InfoSpace Search & Directory, a leading Web search and online directory services provider, today announce that search results from MSN Search are now available on its metasearch engine WebFetch for Europe.
(PRWEB) August 11, 2005 -- InfoSpace Search & Directory (http://www.infospaceinc.com), a leading Web search and online
directory services provider, today announce that search results from MSN Search
are now available on its metasearch engine WebFetch (http://www.webfetch.com) for
By becoming the first in Europe to combine results from the four leading search engines – MSN, Google, Yahoo! and Ask Jeeves – WebFetch.com gives consumers the most comprehensive view of the web and helps them efficiently retrieve the most relevant results.
Dominic Trigg, Vice President of Search & Directory at InfoSpace Europe explains, “With continued explosive growth of online search, MSN Search is a terrific addition to our metasearch capability. As the only provider to have relationships with all four of the most popular algorithms, we are able to offer a search solution uniquely designed to provide end users with the most relevant results and support our partners’ business agendas.”
Most people believe search results across all four engines are the same, when, in fact, the vast majority of the results from each engine are different. A new study conducted by InfoSpace’s Dogpile.com in the US, in conjunction with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania State University evaluated 12,570 random queries run on MSN Search, Google, Yahoo! and Ask Jeeves. It found only 1.1% of first page results were the same across all four engines. The full results of the study can be found at http://CompareSearchEngines.dogpile.com/whitepaper.
Trigg continues, “InfoSpace’s metasearch product allows its private-label partners to deliver a differentiated search experience that their customers can’t find at any single engine. By bringing together the top results in one place, InfoSpace’s partners are able to deliver top quality results under their own brand and generate superior monetization.”
InfoSpace has built a tool that allows consumers to compare the results of the leading engines for themselves. The new comparison search tool can be found at http://missingpieces.webfetch.com/
InfoSpace’s Dogpile.com, which primarily caters for the US search market, added MSN last week.
Notes to Editors
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The media spokesperson for InfoSpace Europe is Dominic Trigg, Vice President of InfoSpace Europe.
InfoSpace is a leader in mobile entertainment, private-label search and online directory. The company is comprised of two divisions — Search & Directory and Mobile.
The InfoSpace Search and Directory division uses unique metasearch technology to provide Internet search and directory services. The mobile division offers wireless solutions that help customers build stronger brands and generate incremental revenue. InfoSpace enable delivery of information and entertainment services to consumers, while creating opportunities for partners, advertisers and content publishers.
About InfoSpace Search & Directory
InfoSpace Search & Directory markets Web search and online directory products that help users find the information they need while creating revenue opportunities for merchants. InfoSpace Search & Directory operates a family of Internet properties that includes WebFetch (http://www.webfetch.com), Dogpile (http://www.dogpile.com), Switchboard (http://www.switchboard.com), WebCrawler (http://www.webcrawler.com), InfoSpace.com (http://www.infospace.com) and MetaCrawler (http://www.metacrawler.com). InfoSpace Search & Directory also powers Web search, along with online yellow and white pages, for a variety of Web sites. InfoSpace Search & Directory is a business of InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSP)
MSN attracts more than 380 million unique users worldwide per month. With localized versions available globally in 40 markets and 20 languages, MSN is a world leader in delivering Web services to consumers and online advertising opportunities to businesses worldwide. The most useful and innovative online service today, MSN brings consumers everything they need from the Web to make the most of their time online. MSN is located on the Web at http://www.msn.com. MSN worldwide sites are located at http://www.msn.com/worldwide.ashx.
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding InfoSpace's Search & Directory business including its online search services and its distribution agreement with MSN Search. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors that could affect InfoSpace's actual results include actual performance under the MSN Search agreement, the progress and costs of the development of our products and services, and the timing and extent of market acceptance of those products and services. A more detailed description of certain factors that could affect actual results include, but are not limited to, those discussed in InfoSpace's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on form 10-Q as filed from time to time, in the section entitled "Factors Affecting Our Operating Results, Business Prospects and Market Price of Stock." Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. InfoSpace undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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