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FoundLocally offices in SunLife Plaza, Calgary (and NO! not the whole building!!) FoundLocally has built a chain of 30 locally-focussed community portals across Canada, as well as targetted portals and for the travel and the real estate sectors. These sites attract an ever-growing web-savvy audience of 15 million visitors a year. Even more intriguing is, our traffic was generated without any traditional media, just "word of mouse" and word of mouth.

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Businesses--large and small-- and community groups can take advantage of FoundLocally's FREE LISTINGS in our high-traffic itneractive business directory. To do this, click on your Community and then "Free Listings".

Only local (ie "bricks & mortar") businesses qualify for a free local listing.

If you are part of a larger organization (ie a chain), just add the first one, and contact us to find out how WE will clone your other locations to our directory for you, at no cost! Media Inc. began in 1999 to develop a Calgary community information portal, quickly expanding to seven cities and now reaching coast-to-coast. We help local businesses reach local consumers, against global competitors aided by global portals.

Mark Ruthenberg brought together the resources to start FoundLocally, with the vision of creating affordable internet marketing opportunities for small business and community organizations across Canada, and providing first-rate family-friendly, school-friendly and office-friendly Internet content and resources. The unique business model enabled FoundLocally to expand and grow each year without any additional capital or debt since its founding (see Alberta Venture, October 2007).

Canada's leading Internet advertising bureau, CasaleMedia,is representing FoundLocally to national advertisers (and their ad agencies). FoundLocally changed interactive agencies in June 2010, following a ten year relationship with 24/7 RealMedia (and its predecessor companies, 24/7 Canada and CLickthrough Interactive) because Casale did a much better job of representing Canadian publishers to Canadian advertisers (for more on this see blog post about advertising industry. Web marketing & SEO Blog

FoundLocally has launched a blog, covering media issues, web marketing, SEO (Search engine optimization), and of course, how to get the most leverage out of the free listings in these tough economic times. Read the FoundLocally Web Marketing & SEO Blog and subscribe to our RSS Feed

FoundLocally's Independent Web Site Audits

FoundLocally now provides independent Website Audits FoundLocally has added a very reasonably-priced new Web Site Audit service, to help small businesses and their web designers maximize their online impact in an ever-more-competitive marketplace. A website audit can improve the success of web marketing campaign, and impact decisions to upgrade or replace a web site by providing experienced and independent advice from someone without an economic interest in the decision to change (or not to change).

The Website Audit is an independent appraisal of the competitive strengths & weaknesses of your website, and covers over 200 attributes. You might want to know if you are being over-sold on website design, or realize website features are insufficient for stated business goals. A website audit is an important tool to help you understand how well your website works for you, helps recognize deficiencies, and assess its competitiveness in your community and your industry.

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1600 SunLife Plaza West
144 4th Avenue SW Ave. SW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada, T2P 3G3
t: (403) 245-2194
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