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Get customers to CLICK, CALL, or VISIT, and have them find you ahead of the Search results queue

FoundLocally can VASTLY IMPROVE your online advertising (also called digital advertising, internet advertising, or simply “online ads”) results by using micro-targeting to multiply your advertising value. We can target geographically because of our community-focussed portals, and we can target based on interest because of our diverse content in each community. Why pay for users who aren’t part of your target audience.

Online Advertising Can increase your Reach

Online Advertising (also called digital advertising or internet advertising, or just “online ads”) is a great option in three cases:

  1. You are a national business and need to promote across a  number of communities. Especially if you have ads running in other media or on other websites.
  2. You want to expand your reach beyond the Free Listing directory search results, and expand awareness of your brand, your products, and your services.
  3. You aim to sell across several nearby communities, or across a region, and you do not have physical locations in all communities that you want to reach or sell into.
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Most ads build a brand and hope consumers can find your product where they shop. FoundLocally’s business directory is locally focused, and helps consumers FIND what they are shopping for.

If you are a national brand, ensure your local locations or dealers are in our directory! Uuse FoundLocally to not only reach your local consumers, but enourage them to ACT!

Our business directory is integrated with events, news, savings (either coupons or sale notices), and jobs, all FREE and advertiser-supported. We provide SO MANY WAYS to get your message out. And with online advertising, the desired action is EXACTLY ONE CLICK AWAY.

We provide a number of time-saving tools, includng the ability to “Clone” listings, events, news, events, and jobs to multiple locations.

Even more impressive, if you create ONE listing as a template, gvand email us an Excel spreadsheet (contact us for details) of your nationwide locations, we can “clone” them for you, each in the appropriate FoundLocally directory.

FoundLocally’s Blog has lots of SEO and web marketing tips for Multi-Location businesses (including chains and franchises) and lots of SEO/Web Marketing tips for their Ad Agencies & Web Marketers

To begin, go to and select your community, and then click on “Free Listings” at the top, to begin.

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FoundLocally provides a community-focused audience, searching for local sources and information for things they want and need. The big global search engines can’t help Canadian consumers find local businesses through all the global clutter. Via our almost 1 million organic search engine listings (and that’s just on the top 25 search engines), consumers are directed to FoundLocally! For example, if you’re searching for local infomation on Google, chances are you’ll end up on FoundLocally! So, for reaching Canadians, FoundLocally is a very good place to advertise.

FoundLocally is where Canadian consumers coast to coast FIND the local businesses that they prefer to do business with. Catch them when they’re just searching, AT their buying decision time: when they’re READY TO BUY.

Now you can reach them with our Premium Ads

Premium Ads - sample
Premium Ads – sample

The first ad in every listing and every search result in a section of your city!

You see the featured business listings, and the links to featured articles and editorials in our website... YOU can be first.

When visitors search our  content, using  the site search (keyword based) or the search forms (on the right side)… and the results to the user-specified criteria are displayed… YOU can be first.

Premium ads are auctioned each month for the next month, for each of six sections of each FoundLocally community. The highest bid gets the space, but you don’t pay the bid price, but at $1 above the next lowest bid.

The minimum bid for a section is $50 (per city). If we do not receive the minimum bid, our own ads, promoting Premium Ads, are displayed.

You can edit your ad headline, subheading, content, and image any time in the month… only YOU get analytics on clicks (and what part of your ad they came from) to help assess  continuing the ad-buy for the next month. (Others get to see total displays of the ads, to help them assess their bids)

More about Premium Ads…

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