The local-business directory is combining its extensive ad network with SEO services from OrangeSoda.
Trying to reclaim a lead lost to Google, Yahoo is repackaging some search results with extra information. New business review Web sites have joined the effort.
CitySearch gets a makeover and some new video content.
Citysearch's directory of businesses will be rolled into MySpace pages that users can interact with the same way that they would with bands' or celebrities' profiles.
The IAC-owned business reviews site has revamped its product to make social-networking features easier to use, as well as to focus on the "hyperlocal" rather than a few metro areas.
A plaintiff-only firm that has successfully gone after Yahoo and Google in the past says Citysearch is "encouraging" click fraud.
AOL will be featuring content from the IAC-owned Citysearch on a number of its properties in exchange for ad inventory.
InterActiveCorp CEO says that he's not really a big believer in synergies, but says the Ask.com search business and Citysearch local unit aren't big enough to stand on their own yet.
Also: Citysearch has a new site design and new features; LendingClub has raised $12 million in Series B funding; and Wesabe is now available for banks and credit unions.
A collection of 19 companies promise to stop the practice and agree to pay a total fine of $350,000, reports The New York Times.