CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UniversalBusinessListing.org (UBL) and Locationary today announced a strategic partnership to manage and distribute business profile data free to online and mobile directory publishers. The platform currently comprises 22 million enhanced business listings that publishers can access to power their online search services.
In addition to serving publishers' needs for rich business listings content in a uniform format, the partnership will enable businesses to provide more detailed and up-to-date information to potential customers who are searching online. This is important, because profile changes—such as a new address, contact information, hours of operation and product lists—can take 90 days or longer to propagate to the various online directory sites and mobile search apps.
"There is a clear need for a centralized place where a business can cut through the increasingly complex task of managing its online business identity across search engines, online Yellow Pages, mobile devices and social networks," said Doyal Bryant, UBL CEO. "Our partnership with Locationary allows businesses to quickly and easily update their business information, and at the same time, provides the enhanced and up-to-date data that is important to search engines and online directory publishers."
Grant Ritchie, CEO of Locationary, added, "We're excited to be working with the UBL team because they share our philosophy that it's unacceptable in the Internet age for businesses to have to wait months for their online information to propagate and update. Real-time updates will open the door to the distribution of product pricing and other information that changes quickly that previously wasn't feasible. With UBL, we can help businesses improve their online visibility, while helping online publishers reduce user frustration caused by outdated information."
Under the partnership agreement, UBL will provide a user dashboard for businesses to build and update their business profiles, while Locationary will provide the data access and distribution platform for publishers.
Locationary is the global clearinghouse for local data. This system helps the Internet industry exchange and synchronize data relating to local places so users view the most recent information. Locationary's patent-pending crowd-sourcing system awards prizes and a share of revenue to users around the world who are the first to update missing information or to correct errors. For more information, visit http://www.locationary.com. To view local data in the United States, visit: http://www.locationary.com/place/en/US/.
UniversalBusinessListing.org is a service of Name Dynamics Inc (Pink Sheets :NDIX ). UBL offers search engine and directory submission services, reputation monitoring tools and a variety of premium submission services for improved online visibility and identity management. For more information, visit www.ubl.org/ or connect with UBL on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.
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