Its All About Local
Nearby Consumers Finding YOU!
Use our Directory To Add YOUR Free Listing
We feel so strongly about helping local Canadian businessses rank well in Google (as well as on Bing, Siri, and Alexa) that we created our own directory, FoundLocally.com, back in 1999, to create citations & back-links that major search engines can use to find businesses, and improve the website ranking in their search results.
A business on a tight budget (and any astute web marketer) will take advantage of any free opportunities to add citations and back links. TAKE ADVANTAGE! And certain businesses get a double-whammy, and are also be included in business listings in our sister sites, TransCanadaHighway.com (for cross-Canada travel) and in MovingInCanada.com (for real estate and re-locations across Canada).
We have great Tip Sheets for various industries and organizations, which help to maximize the number of back-links (including important and valuable deep-links) to your site from your FoundLocally.com listing.
Reach Local Consumers & Businesses! Our directory helps your other online SEO/SEM work be more effective. And, keep your information up-to-date — not just whenever a print directory gets reprinted.
We ARE a local (and free) Canadian business directory, and to help out small businesses and community groups, we add a lot of functionality at no extra cost. Unleash the POWER OF FREE!
FoundLocally’s FREE LISTINGS let you add your local business or community group to your community directory. They you can post jobs, events, coupons or news
FoundLocally is able to do this for FREE with the support of our display, banner, and keyword advertisers. (please do not use ad blockers, or we lose this critical source of income)
Use your listing, and the various built-in features, to increase the number of links (and deep links) to your website. BE where the search engines look for LOCAL!
Your keywords in your listing description, and your jobs, news, events, coupons and customer reviews posts increase the keyword-richness of your listing
Add Your Business to the FoundLocally Directory’s Free Listings!
Don’t forget to also post your News, Events, Jobs, and Savings (Coupons or Sales) to promote all aspects of your business and operations, (using the respective tabs in your listing).
Still not sure? Watch this video!
We Only Ask Two Things
These two requirements keep our local business directory from being spammed and scammed by out-of-town (or out of country) websites with no local presence. By requiring and actual street/mailing address we can keep those who are “not legit” out of our directory. No Nigerian apartments/homes for rent scams.
1. a LOCAL (Canadian) street/mailing address
Some near-border American communities around Sault Ste Marie, and Buffalo/Niagara Falls are also okay for those respective directories
2. a LOCAL phone number
We don’t care if its a business line (unlike those “Yellow” buys), a home phone, a land-line, or a cellphone
We do require a non 1-800 number as the LOCAL number (with one of the pre-configured local area codes), though businesses with a toll-free number may post their in the toll-free phone number field. (also, a Skype number won’t do!)
This not only protects local businesses from predation by out-of-town, nation-wide, or toll-free only businesses, but has also managed to protect consumers from a variety of “Nigerian scam artists.”
We’re also office friendly, school friendly, family friendly to keep in appropriate businesses from the prying eyes of children, which would also keep our site blacked by many corporate firewalls. Good citizenship has its rewards!
Are you TIRED of being nickled & dimed by the “Yellow Guys”?
Directory feeds, category feeds, logo fees, online marketing fees, and the list goes on…. and you are contractually forced to pay for 12 months of print directory when you are a seasonal business. Who uses the print directory anyways?
We’ve NEVER MET any business person who said they enjoyed paying for teh phone directory, and that they got good value… everybody felt they were being milked like a cow, and paid way too [email protected]
The contract says you are automatically renewed (at their prices, for their term) unless you cancel in writing. (hey, their lawyers wrote the contact, not yours!)
Their sales people will try to get you to “trade up” with new features, like online ads, like social media, like Google AdWords, like a website, and have you overlook the outdated print directory (and ad-ons) that you are WAY OVERPAYING FOR! Don’t let heir salespeople distract from what is costing YOU and arm and a leg (nickel & dime understates the actual cost to you).
Cancel your print directory listing (you should send a fax or a registered letter), and CANCEL EVERYTHING. Print, Online, Directory, Services, Everything! Then the Yellow Guy’s salespeople are forced to convince you of every thing they want to charge you.