PRESS RELEASE: “FanSnap® Named to AltSearchEngines’ ‘Top 100 Alternative Search Engines’ List”
PALO ALTO, CA (Marketwire) November 24, 2009 – FanSnap®, the live event ticket search engine for fans, today announced that it was just named to AltSearchEngines’ “Top 100 Alternative Search Engines” at the Web 2.0 Expo New York 2009. FanSnap was the only ticket search engine listed.
Charles Knight, editor of AltSearchEngines.com and creator of the “Top 100 Alternative Search Engines” list, called these one hundred web sites, “the most creative and innovative search engines in the world.” The AltSearchEngines blog launched with a base of 1,000 search engines and now, 4,000 posts later, has reviewed more than 2,000 unique search engines.
“The FanSnap team is proud to be named to the Top 100 Search Engines List,” said Mike Janes, CEO and co-founder of FanSnap. “While Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft’s Bing jockey for position as well as enter new frontiers, there is also outstanding innovation occurring in vertical search across many industries. To be named along with specialized search engines we admire such as Roost, Indeed.com, Zillow, and others is a thrill.”
FanSnap.com, which launched in March 2009, currently displays detailed, ticket-level results from dozens of ticketing providers, with listings totaling over eleven million sports, theater and concert tickets and thirty thousand events.
The FanSnap ticket search engine has several industry-first features, the most prominent being its patent-pending dynamic FanSnap Maps(SM), which help fans to:
– Determine at-a-glance the ticket price range by section using colored “heat map” markers
– Zoom into the interactive ticket maps of venues, and see the ticket offers from numerous providers placed in clearly labeled rows
– View at-a-glance the Best Value tickets — the lowest price tickets available in key areas of the venue, easily identified as blue stars on the FanSnap Maps
– Share events and even actual ticket listings via Facebook, Twitter, or email
In October, FanSnap was named to the “PC World 100: Best Products of 2009.” In August, FanSnap was also named winner of the “Most Innovative New Search Engine” category of the Search Engine Watch (SEW) Awards 2009 at the prestigious Search Engine Strategies Conference.
FanSnap is the live event ticket search engine for fans. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive, accurate, fast and easy-to-use resource for fans to find the tickets they desire to sports, concerts, and theatre events. FanSnap provides free ticket search results for dozens of the leading ticket providers, including TicketNetwork, StubHub, RazorGator, Las Vegas Tickets, Gold Coast Tickets, eBay, Barry’s Tickets, AllShows.com, and Ace Ticket. Our detailed ticket-level search results are made possible by the combination of strategic industry partnerships and systems integration, as well as our FanSnap TicketDatasm systems and patent-pending dynamic FanSnap Mapssm. FanSnap.com is also optimized for iPhone access. Palo Alto, CA-based FanSnap was founded in 2007 and is funded by General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners.