Founded in 1995 with the simple but ambitious goal of helping people find what they are looking for on the Internet, LookSmart is the global leader in Web directories. With 31 directories spanning 28 countries and 13 languages, LookSmart is committed to organizing the Web. LookSmart directories are used by 83 percent, or more than 4 out of 5 US Internet users. On the strength of its quality directory and ability to monetize it for the benefit of its partners, LookSmart has been chosen as the provider for Microsoft's MSN, [email protected], AltaVista, iWon, media companies such as Time Warner and more than 370 Internet service providers. LookSmart is also a leading global provider of wireless Web directories, which are distributed through LookSmart’s partnership with British Telecom. Find out more in this information center.
LookSmart helps more than 50,000 businesses harness the power of Search Targeted Marketing to generate qualified leads. LookSmart commercial search listings enable businesses to reach 77 percent or nearly four out of five U.S. Internet users, through top portals and ISPs including Microsoft's MSN, AltaVista, Netscape Netcenter, Inktomi, Prodigy, Juno, CNN, Road Runner, Cox Interactive Media, InfoSpace (Go2Net, Dogpile, MetaCrawler) and Ask Jeeves. As publisher of the world's most widely distributed search directory, LookSmart is the only company that provides both pay-for-placement and paid inclusion search listing platforms, to meet the needs of medium and large advertisers. BTLookSmart, LookSmart's joint venture with BT, deploys LookSmart directories and provides Search Targeted Marketing solutions in the U.K., France and Asia-Pacific. LookSmart is based in San Francisco, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Montreal, London, Melbourne and Sydney.