Canpages Inc.

Canpages Inc.

August 05, 2008 22:00 ET

Canpages Inc.: Canpages.ca Registers Record Traffic in July 2008, With More Than 2 Million Monthly Unique Visitors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2008) - Canpages Inc. is pleased to announce that its local search engine, www.canpages.ca, has passed 2 million monthly unique visitors in July 2008, making it the fastest growing online local search engine and directory in Canada. Re-launched a year ago, Canpages.ca 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 partners, advanced keywords, neighborhoods of interest as well as by proximity to preselected locations.

- Rich and relevant local content which 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.

"It's all about local search and making sure the user experience is as easy as possible," said Olivier Vincent, President and CEO of Canpages. "We are ensuring that all of our efforts are spent in delivering useful information as opposed to invasive and irrelevant advertising. We believe the combination of fresh and relevant information coupled with all of our award winning visual search tools is the main reason more than 2 million Canadians are now going to Canpages.ca every month for their local search needs. Canadians are visiting Canpages.ca in record numbers and a lot more are coming each month."

This large monthly traffic makes Canpages.ca a very efficient way for local businesses to reach potential customers since the extreme 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 and directory company. "While we continue to invest heavily in our expansion, our rapid organic revenue growth has made Canpages a profitable company, allowing us to continue to expand our reach on print, online and wireless and to lead the Canadian directory marketplace with award winning product innovation".

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. www.canpages.ca features a national residential and business database and more than 2 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.

Contact Information

  • Canpages Inc.
    Michael Oldewening
    Director of Marketing
    (604) 519-2844
    Website: www.canpages.ca