HelloMetro.com Goes HyperLocal with New Local Search that Allows Users to 'Zoom In' to Specific ZIP Codes and Neighborhoods

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Already a Leader in White Pages and Yellow Pages Information, HelloMetro.com Adds New HyperLocal Search to its City Guide Websites Allowing Users to Identify and Access Detailed Information About Restaurants, Businesses, and Attractions in Targeted ZIP Codes and Neighborhoods

We have developed a niche that is increasingly becoming more and more valuable to people wanting to dig deeper than the city-level

With over 1,500 local city guides and over 2.2 million monthly website visitors, HelloMetro has revamped its websites to add the latest in HyperLocal technology, which allows users to identify restaurants, hotels, businesses and attractions in targeted ZIP codes and neighborhoods in all major cities throughout the U.S. HelloMetro's HyperLocal searches are powered by Maponics, a custom-mapping and GIS data company that is used by the U.S. Postal Service for regularly-updated postal maps and reports.

As the largest global network of individual city search websites, HelloMetro's new HyperLocal search allows users the ability to get connected to information about a specific neighborhood or ZIP code - right down to a map, reviews and contact information for their neighborhood corner bar. The HyperLocal feature can also be used to find eBay® items that are for sale within a specific neighborhood.

HelloMetro's HyperLocal search also offers site visitors local event calendars for all major cities with a combination of user-submitted and HelloMetro-generated dates and events. Furthermore, users have the ability to navigate, within seconds, through more than 15,000,000 U.S. business listings or 200,000,000 White Page listings. The user can literally pinpoint a specific restaurant, bar, coffee house or theater by entering the ZIP code or selecting a neighborhood tagged with Maponics data.

"We have developed a niche that is increasingly becoming more and more valuable to people wanting to dig deeper than the city-level," said Clark Scott, President and CEO of HelloMetro.com. "We are finding that online audiences don't want a big, complicated site when they're looking for information about a city. They want specific information about their neighborhood. We chose Maponics to power our new HyperLocal search technology because they offer very high quality, accurate Neighborhood and ZIP code data."

"We are excited to be working with next-generation companies like HelloMetro to create more valuable websites for our users," said Steve Zuckerman, Director of Mapping and Data Operations for Maponics. "Our Neighborhood and ZIP code data is constantly updated, with enhancements and new cities and neighborhoods released every quarter. We are one of the most trusted companies in this industry, handling the mapping and data needs of 20% of Fortune 500 companies."

The company currently operates 1,500 locally-oriented city information web sites worldwide, such as http://www.HelloSeattle.com, http://www.HelloBoston.com, http://www.HelloSanFrancisco.com, http://www.HelloLosAngeles.com and http://www.HelloLouisville.com.

About HelloMetro
As we have said since 1999, the future of the Internet is "Local." The HelloMetro global network of city search guides offers users the opportunity to get to know a city through local history, attractions, real estate, jobs, Yellow Pages, White Pages, local resources and other partner sites that provide the most complete and up-to-date information in their particular subject areas. Unlike cluttered city portals that blast online audiences with irrelevant advertising information, HelloMetro.com uniquely dedicates each city site to the flavor of the individual location. More information about HelloMetro can be found at http://www.HelloMetro.com or by calling (877) 282-2973.

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