Yell.com Puts Local Businesses On The Map





(PRESS RELEASE – January 13, 2010) – 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.

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Anita Campbell


Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

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  1. Great tool for local business but do not forget about going global as well…
    That’s where I found big money.
    Francois

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