We at dirspace.com need your help. We really do. You have to understand that this website, as awesome as it is and as deep as the information we offer may be, is a work in progress. Just like with any other project, there is always room for improvement.
As you can well imagine, there's just so much information here that we physically cannot be on top of all the issues. It's like trying to put out a thousand fires that break out at the same time, and the first moment you knock out one problem, another problem replaces it. That's the situation we find ourselves in.
We won't be able to do this all by ourselves. This is why we need the community's help. If you're using this website and benefit from the information we provide, we need you to help us with the following issues.
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Find Dead Links
While we do have a robust software that tests each and every link in our directory, we get so many directory listings coming in every single day that it’s impossible for a software to keep up. Accordingly, we need actual users to click through in the course of their daily usage, and let us know if you come up with a weird redirection or you come up with a missing page. If you encounter any kind of error, do let us know as quickly as possible. Drop us a line so we can get to the bottom of it.
Report Outdated Information
If you know a local business really well and you notice that some of the information regarding that business that is listed on our website is out of date, do let us know. We want to make sure that all the information here is useful. This, of course, means that the information has to be up to date. Unfortunately, it’s going to be very hard for us to do this outside of software intervention. We use robust software to compare the text on our websites to the target site of the local business featured. By and large, this works, but sometimes, due to different site architecture and other technical issues, we really can’t do this comparison effectively. Maybe we can get up to 80%, but we still have to worry about 20%. This is where you can come in. If you know for a fact that the information here is out of date, do let us know so we can get the information up to date and, more importantly, set up a system where we’re constantly checking certain pages to ensure that information is updated in real time.
Submit Supplemental Information
As robust as our questionnaires are, sometimes, the people listing their websites here skip through the process. They just put in the bare minimum just to get listed. We understand why they do this. After all, time is a luxury. But in terms of end user experience quality, there’s a lot missing. So do us a big favor, if you know any supplemental information regarding a particular business, let us know. Maybe they’ve expanded, maybe they’ve shrunk, maybe they’ve offered you products. Whatever this supplemental information is, we would like to know.
Report Spam and Other Abuse
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who try to abuse our system. They put up spam links or they put up scam websites or, worse yet, spyware and virus distribution sites. If you notice any of these shenanigans, do get a hold of us because we’re going to put an end to those listings as soon as we hear about them.
Share Social Media Resources
While we try to be diligent in including all the social media signals and accounts that we are aware of, we can only get this information from people filling out the forms. And unfortunately, a lot of these people are very busy so they often skip this information. If you know for sure that a particular local business has a social media page, like a Facebook fan page or a Twitter feed or even a YouTube channel, do let us know because we’d love to round out the information we offer regarding that local establishment.
Share Web Mentions That Contain Additional Information
If you come across an online resource that contains additional information that cannot be found on the website of the business being talked about, do let us know so we can link to that resource, as well as quote the relevant portion. Make no mistake about it, you play a big role in maintaining and upgrading the quality of this website.