Chicago, IL, October 30, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- OddBodd.com is launching the pre-beta of www.oddbodd.com, the next generation in interactive and video-enhanced business listing services. OddBodd.com combines several essential services for both businesses and consumers in a setting void of banner, pop up and text ads, parking and landing pages and “spam sites”. Consumers can search for businesses without banners, ppc ads or pop-ups, and search in separate areas for local businesses, web businesses, events, video and jobs, completely independently or all together.
OddBodd.com is creating the first “at your fingertips” interactive site from the ground up that visually shows all current, crucial information about a business. It’s “What’s Happening Today” and it tells consumers why they should contact that business today, be it because of a special offer, a sponsored event or a job opening or because you can see the business owner in person.
The first 5,000 “Pre-Beta” members will not only receive their membership for life at no cost (after a nominal $60 registration fee), but will also be the first real testers of the site and will help fine tune the system for the Beta launch in January. Fast acting businesses will also be able to get a free demo site too for additional exposure at no extra cost. These initial businesses will obviously get the most national and international exposure while OddBodd.com is finishing development of the Beta Site.
Over two years in concept development, OddBodd.com has addressed many of the concerns voiced by both businesses and consumers relating to the over-abundance of advertising and the lack of control business owners have over reviews posted on the internet without their knowledge. OddBodd.com’s tag line: “What’s Happening TODAY” is an indication of the consumers’ need for the latest and most updated news, especially about local businesses. The interactivity is a sign of OddBodd’s awareness of the newest technology and consumers’ aversion to scrolling through multiple pages to get the information they are looking for.
“With the inclusion of a rewards-driven video site, an emergency notification system for schools, municipalities and daycares, and a built- in job posting / search service, OddBodd.com is just getting started,” says Nolan Collins, Founder and creator of OddBodd.com.
“The ability to completely dissect a search has been impossible until now, because most software companies still rely on designing software to sort through the keywords in websites. With many businesses putting in competitors’ keywords to optimize their search engine placement, consumers are tired of irrelevant and unrelated search results,” says Jennifer Collins, OddBodd.com’s marketing director. “Building the network from the ground up gives us complete control over the content, giving consumers a better, more honest search experience and businesses of all sizes a better chance of being found in a related search.” In addition, with strict rules prohibiting pornography, extremist sites and spam, OddBodd.com will be a place where families can feel safe searching for local and online businesses and videos without having to employ extra safeguards.
Businesses also benefit with help from local BoddGuides: sales reps that live near and “guide” their local businesses, helping them maximize exposure on OddBodd.com. Businesses will also receive a marketing kit full of ideas for online and offline marketing to help their business grow and succeed. While the BoddGuides are restricted to the US for now, OddBodd.com is allowing businesses in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to register to foster global support for a better, safer and more honest Internet.
Started by a Chicagoland entrepreneur, OddBodd.com is to-date a privately funded company. Based on the principal of creating a technologically advanced, moderated, yet low- or no-cost advertising medium for small businesses, OddBodd.com is achieving its goal of being completely self-sufficient without the need of large sponsors and banner advertising. With more services coming after the launch, OddBodd.com is poised to replace the online yellow pages market and text-based search directories.