Halifax, Novia Scotia – (The Hosting News) – July 20, 2007 – Privately held, Halifax-based search company part of IT Interactive Services Inc., GenieKnows.com, has entered into a search distribution deal with Yahoo, designed to allow GenieKnows.com access to Australian and Canadian sponsored search listings.
Yahoo! advertiser listings will be visible alongside the natural search listings generated by the GenieKnows.com vertical search engine, which employs patent-pending technology encompassing crawling, extraction, indexing and ranking techniques. This deal went into effect May 1st, 2007 and will allow for Yahoo! sponsored search listings to appear across all GenieKnows vertical engines and selected network partners.
Barbara Manning, President and Chief Executive Officer of GenieKnows.com remarked, ”The relationship with Yahoo! signals a new era for GenieKnows. This deal will allow us to enhance the GenieKnows.com vertical search channels with relevant advertising to Canadians and Australians using Yahoo!, while proving our commitment in providing the best online experience for our users.”
Iain Wilson, Director Search Partnership at Yahoo! Search Marketing added, ”GenieKnows provides Canadian advertisers with the perfect vehicle to reach targeted users. With this deal we now have the opportunity to reach a niche demographic through the use of GenieKnows vertical search platform.”
Sam Stern, Head of Business Development Partner Solutions, Australia, Yahoo! Search Marketing commented, ”The Yahoo! Search Marketing and GenieKnows deal not only expands our distribution network but, more importantly, provides our advertisers with consumers who are genuinely searching for what they sell.”
GenieKnows will launch its games vertical version 1.0 in June, with a health vertical and Local search function remaining in beta form and expected to launch in version 1.0 in the coming months.
GenieKnows.com is a division of IT Interactive Services Inc., a privately held, Canadian Internet technology incorporation based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, incorporated in 1999. IT Interactive Services is a leading developer and provider of performance-based marketing services for the Internet. The Company’s primary focus is the operation of online marketplaces that connect people, products and places. IT Interactive Services’ brands, including genieknows.com, genielocal.com, genieknows.co.uk, genieknows.cn and smartgenie.com, have become widely known and respected, offering users relevant search results.
Yahoo! Search Marketing is a global provider of sponsored search services on the Internet. In Australia, the company offers a flexible and integrated approach to advertising on Australia’s leading websites including Yahoo!7, ninemsn, News Interactive, Ansearch and Altavista. The unique and measurable service offered by Yahoo! Search Marketing was developed to enable Australian advertisers to accurately target and connect with customers searching for products and services online.
Yahoo! Search Marketing is positioned within the Yahoo! Inc brand with its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. The Asia Pacific headquarters are in Sydney, Australia. For more information about Yahoo! Search Marketing, visit http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com.au.
To learn more about GenieKnows, please visit: www.genieknows.com.
For more information about Yahoo!, please visit: www.yahoo.com.