August 14, 2008
Local.Com Named Finalist for SES Awards
Local.com Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading local search site and network, today announced that the company was named a finalist for the first annual SES Awards in the "Search Engine with Most Relevant Search Results" category. In addition, the company will be presenting at Search Engine Strategies (SES) San Jose being held at the San Jose Convention Center, August 18-22, 2008.
"We are pleased to be recognized by SES for our work in delivering consumers the most relevant local search results," said Heath Clarke, Local.com chairman and CEO. "This nomination is accepted on behalf of our engineering team, who are dedicated to the advancement of local search technologies."SES Award winners will be announced during SES San Jose and will be recognized in an SES Awards showcase on Search Engine Watch. Winners will be chosen by a panel of industry experts based on innovation in methodology and execution, achieving success goals, excellence in tactical execution, and overall approach and category relevance.
In addition, Peter Hutto, Local.com vice president business development and sales, will be a featured presenter on the "Local 2.0: The Evolution of Local Search" panel on Thursday, August 21, at 10:15 a.m. The panel will explore the future of local search, how industry leaders are filling the gap between point of search and point of purchase, as well as best practices for local businesses.
SES San Jose attendees will have access to 70 panels and sessions on universal search, local search, blended search, video search engine marketing, social media marketing, and more. For more information on the event visit: http://www.searchenginestrategies.com/sanjose/.
Local.com (NASDAQ: LOCM) is a top U.S. website and local search network attracting approximately 17 million visitors each month seeking information on local businesses, products and services. Powered by the company's proprietary Keyword DNA(R) and patented local web indexing technologies, Local.com provides users with relevant local search results, which include special offers, user ratings and reviews, local businesses' website links, maps, driving directions and more. Businesses can advertise on Local.com for a low monthly subscription fee and receive premium search results placement. Local Mobile(TM) provides local search results to mobile phones and wireless devices. The company serves the UK market at http://uk.local.com. Local.com claims U.S. patent numbers 7,231,405 and 7,200,413. For more information visit: www.local.com. To advertise, visit http://corporate.local.com/AdvertiseWithUs or call 1-888-857-6722.
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