EuroSeek Adds USA Local Business Directory

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EuroSeek re-launched itself as a paid web directory earlier this year. Now it's expanding to include a USA Business Directory, with a European version to follow soon.

After a sixteen-year existence as a trusted web directory allowing users to search the internet in their own language while using the first engine tailored for the European market, EuroSeek re-launched earlier this year as a paid web directory. Now, the sites new direction is changing with a newly-opened USA-centric business directory.

The new directory, http://www.euroseek.com/usa/business-listings/, is already open, and is meant to capitalize on the fact that the bulk of internet traffic, even on a site geared to the European market, originates from the United States. As well, EuroSeek says, this expansion is a natural extension of the existing directory, broadening the site's reach and helping people find local businesses to serve their needs.

Why open the US directory before the European one? CEO Wes Mayder explains, "So many of our site submissions are already coming from the United States that it seems like an obvious choice to expand to the American market first. We do have plans to launch a European business directory, as well, just not yet."

How does a business owner take advantage of the USA Business Listings aspect of EuroSeek? Anyone can visit the site and submit the name, address, and URL of a business they recommend. In fact, this ability isn't limited to website administrators or business managers, but open to the general public.

"Personal recommendations," Mayder says, "are the best kind. You can't beat word of mouth. By allowing anyone to submit a business to our directory, we're getting submissions from the people who have the opinions that really matter - the people who actually frequent these businesses and use their services."

Submissions to the new directory are as simple as visiting the site and clicking on the button that says, "submit a business." Sites are checked out by the site administrators, and generally show up on the site within 24-48 hours.

About EuroSeek: Originally established in 1996, EuroSeek.com was the Euro-centric search engine. It quickly became the largest search portal in Europe, allowing users to browse the web in more than 30 languages. Today, EuroSeek has redefining itself as a social media-savvy paid web directory for only the highest-caliber sites, as well as a user-sourced directory of local businesses.

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