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Time for your ANNUAL LinkedIn review

By Mark Ruthenberg, Advantage Tech  Inc. and TransCanada FoundLocally Inc. Many folks misunderstand LinkedIn and assume its only for job hunting (and may have even used it for just that!) but it’s developed into much more… It’s now a great tool for building  teams, assessing teams, and doing “due diligence” on business deals. If your LinkedIn profile has not been updated (or you…

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Top Canadian Directories you NEED TO BE included in

We recently conducted a review of directories and their impact of your web marketing & SEO. We noticed that several metrics that Google includes in its ranking factors are the number of back-links or “citations”. We took a look at several SEO/citation companies and their listings of “top directories”, and organized them in a spreadsheet. Where they included ranks (position…

Happy New Year 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A look back, and a look ahead

Let’s look back: BIG changes over 2018 on FoundLocally.com and what EVERY BUSINESS should be doing for SEO and web marketing success in 2019 Let’s LOOK BACK at 2018 FoundLocally.com did a major redesign for a more “responsive” design, which provides the same interface for desktop, tablet, and smartphone users. We moved all the menus to the top of the…

Facebook-Google-Tax Change (National Post)

National Post: Senate urges Liberals to reconsider tax deductions for ads on Google, Facebook

Ads in Canadian-owned newspapers and magazines are only 100 per cent deductible if the issue has more than 80 per cent original content. A Senate committee wants the government to revisit a tax rule that entices companies to advertise on foreign online platforms like Google and Facebook, spending that it says is “hobbling Canada’s already declining news industry.” The Standing…

Epoch Times Article-Simple Tax Fix Could Help Rescue Canada’s Ailing Newspaper Industry, Says Union Head

Simple Tax Fix Could Help Rescue Canada’s Ailing Newspaper Industry, Says Union Head

90 percent of the $5.6 billion spent by Canadian companies on digital ads went to foreign web platforms By Jared Gnam, Special to The Epoch Times "This means Canadian companies are buying their ads on Google and Facebook, with their huge readership, instead of on Canadian-owned sites. This loophole, says Morse, is funnelling millions in advertising revenue away from Canadian online…

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Unfriending Facebook? Na!

Unfriending Facebook? Na! Facebook’s problem is not just a privacy breach, but the fact that your “friends” can unknowlingly or unwittingly release YOUR private data, typically with some kind of Facebook quiz (those fake airline/hotel “coupons”—which are NOT published by the airport or hotel themselves – are also likely data mining abusers). What precipitated this post: Elon Musk withdrawing his…

Site Redesign Underway

Our Site Re-Design is Complete (almost!)

The Olympics are over (thank goodness) As people stop being glued to their televisions at all hours of the day or night, their attentions will shift back to their own community, their regular lives. And to local businesses like YOURS, and like OURS. And it challenges all of us to also be the BEST that we can be! Why Re-Design?…

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