Monday, August 9, 2010

Cheers, Pittsburgh Launches New Site

August 5, 2010

For immediate release. - a new website about where to go and what to do in Pittsburgh.

Cheers, Pittsburgh! launches a new website,, a place that lists restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, shopping centers and shops, spas, gyms and more. Also listed are events of all kinds, from large scale concerts, sporting events and theater productions.

“We feel that there is a need for an all-encompassing site that informs visitors and Pittsburghers alike about what to do and where to go” says Shannon Martinez, owner of “Our site goes beyond restaurants and bars; it is the go-to place to find out what is happening and where.”

One of the attractions of the site is that it is “self maintaining” - any establishment or event can go on the site, submit a simple on-line form, and be listed free of charge. The listings are screened before they go online to prevent abuse and the dissemination of misleading information. also offers several forms of advertising to enhance an establishment’s or event’s presence on the site. “Our goal is to offer any business that can benefit from the opportunity to stand out from the crowd” says Shannon Martinez.

For a minimal charge an establishment can have a “Featured Listing” which gives the listing an enhanced presence and allows the entering of additional information such as atmosphere, entertainment, directions, hours of operation and link to a website; it also allows the uploading of photos, menus and coupons. also offers the opportunity to increase an establishment’s visibility even more: The site has seven rotating ads (196 x 75 pixels) which appear at random and include a featured listing as well as a link to either the advertiser’s website or featured page.

Even more exposure is offered by only three slightly larger ads (196 x 100 pixels) which appear on every page in the same location.

A page dominating large banner ad (596 x 100 pixels) is also available; it rotates with a small number of other ads.

To increase traffic the site is in the process of search-engine optimization.

“We are only at the beginning” says Shannon Martinez, “and the site is being populated daily. We expect to list at least half of all relevant places to go to and events to visit in the very near future.”

For further information contact:

Shannon Martinez

Cheers, Pittsburgh!



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