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Polls Officially Open for All New Best of Citysearch

Time to Cast Your Vote and Pick Your Favorite Shopping Hotspots; Nominees Hand Selected by the Experts in Your Area

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Citysearch, the leading online local guide and an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today opened the polls for users to vote for its 2012 Best of Citysearch. As a crowd-sourced 'Academy Awards' for local businesses chosen by the Citysearch community, Best of Citysearch has remained a go-to resource to find the best of the best online and on mobile. Starting today and through November 30th, Citysearch users can vote on different categories depending on their market, including best vintage shop, menswear, kid's shop, high-end boutique, home décor, consignment store, jewelry, shoes and more, in our top 10 cities nationwide.

All New Best of Citysearch Experience

This year, Citysearch is unveiling an improved, more visual and more informed Best of Citysearch experience. Nominees are selected by Citysearch Scouts, in-the-know experts in each major city — from food writers and culture bloggers to civic experts — who provide Citysearch users with ongoing informed recommendations and content. The new Best of Citysearch also includes more visual and written content about each nominee including why they were selected, allowing users to easily find, consider and weigh-in on the best local businesses in their area. For the first time ever, Citysearch users will be able to vote via Citysearch's mobile web making it easy for consumers to cast their votes on the run.

"By combining expert recommendations with user feedback, we are able to deliver our users fresh and informed content about the best spots in their cities," said Kara Nortman, senior vice president of consumer businesses at CityGrid Media. "With millions of unique visitors and dozens of city experts choosing and commenting on new spots every month, Best of Citysearch really does represent the best of the best in the top US cities."

In our top 10 cities nationwide, Citysearch users can cast their vote for the best shopping in several categories, including:

  • Best High-End Boutique
  • Best Kids
  • Best Menswear
  • Best Home Decor
  • Best Jewelry
  • Best Shoes
  • Best Vintage
  • ...and more

Best of Citysearch winners will be posted on Citysearch on December 5th. For more information visit Best of Citysearch.

About Citysearch

Citysearch is the leading online local guide that enables consumers to stay connected with access to neighborhood restaurants, bars, shopping, beauty and professional services across every zipcode in the US. When you are on the road, Citysearch offers mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android and Palm. Citysearch is a property of CityGrid Media, the online media company that connects web and mobile publishers with local advertising organizations by linking them through CityGrid®, its local content and advertising network. CityGrid Media is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Brandi Willard for Citysearch – a CityGrid Media property
[email protected]

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