SOURCE: Become.com

December 06, 2006 09:00 ET

Comparison Shopping Site Become.com Sees 200% Year-Over-Year Traffic Increase for November

Consumer-Friendly Service Breaks New Traffic and Revenue Records on Biggest Holiday Shopping Weekend

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 6, 2006 -- Become.com, the only online shopping site to integrate product-focused Web search with comparison shopping, tripled traffic from the previous year as consumers moved from Thanksgiving feasting to frenzied holiday shopping. November traffic jumped to over three million visitors -- a 200 per cent jump -- and ad revenues increased by 875 percent year-over-year as Become.com continues to break daily records. According to Hitwise, a leading online competitive intelligence service, Become.com is one of the fastest growing comparison shopping sites.

"In only two years, Become.com has become a powerful new tool for consumers wanting to shop more confidently online," said Become.com Founder and CEO Michael Yang. "We find the best stores, the best prices and the best product research from across the web and deliver this to consumers in an easy and engaging way. Our growing traffic and revenues are proof that our customers find Become.com is the best way to shop online."

Become.com is changing the way Americans shop online by making it easy to research products and find the best prices all on one convenient site. Consumers can search over 25 million products from more than 5000 name brand stores to find the best price. And, they can also check out product reviews from the over four billion web pages of relevant product information Become.com indexes. Become's unique research technology cuts through the Internet's clutter of spam results and useless information to deliver only relevant product reviews, buying guides, discussion forums and other information that helps users clarify their shopping decisions.

Become.com was recently featured in Time Magazine for its search technology, was a consumer pick in BusinessWeek's Best of the Web and continues to win awards and converts for its focus on delivering innovative shopping tools and technologies like Shop Zoom, Color Search and Nearby stores to help consumers shop and buy with confidence.

About Become.com

Become.com is a powerful search engine and comparison shopping service. Founded by industry pioneers Michael Yang and Yeogirl Yun, creators of MySimon, Become.com helps people make better buying decisions and purchases online. Become.com searches over four billion web pages and uses its patent-pending AIR™ (Affinity Index Ranking) search technology to provide the Internet's most useful product reviews and guides, and then makes it easy to find and buy products from brand name retailers at the best prices. With over 25 million products from 5000 merchants, Become.com provides the Web's most robust and easy to use combination of relevant product research and comparison shopping. Please visit us at www.become.com.

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