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. 



We have more than 600 employees at our 4 main sites in Zurich, Bern, Sion and Lausanne, as well as at 30 regional sites throughout Switzerland, who work every day to ensure the success of Swiss SMEs.

3.9 million

unique users per month (net)

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


SME customers

400,000 Swiss SMEs place their trust in localsearch. Because as a competent partner, we keep our promise: to bring customers from the web to your store.

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 fully owned by Swisscom. Today, localsearch is the leading marketing partner for Swiss SMEs and offers services to help SMEs ensure their success in the digital world. 

Our directory platforms

Organisations we’re involved in