SOURCE: Vertro, Inc.

Vertro, Inc.

October 18, 2010 17:15 ET

Vertro's Brazilian User Base Tops One Million

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  Vertro, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRO) today announced that it has increased the number of users of its ALOT Toolbar product in Brazil to over one million. The Company launched its first toolbar tailored to the Brazilian market in December 2009, and by October 14, 2010, its Brazilian user base increased to 1.04 million1. The growth in ALOT users in Brazil is part of the Company's strategy of expanding into new international markets.

"We're excited to reach this milestone and by the potential that international markets like Brazil present to our business," commented Peter Corrao, Vertro's President and CEO. "Brazil is one of several countries outside of our core English speaking markets where we are meeting our margin goals and enjoying sustained user growth. We expect to continue our focus on building our user base in these countries, as well as exploring additional new markets."

In Q3 2010, Vertro's global user base conducted 324.5 million Internet searches. Of these searches almost half, 144.2 million, came from ALOT users outside 'region 1,' which the Company defines as the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand2.

(1) Source: Internal statistics. Live users are defined as the number of unique toolbar users active on the Internet for 15 days prior to the reported date.
(2) Source: Internal statistics. 

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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