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ChaCha Taps Localeze for Local Biz Listings

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Answers search service expands offering to create more comprehensive experience.

You may have used ChaCha to text a question and get a direct answer back a few minutes later. You may have recently used ChaCha to ask your network a question on Facebook. Now, you can use the ChaCha web homepage to look up local businesses.

"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.

ChaCha has teamed with Localeze for a local business directory featuring 15 million businesses across the U.S. You can search for a local business directly from the homepage search bar or browse listings through a special local section.

"This is a very smart move for ChaCha, as the partnership brings their question and answer service and user engagement together with our local search capabilities to offer visitors the best in search for business listings. Our rich, business-verified listings will give ChaCha's business profiles relevant, accurate information, which consumers expect and need to make local purchasing decisions," said Jeff Beard, President of Localeze.

You may remember that Bing has also integrated the Localeze directory into their search results.

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