Location-Based Startup HoursMap Experiences Tremendous Growth Within Months of Launch

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Local Search Directory HoursMap Ends 2010 With 226,000 Monthly Unique Visitors in December. Just Launched in September of 2010, the Growth Is an Eight-Fold Increase Over the Previous Month.

HoursMap (http://www.hoursmap.com) has reached 226,487 unique visitors in the month of December (Google Analytics), showing a nearly eight-fold increase over the month before (29,558 unique visitors). Just launched in September of 2010, HoursMap.com is a local search directory with information on stores and restaurants, with a particular focus on hours of operation information. HoursMap has achieved the tremendous growth organically, having made no advertising purchases. This rapid growth in the first months of launch indicates a strong consumer demand for location-based data.

HoursMap helps users find open stores and restaurants with a simple interface. Consumers can find stores open late on Sundays, late night dining, and hours for places that they frequent most, like Best Buy, Target, or a local post office. Visitors can see at a glance what's open right now as they dash out the door.

HoursMap brings the most current hours of operation and location information to users, discovering this data using its unique local semantic technology that recognizes and extracts local information from unstructured web pages. HoursMap crawls only the web pages with store location information so that sites can be crawled frequently, bringing users the most up-to-date information. Users can find bank hours and post office hours as well as hours of operation for popular places such as Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Burger King, and local stores and eateries.

"At HoursMap, we are constantly innovating to provide users with the most current local information on the easiest to use interface," said HoursMap co-founder Wendy Yang. The strong traffic growth within such a short span of time after launch is a result of HoursMap's simple navigation, intuitive interface, and unique data not available on other sites.

About HoursMap
HoursMap (http://www.hoursmap.com) is a local search directory with information on stores, restaurants, post offices, and other businesses. Users can find hours of operation on hundreds of thousands of businesses as well as addresses, phone numbers, and maps. On HoursMap, users can see what's open on a map or in a list. HoursMap uses innovative technology to obtain store hours data directly from websites.


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