Today Superpages formally rolled out a compare merchants feature. In doing so it becomes the second major US yellow pages publisher to offer that feature in its online directory. DexKnows, owned by R.H. Donnelley and powered by Local Matters‘ “destination search” platform, has offered the feature for some time.
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The Superpages compare feature is like that found on product comparison search engines and allows for side-by-side comparisons of up to eight merchants.
Here’s an example of the functionality for the search “Florists, San Francisco”:
The new upgrade on Superpages is part of an ongoing expansion of features and capabilities on the site, which has recently introduced video advertising, personalization, a Facebook application and more mobile options. The company has also been aggressively syndicating its listings to third parties online and in mobile.
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