Verizon SuperPages.com Repositions Service with New Site Design and Search Options

DALLAS - Verizon SuperPages.com, the Internet's #1 online directory, has introduced a new home page design and faster search options that give users a more streamlined way to find residents and businesses. The redesign is based on feedback from some of the nine million unique visitors that visit SuperPages.com each month.

"SuperPages.com is the leader in providing complete and accurate directory data and offering users many options to retrieve that data," said Shirley Heath, executive director - e-commerce marketing, Verizon Information Services. "With our site changes, we can better showcase these strengths, decrease load time and reposition SuperPages.com in the online search marketplace."

In addition to organization and cosmetic changes - including more closely aligning the look of SuperPages.com with Verizon's other Web sites - a series of technological improvements make the site easier to use. An enhanced search form allows users to make multiple searches without having to re-enter information. In addition, by simplifying the homepage and curtailing the use of graphics, the entire site loads more quickly.

Other recent SuperPages.com additions include:

  • Campus Yellow Pages - Students, faculty and staff of more than 500 U.S. colleges and universities have a new tool to find businesses near their campus. SuperPages.com is the first online directory to offer campus-specific yellow pages online. Many universities have included a free link to SuperPages.com on their Web sites, including Rutgers, Emory, Tulane and Alabama.

    College-relevant categories include Apartments, Auto Repair, Banks, Bars, Beauty Salons, Bookstores, Clothing Stores, Coffee Houses, Dentists, Employment Agencies, Health Clubs, Hotels, Laundries, Theatres, Physicians, Restaurants, and Storage Facilities.

  • Wireless SuperPages - SuperPages.com's enhanced nationwide directory information, including yellow and white pages, maps and driving directions are now available on Verizon Wireless' Get It Nowsm-enabled phones providing access to SuperPages anytime, anywhere.

  • Map-based Search - Due to the popularity of SuperPages.com's original map-based search, which allows users to plot the location of several businesses on a customized online map, SuperPages.com has integrated functionality that allows users to save frequently used addresses.

"Over the next year Verizon SuperPages.com will continue to add new functionality, new partners and provide innovative ways for businesses, from small to national, to reach qualified buyers," said Heath.

About Verizon Information Services and SuperPages.com

Verizon Information Services, a unit of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), is the world's largest print and online directory publisher, a content provider for communications products and services, and the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. With operations in 8 countries and annual revenues of more than $4.3 billion, the company publishes nearly 1,200 U.S. Verizon SuperPages directories and 200 international directories with a total circulation of approximately 135 million copies worldwide.

Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services produces and markets SuperPages.com, the Internet's #1 online directory and shopping resource. SuperPages.com receives as many as 16 million visits and 9 million unique visitors a month and powers directory services on MSN, InfoSpace, Excite, Lycos, Univision.com, Terra.com, YupiMSN.com, Ask Jeeves, HotBot, BigFoot, Tripod and Angelfire as well as more than 2,500 affiliate Web sites.

Verizon Information Services one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Verizon Foundation last year awarded 22,000 grants totaling more than $70 million to nonprofit agencies that focus on improving basic and computer literacy, enriching communities through technology, and creating a skilled work force.