Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2000) Political Information (.com), a search engine for politics, policy and political news, announced today that it has licensed its targeted political/policy search functions to ThisNation.com, a new political web portal.
ThisNation.com's readers now can use the site as a base to search the political web, with access to Political Information (.com)'s comprehensive indexes of over 5000 political and policy web sites and the latest political news. The searches function like those on general search engines (such as Yahoo, Hotbot or Infoseek) but focus on a single niche, policy and politics, to generate much higher quality results.
Under the licensing arrangement, ThisNation.com's readers access Political Information (.com)'s extensive databases through search pages that fit seamlessly into the ThisNation site. In return, Political Information (.com) receives an opportunity for co-branding and a share of advertising revenue.
"The political search adds a new dimension to our site -- it lets our readers reach the best of the political web to complement our own content," said Jonathan Mott, founder of ThisNation.com and a political science professor. ThisNation.com provides a general introduction to politics, with an emphasis on reaching out to students. The site contains an online civics textbook, for instance, in addition to its news and other features.
Political Information (.com) has other licensing arrangements in the works, says company president Pat Delany. "We're very pleased to work with a great site like ThisNation.com and help it build readership." He said that the company has also built non-political niche search engines, such as the oil and gas industry web search on RigMatch.com.
The two political search features are still available on Political Information (.com)'s own site, www.politicalinformation.com, along with over 1750 political links, news headlines, a newsletter and more.
Political Information (.com) was recently featured as a Netscape Netcenter Cool Site and was also called one of the Neat Ideas of 1999 by NetPulse Newsletter. The site is a member of the D.C. Orbit Network.
For information about licensing the searches, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.