We’re committed to building our member base the right way. We’re new and we want buyers to trust the connections we provide.
Charlotte, NC (Vocus) October 26, 2010
Industrial buyers and sourcing professionals tired of the time it takes them to wade through hundreds of listing results not relevant to what they need, have a new industrial search engine developed by Industrial Web Solutions that offers them a simpler approach. Industrial Web Search is designed to deliver 100% accurate results to buyers based on what they type and to provide them with the means to make connections right from within the application.
“Conducting an industrial search,” notes Industrial Web Search founder and developer Joe DeMicco, “can quickly turn into an expedition, requiring buyers to delve through literally hundreds of product categories and listings that represent the whole gamut of information and product/service offerings, all relevant to the terms searched, but not specifically relevant to what the buyer is looking for. After analyzing search systems, our team of developers came up with a solution that eliminates those issues.”
Unlike traditional online directories and search engines based on category search, where companies are grouped according to where their products and services fit into a pre-determined structure, Industrial Web Search has done away with categories altogether. Based on content tagging, seller members use keywords and phrases, known as tags, to identify their products and services to buyers. As the buyer types, the system helps by suggesting tags that contain one or more of his search words. The buyer can click on a suggested tag to generate listing results.
With the understanding that the buyer knows what he’s looking for, the system is designed to deliver listings based on an exact match between the words he typed and those used by the seller member to tag his products and services. If an exact match cannot be made, the buyer is informed and presented with two helpful options. First, he can click on any of the suggested tags that contain one or more of the words he used to search. Second, with his search phrase automatically entered in the query boxes, the buyer can click on the search button for Google, Yahoo, or Bing. All three of these popular search engines are integrated on the same page, making Industrial Web Search a good tool to start, giving him convenient access from a single source.
In addition to search results relevant to what he actually needs, the buyer can also rely on the quality of the listings. Listings represent member sellers who have met the criteria for paid inclusion. “We’re committed to building our member base the right way,” says DeMicco, “so buyers never have to waste time with outdated company contact or profile information, or worse, a listing that’s no longer in business. We rejected the standard practice of pre-populating our system with listings scraped from the internet or purchased from contact database providers. We’re building a reliable community here. We’re still growing and we want buyers to be able to trust the connections we provide.”
Buyers are provided with several ways to connect with member sellers. Industrial Web Search is the first industrial search engine to integrate Telnic’s .tel TLD (top level domain) “click to connect” feature to place a call, send an email, visit a web page, or download a company’s vCard to their desktop or mobile contact manger. Buyers can also send a single RFQ to the entire results list of companies or those they select.
Buyers can access Industrial Web Search from their desktop or laptop at http://www.industrialwebsearch.com or their iPhone, Smartphone or other handheld mobile device at http://www.industrialwebsearch.mobi. Always free to use, Industrial Web Search encourages buyers to take advantage of the free Favorites and RFQ management and communications tools available to Registered Users. Buyers can also call (800) 399-9859 for more information.
About Industrial Web Search
Industrial Web Search is a tag-based industrial search engine featuring suppliers and service providers who have paid the annual membership fee to be included. Owned and developed by Joe DeMicco and his team at Industrial Web Solutions, the engine specifically targets industrial buyers and sourcing professionals. It was launched in limited beta in April 2009. A new interface was introduced in September 2010 featuring additional management tools for members as well as a Registered User section. Available free to users, it allows them to manage their searches and communications, including Favorites, Notes, and RFQs sent through the application. A multi-platform service, Industrial Web Search can be accessed at http://www.industrialwebsearch.com and http://www.industrialwebsearch.mobi.
About Industrial Web Solutions
Industrial Web Solutions is an American marketing and development firm specializing in online and technology solutions for the industrial marketplace. To accommodate the specific needs of small to medium sized companies, owner Joe DeMicco established the company as the industrial partner to his marketing firm AIMG | Accurate Imaging. Since launching in 2007, the company has developed customizable applications for its proprietary website content management system, website modules, lead management system, document management system, online product catalog, ecommerce website, and the recently launched Industrial Web Search, an industrial search engine built using new patent-pending technology.
About Joe DeMicco
Joe DeMicco has been an online and marketing consultant for almost 20 years. He started his flagship company AIMG | Accurate Imaging in 1994. He has worked as a consultant and produced content for companies like BMW, Discovery Communications, Publicis, IDT, Robotic Industries Association, Automated Imaging Association, Hose-McCann Communications, and Excite Media Group. In 2007 he established Industrial Web Solutions, which specializes in online and offline solutions for industrial manufacturers. Joe, along with his team at Industrial Web Solutions, developed Industrial Web Search, an industrial search engine built on new patent-pending technology. His blog DeMicco.com offers business development tips.