been done. Please note that changing the name alters the Bizwiki url – the new one is

    All the best,

    Bizwiki Support

  18. Mike on June 6th, 2012

    Hi my listing has been awaiting approval since march , what do i need to do to get it approved ?

  19. admin on August 17th, 2012

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the message and apologies for the delay, it’s now been approved

    Thanks for using Bizwiki

    Bizwiki Support

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