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Major changes to Bizwiki Record Editing


In an effort to streamline the editing of records on Bizwiki and ensure that vital changes are actioned and go through to the live site fast, we are making some major changes to how records are submitted and reviewed.

The “Add / Edit a Record” functionality will soon be consolidated into the ‘Report an Error’ feature. This has the benefit to users of not requiring them to register for an account and log in to be able to request a fix or report an error with an existing business record, and will streamline the processing of records by editors by having only the important fixes come through to them.

We have had a great deal of success in adding and compiling business records using our fine-tuned Bizwiki Bot Spider, and new company records will be added to the site periodically at regular intervals. We will also be adding additional depth to existing records using the same technology, with human editors getting involved where required.

The result of this should be fewer features immediately available to users to add and edit records on the site, but a faster response rate to any required fixes and edits to existing records. We also anticipate the process of requesting important changes both being made easier for visitors, who will now be able to do so without any registration being required, and a reduced workload on our editors who put so much effort in to staying on top of it all.

This is a step in the evolution of the Bizwiki project, so while some users may miss some of the functionality that is being retired we hope that you will enjoy the faster response times, periodic automatic updates, and continue to use and benefit from the site.

 

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33 Comments so far


  1. serenity massage therapy on February 22nd, 2013

    I moved premises on 19/04/12 and wanted to update my record but could not log in. Is this why?

  2. admin on March 5th, 2013

    Hi Serenity, yes the login facility has been disabled. You can send us the new contact information by clicking on the Report an Error link that is on your record.

    Thanks.
    Bizwiki Support

  3. Clare Sandall on March 7th, 2013

    Hi

    How do I add a new company?

    Clare Sandall
    TaxAssist Accountants

  4. admin on March 8th, 2013

    Hi Clare,

    New company records will be periodically added to Bizwiki, and thereby to the sites that use Bizwiki’s data, using our fine-tuned Bizwiki Bot Spider.

    As with all local citations, you’ll want to ensure that your address and other contact details are listed on your site to make it easy for Bizwiki Bot to find them.

    Thanks.

    Bizwiki Support

  5. Clare Sandall on March 12th, 2013

    Hi

    How will they be added if there is no ‘add company’ facility’ on your website?

    Clare

  6. Clare Sandall on March 12th, 2013

    I have also recently tried to report an error in order to change a company address which has moved and I keep getting error reports saying my message could not be sent. Are you aware of this?

    Clare

  7. Dre on March 14th, 2013

    Hi

    It is not possible to send contact messages or create a new account so please advise how to add a new company.

    Thank you

  8. admin on March 14th, 2013

    Hi Clare and Dre,
    There is no need to submit your company details as Bizwikibot will find them and add them to Bizwiki as long as you have full contact details on the site.

    Clare, regarding the report an error form not working, I will look into it now.

    Thanks.
    Bizwiki Support

  9. LP on March 14th, 2013

    Hi
    I would like to edit some company details but there seems no possibility of doing this.
    How does one log in to do this?
    Thanks

  10. CHAD HOLMES on March 18th, 2013

    I would like to advertise my business on Bizwiki

  11. admin on March 19th, 2013

    Hi Chad, Thanks for the note. As detailed above, there is no need to submit your company details as Bizwikibot will find them and add them to Bizwiki as long as you have full contact details on the site.

    Thanks.

    Bizwiki Support

  12. admin on March 19th, 2013

    Clare, I’m not sure if you saw our tweet yesterday but the Report an Error form is working again. Thanks for reporting the problems and for your patience.

    Bizwiki Support

  13. Chris on March 21st, 2013

    Hi,

    I tried to register my business several months ago and I’m still waiting for it to be added to the site. Is there any news on how this is going, and any expected date’s etc.

    Many thanks

    Chris Jones Podiatry Service in Barnsley.

  14. admin on March 25th, 2013

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the message. Sorry about the delay. As mentioned in the post above, we are working on ways to speed up the processing of backlogged submissions.

    Yours is now approved http://www.bizwiki.co.uk/node/1941077 and should be showing on the other sites that use Bizwiki data in the next 7 days.

    Thanks.

    Bizwiki Support

  15. LP on March 28th, 2013

    I want to make another alteration to our profile,but cannot see how to do it again!

  16. Chris on March 30th, 2013

    Thanks for your prompt support in registering my business.

    Chris Jones Podiatry Service

  17. Michelle Ward on April 9th, 2013

    Hi, my husband has had brilliants results adding his business to Bizwiki & I would now like to add mine, how do I go about this and register with Bizwiki.
    Many thanks

  18. admin on April 10th, 2013

    LP, please go to your company’s record and click on the “Report an Error” link. Please include all details that you want updated. Thanks.

    Chris, you’re more than welcome!

    Bizwiki Support.

