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UK Online Directory is officially the 'World’s Best'

Tuesday 21 October 08

192.com declared Best Online Directory in the world, winning the 118 Award for the 5th successive year

192.com broke its own record last week after being awarded Best Online Directory at the global 118 Tracker Awards in Las Vegas.

In a ceremony at the Wynn Resort, Alastair Crawford, CEO and Founder of 192.com accepted the 118 Tracker award for an unprecedented fifth year in a row. 192.com fended off global players, including the largest US online directory whitepages.com, to win this prestigious accolade.

192.com, the UK’s leading people and business finder, continues its dominance of the online directory space through innovation and a single minded focus on the local market. Since its launch 10 years ago, the site has always been a pioneer in the industry.

Alastair Crawford, CEO, 192.com, said of the win, “We’re so proud of this award because very few UK internet companies rise to the top of the global pyramid. Five years ago, our biggest competitors were BT and Yell and today we're also fighting off Google and MSN who are attempting to create local search products”.

“We’ve earned this award through consistent innovation, growth and user satisfaction. In 2008 we also re-launched our mapping service bringing UK users an amazing level of detail not found on any other website including Google”, Alastair continued.

Kathleen Pierz, founder of Directory Assistance consultancy, The Pierz Group and one of the judges of the awards said, “192.com was selected as the winner for this award because they deliver a powerful people search and business search tool in one. Their mapping service adds that additional wow factor that the judges were looking for. We couldn’t believe we were awarding it to them for the fifth year in a row but 192.com simply remains a very strong competitor in an increasingly competitive market”.

The ultimate success of the site is measured by its unique users, over 5.5 million each quarter. No other site in the UK comes close to comparison with the 192.com database. The site searches over 640 million records on people and businesses - 30 times more than its nearest rival!

About 192.com

192.com is the de facto standard search engine for finding people, business and places in the UK. Established in 1997 by Alastair Crawford, founder of UK-Info Disk and Wasabi.com, the multi award winning 192.com has over 5.5 million users accessing unequalled breadth and depth of data.

192.com searches over 640 million records including free directory enquiries, local business listings, interactive mapping, aerial photography and property reports. Its premium people finding service is #1 in the UK searching Electoral Rolls and Director Reports as well as Directory Enquiries. 192.com has a wealth of case studies to draw on with thousands of friends and family being reunited through the site every year

For more information contact the 192.com Press Office.