localsearch – the company

localsearch is the leading marketing and advertising partner for Swiss SMEs and, with local.ch and search.ch, it operates the most popular Swiss directory platforms.

localsearch supports Swiss businesses in gaining customers and in ensuring success in the digital world – thanks to professional website creation, online advertising materials and campaigns, online appointment booking and customer management systems, as well as a comprehensive online presence on all of the key platforms in Switzerland. 

800+

employees

We have more than 800 employees at our 3 main sites in Zurich, Bern and Sion, as well as at 30 regional sites throughout Switzerland, who work every day to ensure the success of Swiss SMEs.

> 7 million

visits per month

local.ch and search.ch are the most popular Swiss directories and are also among the most frequently visited of all Swiss websites.

8,500+

MyWEBSITE customers

Our full service solution for websites is very popular with Swiss SMEs. With more than 8,500 websites, localsearch is now the largest website operator in Switzerland.

Our main sites

In addition to our sites in Zurich, Bern and Sion, we are also represented in more than 30 regional locations. 

History and ownership

localsearch (Swisscom Directories Ltd) has its origins in the printed phone book. The success story behind the local.ch information service and the Swiss search engine search.ch began with the internet boom in the early 2000s. local.ch and search.ch have been combined under the legal umbrella of localsearch (Swisscom Directories Ltd) since 1 July 2015, but local.ch and search.ch remain independent brands. localsearch (Swisscom Directories Ltd) is 69% owned by Swisscom Ltd and 31% by Tamedia Ltd. Today, localsearch is the leading marketing partner for Swiss SMEs and offers services to help SMEs ensure their success in the digital world. 

Organisations we’re involved in