SUMMARY: GTE's SuperPages Interactive Service announces new GTESuperSite(sm) program designed to get businesses online fast.

DALLAS Businesses wanting a presence on the World Wide Web can now create a unique, self-designed Web site through GTEs SuperPages Interactive Services new GTE SuperSite (sm), a program that lets businesses promote their goods and services according to their specific needs. GTEs SuperPages service will host and maintain the sites.

The potential for businesses both big and small to excel on the Web is tremendous, said Pat Marshall, vice president of New Media Services for GTE Directories. GTEs SuperPages Interactive Service takes each business ideas for its perfect Web site and turns them into reality, tailoring each page according to what the business is offering. The GTE SuperSite program will help businesses get the word out about what they have to offer and give consumers another tool to help them do their shopping.

GTEs SuperPages service is an interactive Yellow Pages directory that includes listings for more than 11 million U.S. businesses, consumer product ratings and information, mapping, driving directions and classified ads. GTEs SuperPages service has reached the level of more than 3.6 million visits per month.

With GTE SuperSite, each business receives three Web pages to promote its goods or services. Businesses choose from a set of easy-to-use templates to design their site. The business logo, artwork or photos can be placed on each page, along with highlights of its goods, services and marketing message. Once the business designs its site, GTE hosts and maintains it.

Businesses signing up for the GTE SuperSite program also receive a Fact File within SuperPages, allowing them to be listed in up to five different searchable categories. The Fact File can be linked to the businesses Web page, further enabling consumers to find their site.

If businesses have an online connection to the Internet, they can use their connection to modify and update their site, making the GTE SuperSite an excellent vehicle for online promotion.

Designing the perfect Web page is a snap with GTE SuperSite, said Marshall. Complete instructions and advice are included with the templates, so businesses can get as little or as much help as they need. And once the site is created, the business has full control over how the site changes and evolves.

The program is available for all businesses, large and small, local and national, that want to create an effective interactive online presence on the Web. Integrated GTE SuperSite packages, which include online Yellow Pages advertising, range in price from $65 to $95 per month. Businesses with existing Web sites can also link to the Yellow Pages directory for only $60 per year.

GTE also offers custom Web site design services through its experienced staff of Web designers for a more comprehensive and tailored business solution. Interested parties can e-mail GTE at info@superpages.GTE.net, or call 1-800-428-8722 for more information.

SuperPages Interactive Service is offered by GTE Directories Corporation, a leader in linking buyers and sellers through effective advertising and information media. The company provides sales and other directory-related services for more than 2,400 directories in 15 countries, with a circulation of 81 million. GTE Directories is a part of GTE Corporation, Stamford, Conn., one of the largest publicly held telecommunications companies in the world.

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