I am writing just to inform you that we have been obliged to remove 4,600 companies from the SpokeIntel/ VBProfiles/Capsules database. I would like to explaim why we do this as well as give some guidelines for profiles we are going to accept moving forward on the Spoke Network.
About a month ago, Google put our network in a penalty box to the point that we were not seeing any traffic coming from the search engine. This forced us to review our policies and ask the very hard questions including which content needed to be on our current network of sites. We decided to move on a certain number of fronts, the main decision being to focus Spoke.com on local directory listings and the Spoke network on competitive intelligence.
What does that mean for the content on Spoke Intelligence Network? A profile will need to be:
1) At least 65% complete;
2) Updated on a regular basis at least every 6 months;
3) In an Industry that we are currently tracking: Technology and Healthcare Technologies (including Bio Tech).
We will be very proactive in letting you know if your profile doesn’t match the criteria to remain on the Spoke Network or if the profile has not been updated.
If you are not in Technology and Healthcare related field, we suggest you register your company on Spoke.com. There the criteria are not going to be as stringent but it is important to keep the profiles updated.
For the people who had created a profile on the Spoke Network (VBProfiles, SpokeIntel, MedCity Capsules) that were removed, I would like to express my sincere apologies for having been obliged to do this. You should let us know if you want us to port your data on Spoke.com and we will do it for you.