September 18, 2008

Free DexKnows.Com Widgets Help Consumers Find What They’re Fidgeting For

CARY, N.C., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dex today unveiled a series of new online tools that make it easier for consumers to find information on local businesses. Visitors to, Dex's online local search site, can now download widgets and other interactive gadgets that will allow them to search for local business information directly from their desktop.

The new widgets are available for both Windows and Mac users and feature a search bar that allows people to look for a type of business in a specific location. then provides detailed results, including general business information, ratings and reviews and more, for businesses that meet the search criteria."

Our goal at Dex is to provide consumers with a number of different ways to quickly and easily find information on local businesses, and our new widgets are another example of that," said Jeff Porter, vice president, " widgets and gadgets help make it quicker and easier for people to find information. Now people can search the accurate listings that provides right from their desktop."

In addition to the widgets, Dex also unveiled several other free tools for webmasters who wish to provide added value to visitors of their own sites. Web site owners can now download code that allows them to post search boxes, banners and more from their own sites. Visitors to these sites can then use these tools to search for local businesses.

Consumers can visit to download the widget and other local search tools (

About Dex

Dex is part of R.H. Donnelley , which connects businesses and consumers through its portfolio of print and interactive marketing solutions. Small- and medium-sized businesses look to the company's experienced team of marketing consultants to help them grow their businesses and drive sales leads. Consumers depend on the company's reliable, trusted, local business content to deliver the most relevant search results when they are seeking local goods and services. For more information, visit and

R.H. Donnelley

CONTACT: Peter Larmey of R.H. Donnelley, +1-919-297-1521,[email protected]

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