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S & E Trusted Online Directories finalist 2013 SABEX Award for Marketing and Trustedregina.com 1st birthday results

Today has been an amazing day at S & E Trusted Online Directories! We are honored to have been chosen as a finalist for the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce 2013 SABEX Awards in the Marketing category. Our finalist status was announced along with the 3 other finalist in the marketing category who were recognized for their business excellence at the nominees reception today in Saskatoon.

The SABEX Celebrate Success gala takes place May 9th in Saskatoon at TCU Place.

 

Here is Sara Wheelwright the Trusted Directories Founder ( she is the 'Trusted Marketing team' as she does it ALL in her in-home studio/office from concept, production, voicing and all the design) with the SABEX finalist award! Cross your Fingers for us !    

 

 

The other exciting news is the 1st birthday of www.trustedregina.com, as the directory was launched to the public with a mass media marketing campaign exactly 1 year ago on April 16th 2012!   

The rise of Trustedregina.com has been astronomical, and just shows how much of a need there is in Regina for this service! We were thrilled when www.trustedsaskatoon.com exceeded the business plan by 7,000 unique visitors in it's first year to reach 22,000 uniques visitors..www.trustedregina.com achieved this level in just 9 months and has finished the year at OVER a staggering 36,000 unique visitors, and these are quality,  engaged and active LOCAL BUYERS with over 62% from Regina and over 80% from Saskatchewan!!! 

The 2 Trusted directories are now getting 100's of unique visitors a day EACH with www.trustedsaskatoon.com getting nearly 600 visitors a day some days ..so it makes sense that the Trusted businesses are booming!!  

Google analytic data from www.trustedregina.com ( not including the traffic from the Trusted App)  

We are striving for success and excellence always ..and that means we are working hard for the Trusted Partner and the  Public to provide the BEST DIRECTORIES in the World!

Truly the Smart and Simple Choice for consumers and local businesses alike!

S & E Trusted Online Directory announces the Trusted Android App

Another Exciting week at Trusted HQ...with another HUGE announcement - the Trusted App created by Saskatoon's very own College Mobile now has an Android versio! 

The Android Trusted App can be downloaded HERE along with the Trusted Apple App ( download here)which was approved earlier in March.

Download the App that currently provides Trusted , locally accountable businesses in Regina and Saskatoon along with an ever growing library of tips provided by  THE local experts, and you can also enter the contest to win $1000's of prizes, there will be draws at least once a month and you just need to enter once and have the app on your phone to be eligible to win..FOREVER!!!! What are you waiting for?

 

How to do a Trade show with Pizzaz!!! TrustedRegina.com team and the Trusted Partners at the 2013 What Women Wants show

posted by Trusted Regina | March 18, 2013 23:00

The www.trustedregina.com  team had a wonderful time at the Regina What Women Want Show 2013....it might have been blizzard and freezing outside but inside we had almost TOO Much fun!!  The show was all about supporting LOCAL businesses and that is what WE DO...the ones WE know you can Trust!! 

We had $1000's of prizes to give away all donated by Trusted Regina Partners, a Big GONG ( that we banged every 2 hours all weekend when we picked a winner)  , a magician, balloons and so many giggles..the feedback from the public was amazing ..clearly we have something people like and appreciate! ( phew!!) .

Fan us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as we always appreciate feedback and LOVE giving away prizes!!

Enjoy the video ...see if there is anyone you recognize ..and be sure to go to the show next year..as we are only going to be bigger and better!!  

 

 

Trusted wraps up their first trade show and announces the release of the Trusted app!

Original Post by Trustedsaskatoon.com - click here to read

Exciting week at Trusted HQ

HUGE announcement - the Trusted App created by Saskatoon's College Mobile (Trusted always want to support local) has been approved by Apple - download it on your iPhone and enter the contest to win $1000's of prizes over the next few months ! ( Android app coming soon!) - !!! Download here and enter to win

 

 

 The www.trustedsaskatoon.com team had a wonderful time at the Saskatoon Home Builders Association Homestyles Show 2013.

 

We had $1000's of prizes to give away all donated by Trusted Saskatoon Partners.

