Yell.Com and ThomasGlobal.com Collaborate to Offer Global Business-To-Business Search Results in the UK

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Yell.com, the UK's local search engine, and Thomasglobal.com, a leading industrial business sourcing and marketing solutions provider, today announce a collaboration to offer global industrial search results.

Yell.com, the UK's local search engine, and Thomasglobal.com, a leading industrial business sourcing and marketing solutions provider, today announce a collaboration to offer global industrial search results.

For the first time, Yell.com can now offer business-to-business search results from outside the UK. The agreement with New York-based Thomasglobal.com significantly expands Yell.com's business-to-business search facility and reach, particularly for industrial classifications. It now extends to Europe, North and South America and Asia.

The development means that industrial and business service search results will now be offered to Yell.com users, when appropriate for their search, from a separate sidebar of Thomasglobal.com listings. This trial option enables Yell.com users to refine their criteria for a more detailed search of Thomasglobal.com's specialised industrial classifications.

Thomasglobal.com, part of the long established Thomas Publishing Company, is a searchable online directory of more than 600,000 industry and business service suppliers across sectors ranging from automotive, electronics and chemicals, for instance, to engineering, metals and plastics.

Its database features nearly three million product listings accessible in nine languages.

Eddie Cheng, president of Yell.com, said: "Our collaboration with Thomasglobal.com is a significant development for us, both increasing the depth of our business-to-business search facility available via Yell.com and extending it geographically from the UK to one that is truly worldwide.

"This move reflects the developing online search environment and will particularly enhance the service we provide in finding solutions for industrial business-to-business search requests - generally less location-specific than for our traditional UK-based search traffic."

Jay Lindsey, president of Thomasglobal.com, said: "We are excited about delivering our targeted industrial content to Yell.com users. Our association with Yell.com signals our continued commitment to make our comprehensive global industrial directory available to users throughout the world."

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