SOURCE: IC Places, Inc.

IC Places, Inc.

May 10, 2011 02:00 ET

IC Places Sets the Launch Date for Its Smart City Version 2.0 Websites

WINTER PARK, FL--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - IC Places, Inc. (OTCQB: ICPA) -- Today, IC Places announced it will launch its enhanced PHP Version 2.0 of its websites Monday, May 16th. After intense development by Rize Technology Corporation, IC Places' 2.0 release will offer dramatically increased speed, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) will improve and the sites will offer advanced functionality... all resulting in an enhanced user experience and increased revenues for the company.

The previous release of the website was Window code-based. Version 2.0 is based on PHP and will reside on a Linux server.

Decoding the code...

The net result of the move begins with IC Places pages which will load 250% faster than the previous version. Faster page loads enhances the user experience and leads to greater per-person page views.

Becoming The Top Search Results...

The next major advancement is in search engine optimization (SEO). The site code will help move IC Places City websites to rank higher in search engines -- such as Google, Yahoo! or Bing. IC Places' sites already offer a large range of entertainment-based content. Version 2.0 will take full advantage of this content and maximize organic search engine results of it in each city and in the process dramatically increasing website traffic.

Enhanced functionality...

With Version 2.0 users will be transported into a vibrant IC Places experience with real time event information passed along as it happens. Along with current entertainment coverage in each city, IC Places servers will monitor all available inputs across the web and interact with a myriad of corporate partner servers. This will result in useable real time information organized intuitively in the way people think.

Monitizing The Experience...

IC Places has in place agreements with groups of service-based companies with direct access to a myriad of services ranging from table reservations, concert and event tickets, transportation reservations, movie tickets and much more. As visitors book services through IC Places' "Smart City" sites, these companies pay commissions to IC Places. Increased traffic is directly related to increased revenues for IC Places.

About IC Places:
(http://www.icplaces.com)

IC Places owns and operates 350 city news and entertainment websites. Each IC Places city website offers a virtual keyhole view of life in each community. Every unique aspect of a city's social, business, and cultural life is available right at each city's IC Places homepage. IC Places provides the entire community a place to talk, do business and get connected. Businesses are given amazing tools to tell their stories in the best way possible and visitors get unfettered access to businesses, events and people in each city. To see one of the IC Places city sites in action, please visit http://www.icplaces.com/orlando.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    IC Places, Inc.
    Steven Samblis
    President/Chairman of the Board
    407-442-0309 ext. 2