A new business directory was born, but this one is special because it is a Web 2.0 directory.
It is not the first attempt to create a business community that follows the principles of the modern social networking sites (MySpace or MyBlogLog), but there are no reasons to believe that akamy.biz will fail.
It has a simple user interface, a pleasant design, a directory with search function and many other interesting features.
Any business is allowed to join, create an avatar (smart businesses use their logos) and set up a free page very similar to those seen on MySpace.
These features will offer to a business more than just a directory listing and an “about” page. Tools like blogging platforms, email announcements and a rating system will enhance user experience at all levels (advertisers and service/ product seekers).
Although describing itself as an unique service, akamy.biz is just one of the many providing such solutions for businesses.
I have a tendency to distrust sites that proclaim themselves “unique” or “the first of the kind” when obviously there are so many alike online! But I introduce this new directory to you because I also encourage that you use all possible free online means to advertise your business.
Online marketing doesn’t need to be expensive. It simply needs to be wise. As the clear trend is social, you should simply follow and start connecting to your clients online, as passionately as you do it offline.