Wednesday, July 14, 2010 :: Q...
there are ceo’s that I recognize. Verizon’s and Comcast’s are two. I would not want either to think me an enemy. So recently, when I noticed Verizon’s CEO in several spots [still shots of him] when watching cable news networks.. I wondered why. In my world– my sister is right– “I am given things for a reason”.
Not until this morning did I remember that I recently removed a lot of online directories from WiredPages including Verizon’s SuperPages. Why?
My business listing was no longer there– but to be honest, the real problem is this.
When I research a company [or website] online I check a myriad of things including:
- search engines for the business names and phone numbers
- maps– especially for local businesses so I can see where the business is located
- Website– whois information to see who owns the online presence and how long its been up. Also server types, etc.
- About Us pages
- Search engines for About us individuals including photos
- related blogs
- rankings, Alexa, Jigsaw, etc
Let me give you an example– which I cannot now find…. There is a vegan bakery in Portland OR I found Saturday. The web design, graphics people that did their web work– hired an interesting girl that was into skateboards and she also writes. Unfortunately I cannot remember her name. She has also written about visits to the 50 states. Anyway her parents live in Vermont and her father is a photographer. I wanted to see what his shop looked like. Google did not have a street map view– but did for another area in the same region. I often look up odd things like this online… and since I am online– seldom go to online directories. I want more– which in most cases, the online directories are not providing. Found the business here— checked browser history records– was Saturday not Sunday.
Is this a business area they should look at? Not sure… but that is the problem with online directories versus the more robust offerings I can get elsewhere.
Is that what you wanted Verizon? I like FiOS.