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Yabsta, the Absolute Local Search Engine, Partners with

 creator JoAnna Weeks takes in the views off Coupeville Wharf in her hometown where she works to serve the local business community of Whidbey Island. / Photo by Patricia Duff.

Whidbey Island, WA (PRWEB) July 04, 2014

The big search engines may not know it yet, but they’ve got company.

When one thinks about Internet search-engines, the Goliaths come to mind: Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Ask. In fact, there are plenty of other big engines that will guide someone down specific avenues of search, specific to what someone might be looking for ─ blogs, cars, jobs, shopping, travel, food, real estate, etc. But a cursory search for the local businesses in any local town will not give the exclusively local results being looked for with Google or the other monster engines.

Enter Yabsta, the little engine that could… search absolutely local.

The first thing someone notices when they go to the homepage is the catchy tagline, “Market yourself to a truly local audience.” Yabsta partner and creator JoAnna Weeks discovered Yabsta four years ago, when she was trying to get something going online for her local business area on Central Whidbey Island. is a prototype of Gary Taylor’s site, which is also powered by Yabsta, an engine that is available anywhere in the world. Taylor is the president and founder of Yabsta. The local search-engine idea came out of his familiarity with the world of print phone directories as he is also the General Manager of the Bermuda Yellow Pages. Taylor saw a need for the “absolute local online search” and built the software that became Yabsta.

Weeks, a longtime friend and colleague of Taylor, approached him with a new idea in 2010.

“I told him I would help him build it if he would let me take it to Whidbey,” Weeks said.

He did and Weeks started selling ads as they built the website, and they’ve been adding enhancements to it ever since.

“We have cities coming online as fast as we can load them,” Weeks said. Recent Northwest cities to join Whidbey Island in launching the Yabsta model include Bellingham, Yakima, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Seattle’s Eastside.

Weeks had been a national sales manager and media buyer for the phone directory industry for more than 40 years. She was there during that century of non-smart phones and phone books, when “online” meant laundry drying in the sun. After she got on board with Taylor, she enlisted the help of longtime franchisee entrepreneur Paul Hendrickson, who welcomed the opportunity to join forces with Weeks in developing her vision for using the Yabsta business model in markets throughout Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Weeks formed the Visible Connections, LLC in 2010 as CEO and she and Hendrickson set out to bring the idea to other cities in the Northwest.

Ultimately, Taylor said he wanted to develop Yabsta in order to give online and mobile search users, advertisers and publishers what they need and want. Weeks expanded on that theme.

“We want to work with publishers first, but any franchisee that wants a Yabsta local search engine can give me a call. We are very affordable and anyone from the chambers, publishers, newspapers or someone digitally inclined can have this for their own back yard,” Weeks said.

The company celebrated its “coming out” in March of this year in Fort Worth, Texas, where the Association of Directory Publishers was holding its annual publishers’ event. The goal for the Yabsta partners is to get the word out to all the publishers in the U.S. and Canada that they can have their own pages without breaking the bank.

“By refining business data, maps, classifieds, menus, reviews, e-sites, etc. into dynamic, well-organized listings, Yabsta delivers targeted, data-rich search results for users dissatisfied with the increasingly irrelevant results often provided by major search engines,” Taylor said.

Social features including local content, user reviews and free classifieds deliver a more useful and accurate user experience. Yabsta organizes information into a local target with the help of search engine optimization. Weeks said she always tells business owners that keywords are the secret recipe to optimizing results on Yabsta.

“The business opportunities are many,” Taylor said. “E-commerce will grow if we can make it very easy and inexpensive. Yabsta provides solutions.”

Weeks agreed.

“No need for Google. They want to give local advertisers a cost effective way to create content for their own search engine. It doesn’t have to filter through the chaff of the wider Internet. We want to keep it local so that the revenue stays local; bring back advertising to the local level online and on mobile devices.”

“The thing I’m proud of most,” Weeks said, “is that one of the first prototypes was born here on Whidbey, which to me is kind of neat.”

