Award for vertical search service infometrics.de Dortmund, March 18, 2008 -, the vertical search engine for the business Web, the Initiative Mittelstand has been awarded with the Innovation Award 2008. The main selection criteria for the innovation award are the benefits, the special suitability for the middle class and the degree of innovation of the product. In total, over 1,600 applications for the innovation award were submitted this year. Since January 2008, the BETA version of infometrics.de is online. Infometrics.de is a vertical full-text Internet search engine for the business Web. Infometrics.de only websites of companies established on the market regarded as a vertical search engine. These are less than 3 percent of the more than 11 million domains registered in Germany. With the automatic classification of Web pages into industries and enhancing the search results with digital business cards infometrics.de offers a completely novel in the search engine market.
The index of the infometrics.de currently consists of more than 20 million automatically classified websites of companies and their contact information. Especially SMEs, which is difficult are commonly found in conventional search engines with their products and services, get high-quality online contacts via infometrics.de. Through the innovative functionality of the search, and the clustering of results by industry, infometrics.de allows its users the targeted research and the effective content mining on the business Web. Thus, infometrics.de provides significantly improved support for market analysis and the preparation of single procurement processes for complex products and services as a general Internet search engines or manually maintained B2B Webcatalogue. Infometrics.de is operated by the cometrics GmbH in Dortmund. The cometrics GmbH is a specialist service provider for vertical Internet search engines and Web data mining.