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New Years TIPS for web professionals!

Our New Year's newsletter sent to regular businesses: Let’s look back at 2018 & What EVERY BUSINESS should do in 2019 While it may seem to some that we are competing with local web design, web marketing, and SEO firms, we are working to make EVERYONE in the industry more effective and efficient. We are sharing our lessons learned on our…

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We’ve Updated Trans-Canada Highway.com

Yes, we’ve updated our TransCanadaHighway.com travel information website, used by travellers in, around, and across Canada to plan their vacation, get updates on weather, traffic, and construction while on the road, as well as discover things to see and do, attractions,  and find accommodation of all types on their way across Canada. As we explore various interfaces, and watch user interactions, on…

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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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…

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…

Andrew Coyne: A bailout won’t save media, but just make it easier to avoid problems

Today was a great opinion piece by Andrew Coyne in the Calgary Herald  (and we're sure in other papers in the PostMedia chain) on June 20-2017: Andrew Coyne: A bailout won’t save media, but just make it easier to avoid problems   Basically it agreed with a position we have taken since 2010, that taxpayer funding "to save journalism" has so many…

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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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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 FoundLocally.com 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…

What US Communities are okay for FoundLocally?

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

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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