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About.com Buys Reviews Site ConsumerSearch.com For $33 Million

About.com has been making small, strategic acquisitions over the last year: now it has bought ConsumerSearch.com, a product meta-reviews site, for $33 million in cash. The site focused on consumer products in 250 categories, ranging from digital cameras to snow blowers. The site generated 25 million page views in Q1, with 3 million unique monthly visitors, the company said.

The DC-based ConsumerSearch was founded in 2000, and its first round financing was led by Web Utility Partners, an NYC-based venture capital fund, among others.

4 Responses to “About.com Buys Reviews Site ConsumerSearch.com For $33 Million”

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  3. We’ve got a site in Beta called 3LUXE (http://www.3luxe.com/ ). It’s an editorially driven site that reviews the reviews (online and offline), monitors new product launches, and basically does the research you’d do if you had the time to find the best 3 products or services in any category. We still have a lot of fine tuning to do, and reviews to add, but hopefully people will it to be a helpful tool. And perhaps we'll catch the eye of a major player as well. One can only hope. But not until the time is right.

  4. Wow, that shows that this segment is becoming more and more interesting for the big players. I heard rumours that another up-and-coming service – worldwide review aggregator alaTest – is purchased by Cnet Channel.