Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) August 19, 2008
James Ridinger, president and CEO of Market America Inc. announced at Market America's International Convention that marketamerica.com is now powered by Google. Using the Google Search Appliance™ (GSA) hardware and software applies Google's industry leading search engine capabilities to Market America's website.
The partnership allows real time comparison shopping among the millions of products offered on http://www.marketamerica.com. Customers can search for exclusive Market America products and those from over 2,000 partner stores and have all results shown in an easy to compare format, including the price of each product on one page. Shoppers also have the ability to use advanced search features, including sorting products by price, brand and store.
"Market America has been continually looking for a solution provider to effectively group our over 35 million products offered on marketamerica.com," said James Ridinger. "With so many SKU's to group, we are proud to partner with an industry leader such as Google™ who has been able to make search reliable and easy. We are also proud that we represent the largest enterprise product search that Google has ever undertaken."
"We are pleased to work with Market America to deliver search capabilities to the over 3 million customers that shop there," said Nitin Mangtani, Head of Google Enterprise Search Products. "Together we are implementing a search solution that will revolutionize the way Market America's customers shop online."
According to James Ridinger search engine enhancements on http://www.marketamerica.com include:
-Results Grouping -- Allows customers to navigate search results easily and clearly using intelligent grouping of products
-Automatic spell-check -- Allows the searcher to avoid missing results through typos or misspellings
-Advanced Boolean Search -- Customer can perform sophisticated queries with over 10 special query terms, including Boolean AND, OR, and NOT searches
-Number Range Search -- Customer can restrict search results by a number range, making it easy for users to restrict by price range or other numerical values.
-Synonyms -- Pre-defined synonyms for Market America specific terminology will be displayed to the user as suggested alternative search queries
James Ridinger, Market America executives and representatives from Google made a joint announcement and unveiling of the enhanced website on August 8 in front of a sold out crowd of over 25,000 at Market America's International Convention.
ABOUT MARKET AMERICA, INC.
Market America is a product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-One-Marketing. With more than three million customers and 160,000 Distributors worldwide, the company has generated over $2.4 billion in accumulated retail sales. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC -- the company employs over 500 people globally with international operations in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia. Through its revolutionary One-to-One Marketing concept, Market America combines the Internet with the power of people -- creating the ultimate online shopping destination. More information is available at http://www.marketamerica.com.
ABOUT GOOGLE INC.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.google.com.
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