LocalHood.ca Adds Financial Services Advertisers in the Maritimes

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The recent additions include a mortgage broker and a financial advisor located in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Initially, the new advertising additions will help the directory establish categories and other data sets that are specific to the eastern provinces of Canada.

Image of Earl O'Neil who is a financial advisor in Cape Breton

Cape Breton Financial Advisor Earle O'Neil

...rather than just relying on the traditional methods of business building, such as word of mouth and referrals I will be testing the LocalHood.ca directory to help me develop a local web presence.

Canadian web presence directory, LocalHood.ca looks to add advertisers who are based in the Maritimes to its beta directory. In a trial run, the directory has added a few advertisers from the financial services vertical.

The recent additions include a mortgage broker and a financial advisor located in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Initially, the new advertising additions will help the directory establish categories and other data sets that are specific to the eastern provinces of Canada.

The initial group of maritime based advertisers will provide the directory with a few case studies that will be developed and used to attract future advertisers once the site goes live later in 2012. LocalHood.ca is proving to be effective in helping local businesses develop their web presence. The directory has a large number of page one rankings in Google for a wide variety of localized keywords and phrases that suggest commercial intent on behalf of the searcher.

One of the first advertisers to join the directory is Earl O'Neil who is a Cape Breton Financial Advisor. Mr. O'Neil has an office located in the downtown area of Sydney, Nova Scotia and he has been in the financial services business since 1991 but without much of an online presence. “After being in the Financial Services Industry for over twenty years I decided it was time to embrace the internet for marketing and business opportunities..." said O'Neil.

A mortgage broker who also located in the downtown Sydney area has also joined the Canadian directory. The Nova Scotia based lending specialist plans to become discoverable on the web for mortgage related key words and phrases such as Cape Breton Mortgage Broker for example.

O'Neil is hoping to attract attention from Cape Breton residents and business owners who may be searching online to find local financial advisors for life insurance and other financial products. The Financial A dvisor said "...rather than just relying on the traditional methods of business building, such as word of mouth and referrals I will be testing the LocalHood.ca directory to help me develop a local web presence.“ In addition to a full web page on LocalHood.ca that is dedicated to O’Neil’s business location, he has also started to publish articles on the directory which is a key tactic for increasing online discoverability.

A third advertiser to join the site is a Charlottown Financial Advisor located in Prince Edward Island. All three local financial services are the first to get the ball rolling for LocalHood.ca in the Meritimes but more will be added on a selective basis over the next few months to begin fleshing out listing for the directory in Eastern Canada.

About LocalHood.ca

LocalHood.ca is an emerging, local web presence business directory that has recently launched as a live beta site. LocalHood.ca presently hosts location based information for a variety of Canadian businesses in addition to local event listings and classified ads.

"LocalHood" is a LocalHood Marketing trade mark. For more information, go to LocalHood.ca. Questions can be directed to (289) 752-7335 or toll free 1-888-975-9222 email: info(at)localhood(dot)ca

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