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Mark Ruthenberg presenting at CCTC Calgary Teachers Convention

Virtual Travel across Canada This an introduction to using virtual travel, using a variety of online resources to teach Canadian geography, and build student familiarity with their own community and other communities and regions across Canada, and take a virtual trip, by air or take a road trip with the family by car, and plan the trip (including the route,…

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Advertiisng Internet Search, On A MacBook

Is your web marketing up to snuff? Three Steps to Success!!

You may have a new website, you may have one many years old. Either way, you may not be achieving the results you are looking for. Old marketing methods (television, radio, newspaper, and Yellow Pages advertising) no longer get the audiences they used to, and sure don’t get the results, either. The consumer eyeballs and the future are all moving…

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Bank earnings: Canada’s Big Six expected to see boost from robust economy

TORONTO -- Canada's biggest banks could deliver another profitable season for investors as third-quarter results starting to roll in this week are expected to get a boost from the strengthening economy. Analysts expect modest improvements from the Big Six banks, which launch their quarterly earnings reports beginning with Royal Bank on Wednesday, but some suggest the industry could outdo the…

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Sheraton 1-800 Ad From 1970s

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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Postal Codes Across Canada

Regional Maps: Which FoundLocally is a business/location in?

To help people rough on their geography, (see Web marketing for non-Canadians) we have put together these maps to help you figure out  which cities fit where, in the directories... these maps were sourced from GOOGLE MAPS. Western Canada FoundLocally cities Western Canadian postal codes beginning from R to X (plus "H0H0H0" for Santa Claus's North Pole) Ontario FoundLocally…

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What US Communities Are Okay For FoundLocally?

What American cities are eligible for a FoundLocally listing?

First of All, let's be CLEAR: 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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FoundLocally Home Page

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 listing to get the most “bang” (for no outlay). We’ve been helping consumers and…

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SEO checklist after doing a web site redesign

Many websites are being redesigned constantly, and some only once every few years…either way, the work is NOT COMPLETE until you ensure that the new website has been properly marketed. What good is a new website, or new branding, or new marketing messages, if the intended audience cannot find it, and see it, let alone be bombarded with repetition of…

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Featured City Page - Vancovuer

Enhanced City Pages on and

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, 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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