Infospace's Local Search Beta Arrives

Mar 28, 2006 | 2,242 views | by Candid SEO
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Infospace, Inc. has launched a new Infospace Local Search beta site, This is a compact yellow pages site having information on products, business listings, services and movies. You can also avail the maps and directions from thirty various information providers including Ticketmaster, infoUSA, and Fandango.
Brian McManus, EVP sales and business development at InfoSpace said, "We believe that where the market is moving is towards a more consumer-centric local search view." He added that, "The yellow pages are obviously an advertiser-centric view." Users have various options with InfoSpace’s system which enables them to perform multiple-keyword searches and customize searches focused on neighborhood, landmark or point-of-interest. Users can also send information found on the InfoSpace Local site to SMS-enabled Cingular, Verizon Wirless, T-Mobile, Nextel and Alltel cell phones. ClickZ discusses it pretty elaborately.