SOURCE: Vertro, Inc.

Vertro, Inc.

October 04, 2010 08:58 ET

Vertro Releases Non-Financial Metrics for Q3 2010

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  Vertro, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRO) today released certain non-financial metrics from continuing operations for Q3 2010.

"We are very proud of the company's achievements in Q3 2010, including a 30% increase in search queries from the prior quarter and a 50% increase in search queries over Q3 2009," commented Peter Corrao, Vertro's President and CEO.

"It is worth noting that user growth and revenue growth typically do not coincide because of the effects of seasonality, the length of time a user has been with us during the quarter and, most importantly, the ever changing geographic mix of our user base. With that said, we believe that these metrics underline the strength of our Q3 performance and we look forward to presenting our full financial results to investors and other stakeholders."

Q3 2010 non-financial metrics (millions):

  2009 2010
Search queries (1) Q1 Q2 Q3 Q1 Q2 Q3
ALOT region 1 96.8 102.6 121.6 151.9 154.7 174.5
ALOT rest of world 21.4 27.9 71.4 82.9 87.6 144.2
Legacy brand 43.8 35.0 23.3 11.7 8.1 5.8
Total 162.0 165.5 216.3 246.5 250.4 324.5
  2009 2010
Live toolbar users (2) Q1 Q2 Q3 Q1 Q2 Q3
ALOT region 1 2.7 2.9 3.3 4.1 4.7 5.1
ALOT rest of world 0.6 1.1 1.5 1.7 2.1 3.8
Legacy brand 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2
Total 4.4 4.7 5.3 6.1 7.0 9.0
ALOT Home (3) Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Absolute monthly unique users 4.8 5.5 5.7 6.2 7.3 7.6

(1) Source: Internal statistics; 'region one' refers to ALOT users in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
(2) Source: Internal statistics; live users are defined as the number of unique toolbar users active on the Internet in the last 15 days of each period.
(3) Source: Google Analytics "Absolute Unique Visitors" report.

About Vertro, Inc.
Vertro, Inc. is an Internet company that owns and operates the ALOT product portfolio. ALOT's products are designed to 'Make the Internet Easy' by enhancing the way consumers engage with content online. Through ALOT, Internet users can discover best-of-the-web third party content and display that content through customizable toolbar and homepage products. ALOT has millions of live users across its product portfolio. Together these users conduct high-volumes of type-in search queries, which are monetized through third-party search and content agreements.

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