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Beware Of Offshore Web Marketer & SEO Firms

Beware of offshore web marketer & SEO firms

The BIGGEST MISTAKE a business can make is outsourcing their website marketing to someone without local expertise. We see SEO/web marketing companies offshoring, or their contractors are sub-contracting offshore to sweatshops GOD KNOWS WHERE. ASK, to be sure. Write it into your contracts. "no off-shoring by contractor, sub-contractor, or any sucontractor of theirs" The future success of your company at…

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History Of The Trans-Canada Highway Published

History of the Trans-Canada Highway Published

May 29, 2017 Calgary. TransCanada FoundLocally Inc has published the history of the Trans-Canada Highway, as part of the extensive content of its popular travel-planning site, TransCanadaHighway.com [http://TransCanadaHighway.com]. This was done to help people plan and enjoy their cross-Canada road trips to celebrate Canada 150. The website, launched in 1999, attracts 300,000 visitors a month over the busy summer travel…

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Upload Images Or Logos: Look Better In Search Results

Upload Images or Logos: Look Better in Search Results

[originally posted Sept 2014, updated Oct 2016] We recommend you do a SEARCH, using the Search box at upper-left, and searching by popular keywords that apply to your and your business (like “realtor” or “hotel” or “sushi”)  Review how your listing appears compared to competitors. You can also click on the editorial stories that appear above the business listings, and try…

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Doing An SEO Check-Up On Your Website

Doing an SEO Check-Up on your Website

You’ve invested in your website, and you’re doing some serious web marketing (you’re on FoundLocally, right?) But are you maximizing your results?  There are two approaches to web marketing & design for web marketing: If you do good design and coding, you can get solid “organic” results on Google, Bing and Yahoo. These sites are competitive and set an ever-higher…

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LocalMap & Searches Enhanced With Responsive Design

LocalMap & Searches enhanced with Responsive Design

FoundLocally.com’s LocalMap uses your device’s GPS location, wherever you are. You’ll find it’s such a handy feature, that you should add it to your device’s home screen. Search is more than just search, when you can find ALL THE FEATURES right around you—especially when you are lost, and don’t know exactly where you are—so the LocalMap feature is a proximity-based…

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Responsive Design: WordPress Or NOT?

Responsive Design: WordPress or NOT?

“Responsive Design” is a popular topic in the web design field these days, and a big business builder for designers and programmers. But what does it MEAN FOR YOU? Responsive Design lets a single version of a website adapt to each device’s resolution and show a “most appropriate” version suiting each device and its typical audience. This recognizes that both…

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Mobile-Geddon: Is It Really?

Mobile-Geddon: Is it really?

Google announced (months ago) that it will adjust its search results to favour those sites with mobile-ready web content.They say changes will affect search results after April 21. This is causing some consternation with many businesses. Why? They are afraid they won’t show up in organic search results costing them traffic and business. Why is Google REALLY doing this? Two-thirds…

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Updating Your E-commerce Presence

Updating Your E-commerce Presence

E-commerce can either supplement the sales of a bricks & mortar business, make the customer process easier for their customers, or indeed create a business selling only online to a specialized but geographically diverse market. FoundLocally has clients who fall into each of these three groups. If your business sells online, you need to stay on top of current trends,…

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