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Harrisburg, PA, United States, 2009/11/03 - New local search site enters the market. Search for it Local will surely quench your local search thirst. With constant development and dedicated programmers, the new versions of searchforitlocal just keep getting better and better.
For the past 3 years, the folks at SearchforitLocal have been working on a platform to introduce "local search" to web users. As pioneers in this emerging market, SFIL has finally finished their most stable version and released it to the public. The site offers web users a free platform to search for locally owned businesses and restaurants in every city in America. Instead of releasing multiple versions of the popular search engine, SFIL worked hard to release a fully functional site that users can count on each and every time they use it.
Not only does the site offer web users a platform to search, it also offers business owners an affordable, green option to fulfill their advertising needs. Business owners can sign up for free or paid memberships, giving them options to what kind of information they would like to supply to their local markets. The memberships range from listing general information all the way to uploading images, documents, coupons and more. Members can even build custom made coupons, with bar codes, using SFIL's "coupon building" module. The sky is literally the limit using SFIL's platform.
It's also a wonderful way to go green with your advertising. There is a lot of information on the site pertaining to the advantages of advertising online and going green so, please, do yourself a favor and visit their site to learn more about these benefits.
We find the ease of use to be one of the best features of the site. You can search by keywords like you typically would using a more traditional search engine or you can search by category. The category search will list all businesses in a chosen zip code based on the category selected. It is the most popular search method SFIL users like to use.
Because of the time consuming construction, we have been able to list more than 14 million businesses across the United States. In every city, in every state. If you can't find it in your zip code, use the radius searching method which gives you even more searching power. Users can search between 1 and 25 miles of a given zip code for locally owned businesses in each and every industry that exists.
Even though web users can use the site to search for free, there are benefits to signing up for their free membership. There is a monthly newsletter customized to the members demographic (it's like getting a local newspaper), they can save all their favorite listings to their accounts for easy access and they can set their default location making every aspect of the site, local to the member like no other site on the internet.
Even though it's a newly born site, it is a revolutionary version of local search. It's affordable for businesses to advertise on, it's as green as it gets and it's so easy to use that anybody can utilize the power of it.
The entire website is built using WEB 2.0 standards and is optimized to help the businesses that sign up for it's premium memberships gain search engine ranking and popularity. Each and every page on the site has unique meta phrases as well as unique content controlled by the listing owner. Premium members have access to to their data 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including statistical data about the performance of their advertisement.
As you can see, there is no stoned left unturned. We've covered the end user as well as the advertiser but...there is still more to come. The development team is now working with API's to introduce more information about the local communities one lives in. Using GEOip locating we will be able to locate your zip code and display only local information to your browsers in a matter of seconds. It's literally right around the corner so stay tuned to see how local we can get for you.