2009 January 26th
WhitePages Delivers Record Growth Numbers in 2008
Profitable Seattle Company Revenues Reach $6M in December
SEATTLE, WA - January 26, 2009 - WhitePages , the popular web site that provides people a simple way to find each other and connect with confidence, today announced that it has exceeded major growth records in 2008. While consumer spending continues to trend downward, the number of people and business searches conducted through WhitePages services is growing dramatically.
The profitable Seattle company surpassed a number of growth records in 2008, including:
- 1. Reaching 3.9 Billion Page Views for the first time
- 2. 991M searches in 2008, including the first ever 100M search month in December
- 3. 24M unique users in 2008, 11% reach and a #46 comScore ranking
- 4. 6.5M Mobile searches in 2008, up 614%
The surge in traffic numbers resulted in WhitePages first ever $6M revenue month in December, demonstrating the company's continued attractiveness to online advertisers.
"These numbers are truly exciting", says Alex Algard, CEO WhitePages, Inc. "We're seeing an increasing number of users taking advantage of our free services in an effort to save money and connect with friends and family".
WhitePages expects traffic numbers to grow steadily in 2009 as more consumers become aware of the company's free People Search services, including the ability to connect via email and text messaging.
About WhitePages, Inc.
WhitePages, a privately held company based in Seattle, WA., is the most trusted and comprehensive source of ConnectoryTM services for consumers to quickly find each other and connect with confidence. The company's network of sites include WhitePages.com, WhitePages.ca, 411.com, Address.com, PhoneNumber.com and its 1,300 partner sites including AOL.com and MSN.com. The on-the-go user can also access contact information via cell phone, smart phones and other Web-enabled mobile devices including the iPhone.
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