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Yola, a free website builder announced that it had surpassed 3 million users, tripling its base since January 2009. The company claims that that it draws in 28 million global impressions per month.

Yola, a free website builder, announced it had surpassed 3 million users, tripling

its user base since January ’09 by helping small and medium businesses

create, host and grow professional, customised websites. Yola’s

drag-and-drop technology enables its users to create

websites that feature the latest, most popular business-oriented

widgets such as Google Maps, PayPal, Skype and YouTube. Because

Yola’s users can build and host their websites inexpensively, the

company estimates it has saved its users a total of $120 million while

enabling their sites to draw in a total of 28 million global

impressions per month and 9 million global visits per month.

“Thanks to Yola, my company’s website is professional instead of

stale,”” said Patrina Ozurumba, the owner of Next Steps Career

Solutions based in New York, NY. “”I used the simple and free template

just before getting serious press on CNNMoney.com. With the new site I

was able to put my business’s best foot forward.””

“”Yola gave me control over my website while saving me time and money,””

said Ling Hou, owner of the San Francisco-based tutoring service Ling

Ming Mandarin. “”Before Yola, I was spending too much time and money

working with a web designer. With Yola’s easy-to-use and professional

site builder I make my vision happen. I am thrilled to have a service

like this.””

2009 Achievements

– BusinessWeek included Yola among the “”Fifty Tech Startups You Should

Know””

– Raised $20 million in Series B funding round

– Introduced Yola Pro Package, a package of premium services geared towards power users

– Launched partnership with Logoworks by HP for custom website design

on Yola

– Won the 2009 Recognition for Excellence in Customer Support and

Service (R.E.C.S.S) sponsored by SupportAwards.org

– Launched the Yola Small Business Resource Center, which houses free

information and tools small businesses need to build a successful

online presence

– CEO Vinny Lingham nominated as a 2009 Young Global Leader of the

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