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Avvo Partners with Facebook to Make Looking for Information on Doctors as Simple as the "Click of a Button"

Seattle, WA - March 10, 2011 - Avvo (www.avvo.com), the world's largest online directory for doctors and lawyers that provides free rankings for 90% of the working physicians in the U.S., has just launched an exciting new feature that makes it easy for consumers and physicians to log onto Avvo using their Facebook login - and, in turn, to link their existing Avvo account to their Facebook account. Avvo offers the most comprehensive doctor information destination on the Web - and, now, accessing Avvo is even simpler for Facebook users looking to find a doctor or vet their credentials.

Avvo's integration with the social network giant enables all physicians to keep a portfolio of saved medical advice, as well more effectively compile and manage a rolodex of their referring doctors' profiles and contact information. Plus, Avvo offers all of this added functionality for both doctors and their patients at no charge. With no additional logins or passwords to remember, claiming your profile on Avvo, helping prospective patients find the care they need, and engaging on this world class marketing platform has never been easier.

"Using your favorite services on the Web should always be simple and hassle free," explained Avvo's founder and CEO Mark Britton. "And, when it comes to providing the right information to prospective patients or staying connected to referring doctors, the experience should be just as easy. Avvo's integration with Facebook does just that by allowing physicians to interact with potential patients, and build their practice, quicker and easier.

Avvo, which launched its medical website in fall 2010, is a free service (for both doctors and their patients) that offers ratings and profiles (ranging from 1 for "extreme caution" to 10 for "superb") for 90% of licensed doctors in the U.S. Delivering a sophisticated, responsible and market-leading ranking methodology which has become the de facto gold standard for collecting and managing online peer reviews, Avvo helps patients whether they are simply researching a medical issue or doctor, need personalized advice, or actually need to choose the right licensed professional. Avvo profiles include the editorial Avvo Rating, as well as patient reviews, peer reviews and disciplinary records. Avvo also offers a free Question and Answer forum, where patients can ask questions and receive certified answers from certified doctors. Avvo Health Guides are free research tools, written as how-to articles by real doctors covering everyday healthcare issues.

Avvo observes the most rigorous Web privacy policies and will not post any user content to a Facebook account or any news feed without permission. For more information on the suite of FREE tools that Avvo provides for physicians and patients, please visit www.avvo.com.

About Avvo
Avvo is the largest and only free website that empowers consumers to handle their medical and legal matters with confidence. Avvo offers free ratings and profiles for 90% of practicing lawyers and 90% of licensed MDs in the U.S. This includes the editorial Avvo Rating, patient and client reviews and peer endorsements as well as experience, background information, industry achievements and disciplinary records. Avvo also offers a free Question and Answer forum, where consumers can ask questions and receive certified answers from certified doctors and lawyers. Additionally, Avvo Legal Guides and Avvo Health Guides are free research tools, written as how-to articles covering everyday issues authored by certified lawyers and doctors. Founded in early 2006 and launched in 2007, Avvo is privately held, with funding from private investors, Benchmark Capital, Ignition Partners and DAG Ventures. For more information, visit www.avvo.com.