ATLANTA, November 13 /CNW/ - InvestorVillage today announced the
successful launch of "iV version 2.0," the latest in a series of upgrades to
the company's flagship Web property, InvestorVillage.com. "iV" -- as members
affectionately refer to the site -- is virtual home to an active finance
community of over 350,000 investors. This latest move gives site users more of
what they want, including enhanced message searching, blogs, sorting and
filtering, favorite member tracking, printer-friendly messages and free stock
portfolio trackers. Another benefit of the upgrade is an all new,
contextually-organized stock blogging platform, which makes it easier than
ever for stock bloggers to reach a large, relevant audience. By supporting
behaviors and trends in viral technology and social media, the new platform
promises to accelerate traffic growth among serious investors -- an admittedly
ambitious goal, considering traffic has grown roughly 100% year-over-year
almost exclusively through word-of-mouth.
"Our team of web developers, software engineers and graphic designers --
working closely with private, self-directed investors -- has spent
considerable time and energy to improve our finance portal and provide our
highly active investor community with the most relevant communication and
research tools available," says InvestorVillage Co-Founder and Chief Community
Advocate, Ralph "Blue" Kidd. "We have enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate
directly with our site users on this project. Our goal as a company continues
to be to give site users more of the tools and functionality they want and
need to make their time on our site as efficient and productive as possible.
As part of this upgrade, we have also added information pages and discussion
forums for thousands of TSX and TSX-Venture traded equities."
InvestorVillage was proud to be a sponsor of the 2007 BlogWorld & New
Media Expo in Las Vegas on November 8th - 9th. "We have expanded our platform
to attract serious stock bloggers in the same way we continue to attract
serious message board contributors," explains Mr. Kidd. "Since many of our
site user's blog on other popular stock blogging sites, it only makes sense to
offer them the ability to blog with their peers at InvestorVillage, where they
already spend a large portion of the trading day. We believe we are uniquely
positioned to bridge the cultural gap between message board posters and stock
bloggers, thereby creating new channels for information flow."
InvestorVillage is an innovative finance portal and rapidly growing
online investor community. We provide free market data, research tools, blogs,
portfolios, message boards, as well as private networking channels to meet the
real-world needs of hundreds of thousands of self-directed retail and
professional investors. Site users enjoy our easy-to-navigate, interactive
platform, and actively participate in informative discussion and vigorous
debate in an open, civilized environment.
To learn more, please visit us at http://www.investorvillage.com. Learn
more about our Small Cap search engine at www.SmallCapDirectory.com.
For further information:
For further information: InvestorVillage Greg Blandford, 404-437-7360