InfoSpace.com, QuikPage to Offer Ad Solution for Small Business

Content aggregator InfoSpace.com
Inc.
and QuikPage Inc., a Web
site development and hosting company, formed a strategic alliance to
provide local ad sales companies an integrated solution for their
advertisers.


Together InfoSpace.com and QuikPage will create one-stop Web site
development with distribution throughout key Internet locations. Local
businesses can work with their local advertising sales companies such as
yellow page publishers and newspapers to create an Internet presence, the
companies said. Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.


The bundled program includes a QuikPage custom Web site along with
InfoSpace.com’s distribution network of sites. The alliance also allows local
advertisers to offer Web
sites and distribution to their customers without additional staffing or
resources, and sites can be created directly from existing print ads.


“The partnership between InfoSpace and QuikPage will now offer a valuable
service to small businesses that don’t have the resources to create and manage
their own Web site,” said Naveen Jain, president and CEO
of InfoSpace.com. “We intend to deliver increased reach to their customers’
Web sites through our extensive yellow pages
distribution system.”


“The resources that the two companies offer are unique,” said John Dennis,
CEO of QuikPage. “Small companies desiring to open their
business on the Internet with their own Web site will be served well by
QuikPage’s expertise
in Web design and hosting, and InfoSpace.com’s sophisticated distribution
network.”


Founded in 1996 with headquarters in Minneapolis, QuikPage specializes in
providing affordable Internet solutions for the small business market. The
120-person organization has the capacity to output 1,000 Web sites daily, and
also hosts The QuikPages National Business Web Site Directory.

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