  • Conexus Insurance - Smoke and carbon monoxide
  • Imagery - Studio
  • Bridge City Computers -Asus O! Play Live media player
  • Frontier Vinyl & Glass - $200 gift certificates
  • Wiseguys - 2 x 8 pc bed in the bags plus mattress protectors
  • Caliber Air - $100.00 gift certificate
  • Sunridge RV - Camp Chair
  • Dexteriors - $250 Gift Cert
  • Marla Janzen King size duvet + serving bowl and spoon set plus cushions
  • Glass Slipper Cleaning Services-  $100 Gift Certificate
  • Saskatoon Woodworks $500 Gift Certificate
  • Palliser Rooms $300 Gift Certificate
  • Hygeia Health Market -  Gift Basket and a $25 Gift Certificate
  • Fitness Focus 1 month free membership + 3 personal training sessions

All winners have been drawn and they will be notified this week!

 

The public feedback was amazing!! People what we are doing in Saskatoon and the service we offer!

The Trusted Saskatoon.com team were really impressed by the Trusted Saskatoon partners booths at the show!

Enjoy the video compilation we put together .     

 

 

We are thrilled to be The only local Directories that work for YOU!

 

Look out for us March 2013 in Regina at the What Women Want Show where we are Platinum Sponsors and at the Regina Home Show.

Videos of these shows will be uploaded too onto our popular Trusted You Tube Channel   

Who is ripping off small local businesses? Trusted founder shares her thoughts.

The principals of Trusted are based on integrity, truth and transparency and for a while now I have been thinking about publishing this blog...so hear go's!

I feel bad for small businesses in Saskatchewan and in Canada as a whole - many are being mislead and duped, by companies they put their trust in...and felt I had to speak out.  

The Trusted team has good relationships with the Trusted Saskatchewan businesses and they share with us the communications they get on a daily , weekly, monthly basis from companies trying to solicit their business when it comes to SEO and Social Media. I have to say that i feel that this business is as bad if not worse than the ' stereo typical contractors' when it comes to ripping people off.- a serious lack of good customer service is evident in this industry.

You see, wherever there’s a knowledge gap between the people providing a service and the people buying it, you’ll always find dishonest practices and people taking advantage of their superior understanding. You’ll also find service providers who don’t know what they don’t know, but know more than the client knows and they talk a lot of 'techno speak'  whilst all the while doing nothing and charging for it! 

So what and who can you trust?

The things the 'dishonest companies' charge for is ridiculous- If you see detailed and broken down lists of services these companies charge for in the list below BUYER BEWARE:

 

  • Setting up a business Google places
  • Setting up a Google Plus account
  • Setting up a Google adwords campaign
  • Setting up a Facebook pages
  • Setting up Twitter
  • Linking Twitter to Facebook
  • Managing Twitter account to know who follows and unfollows  

 

I will tell you the truth ... these things in reality takes 10 minutes maximum!

At Trusted we do this for our clients for FREE .. yet I have seen many other companies charge $100's for each item on the list ( I have seen up to $600 to set up a Google places page and 'manage it'  ..which outrageous!).

Also an issue can be that the companies set up these accounts and have control of them - with their own passwords and emails...therby shutting YOU out of your own online presence...how can this affect you? We have clients at Trusted who realized they were getting hosed by companies that 'set up and managed their Google places' ..when they ended the contract they were barred access to their accounts and were not able to add videos, pictures or even respond to reviews from the public on their own Google page ...because the accounts were not set up under their email and the company has not responded to multiple attempts to get hold of them and rectify the situation..because they don't CARE about the businesses, they care about the money and how long they can get away with taking it ..thats all!    

Check out these 12 Warning signs on SEO companies here for some tips. 

At Trusted we suggest that you deal with these businesses in the same way you should deal with a contractor...

1. Ask for 20 x references ( and call the businesses - do your due dilligence!!!! It could save you $1000's)

2. Ask them what you can do yourself quickly and easily to help your SEO and online presence. If they are unwilling to answer this move on!

 

The same go's for website companies....I have seen websites that have cost businesses $12-15,000 that are horrible, badly designed templates...I know of companies that charge a fortune for websites and after sales service and ' extras' ..yet they source all of their workers from 3rd World countries where the workers are paid less in a month then they charge the clients an hour! 

 

If you are a small business that doesn't have / require online purchasing on your website,  then you don't need to have a bespoke fancy website..and if you are paying more than $3000 for it ..you really have to ask why! 

 

Want examples?

These websites from TRIO web Design  cost less than $3000.....

Decora Homes

Saskatoon Woodworks

3 n 1 Construction 

 

 

 

Trusted is the real deal and we work hard towards achieving an ethical marketplace for all ! 

If you have any questions or comments please do contact us, we are happy to help.  

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129 21st St E #400
Saskatoon, SK   S7K 0B2
Ph: 306.244.4150

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