SOURCE: HarvestINFO

October 25, 2005 09:00 ET

HarvestINFO Arms Local Media Companies and Small Businesses to Compete With Internet Giants

Announcing the Release of a Revolutionary Suite of Local Online Shopping, Local Deals and Advertising, Local Search, Local Online Classifieds and Keyword Targeted Ad Products

Internet Software Development Company HarvestINFO Seeks to Shift Balance of Power in the Online World With New Product Release, Local Marketplace Enterprise™

MASON, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 25, 2005 -- "Welcome to the Revolution." Since 1996, HarvestINFO has provided its hundreds of media clients with tools vital to responding to industry opportunities, threats and market dynamics. HarvestINFO continues this tradition of innovation and technological leadership with the introduction of Local Marketplace Enterprise™, the first fully integrated product suite that combines a robust search engine with rich content and a range of advertising tools that greatly increase the value of web sites for media companies, small businesses and online users.

Local Marketplace Enterprise is comprised of:

ExchangeTree™: ExchangeTree is an online classified community/ad
   posting product that directly connects buyers and sellers via
   graphically rich online ads and secure eCommerce transactions.
   Both private parties and small businesses benefit from the fast,
   simple process for creating and managing online ads and offers,
   and accepting bids and payments online.

Dig It Local™: Why let an outsider determine what is local in your
   market?  Dig It Local is a comprehensive, integrated local search
   engine that provides unified search results across all sections of a
   media company web site as well as any content from external web sites.
   Content and product ads are organized logically into search collections
   that the media partner can design. Best-of-breed behavioral analytics
   inform site owners exactly what to change to meet the needs of their
   user base.

ClickLizard™: Join the 5 billion dollar keyword targeted ad market
   today! ClickLizard is a keyword targeted ad product that enables
   advertisers to bid for preferred placement in search results.
   Advertisers choose the keywords most relevant to their product, and see
   their ads appear as users search the site. Use ClickLizard and Unleash
   the Green!

DealStorm™: What's on sale in my local area? The DealStorm "local deals"
   shopping portal aggregates multiple advertising sources, including
   classifieds, ROP Ads, Coupons, Special Sections, Inserts, and your
   retailer inventory feeds into a single search with item level results.
   Market-leading enhanced product search includes automatic search term
   correction and synonym matching. All the "local deals" are located with
   one search, broken down by product or service.

ShopMountain™: Become the online shopping engine of choice for your
   online users. ShopMountain is an online shopping datamart that contains
   millions of items from hundreds of the most prominent retailers. The
   entire retail product repository is completely customizable, enabling
   media companies to select the retailers most relevant to their local
   market. All products are "Buy Now" enabled.
"We are the only company today offering a complete collection of integrated online shopping, deals, advertising, classifieds, keyword targeted ad and search products," said Scott Bailey, HarvestINFO CEO and Founder. "We are one company with one fully integrated solution that spans multiple online revenue sectors. This revolutionary collection of products allows local media companies and small businesses to compete head to head with the large Internet players that are eroding their business. All of the internet giants -- Google™, Yahoo!®, MSN™, eBay®, craigslist®, Amazon.com®, Shopping.com™, and others -- regardless of market space, are actively gunning for both the local users and local advertisers. We believe that technology should be about empowering the world, not taking it over. Our singular focus is the fair distribution of technology. With Local Marketplace Enterprise, we are shifting the balance of power in the online world from the Internet giants back to the local media companies with the local franchises. That's the revolution."

About HarvestINFO

Founded in 1996 and located in Mason, Ohio, HarvestINFO is a pioneering Internet software development company committed to putting smart technology in the hands of real people. Today HarvestINFO's technology serves hundreds of media partners worldwide. For more information, please visit www.harvestinfo.com or call 513.701.3000 ext. 248.

Local Marketplace Enterprise, ExchangeTree, Dig it Local, ClickLizard, DealStorm, and ShopMountain are all trademarks of Harvest Info, Inc. Google, Yahoo!, MSN, eBay, craigslist, Amazon.com, and Shopping.com are either registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners and are in no way affiliated with Harvest Info, Inc., or any of its products, services, or solutions.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Michael Galamb
    V.P. Sales & Marketing
    HarvestINFO, Inc.
    513.701.3000 ext. 246
    513.701.3019 FAX
    Email Contact