What should I use for my Logo?
There’s no longer any excuse to not have an image with your logo & link listing, as opposed to the default blue ‘click for more info!” button.
FoundLocally’s search results display 20 at a time, each with their logo. You should try to stand out as much as you can, to improve the odds that your listing is looked at first, or at least among the first.
Adding a Business in the Greater Toronto Area
FoundLocally.com has a number of directories serving the Greater Toronto Area (The "GTA") for a few years now.
Which Toronto Directory should I add my business to? While many directories lump everyone from Belleville to Brantford north to Barrie as “Toronto”, we—as FoundLocally—like to help consumers find businesses and services right in their own community or neighourhood.
When we were implementing ZIP Code blocking for US-based businesses not close to one of our featured cross-border communities (Niagara Falls, and Sault Ste Marie) , but still trying to add themselves (or by their SEO professionals, add their clients to our high-PageRank directory), we realized we had a similar issue with Toronto-area businesses.
U.S. Business Listings on FoundLocally?
FoundLocally is designed to help find community information for a number of cities across Canada, and so we are a perfect marketing opportunity for Canadian businesses.
The fact the directory is free, and covers a broad spectrum of economic activity from Business to Business (“B2B”) and Business to Consumer (“B2C”), as well as governments, non-profits and community groups.
Some FoundLocally sites are cross-border, including Niagara Falls (also featuring Niagara Falls & Buffalo, NY) and Sault Ste Marie (also for Sault Ste Marie, Michigan and the “U.P.”). These sites cover both sides of the border (or river) because that’s the way those communities actually function.
We welcome listings from US businesses, community groups and governments in those cross-border communities!
Entering Descriptive Fields
How to improve findability (and by the right clients) by using the descriptive fields: Description. Products/Brands and Environmental.
Use keywords and phrases to improve your findability, since FoundLocally's search feature looks at more than just a businesses' name. It helps you find a sushi restaurant, even if "sushi" is not in its name, so why not use this feature to help your clients find YOU, too?