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Toll-Free 1-800 Numbers In Listings

Toll-Free 1-800 Numbers in Listings

Because we work to promote local businesses, all businesses must have a local phone number using a local area code. We permit toll-free numbers (1-800, and also variants like 1-888, 1-877, 1-866…) as a SECONDARY number, but the inherent presumption in our directory is that if you are listed in FoundLocally, you are a local business. Why is what consumers…

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What American Cities Are Eligible For A FoundLocally Listing?

What American cities are eligible for a FoundLocally listing?

First of All, let's be CLEAR: FoundLocally.com exists to help Canadian consumers and businesses find LOCAL suppliers for goods & services. Secondly, we are NOT funded by any government departments, agencies, municipalities, or tourism agencies, so we are not beholden to their arbitrary boundaries. Thirdly, some are markets happen to cross boundaries... that's just the reality of history, work patterns, and…

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Using FoundLocally For SEO Best Practices

Using FoundLocally for SEO Best Practices

i s your site following S.E.O. Best Practices? SEO and web marketing is best done organically, unless your business LIKES SPENDING money it shouldn’t have to. Our last newsletter/post was SEO checklist after doing a web site redesign and now we will cover using your FoundLocally.com listing to get the most “bang” (for no outlay). We’ve been helping consumers and…

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Enhanced City Pages On MovingInCanada.com And TransCanadaHighway.com

Enhanced City Pages on MovingInCanada.com and TransCanadaHighway.com

We have recently made the pages for each of the 30 major communities more interactive, and incorporated "featured business" listings to the major city pages. On TransCanadaHighway.com, we added features for accommodations (hotels, motels, campgrounds, and long-term accommodation), and travel & attractions businesses (including festivals, attractions, museums, historical sites, travel agents, etc). Five random businesses are displayed in each category,…

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A Solution For MPs’ “local News Crisis, And Media Concentration” Investigation

A solution for MPs’ “local news crisis, and media concentration” investigation

It's time for the government to update Section 19 of the Tax Act. Section 19 of the Income Tax Act impacts Deduction for Advertising in Periodicals and Broadcasters, and limits tax deductibility for advertising expenditures when not using Canadian publishers or broadcast media. This section was designed to level the playing field back in 1965 (with a minor tweak in…

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Media Mentions

Of course, it would be a shame if we're doing a good job and nobody found out. Here are a couple of times we've been mentioned in the media: Calgary Herald: CAPITAL IDEAS: How does corporate culture guide your hiring process? (May 2016) Calgary Herald: CAPITAL IDEAS: How Calgary businesses continue to innovate (March 2016) Calgary Herald: CAPITAL IDEAS: What…

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It’s A Faster New Listing Process

It’s a Faster New Listing Process

We have updated all of our forms, making events, coupons, and jobs postings easier. We have also have added a number of new TEMPLATES for new listings, and now have over ONE HUNDRED differnt templates, for teh most frequently added business types. The templates (at the bottom of the Add/Update Profile form when ADDING a listing) pre-select categories for about…

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Password Security Strengthened

There has been a lot of media attention on security breaches and personal information. While we don't store or disclose personal information, we realize that weak security has a negative impact on everyone. Therefore, we are proactively requiring better passwords for managing your business listings. Our Registered Contactpage now includes a Password Strength Indicator to coach you on better passwords.…

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