Local.com is a premier local search engine that helps consumers quickly and easily find the most relevant search results for local businesses, products and services.
When was the last time you used the yellow pages? I mean, the real world yellow pages. I got mine not too long ago and didn’t even bother to bring it into the house.
To be honest, even before the internet the only real use for the yellowpages was to impress girls when you tore one in half. Of course, it helps to bake it in the oven for a few hours first.
Local.com is a search engine geared toward local search results. More than just an online yellowpages, Local.com is a hybrid of Citysearch.com, Yelp.com, and Yellowpages.com.
Local.com is one of a growing number of sites that aggregate other sites and make it easier to find what you are looking for in one spot. Local.com’s homepage lists Local Restaurants, Local Featured Businesses and recent Local Reviews. Local weather is also displayed. As with the real world yellow pages, ads are the name of the game.
Local.com also has a Best of 2008 page where you can who got the best reviews last year. A fun part of the site to wander around in and see if any names you recognize pop up. Of course, you could also look for someplace new to visit.
As with most search engines there is a keyword box and since it is local searching, a spot for a city name or zip code. There are also local classifeds in the usual topics, with the usual online addition of images to go with the text ads. It’s easy to have a bit of fun doing searches and seeing what’s for sale or where you might want to move to.
Local.com combines Keyword DNA and local-web indexing technologies to provide users with the most relevant search results for local business, products and services. It worked pretty good in the searches I tried.