SuperPages Strikes Distribution Deal with [email protected]
late December, Verizon Information Services signed a two-year agreement
with [email protected] to become the exclusive Yellow Pages and White Pages
provider for a network of destination sites and portals that includes
Excite.com, Home.Excite.com and WebCrawler.com. WorldPages had been the
Yellow Pages provider for Excite since June 1999.
The deal is based
on a pay-per-search model, whereby Verizon agrees to pay Excite an undisclosed
sum every time the company's SuperPages online shopping directory is searched
from an Excite property. Although Verizon and Excite announced their new
partnership on January 17, the portal network has been linking to the
SuperPages site since late December.