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Yell.com Puts Local Businesses On The Map

12Jan2010

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Abi Cocker or Dan Keene
Launch Group
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yell@launchgroup.co.uk

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Core Facts

Local businesses are now easier to find than ever, thanks to a brand new interactive map of the UK created by Yell.com, the online search directory from Yell.

Brightly coloured, easy-to-read maps incorporate all the businesses listed on Yell.com.

It means that people can now search Yell.com's two million local businesses directly  from  a map and get directions to and from them – all at the same time.

Matthew Bottomley, director of new media product marketing at Yell, said:  “Yell.com  Maps is the local businesses directory magically brought to life on a map.

“Yell enables people to find local businesses in whatever way suits them, whether that's using the trusty Yellow Pages in their armchair at home, over the internet at work, or on their mobile when they're out and about.

“They can now also decide how they want to see the businesses presented to them - whether that's simply a list of relevant businesses to choose from, or whether it's seeing, on a map, where that business is physically located.”

You can search for a business on Yell.com Maps in two main ways:

  • If you want to see where, for example, the estate agents are located in a particular area, you just type in ‘estate agents’ and zoom in to the map. It will then show you where each agent is located, tell you what they’re called and give you the phone number.
  • If you know the name of the business but don’t know where it is, you just type in the name and the map shows you where it is and how to get there. 

Yell.com Maps is easily found at Yell.com/maps or on any web-enabled mobile phone.

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  • “Yell.com  Maps is the local businesses directory magically brought to life on a map. Yell  enables  people  to  find  local businesses in whatever way suits them,  whether  that's  using  the trusty Yellow Pages in their armchair at home,  over  the  internet at work, or on their mobile when they're out and about." - Matthew  Bottomley,  director of new media product marketing at Yell.

  • “They  can  now  also  decide  how  they want to see the businesses presented  to them - whether that's simply a list of relevant businesses to choose  from,  or  whether  it's  seeing,  on a map, where that business is physically located.” - Matthew  Bottomley,  director of new media product marketing at Yell.

Boilerplate Statements

Launched in 1996, Yell.com is the UK's local business search engine and a major online advertising medium for small and medium sized businesses. Yell.com provides consumers with a direct and effective route to finding a business or service online using keyword, type of business, or company name and location as search criteria. Consumers can review relevant search results and quickly determine the right business for their needs based on detailed advertiser information and rich, vertical content to better help them make a decision.

Yell.com's up to date, comprehensive and trusted database of over two million UK business listings (including more than 200,000 searchable advertisers) can be accessed via the web site (Yell.com), through web browsers on all mobile phones and a downloadable application available on a wide range of mobile devices including the Apple iPhone. Yell.com also provides sophisticated, zoom-enabled maps to help consumers locate local businesses, and provides other features such as walking and driving directions, closest car parks and aerial views.

Yell.com is part of Yell, a leading international directories business operating in classified advertising markets in the UK, US, Spain and Latin America through printed, online and telephone-based media. Yell's principal brands include: in the UK, Yellow Pages, Yell.com and 118 24 7; in the US, Yellow Book and Yellowbook.com; and in Spain, Paginas Amarillas and PaginasAmarillas. All these brands are trademarks.

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