Consumers are obviously finding value in TheFind.com as a preferred shopping search engine
Mountain View, Calif. (PRWEB) March 28, 2007
TheFind.com announced today that since launch it has experienced significant traffic growth and is the number one next-generation shopping site in terms of traffic and consumer interaction metrics. In addition, the company's newly-added strategic partnerships and monetization features will continue to grow traffic and revenue in the coming months.
Since TheFind.com launched on October 31, 2006, unique visits to the site have grown by 540 percent, from 141,625 visits in November to a run rate of over 900,000 in March 2007. Based on this run rate, TheFind.com will easily surpass the milestone of one million monthly visitors during the month of April, just six months after the company launched. Additionally, TheFind.com is already experiencing more than five million page views per month, indicating consumers are highly engaged with the site and integrating it into their everyday shopping routines.
"Consumers are obviously finding value in TheFind.com as a preferred shopping search engine," said Siva Kumar, co-founder and CEO of TheFind.com. "TheFind.com is emerging as the clear next-generation leader in shopping search. We set out to develop the most comprehensive and efficient discovery shopping engine, enabling consumers to find anything for sale online, especially lifestyle products. With the largest product index among all shopping search engines and the leading traffic and engagement numbers among new entrants, we are proud of what we have accomplished since October. We are thrilled at the early response that has put us in this leadership position."
Additional traffic highlights since launch include:
- According to Hitwise, the weekly average session duration on TheFind.com is over six minutes.
- Visitors to TheFind.com are highly engaged with the site, averaging five page views per session.
- Traffic to TheFind.com has grown by 100 percent since the month of January; in March traffic to TheFind.com was 2.6 times that of December--the most important online shopping month of the year.
- TheFind.com has averaged a monthly traffic growth rate of over 35 percent so far in 2007.
TheFind.com has also announced new content distribution partnerships with the Glam Publishers Network and PopGadget.net, among others, and has added sponsored CPC (cost-per-click) ads that are clearly marked and placed within its search results. The company has introduced key features that improve the product discovery experience such as "Find Similar Items," "Shop by Color," "Related Searches" and "Hot Searches."
TheFind.com debuted in October 2006 as a discovery shopping search engine that delivers a comprehensive, relevant and visually compelling shopping experience optimized for lifestyle products. Unlike traditional comparison shopping sites, TheFind.com provides the largest product selection emphasizing leading styles, brands and stores and the ability to browse and search for similar items. TheFind.com crawls the entire Web, using its "Product Ranking Engine" technology to rank more than 150 million products from more 500,000 stores based on market supply and demand indicators. The result is that any search will return custom-catalog results where consumers can search-to-browse and intelligently navigate the web's massive product offerings. TheFind.com, headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., is backed by the leading venture capital firms Redpoint Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. For more information, visit http://www.thefind.com.