Massive Changes In The Link Directory

Something happened a few weeks ago that I’ve never seen before in keeping track of Newark, Ohio related links. At the same time, there was a large number of sites that disappeared and a large number that were added. Part of that may be due to websites expiring as 2012 started, part of it is because I had the time to look at every link, but that doesn’t explain all of it.

Some, but not many, of the links that have left have switched to using social media, primarily Facebook. I can see the appeal in being able to easily post for free, but I think that in the coming years, these businesses will regret that decision. Starting a WordPress blog is nearly as easy and the return over time will be greater. It’s always wise to own your own content and Facebook owns everything that you place on their pages. 


Due to these large volumes of changes I’m working on converting my old system to a newer system for keeping track of the link directory. This will mean an ever better organized list of active links. 

Here’s the list of recent changes:

Websites added:

Websites deleted:

  • Multiple catering businesses
  • Multiple churches
  • 1 Engineering firm
  • 1 radio station
  • 1 clothing manufacturer
  • 1 clothing cleaner
  • 1 embroidery company
  • 1 gift shop
  • 2 local blogs
  • 1 news website
  • 1 motorcycle repair website
  • 1 restaurant ceased to operate their website, but remain in business
  • 1 winery
  • 3 realtors
  • 1 property management group
  • 2 personal trainers
  • 4 websites supporting local sports teams
  • 1 firearms instruction school
  • 1 website hacked and unusable
  • 1 yoga center
  • 1 hockey team
  • Licking County Farm Bureau apparently chose to cease it’s own website, but larger organizational website exists.
  • 1 apple farm
  • 1 attorney
  • 1 junkyard
  • Multiple car repair garages
  • 1 Christian school
  • 1 child care center
  • 1 limo service
  • 1 rock band
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