Wednesday, October 13, 2010

AOL Brings Back "City's Best"

Today, AOL re-released it's guide to cities, City's Best, which is basically a resurrection of the 1990s feature they had called Digital Cities. This time around, City's Best will focus on 25 cities pertinent to the AOL market like Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, and New York City, among others.
It's an interesting time for AOL to bring a city guide out onto the market, considering big competitors like Yelp, UrbanSpoon, and Citysearch, and hundreds of smaller sites and blogs dedicated to bringing the newest and best information to target audiences.
AOL has hired five regional editors to oversee five markets each, to ensure content is both original and linked to the community. Each market will depend highly upon user activity, and will have applications for the Android and the iPhone.
City's Best has goals to expand the 25 city market to 40 cities eventually, as well as dreams of taking the site international.

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