2006 August 31st
WhitePages.com Named to Inc. Magazine
Three-year revenue growth of nearly 800 percent earns company spot No. 123
SEATTLE-August 31, 2006
WhitePages.com, Inc., the best place for searching, finding and connecting with people, today announced that it has been recognized for the second consecutive year by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing 500 private companies in the United States. Ranked number 123 on the 2006 Inc. 500 list, WhitePages.com experienced an explosive three-year growth rate of 795.2 percent between 2002 and 2005. In 2005, WhitePages.com was ranked number 57.
"We are honored to be included on this prestigious list for the second consecutive year," said Max Bardon, president and CEO of WhitePages.com. "By listening to our customers and partners, WhitePages.com has extended its leadership position as the premier destination site for enabling consumers to search, find and connect with people and businesses."
Averaging more than 20 million unique visitors per month in the United States and Canada, WhitePages.com is a top 40 overall Internet property, executing more than 100 million lookups per month and providing consumers with innovative tools to access the contact information they need when they need it. As consumer usage of the site continues to rise, WhitePages.com is well positioned to maintain this level of growth by increasing revenue from both advertisements and value-added services.
"If you want to find out which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. Editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most innovative, dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones coming up with solutions to some of our most intractable ills, creating systems that let us conduct business faster and easier, and manufacturing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."
The 2006 Inc. 500, as revealed in the September issue of Inc., reported the most robust bunch of companies the magazine has ever compiled, with aggregate revenue of $19.7 billion, up from $16.5 billion last year and $12.9 billion in 2000. Most importantly, the 2006 Inc. 500 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 90,000 jobs since those companies were founded. Please visit http://www.inc.com for the methodology of the list and to dig deeper into this year's Inc. 500 rankings.
Inc., the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. It provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Inc., a Mansueto Ventures LLC publication, inspires and informs, with cutting-edge coverage that reflects our readers energy, brashness, and imagination.
search" application, providing the easiest way for consumers to find the information they need about a specific person.
WhitePages.com, a privately held company based in Seattle, is the most trusted and comprehensive source for consumers to quickly and easily find relevant, accurate contact information in North America. The company's network of sites include WhitePages.com (www.whitepages.com), WhitePages.ca (www.whitepages.ca), 411.com (www.411.com), Address.com (www.address.com), PhoneNumber.com (www.phonenumber.com), and its 1,300 partner sites including Superpages.com, YellowPages.com and Canada411. The on-the-go user can also access contact information via cell phone, Blackberrys and other web-enabled mobile devices.
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