Local Marketing since 1999
We’ve been doing LOCAL Web Marketing. Exclusively. Since 1999. Over Twenty Years Experience. Here is our story.
TransCanada FoundLocally Inc has built and constantly updates our TransCanadaHighway.com website to help Canada travel consumers and businesses, with an integrated submit-your-business directory.
Before then, we built a chain of 30 locally-focused FoundLocally.com community information websites coast-to-coast across Canada. Our sites attract several million web-savvy visitors a year.
FoundLocally.com was founded in 1999 to combine a community information portal with a local business directory. Started in Calgary, it expanded coast-to-coast across Canada to help LOCAL businesses reach LOCAL consumers.
It has grown into today’s TransCanadaHighway.com which helps LOCAL companies to compete against global competitors for local, regional, and international visitors.
Mark Ruthenberg created affordable internet marketing opportunities for small business and community organizations across Canada.
Building YOUR Traffic
With “Word of Mouse” & Word of Mouth
Our Local Directories
Be FOUND by close-by consumers
Our Business Model is unique.
The directories provide FREE LISTINGS for local businesses, and accept display ads form larger, national companies. For example, the local travel agents pay nothing, but the airlines’ buy national advertising, the local car dealers pay nothing, but national automotive companies advertise on our site (see Alberta Venture, October 2007).
WE TEST every marketing hypothesis with our OWN web marketing for our own website. With our traffic levels we can actually MEASURE statistically significant changes (or lack of) to PROVE A METHOD. We don’t “drink the koolaid” on unproven “fads”.
- Local Directories (help consumers find YOU)
- Local SEO (help improve your website on Google)
- Local Search (multiply ways to be featured & found)
- Local Advertising (ways to move ahead of the queue)
- Work with local Web Marketers & SEO Professional
- Be where Google, Bing, Siri and Alexa look for “local”