By: E&P Staff
AmericanTowns.com launched a new version of its community Web sites with added features such as real estate maps, news stories from local media, video, and local business listings.
“We are introducing a new way for people to find and share local information,” Jim Maglione, co-president of Community, AmericanTowns, said in a statement. “There’s a lot of good local content on the Web and offline, but it’ not always easy to find. We’ve collected and organized this information for every town in America, and made it easy for each community to add to, edit or share as they wish.”
The community resources area has also been expanded to include train schedules and traffic information. Local information is pulled from Topix, Traffic.com, CareerBuilder, and Trulia.com.
“AmericanTowns is moving ‘local’ beyond the standard search model that favors content with the best SEO work, to a ‘community webspace’ model that organizes the most useful information around the unique needs of real communities,” Ted Buerger, chairman of AmericanTowns, said in a statement.