Patricia Duff is a freelance journalist at Patricia Duff Writing Services on Whidbey Island. Reach her at patriciajeanduff(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Siemens PLM World 2014: PARTsolutions Enables Teamcenter and NX Users to “Check-In” and Search Standard Parts

PARTsolutions Enables Teamcenter and NX Users to “Check-In” and Search Standard Parts

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

CADENAS PARTsolutions is demonstrating the power and versatility of their Standard Parts Management (SPM) platform at Siemens PLM World June 16 -19 in Orlando, Florida. PARTsolutions SPM operates as a standalone platform or in tandem with a PLM system, such as Siemens Teamcenter. The platform helps engineering teams manage their standard and supplier parts, so they can spend more time on value-added design. PARTsolutions Standard Parts Management (SPM) gives engineers the power to search standard parts, as well as sort and classify, like no other platform can.

“PARTsolutions SPM platform beefs-up the power of your organization’s PLM system,” says Tim Thomas, CEO of CADENAS PARTsolutions. “Our powerful classification capabilities ensure the ‘parts vault’ is clean and accurate, removing duplicates and organizing components in a much more intuitive way. Once the ‘vault’ is clean, our system confirms the accuracy of parts for designers to choose from in the future, while adding powerful capabilities to search standard parts and speed up their specification process. Engineers won’t have to waste time hunting for the right part, they can quickly find what they need, drop it in their design and move on, that’s value-added design!”

Implementation of SPM technologies establishes enterprise-wide standardization for all part types, resulting in:

    Elimination of duplicate parts
    Reduction of engineering re-work
    Increased productivity
    Guided selection of company approved parts and suppliers
    Part data visibility across all systems (ERP, PLM, PDM and CAD)
    Compliance for industry standard / commodity parts
    Greater order accuracy and procurement efficiency

PARTsolutions SPM helps engineers and purchasers to find, reduce and manage standard, supplier and internal standard parts, using a simple interface. Using PARTsolutions, NX users have access to 3D CAD models from more than 600 certified manufacturer catalogs. When importing 3D CAD models from PARTsolutions into NX, the system avoids duplicates by automatically “checking parts in” to Teamcenter PLM. When a component is necessary for a design in NX it is not created again by PARTsolutions, but directly uploaded from Teamcenter. This optimized process helps to reduce the number of redundant parts in the library, saving time and resources for the organization.

About CADENAS PARTsolutions

CADENAS PARTsolutions is a leading provider of next generation 3D part catalog management and sales configuration solutions. For large manufacturers, CADENAS PARTsolutions provides centralized 3D standard part catalogs making it easy for global design teams to find, reuse, and control standard and proprietary parts. For component manufacturers, CADENAS PARTsolutions provides 3D part catalog with CAD download technology to increase sales lead generation and to ensure that components get “designed in” to OEM products.


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Vocus Marketing Suite Integrates Email, Social, Search and Publicity in One Complete Solution

Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) January 15, 2013

Vocus, (NASDAQ: VOCS) a leading provider of cloud marketing software, announces new and enhanced features in its Marketing Suite today. Now, the Vocus Marketing Suite is the only solution that integrates email, social, search, and publicity together.

The award-winning iContact email platform, acquired by Vocus last year, is now fully integrated into the Vocus Marketing Suite. Buying Signals™ monitors social media to notify marketers when customers are ready to buy their product or service. Business Streams provides marketers with a single management point to receive marketing opportunities such as sales leads, media interview requests, and social media conversations. Local listing management promotes your company in mobile and local searches. With this new release, marketers can now attract, engage, and retain customers with one digital marketing software solution.

“Great marketing requires working in many mediums and that can take its toll on businesses,” said You Mon Tsang, SVP Products at Vocus, Inc. “The new Vocus Marketing Suite takes diverse marketing disciplines – social, publicity, search and email – and unifies them. An integrated suite, as well as innovative technologies like Buying Signals™ and the Recommendation Engine™ results in a cohesive stream of marketing opportunities to attract, engage, and retain customers.”

