NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 31, 2009--
has been ranked among TIME.com’s 50 Best Web sites of 2009. According to
TIME.com, the annual list consists of Web sites that help make online
life more efficient and fun.
a business unit of the About Group, is a Web site that collects the best
editorial and user-generated product reviews, analyzes their picks and
recommends what to buy in over 300 product categories, from MP3 players
to snow blowers.
TIME.com spotlighted ConsumerSearch.com
by saying, “There's no shortage of opinions on the Web — in fact,
there's a terrible surplus. ConsumerSearch does the best job of
organizing and cataloging all those voices. It's not a product-review
site per se but a curated roundup of the most qualified reviewers — with
a summary of the consensus opinion and links in case you want to dig
recently launched a new Cell
Phone Reviews section (http://www.consumersearch.com/cell-phones),
in an effort to simplify the purchasing process for mobile phones. The
section contains reviews for over 200 phones from 18 different wireless
carriers and 23 different manufacturers.
“We are honored and excited to be recognized by TIME.com for our ConsumerSearch.com
Web site," said Cella Irvine, president and C.E.O., the About Group.
"This accomplishment is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to
providing users with quality content that they can rely on, to make
informed buying decisions.”
About the About Group
The About Group comprises the Web sites About.com, ConsumerSearch.com,
UCompareHealthCare.com and Caloriecount.about.com. About.com is one of
the Web's leading producers of original content. The site's expert
Guides provide users with accurate and unbiased information to help them
live happier, healthier and more successful lives. ConsumerSearch.com
analyzes expert and user-generated consumer product reviews and
recommends the best products to purchase based on their findings.
UCompareHealthCare.com provides dynamic interactive tools that enable
users to measure the quality of healthcare services.
Caloriecount.about.com offers weight management tools, social support
and nutritional information to help users achieve their diet goals.
The About Group is part of The New York Times Company, a leading media
company with 2008 revenues of $2.9 billion, which includes The New York
Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other
daily newspapers, WQXR-FM and more than 50
Web sites, including NYTimes.com,
The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting
and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
This press release can be downloaded from www.nytco.com
Source: The New York Times Company
Erica McDonald, 212-204-1724