June 1, 2005
Atlanta, GA
Description: is a directory enabling homeowners to plan projects and solve home-related problems through expert videos and contractor reviews.
Tom Bates
Social Media, Location Based Services, SEO, Local Search, Reviews and Recommendations, Business Services, Local, Curated Web

Detailed Description

Update is a website that helps 20 million homeowners a year plan projects, solve problems -- and choose highly rated contractors in their area. In addition, powers the "find a pro" directory on and

Launched in 2005, offers home product guides, project planning videos, 4 million consumer reviews and detailed profiles built by local service businesses. These profiles include specialties, descriptions, photos and video. also features more than 27,000 local deals -- updated daily. And displays a BizCheck Approved badge on businesses validated by Experian to be in good financial health.

In addition, the site encourages businesses to share their "green credentials" including environmentally-focused certifications and ecologically-based efforts such as paperless record keeping/billing, recycling and the use of non-toxic products or green vehicles. reviews and business profiles are seamlessly linked to users Twitter and Facebook accounts and are distributed on more than 100 major TV, radio and newspaper websites, as well as on, the homepage for Cox High Speed Internet customers. is owned and operated by Cox Search, Inc., a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company. Cox's businesses include Cox Communications, Manheim, and Cox Media Group.

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  • Office

    P.O. Box 10535

    Atlanta, GA 30348


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