ABCSearch Acquires Social Search Portal,

The largest private pay-per-click company has embraced the social web with its acquisition of The social search portal allows users to vote and comment on search queries culled from Google, Yahoo and MSN as well as social aggregators. The site also offers standard social features such as friends and groups, which enable further discovery.

"AfterVote's Web-wide community will create the most relevant results and finally bridge the gap between machine and people-driven results. My vision is for to become the best next-generation web search experience," said Daniel Yomtobian, President and CEO of ABCSearch.

AfterVote has received several accolades as of late. The site was recently named 'Search Engine of the Month' by ReadWriteWeb, included in the 'Top 100 List of Alternative Search Engines' by AltSearchEngines, and was named one of the 'Top 100 Undiscovered Web sites' by

ABCSearch is a subsidiary of Internext Media Corp. and a major player in online cost-per-click advertising. The company boasts over 6 billion searches a month conducted through its network of targeted search engines and niche-specific directories.

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Nathania was a Search Engine Watch news correspondent from 2008 to 2010. Before that, she held positions as Senior Editor at Bold Interactive and Search Marketing Copywriter at Fortune Interactive.