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Canpages Inc.: Canpages.ca Registers Record Traffic in September 2008, With More Than 3 Million Monthly Unique Visitors and 7 Million Business Searches(October 24, 2008)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/08 -- Canpages Inc. is pleased to announce that its local search engine, www.canpages.ca, passed the 3 million monthly unique visitors mark in September 2008, furthering its claim of operating the fastest growing online local search engine and directory in Canada. The site experienced almost 50% growth month over month with 3,054,000 unique visitors and over 7 million business searches, as audited by Verified Audit Circulation.
Canpages.ca has quickly become a staple amongst Canadians and offers the most powerful and intuitive local search options available to consumers, making it an easy and powerful way to find local businesses and services as well as individuals. Such options include:
- Powerful search options including searching via rich mapping views, advanced keywords, neighbourhoods of interest as well as by proximity to preselected locations.
- Rich and relevant local content that sets Canpages.ca apart from other directories, including photos, videos and other immersive media.
- Advanced mobile search technologies which are a cornerstone of product innovation at Canpages, with free text messages sent to mobile phones, mobile maps, direct SMS search and advanced WAP and iPhone mobile browsing experiences, all part of the search possibilities.
- The addition of local search enhancements, including weather forecasts, local news and local traffic maps enhance the user experience, making it unique in the North American directory marketplace.
"We keep breaking traffic records month over month so it feels good to have our local search website validated by so many people across the country," said Olivier Vincent, President and CEO of Canpages. "With an almost 50% increase from the previous month it is clear that we must be striking a chord with Canadians' search habits. We will not take this growth for granted and will continue to add rich content to ensure we address the search needs of Canadians, whether it be looking for a French restaurant in the Yorkville neighbourhood of Toronto that has a patio or wanting to see the webcams over the Lion's Gate Bridge in Vancouver."
This large monthly traffic makes Canpages.ca a very efficient way for local businesses to reach potential customers since the vast majority of these users are in a buying state of mind. Organized to satisfy the users' appetite for rich content, businesses can use videos, photos and additional content to communicate their message.
In addition to its local search platform Canpages.ca, the company now publishes more than 90 directories across Canada, reaching more than 8 million Canadian households and businesses. With more than 80,000 advertisers, Canpages is the biggest Canadian independent print, online and mobile local search directory company.
Canpages' content is also available for search on SMS (short code 898411), on WAP and on iPhone or Blackberry mobile browsers at www.canpages.ca.
About Canpages Inc. and www.canpages.ca:
Canpages is the largest independent local search and directories publisher in Canada. With more than 90 publications and over 80,000 customers, Canpages reaches more than 8 million households and businesses across Canada. Canpages.ca features a national residential and business database and more than 3 million unique visitors come to visit it every month with their local search requests. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canpages employs 600 people and has offices in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. For more information, visit www.canpages.ca.
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