Zycon Anticipates Increase in Global Usage with Thomas Global Register Shut Down

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Due to the Thomas Global Register shutting down, Zycon - The Search Engine for Manufacturers, expects its growth to accelerate as one of the few vertical search sites that caters to the needs of the global manufacturing community. Zycon has been connecting industrial buyers and suppliers for over ten years, and has long positioned itself as an industry leading vertical search engine for manufacturing and engineering professionals.

Zycon.com, a search engine for manufacturers, has long positioned itself as an industry leading 'vertical' search engine for manufacturing and engineering professionals. Zycon has been connecting industrial buyers and suppliers for over ten years and is now ranked by Alexa in the top 3% of most popular sites in the world. Now, with Thomas Global Register (TGR) closing its doors, Zycon expects its growth to accelerate as one of the few vertical search sites that caters to the needs of the global manufacturing community.

Zycon contains over 200,000 manufacturers from North America and around the world organized into over 10,000 industry standard categories. In spite of the downturn in the economy, the site has been continuing its rapid growth with over 2,000 companies being added each week. Manufacturers particularly like the fact that it is absolutely free to list their company on the site with a very extensive company profile along with the ability to post and manage their own product announcements. Zycon also provides advertisers the ability to publish their entire product catalogs or pictures of their product lines on the site.

Zycon's growth can be attributed to the advantages of vertical search, which focuses on a particular market segment. This allows searchers to find specific information within their market faster, compared to large search engines that often require more time to find what one is looking for.

A January 2009 Econsultancy Report found the need to find information quickly is the main advantage of vertical search engines from the perspective of business users. Around two-thirds of respondents see the following factors as a "major benefit" of vertical search: Quicker to find desired information (67%); Top results more relevant (65%); Focus on specific business interests and workflow (64%).

As global manufacturing continues its dynamic increase, specialized manufacturing sites like Zycon will continue to grow by helping companies locate the product or service they need, whether the supplier is located in North America, Asia, Europe, or anywhere else.

Zycon.com was founded in 1999 and is located in the suburban Detroit city of Warren, MI. For information relating to the site, please visit http://www.zycon.com or call 586-755-2500. For media inquiries, please contact John Rasmussen at editor(at)zycon(dot)com.

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