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Seekport and InfoSpace Search and Directory Sign Strategic Alliance

26 September, 2005, Munich/Hamburg

The Internet Search Engine Seekport and InfoSpace Search & Directory Sign Strategic Alliance

Seekport Offers Innovative Search Technology, InfoSpace Provides Optimised Search Monetisation / Better Match Rate and Higher Revenues for Seekport


Seekport http://www.seekport.de the innovative European search engine will work with the public listed US based company InfoSpace (NASDAQ: INSP) http://www.infospaceinc.com to increase future search monetisation. This partnership gives Seekport better match rates and higher revenues generated by sponsored links.

The worldwide market leader for metasearch engines, InfoSpace is the only company with access to the results of all major paid search providers, which is able to combine the paid results of all providers on one result page and to sub-licence them. InfoSpace combines the paid results in such a way that maximum revenues are generated for InfoSpace’s clients.

For Seekport this strategic partnership with InfoSpace is another important step in improving its business. “With InfoSpace becoming a partner and supporting us, we have a unique technology to optimise revenues for the monetisation of our searches,” says Joachim Kreibich, Managing Director of Seekport Internet Technologies GmbH.

“This cooperation means a lot of significant advantages for us,” Kreibich stresses. “Everybody who decides to use the combination of Seekport and InfoSpace gets access to our well-proven search technology as well as to an optimised portfolio of paid results from all relevant providers of paid search. The customer is independent from any single paid search provider, and enjoys better match rates for paid results,” Kreibich says.

Dominic Trigg, Vice President Search & Directory Europe at InfoSpace explains the strategic dimension of this partnership for InfoSpace, “Seekport’s sophisticated search technology and its focus on the European market is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our capabilities in search monetisation. Seekport offers superior web search results as well as high-end customised solutions like site search and archive search, whilst InfoSpace specialises in monetising search as well as specialised solutions such as pay per call and contextual search. The combination of the two specialist skill sets puts us both InfoSpace and Seekport in a position to make highly attractive proposals together in the future.”

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This press release in available in PDF, plain text and Word formats. Photographs are available of the InfoSpace team.

The media spokespeople for Search & Directory at InfoSpace Europe are Dominic Trigg and John Thornhill, Director of Business Development.

About InfoSpace
http://www.infospaceinc.com

InfoSpace is a leader in mobile entertainment, private-label search and online directory. The company is comprised of two divisions — Search & Directory and Mobile.

The InfoSpace Search & Directory division uses unique metasearch technology to provide Internet search and directory services. The mobile division offers wireless solutions that help customers build stronger brands and generate incremental revenue. InfoSpace enable delivery of information and entertainment services to consumers, while creating opportunities for partners, advertisers and content publishers.

About InfoSpace Search & Directory
http://www.infospaceinc.com/search

InfoSpace Search & Directory markets Web search and online directory products that help users find the information they need while creating revenue opportunities for merchants. InfoSpace Search & Directory operates a family of Internet properties that includes WebFetch (http://www.webfetch.com), Dogpile (http://www.dogpile.com), Switchboard (http://www.switchboard.com), WebCrawler (http://www.webcrawler.com), InfoSpace.com (http://www.InfoSpace.com) and MetaCrawler (http://www.metacrawler.com). InfoSpace Search & Directory also powers Web search, along with online yellow and white pages, for a variety of Web sites. InfoSpace Search & Directory is a business of InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSP)


About Seekport Internet Technologies, GmbH, Munich
http://www.seekport.de

The search engine technology provider Seekport Internet Technologies GmbH, Munich, started its business in December 2003 with the aim of offering individualised search services at the highest technical level for companies and to establish one of the leading web search engines in Europe. Seekport’s search technology is characterised by its high quality of results which is ensured by innovative technology and local index teams. This high quality benefits business partners of the company as well as users of internet search. Seekport is operating search engines in Germany, UK, France, Italy and Spain. Seekport is planning to be online in nine European markets by the end of 2005. Seekport is owned by strong shareholders who provide an ideal combination of business and technology experience. 


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