SOURCE: Web2Corp

March 19, 2007 16:15 ET

Web2Corp's WBTO ByIndia.com Popularity Surge Continues

Indian Social Networking Site and Search Engine Growing Almost 10% Every Day Last Week

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 19, 2007 -- With just over a month to go before its advertising engine is opened to the public, ByIndia.com (http://www.byindia.com/) is seeing another strong surge in popularity and traffic among Indian consumers. ByIndia.com has been growing steadily since it was relaunched by Web2Corp (OTCBB: WBTO) in October of 2006, but the increase in traffic over the last week has been incredible, averaging between 7 and 9 percent overall growth in traffic daily. Traffic ranking site Alexa.com placed ByIndia as the 500th most popular site for Indian traffic just a few months ago, but it actually broke the rankings for the 200th most popular site in India during the last week's growth spurt.

"ByIndia's growth is due to a number of things," says William Mobley, CEO of Web2Corp. "The ByIndia.com 5 Million Dollar (USD) Sweepstakes has been getting a lot of attention on the web -- there's almost 33,000 results for it when you search Google for ByIndia.com Sweepstakes. We've been seeing a lot of people registering and a lot of people recommending ByIndia.com to friends. ByIndia.com has gained enough traction now where word of mouth is taking it to the next level. More people are trying our site, more people are passing our name along, and more people are returning to the site daily. We're seeing ByIndia.com reaching critical mass, getting ready to explode into the Indian market as a major influence in Indian browsing habits."

About ByIndia.com

ByIndia.com is an Indian-focused search engine and social networking site that is similar to Baidu.com, the gigantic Chinese search engine. It searches and indexes Indian sites, but offers a host of social networking features that Baidu.com does not, gaining market share in a country that is going to be the largest internet market in the next 5 to 10 years. According to Heernet Ventures, the Indian media market will grow from 9.2 billion US dollars in 2007 to 17 billion in 2012, or 766 billion INR, so the potential to start generating brand loyalty in the fastest-growing economy in the world while it is still inexpensive is very valuable. As the #1 Indian search engine and social networking site, ByIndia.com offers advertisers clear value, both in terms of traffic and content, as it allows businesses to target the Indian market. 53% of India's population is under 30, and increasingly tech-savvy. Providing a social media opportunity for Indians, by Indians, ByIndia.com is growing faster than any other Indian search property and is on target to dominate the market shortly.

About Web2Corp:

Web2Corp (OTCBB: WBTO) is a Web 2.0 internet technology development firm dedicated to rapid creation and adaptation of technologies. Web2Corp addresses new markets of users by creating and simplifying useful products, reducing the level of user technical skills required, and lowering prices for consumers. Web 2.0 technologies have become increasingly popular, with the use of Web 2.0 applications such as e-commerce or blogs up more than 25% over the last year, according to comScore networks. The Web 2.0 market generates more than 20 billion dollars of revenue a year, with well-known companies like Google.com, Flickr.com, MySpace.com, eBay.com, Craigslist.com, and Blogger.com making up the majority of the income.

For more information on ByIndia.com or for rules and details of the ByIndia.com 5 Million Dollar Sweepstakes, visit www.ByIndia.com

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    Communications Director
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