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Record-breaking Bizwiki Update Completed

The latest version of Bizwiki has just gone live –and it’s a record breaker!

This new update to the site was a colossal undertaking, combining updates submitted by many of the site’s users and manual changes made by the editorial team over the last few months with a huge update across all categories of business using the Bizwikibot spider. The result is not just more up-to-date company records, but a greater depth and breadth of business information is now available to our site’s users than ever.

A grand total of 4,936,758 existing businesses on Bizwiki have had their information edited and updated. This includes manually added content, address changes, telephone and contact detail updates and map location changes.

A remarkable 5,068,071 new businesses have been added to Bizwiki, in many cases completely with in-depth information. This means that the site is now larger and covers the country more comprehensively than ever.

1,367,582 of the old businesses on the site have been marked as obsolete and deleted. This includes businesses that have closed down over during the last couple of tumultuous years, but also companies that have transformed, been renamed or relaunched in new business categories.

There have been a number of dedicated people involved in these updates, changes and the reorganisation over the last six months, but the lion’s share of the credit has to go to our Chief Technical Architect Keith Hinde, who has really pulled out all the stops to make this happen.

And of course, we’d like to say a special thank you to all the many visitors who have helped by adding, editing and increasing the amount of useful information on the site. That especially applies to business owners and representatives who have pitched in to help improve the online profile of their own companies – nobody knows your business better than you, and on the behalf of the Bizwiki team I’d like to thank you for sharing your knowledge with all our site’s users.



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18 Comments so far

  1. Natalie Bird on August 14th, 2012

    That’s great but I have an old business that is still listed and I can’t get rid of it or contact you!!

  2. admin on August 17th, 2012

    Hi Natalie,

    Sorry for the frustration, can you please let me know the name as it’s displayed on Bizwiki or better yet the Bizwiki url? I’ll get it deleted straight away. Thanks.

    Bizwiki Support

  3. Philip Fear on August 17th, 2012

    The correct business name for the company
    Multi Treatments Ltd showing on Bizwiki header should be the following
    Multi-Treatments Limited
    44 Kirkwood Way
    West Yorkshire
    Ls16 7EX

    Would a Bizwiki editor change the header to the correct company name
    Thank you
    Multi-Treatments limited

  4. admin on August 20th, 2012

    Dear Philip,

    Thank you for letting us know, the company name has been updated

    Kind Regards,

    Bizwiki Support

  5. Philip Fear on August 26th, 2012

    Thank you Bizwiki editor for doing the change
    The company name is showing but just need to put the dash between the multi and treatments so it shows like this at the heading

    Multi-Treatments Limited

  6. admin on August 27th, 2012

    Not a problem, Philip, it’s been amended.


    Bizwiki Support

  7. Philip Fear on August 28th, 2012

    Hi Bizwiki Support
    Thank you for amending our company name.
    I have noticed that when you click on Bizwiki listing page our profile page can not be found.
    I typed in to Google search bar for Multi-Treatments Limited and clicked on the Bizwiki up dated page, on the click through it is saying no page can be found for Multi-Treatments Limited.
    This might be that Google has not crawled the updated page yet or another reason, can you take a look please.
    Many thanks
    Multi-Treatments Limited

  8. admin on September 3rd, 2012

    I am sorry, the link I gave you above was for your old listing. When a company name is updated on Bizwiki the listing url changes. Your new listing url is

    Google has now spidered and indexed the new page but has yet to purge the old one from its index.

    Kind Regards,

    Bizwiki Support

  9. Clare Sandall on September 12th, 2012

    I too have made several amendments over the last 6 months and logged in to check my watch list to find none of the changes have been made.

    Clare Sandall
    TaxAssist Accountants

  10. admin on September 20th, 2012

    Hi Clare,

    Thanks for your message. We have now updated all TaxAssist listings including yours so you should be good to go.


    Bizwiki Support

  11. Charlene on September 21st, 2012


    I also submitted a listing at the beginning of August and it has not yet been approved. How much longer will this take??


    Light Moments Photography

  12. admin on September 24th, 2012

    Hi Charlene,

    Thanks for your comments. We review each submission manually to ensure accuracy and compliance with our guidelines. While I understand that the extra time this takes can sometimes be frustrating, it results in much more reliable information for those that use Bizwiki to find businesses.

    Your submission for instance was missing the website address in the field that would provide users with the ability to click on your website and be taken directly to your site. I have now added that in, reviewed the rest of the submitted details and approved your listing which you can see here It should be visible on the other sites that use Bizwiki’s data within the next 7 days.

    Thanks for submitting to Bizwiki and for taking the time to provide us with feedback.

    Bizwiki Support

  13. Philip Fear on January 13th, 2013

    The company has moved to the new address that requires editing on the profile page by Bizwiki editors for the company Multi-Treatments Limited which is now
    17 Holtdale Way
    West Yorkshire
    LS16 7SJ
    Telephone number is now
    I have edited the new information myself on the profile page but still waiting for the change as it has not yet been reviwed by Bizwiki editors for quite sometime now.Can one of the Bizwiki editors put the correct address and telephone number on the profile page please
    Thank you
    Philip Fear
    Multi-Treatments Limited

  14. admin on January 14th, 2013

    Dear Philip,

    Thank you for your comment. Your revision has been approved and is now live

    All the best for 2013!

    Bizwiki Support

  15. Sue Dixon on January 22nd, 2013

    Hello have just read other comments, I had email today saying you were removing my entry on your site…I do not know why and when I have tried to reinstate myself I cannot get my user name to be accepted!!! I have sent emails to you and hope it is not my competitors altering my registration.
    Please will you reinstate me as I am a sole trader and in todays climate we all need to have help in the market place
    Sue Dixon

  16. admin on January 24th, 2013

    Hi Sue,

    Thanks for the comment and email. Rest assured that there is no competitor led deleting going on. Approvals and rejections can only be done by our own staff.

    It is possible that the moderator who reviewed your original submission could not at that time find enough evidence to support the approval of your entry. I note that even on the one you submitted yesterday you did not add your website and since you did not supply a full address either it would have been very difficult to ascertain the validity of the record.

    Since your blog comment here had your website address I have been able to verify and approve your new submission and it’s live here It should appear on the other sites that use Bizwiki data within 7 working days.

    Thanks again for contacting us and for using Bizwiki.


    Bizwiki Support

  17. Philip Fear on March 24th, 2013

    Hi Bizwiki editors
    Thank you for approving the revised edited page back in January 2013 and the new address for my company Multi-Treatments Limited 17 Holtdale Way,Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS167SJ United Kingdom.
    The company address has now been verified on Google page and the company domain is showing up on Google search,Google images,Google maps,Facebook, at last after pasting and copying the link from Bizwiki into my website.
    This is the link to the page on Google

  18. admin on March 25th, 2013

    Hi Philip,

    Glad to hear it! It can be a bit of a nightmare to get everything co-ordinated across multiple local listings so well done.

    All the best,
    Bizwiki Support

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