The Vocus Marketing Suite gets marketers more branding and lead generation opportunities to attract and engage customers. Some of the features that empower users in this release of Vocus Marketing Suite:


Buying Signals™: Monitor millions of conversations and flag tweets that indicate potential new customers.
Business Streams: Manage publicity, social and marketing opportunities strategically in one place to reduce time spent and increase efficiency.
Recommendation Engine™: Choose from great content to share and engage in suggested conversations to help build presence, increase followers, share content, and boost credibility and brand awareness.
Facebook Apps: Use 18 different Facebook apps such as a sweepstakes contest app to increase fans, engage customers.


News Releases: Distribute your content to top news websites and search engines to reach new customers.
Local Listings: Promote your business on the 100+ websites that make up 90%+ of the 3 billion local search page views/month


Email Marketing: Target campaigns with easy segmentation and autoresponders to generate more revenue and nurture leads.
Contact Management: Manage and segment contacts using email addresses in order to better nurture leads by need and demographic information.
Message Builder™: Create emails with a huge range of professionally designed templates to better convert leads and new business.
Social Sharing: Amplify email content through Facebook or Twitter, and measure campaign results with real-time analytics to determine effectiveness and ROI.


Publicity Alerts: Receive media inquiries directly from over 30,000 journalists, to create publicity and buzz.
News Release: Publish news releases using the world’s #1 news release service to reach journalists, news outlets, and directly to new customers.

Since its first release in the Fall of 2011, thousands of businesses use these features to attract and engage customers. “Buying Signals is a valuable tool for quickly recognizing potential leads and reaching out to them,” said Jennifer London, Diamond Nexus, a Vocus Marketing Suite customer. “It helped us start real conversations with potential customers.”

To learn more how the new release of Vocus Marketing Suite, initially launched in December 2012, delivers streams of marketing opportunities by integrating social, search, email and publicity together visit

About Vocus

Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of cloud marketing software that helps businesses reach and influence buyers across social networks, online and through media. Vocus provides an integrated suite that combines social marketing, search marketing, email marketing and publicity into a comprehensive solution to help businesses attract, engage and retain customers. Vocus software is used by more than 120,000 organizations worldwide and is available in seven languages. Vocus is based in Beltsville, MD with offices in North America and Europe. For further information, please visit or call (800) 345-5572.

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The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to, risks associated with possible fluctuations in our operating results and rate of growth, our history of operating losses, risks associated with acquisitions, including our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, risks associated with our foreign operations, interruptions or delays in our service or our web hosting, our business model, breach of our security measures, the emerging market in which we operate, our relatively limited operating history, our ability to hire, retain, and motivate our employees and manage our growth, competition, our ability to continue to release and gain customer acceptance of new and improved versions of our service, successful customer deployment and utilization of our services, fluctuations in the number of shares outstanding, foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates.


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SEO Consult® Announce new Search Engine Optimisation Partnership with Case Fun

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(PRWEB UK) 1 June 2012

SEO Consult®, one of the UK’s leading search engine optimisation specialists, have recently announced a new client acquisition in the form of Case Fun, leading smartphone case and cover stockists and manufacturer of customised cases.

The Cheshire-based SEO experts are renowned in their industry for utilising innovative technologies and techniques to generate sustainable long-term results. Their expertise extends to a number of search engine optimisation related disciplines including content writing, link building and social media marketing. SEO Consult® are hoping to use this experience to build Case Fun’s brand strength within the SERPs and to improve the quantity and quality of the traffic driven to their site through organic SEO.

SEO Consult® have internally developed a range of cutting-edge technologies that are designed to be integrated alongside the SEO strategies they develop for their clients. These TRAX technologies, including clickTELLIGENCE®, their industry leading online marketing suite, ensure that the client’s campaign is consistently functioning at an optimal level in order to maximise their online success.

“Case Fun are a great client acquisition for us, and we are highly confident that we will be able to leverage our industry experience and our range of innovative technologies to construct and implement an effective SEO strategy for them. We understand that they are targeting a competitive niche, but with their quality as a vendor of smartphone cases and our abilities as an SEO agency, I believe they are well equipped to perform well in the market.” said Geoff Parker, Client Services Director at SEO Consult®. “Our dedicated Research & Development team work diligently to ensure that the campaigns we develop for our clients take into account the latest trends in the SEO industry. This, combined with our superb range of TRAX technologies, are key factors in why our client retention rate currently stands at 97%.”

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