Year Launched: 2005
Reputation Impact Rating: Medium/High
SEO Benefit: Yes
Advertising Options: Yes
Claim Listing: Yes

Manta.com lets its users search for products, services, and businesses in any geographical location they chose. After a search is conducted, the searcher can click on any of the relevant businesses that appear to find information such as location, phone number, business description, coupons, etc.

Companies can claim their own pages to update and display information as they wish.

As described on Wikipedia
Manta.com is an online small business service directory and search engine which provides small businesses with networking information. Their corporate slogan is Where Small Business Grows. Manta, according to their website, helps small businesses profit, connect and grow through the largest online community dedicated entirely to small business. Millions of people come to Manta each day to buy from, partner with and connect to companies. Manta sponsors, and is involved in, small business events and trade shows across the United States.

About Manta (From Site Owner)
Manta is the place for small business. Born as an online directory, we help businesses stand out, join forces and get smarter. Optimized for the mobile consumer, Manta has become the most highly trafficked destination to find great services and unique products from local businesses everywhere. Become one of the 30,000 business owners who will join Manta this month to get visible and gain one-on-one insights from other business owners.

From Alexa
Audience snapshot. Based on internet averages, Manta.com is visited more frequently by females who have little to no college education and are searching from school or work.

History as found on Wikipedia
Manta reports 30 million unique visitors per month and over 3,000 new business owner members every day. Because of this growth, Manta was been named in the Top 100 Most Valuable Private Internet Companies by Henry Blodget’s Silicon Alley Insider for the past two years.

Manta was incorporated in 2005 and has raised $61 million in funding, mostly from Norwest Venture Partners