  19. admin on April 10th, 2013

    Hi Michelle,

    As per the post above, we are not currently accepting any new submissions. We will be updating Bizwiki regularly using the Bizwiki bot spider to find new companies and updates to ones we already have listed. So I’d advise you to ensure that your company name, address and telephone number are prominently displayed on your website as this will make it easier for Bizwiki bot to find the information and add you to the database.

    Thanks.

    Bizwiki Support

  20. Koser on April 16th, 2013

    Hi,

    How do I submit my website to be trawled by your Bizwiki Bot Spider?

  21. david oxnam on April 18th, 2013

    Hi, we have had a PR business in Clerkenwell at the same address for 14 years and yet we have not been picked up. How can I fix this please ?

  22. admin on April 19th, 2013

    Hi Koser, Bizwikibot will find your site. As noted above, please ensure that your home and/or about page has all of the company’s contact details listed in a format that is readable to search engines. If you can highlight it with your mouse then Google, Bing and Bizwikibot can read and index it.

    David, Bizwikibot was previously working as an addition to the human edited data. As it will now be working as the main source of data it will be spidering more sites. Please ensure that your company’s contact details are indexable (as above).

    Thanks.

    Bizwiki Support

  23. Brent on June 4th, 2013

    My homepage and about us page has the correct name, address and phone number but still we’re not listed on bizwiki?

    This has been the situation for a few months now and I can’t see what it is that’s preventing us getting listed?

  24. admin on June 10th, 2013

    Hi Brent,

    Thank you for your comment. Bizwikibot updates the Bizwiki database on a routine basis, not on the fly so although it may have gathered the data, that data will not show until the next update.

    I have checked and your listing is now appearing http://www.bizwiki.co.uk/photo-restoration/1943287/red-rose-photos.htm. I have updated it to include your G listing.

    Thanks for using Bizwiki
    Bizwiki Support

  25. vironmedia on June 11th, 2013

    Our website is found easily in search engines, but has not been picked up by your Bizwikibot yet. What steps can/do we take to ensure it finds us? We’ve done all the usual stuff so I’d really appreciate this. Also, how can we crate a user login on the .co.uk side so we can enhance our listing as much as possible?
    Thanks.

  26. Edd Tillen on June 11th, 2013

    i am responsible for three businesses: Latitude Journey, A Different Peru and Discover Grand Prix.

    I listed Latitude Journey manually, and we’ve actually had quite a few contacts from Access Place, which populates from BizWiki, so I’m keen to get the other two websites on.

    The other two website have been live since last year, but still do not appear on BizWiki. The address is listed on the contact us page, and the phone number is on every page.

    Also, I have the issue that the registered head office address is listed on the website (the same for all three companies), but I would rather advertise the individual branch addresses. I assume the Bot will pick up the address from the website, so am I able to change the address when it eventually appears.

    Thanks

  27. admin on June 14th, 2013

    Hi vironmedia, Thanks for your comment.
    Bizwikibot updates the Bizwiki database on a routine basis, not on the fly so although it may have gathered the data, that data will not show until the next update.

    Regarding the user accounts, we no longer offer that functionality. Instead, once the business has been added you can click on the Report an Error link and request updates/changes.

    Thanks.
    Bizwiki Support

  28. admin on June 14th, 2013

    Hi Edd,

    Bizwikibot will indeed use the address that is on the website. Once the listing is in the database you are more than welcome to click on the Report an Error link and request updates/changes. Alternatively, you could consider adding a “locations” or “branches” page to your website.

    Thanks.
    Bizwiki Support

  29. Adam on September 9th, 2013

    I understand that the Bot is supposed to find new business listings, but perhaps he hasn’t been finding mine because it’s a derivative of an existing corporation? I am with CPR Cell Phone Repair Hall Roads Crossing and I know that some listings for CPR are in BizWiki, but a lot of our franchises are not. How can we get listed?

  30. admin on September 10th, 2013

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for your comment. Generally, Bizwikibot will pick up branches if they are listed on the main site and have enough citations around the web. It may be that Bizwikibot hasn’t found the listings yet or has found them and they are waiting for the next update.

    Thanks.
    Bizwiki Support

  31. renato on September 26th, 2014

    Please can you add this business to your list

    Then I can request you update the details

  32. Kevin Perrina on October 4th, 2014

    Hi,

    Does anyone know how I register my details on this site? I am a firm of Land Surveyors in Northampton, UK.

    Thanks
    Kevin

  33. admin on October 6th, 2014

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for your comment. You don’t have to register your company’s details, our BizwikiBot will find it as long as your full company name, address and phone number are on your website’s home, about or contact pages.

    Please note that BizwikiBot spiders regularly but the updates to the site happen on a scheduled basis so your company may have been found but not yet been added, possibly scheduled for the next update.

    I hope that helped.

    Bizwiki Support

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