Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research
IRVINE, CA, July 8, 2009 - Local.com Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading local search site and network, today announced record search and organic traffic for the second quarter of 2009.
The company reached record search traffic of 63 million monthly unique visitors (MUVs) on the Local.com site and network during the second quarter of 2009, up 5% from 60 million MUVs during the first quarter of 2009, and up 32% from 48 million MUVs during the second quarter of 2008.
Organic traffic also reached an all-time high, exceeding 29 million monthly unique visitors on the Local.com site and network during the second quarter of 2009, up 6% from 27 million during the first quarter of 2009, and up 57% from 18 million during the second quarter of 2008.
“One of the most important goals for our organization this year is to increase organic traffic across our site and network”, said Heath Clarke, Local.com chairman and CEO. “This initiative represents high margin revenue to Local.com and we continue to make significant progress in this area.”
Organic traffic includes all non-search engine marketing (SEM) sourced traffic. All site traffic and usage statistics are from third-party service providers engaged by the company.
Local.com (NASDAQ: LOCM) owns and operates a leading local search site and the largest private label, local search network in the United States. The company uses patented technologies to provide over 20 million consumers each month with the most relevant search results for local businesses, products and services on Local.com and over 700 regional media sites. Businesses can target ready-to-purchase consumers using a variety of advertising products. To advertise, or for more information visit: www.local.com.
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