The CityGrid network APIs give developers access to premium local content including user reviews, editorial content, merchant messages & more, across 75K neighborhoods nationwide. CityGrid Media is an online media company that connects web and mobile publishers with local advertising organizations by linking them through CityGrid, its local content and advertising network.
CityGrid provides a set of local advertising APIs, where users can request ads by category and geography, and CityGrid servers will generate advertisements from their advertising partner network. Users can choose to have CityGrid generate ad images, or simply obtain ad data from CityGrid and render the images themselves. Users can get ad information in XML or JSON, or make an Ajax call to have the images loaded directly in their pages. Users can also get paid for various impressions and referrals from certain business listings provided by the Places API, by adding tracking code to their pages and referral parameters to URLs.
Citysearch is an easy way to find the best of anything in your city. The company, based in West Hollywood, was founded in 1995 and now covers over 75,000 locations nationwide. Using their online search tool you can search for your city and return results ranging from recommended restaurants to recommended hotels. This online aggregate of local listings content and advertisers allows developers to tap into a massive site monetization resource. The CityGrid Advertising API makes all of CitySearch’s content available to other websites, provides simple ‘pay-per-click’ monetization options to users.