16,000 Articles on Caithness Business Index
31st March 2022
This week the web site passed 16000 articles.
The first article went on in April 2001 and each year since then has seen an increasing number of articles.
The core of the site is an index of local businesses and groups offering the chance to get information out with links to Facebook and web sites.
Owner Bill Fernie said," The Business Index grew out of Caithness.org and I expanded the concept of offering free services to help businesses gain an online presence from the very start. In the early days there was no Facebook to get going fast.
"The index is a directory of businesses and organisations in Caithness with the entries created mainly by the businesses themselves."
"The idea of free services is not new but it did need some development to fit Caithness. Free ads such as in the property section assists selling house, rentals. Many visitors to the area find things of use before they visit and indeed I often find myself answering questions and giving direction in emails."
So on to the next thousand articles.
Bill said,"I try to find articles about Caithness businesses but also add many items that might be of interest on finance, taxation, Highland council, etc The site has become more like a magazine."
Caithness and Sutherland businesses can take advantage once again of our offer to run your ads in the run up to Christmas completely FREE of charge. Just send us your article ready to go with a photo and we will get it on our business section linked to your FREE business index page.
Employers in Caithness have made great savings in advertising their vacancies since we set up the recruitment section in our forum. Using our message board jobs section is simple and effective due to the large and growing audience on Caithness.org pages including this business section.
Phew, what a long week! We've just finished checking every web site link contained within the Caithness Business Index. On top of that, we've added links to every Caithness Business Facebook page, Twitter feed and YouTube video we could find on those web sites.
In order to provide a better service to the businesses in Caithness we have upgraded our business listings. Businesses in Caithness are now able to add more contact information to their listing helping their customers reach the right person for their enquiry.
In order to further promote businesses in Caithness we've added a couple of new features to our business listings, Facebook and YouTube. If your business has a page on Facebook we can add a like box to your listing here on the Caithness Business Index.
Due to increasing demand from our visitors we have started working on several upgrades to our property section. To begin with we are focusing on the Property for Sale section.
A long term error in the code for the Contact Us page on our Business Index site has now been identified and repaired. This should now mean that any reports of updates to Business details, changes or removals required of properties for sale or rent will now be able to be acted upon instead of being lost to the digital ether.