Advertising your business online is about getting your name out there in as many avenues as possible. While registering for the big sites like Yelp and Google is great and essential, it’s also important to recognize those sources of online information which are up and coming. 411.ca is such a site; it’s rapidly making a name for itself as a repository of critical information on local businesses. Therefore, advertising your local business through 411.ca is a great way to get the exposure you desire. Here are the simple steps you’ll need to take to get your business up on 411.ca today.

Fortunately, registering on 411.ca is simple. Here’s what you’ll need to do in order to get started.

Go to www.411.ca.

On the main page, you’ll see a large search field. This is the bread and butter of 411.ca. When others visit the page seeking information on your business, this is where they’ll run a search for it, and where they’ll pull up all the critical information you include when you register your business here. Try it out with some local businesses you know in order to see what a typical 411.ca profile might look like. For example, Hunch Manifest looks like this:

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Go back to the main page www.411.ca and click on Here’s How to get started in creating your business profile.

SignUp

On the next page, the process for registering your business on 411.ca will automatically begin. The first step is simply entering the phone number for your business. Make sure to use a valid number, as this is what enables people to reach you more effectively. Once you’re finished, click the blue “Go!” link shown in this screenshot.

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Having entered your phone number, the site will now ask for some of the vital details of your business. Take the time to enter all of these fields complete and accurately for your business, in order to create the most thorough and compelling profile possible. Note that, near the bottom of this page, you’ll be asked to select a category for your business. As you type the first few letters of whatever kind of business you run, a list of categories will appear. Simply choose the one which best represents your business. Then, click “Go to last step”.

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Now, 411.ca will begin asking you for your personal contact information as a way to verify your ownership of the business. You’ll be required to input your name as well as a phone number where you can be personally reached. In the event that your contact phone number is the same as your business phone number, simply check the box which reads “Use the phone number from Step 1” and the same phone number will be automatically filled in.

Finally,  check the box for “I agree to the 411.ca Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy”  and click the large blue button which reads “Add My Business!”

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Your business is now added to 411.ca.  It usually takes  several days before your entry in the database goes live. This is because the company has to verify your ownership in order to maintain the accuracy and integrity of their listings.