Am sure by now you must have heard about connectNigeria.com in one way or the other; the site has been in the lead position with a dynamic innovation in portal service in the country. Launched couple of years ago, the site has featured numerous celebrities in Nigeria on their ConnectNigeria TV while also havinabout 200 profiles of Nigerian celebrities and over 14,000 businesses in their database.
ConnectNigeria was recently nominated in the “Team of the Year” Category at The Future Awards held last sunday. As they said…their best is yet to come. Below is the Press release we got from them about their latest technology.
Lagos, Nigeria – We are excited to introduce a new information search portal for Nigeria which offers a new way for millions of people to search and find local information about Nigeria.
Today, with over 14,000 businesses listed, 200 celebrity profiles and much more, we provide users with the most relevant search results you can ever find on the Nigerian web space. You can search for events of all types, jobs, real estate, cars for sale and news.
Our new search portal redefines search. It offers a new way to find local businesses, celebs, jobs, events, classifieds and more in Nigeria.
“Simply put, we want to make Nigeria’s information easy to find and easy to use”. – Emeka Okafor, Founder/CEO of ConnectNigeria.com
Our search algorithm displays search results about businesses in a specific city, town or state. Currently, you can find local businesses across several industries and sectors including restaurants, banks, shopping centres, artisans, electricians, tailors, cake makers, barbers, and even places to eat amala.
For example, if you are looking for ‘restaurants in Ikoyi’ or ‘atms in Victoria Island’, simply type the phrase ‘restaurants in Ikoyi’ or ‘ATMs in Victoria Island’ in the search bar and it will display relevant results that are related to your search term. To start searching now, go to http://www.connectnigeria.com/
At the moment, four out of five searches on ConnectNigeria.com are related to location, and our goal is to make sure that businesses are able to be found based on their location.
With CN Mobile Search, you can search and find businesses right from your mobile phone.
The mobile version accessed via http://www.connectnigeria.com/mobile.php , let’s you search for businesses simply by typing the name of the business, the type of business, or specific keywords related to the business you’re looking for, right from your mobile phone. You can also find events, cars for sale, classified and movie times from your mobile phone.
It also allows you to Search by Location, thus you can find businesses in a particular location – city, town or state. For example, if you are looking for ‘restaurants in Ikoyi’ simply type the phrase on the search bar and it will display relevant results that are related to your search query.
One of the most unique features of our mobile version is that once you’ve found the business or service you’re looking for, you can call the business instantly by simply clicking on the phone number available on the business listing page.
Also you can instantly send an email (if available) to the business by simply clicking on the email address or visit the website of the business, if any, without typing it.
According to Oludamola Akindolire, Business Development Executive of ConnectNigeria.com,
“We are introducing a new and easy way to advertise your business and target customers. For a free 30-day trial advertising, businesses in selected cities and markets can make their listings stand out via CN Tagging. Also, our listing and advertising plans offer advertisers a great way to expose their brands. With CN Impression Ads your adverts appear in a more effective and compelling manner to your target customers and with this you can now target customers in any town, area or state you choose. You can also set a limit for how much you want to spend – a method that is ideal in today’s economic climate.”
We are also offering a platform that enables business owners to claim their business page and supplement their business information to include hours of operation, photos, videos, coupons, product offerings and more.
We are building Nigeria’s largest database of information and are extremely proud to be involved with such a laudable project.
Over the next few months, we’ll be releasing some new and cool features that will let you find everything you need and connect you with people and businesses that you are looking for and that are looking for you.
We’re excited about the launch of ConnectNigeria.com, and would like to say it’s just the beginning of what’s to come from our efforts to make business information in Nigeria more local.
If you want to learn more about ConnectNigeria.com and how you or your business can get involved, you can get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org
ConnectNigeria.com is an information search portal that helps you find everything you need and connects you with people and businesses that are looking for you or your business. We aim to become the home of the most relevant and reliable information about Nigeria and to make information easy to find, easy to use.
ConnectNigeria.com makes information easily accessible for everyone. It provides the fastest, easiest and most innovative way for you to find information about businesses, real estate, automobiles, jobs, events, travel, sports, entertainment, health, education, technology and lots more.