MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- TheFind.com announced
today that since launch it has experienced significant traffic growth and
is the number one next-generation shopping site in terms of traffic and
consumer interaction metrics. In addition, the company's newly-added
strategic partnerships and monetization features will continue to grow
traffic and revenue in the coming months.
Since TheFind.com launched on October 31, 2006, unique visits to the
site have grown by 540 percent, from 141,625 visits in November to a run
rate of over 900,000 in March 2007. Based on this run rate, TheFind.com
will easily surpass the milestone of one million monthly visitors during
the month of April, just six months after the company launched.
Additionally, TheFind.com is already experiencing more than five million
page views per month, indicating consumers are highly engaged with the site
and integrating it into their everyday shopping routines.
"Consumers are obviously finding value in TheFind.com as a preferred
shopping search engine," said Siva Kumar, co-founder and CEO of
TheFind.com. "TheFind.com is emerging as the clear next-generation leader
in shopping search. We set out to develop the most comprehensive and
efficient discovery shopping engine, enabling consumers to find anything
for sale online, especially lifestyle products. With the largest product
index among all shopping search engines and the leading traffic and
engagement numbers among new entrants, we are proud of what we have
accomplished since October. We are thrilled at the early response that has
put us in this leadership position."
Additional traffic highlights since launch include:
-- According to Hitwise, the weekly average session duration on
TheFind.com is over six minutes.
-- Visitors to TheFind.com are highly engaged with the site, averaging
five page views per session.
-- Traffic to TheFind.com has grown by 100 percent since the month of
January; in March traffic to TheFind.com was 2.6 times that of
December -- the most important online shopping month of the year.
-- TheFind.com has averaged a monthly traffic growth rate of over 35
percent so far in 2007.
TheFind.com has also announced new content distribution partnerships
with the Glam Publishers Network and PopGadget.net, among others, and has
added sponsored CPC (cost-per-click) ads that are clearly marked and placed
within its search results. The company has introduced key features that
improve the product discovery experience such as "Find Similar Items,"
"Shop by Color," "Related Searches" and "Hot Searches."
TheFind.com debuted in October 2006 as a discovery shopping search
engine that delivers a comprehensive, relevant and visually compelling
shopping experience optimized for lifestyle products. Unlike traditional
comparison shopping sites, TheFind.com provides the largest product
selection emphasizing leading styles, brands and stores and the ability to
browse and search for similar items. TheFind.com crawls the entire Web,
using its "Product Ranking Engine" technology to rank more than 150 million
products from more 500,000 stores based on market supply and demand
indicators. The result is that any search will return custom-catalog
results where consumers can search-to-browse and intelligently navigate the
web's massive product offerings. TheFind.com, headquartered in Mountain
View, Calif., is backed by the leading venture capital firms Redpoint
Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. For more information, visit