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Note: This post is the 9th in a series on Brand Building that highlights the approach that WhitePages has taken over the past 15 months to build and reposition its brand.

The following post was written by Darren Dalasta who is our Sr. Marketing Manager running the search marketing team.  He’s been working making sure we maintain and improve our search ranking while we undergo our site’s upgrade. Read the full post below!

For those not familiar with SEO it stands for Search Engine Optimization. Many people, even in marketing or technology, still see SEO as that black art of marketing with a mad scientist sitting in his/her own corner spinning a web of deceit laying a trap for the search engines. Luckily, most have evolved a bit, and you will get more out of your SEO efforts by working WITH your brand and usability (and other) teams than by yourself in that corner. It is becoming evident that brand and SEO are becoming increasingly connected.

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Note: This post is the 7th in a series on Brand Building that highlights the approach that WhitePages has taken over the past 15 months to build and reposition its brand.

The following post was written by Zoe Clelland, who is our Sr. Director, User Experience at WhitePages.  She’s been working her tail off over the last 9 months on the launch of the new site. More details below!

Well, would you look at that: a brand new bouncing baby…website. I have to say that until I took a breather to write this blog I hadn’t had a chance to really reflect on exactly how we took the concept of a new “brand” and translated it into an honest to goodness usable website. And not just a website, but a super kick-ass, downright intuitive experience of a site. As the Sr. Director of User Experience here at WhitePages I’ve had lots of opportunity to learn about our users and translate their needs into products and sites but this was a whole new ballgame.

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Note: This post is the 1st in a series on Brand Building that highlights the approach that WhitePages has taken over the past 15 months to build and reposition its brand.

In January, 2008 I wrote a blog post highlighting the key reasons why I joined WhitePages. In that post I mention the brand-building opportunities at WhitePages as one of the big influencers of my decision. And a few months ago I teased you with a post on the launch of our new corporate site, which highlights WhitePages new colors, logo and personality. Now, I’m excited to share a sneak peek of our new site redesign which represents the most radical changes to our website since the inception of the company over 10 years ago…all in the name of repositioning WhitePages brand.

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Last week, we launched a new version of our Corporate Website. In addition to linking to this blog, this site highlights job and advertising opportunities, provides visitors with information on the company and calls out what the media is saying about us from time to time. This launch also represents the first time that we’ve introduced our new brand to the public. I won’t go into too many details just yet, but WhitePages is going through a sizable brand repositioning effort…and we’re expecting some pretty big things to happen over the next year!

There are too many great improvements to mention in this post, so I’ve called out a few below.

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