"When they find Maine, will they find you?"A brand-new Search Engine - http://findmaine.com
ELLSWORTH, MAINE If there's another stone to be turned,
Downeast.net will be the company to turn it! Beginning
12 years ago with online bulletin board access to
residents of downeast Maine, Downeast.net began offering
full Internet access in early 1995 - the first local
Internet Service Provider in coastal, downeast Maine.
Websites developed for discriminating clients came along
next, driven by the local business community's perceived
need to be found in this new medium - the commercial
Downeast.net has grown to hundreds of commercial websites, located at EllsworthMe.Com. In the fall of 1998, the company also introduced EllsworthMe.Org - free websites for nonprofit organizations in Downeast.net's home county of Hancock. The free website program pairs volunteer webpage authors with nonprofits who might not otherwise have any presence in the online world of websites and searching surfers.
The biggest obstacle to most small Maine businesses establishing a presence (a 'home') on World Wide Web has been the lack of a Maine-focused, comprehensive, easily-searched search engine, and once again, Downeast.net has stepped in to fill the gap. With the largest number of hand-chosen, quality Maine-based websites of any search engine attempting to catalog Maine's presence on the Internet, Downeast.net has developed Find Maine.Com at http://findmaine.com to return fast, effective, accurate searches focused on the entire state of Maine, encompassing commercial sites, community sites, sites in the nonprofit sector; in short, Find Maine.Com catalogs the entire online 'face of the state' - mirroring the real state in its online equivalent. Here, businesses do not compete with every other bed & breakfast in the US, like they do in national and international search engines such as Yahoo!, and their websites are not buried 6, 8 or 20 clicks below the main search engine front page, as with the 'big-boy' search engines like Excite and Altavista.
Noel Paul Stookey, founding partner in Downeast.net and best known as the 'Paul' in folk music's monumental Peter, Paul and Mary, puts it this way, &We're here to serve Maine communities - whether it be commercial or nonprofit, by getting Maine the visibility it needs to survive in today's digital economy. We'll make sure the world finds Maine at Find Maine.Com, and we want them to find you - any Maine-based website - when they do! To that end, we're going national with our advertisement of Find Maine.Com. We'll work our hardest to make sure the world finds Find Maine.Com, and when they do, we want them to find every Maine website right there, easily found and benefiting from its listing in our search engine.&
Banner advertising for Maine websites will be accepted at Find Maine.Com, at rates affordable for businesses in the state, thereby maximizing their visibility in this tightly- focused, fast, accurate new tool designed to assist all of Maine's online community in its efforts to be found in the vast confusion of World Wide Web. Downeast.net is once more leading the charge - this time to put order to Maine's web community, and bring its heightened visibility to the rest of the world.