ChaCha, the mobile question and answer startup out of Indiana, has partnered with Localeze to offer local business listings on its homepage, adding to its massive Q&A database that’s growing by leaps and bounds and users flock to the service.
The new functionality and content on its homepage provides in-depth information about more than 15 million businesses across the country, allowing visitors access through a search bar and through a direct listings page. In both cases, they will be served a full content page that includes Google maps, directions, phone, and other contact information. Additionally, unique to ChaCha, questions and answers related to the business can be found on the content pages. Business listings can also be viewed by category and or state and city on ChaCha.com.
This is a unique integration being that ChaCha has grown into a localized service, with a majority of the questions it receives being related to local information in one form or another. Integrating mass local business listings with its unique human-powered content should provide a unique service to users, especially now that ChaCha is publishing its answers and being picked up through search engines.
“Our goal at ChaCha has always been to provide the most accurate and comprehensive answers to our audience. This is a natural extension for our answers service, providing a way for users to instantly find and contact the businesses that interest them without additional navigation or having to deduce which search results link will provide relevant information,” says Scott Jones, CEO of ChaCha.