FANSNAP NAMED MOST INNOVATIVE NEW SEARCH ENGINE
Search Engine Watch Award Announced at Search Engine Strategies Conference
PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - FanSnap, the live event ticket search engine for fans, today announced that it been named winner of the "Most Innovative New Search Engine" category of the Search Engine Watch (SEW) Awards 2009.
"The FanSnap team is proud to receive this award at the prestigious Search Engine Strategies Conference," said Mike Janes, CEO and co-founder of FanSnap. "While there is tremendous attention, rightfully so, on Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft's Bing, the pace and quality of innovation in specialized search across so many industries is mind-blowing, and we were incredibly impressed by the finalists in all the categories."
The mission of the SEW Awards is to recognize excellence, as well as inspire innovation and encourage new ideas in search marketing. The SEW Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts and the Search Engine Watch editorial staff, and announced at the annual Search Engine Strategies Conference.
The judges named FanSnap the winner after considering innovation in methodology and execution, achieving success goals, excellence in tactical execution, and overall approach and category relevance.
FanSnap, which launched in March 2009, currently displays detailed, ticket-level results from dozens of ticketing providers, with listings totaling over twelve million sports, theatre 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 allow fans to:
-- Determine at-a-glance the ticket price range by section using colored "heat map" markers
-- Zoom into the interactive maps and see the ticket offers from numerous providers placed in clearly labeled rows
Two new powerful features recently added to FanSnap are:
-- Best Values, which make it easy for fans to view at-a-glance the lowest price tickets available in key areas of the venue, easily identified as blue stars on the FanSnap Maps
-- Ticket and List Sharing, which make it easy for fans to share not only events, but one or more actual ticket listings, via Facebook, or Twitter, or email
FanSnap is the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets. Partners include TicketsNow, TicketNetwork, StubHub, RazorGator, Las Vegas Tickets, Gold Coast Tickets, eBay, Barry's Tickets, AllShows.com, Tickets-for-Charity 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.
In addition to Fansnap.com, FanSnap powers ticket comparison shopping for media partners including: TimeWarner's RoadRunner.com, PollStar, Philly.com and STATS Inc. partner sites. Palo Alto, CA-based FanSnap was founded in 2007 and is funded by General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners.