10 January 2013

Nigeria: VConnect Unveils Website, Hits 500,000 Listings

VConnect, Nigeria's local search engine has unveiled its new look website www.vconnect.com based on users feedback, services and coverage.

The new VConnect make over, provides a fresh look and user friendly website that enables users to search for information faster and more accurate than ever. It also allows for more in-depth search results.

General Manager, VConnect Global Services Limited, Mr. Deepankar Rustagi, said the new VConnectwebsite would enhance quality service delivery to the esteemed users of the service for better and faster search result.

Rustagi said: "The new look VConnect gives a better resolution, it is faster both on laptop and desktops with more friendly interface for the users and there has been a drastic increase in the number of users connecting due to these improvements"

He further revealed that the company achieved two remarkable milestones by growing the database from zero to 500, 000 listed and verified businesses majorly Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's) within two years and also offering a service that is more optimised for mobile application to help search faster and better.

"We have taken the feedback from the users on mobile application and have improved based on local needs and have optimised it to smart phones and android phones. We took users inputs to improve the search response. For instance if the search is on fashion, from the user input, it will recognise whether user is male of female and will respond accordingly" he said. He added that the VConnect community was built in such a way that SME's can get to interact with their target audience within their local areas, because the small businesses do not have adequate resources for advertising through Billboards, TV and Radio.

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