Trust is Growing week on week in Saskatchewan in more ways than one ....it is less than 10 months since S & E Trusted Online Directories launched www.trustedsaskatoon.com to Saskatoon and surrounding area public with a mass media advertising campaign...with the focus being education and branding the public to the Philospophy that is Trusted and we are getting pretty well known in Saskatoon now!
www.trustedregina.com is launching to the public in just 4 weeks on April 16th and already the traffic numbers on the Regina directory are amazing, considering we have had just sporadic media coverage there over the last few months...the analytics show that the well planned and executed Local SEO means that the majority of our traffic comes from being found organically on Google as people search for local products and services from TRUSTED Providers....this translates into sales for the Trusted Partners, which is great for them, as until we launch the advertising campaign- this is FREE time for them, and we have already had report back of successes from a Number of the Trusted Regina partners that have had actual sales and new clients...just shows how smart they were getting on first to maximise on the free time!!! Media coverage will be increasing over the next few weeks..so watch this space!
This weekend Saskatoon enjoyed its annual HOMESTYLES Home show, which is always a well attended event , but especially now in Saskatoon where the economy is booming....so many people are building, renovating and planning home improvements and 1000's of people were at the show..a BIG percentage of them were SERIOUS SHOPPERS, and alot of the people will be deciding who to choose from the show to buy from/hire to do work over the next few weeks...14 of the Trusted Saskatoon Partners were at the show and were displaying their Trusted status proudly with Stickers, flyers, plaques and they made sure to tell the interested public what that meant to them!!
The Trusted Team went along to the show to support the Trusted partners by taking pictutres and sharing the pics via Tweets & Facebook updates..many had draw prizes, contests and giveaways and soon we were laden down with Balloons and candy..most were very busy talking to interested potential clients , so we were just able to wave and ' Give the Thumbs up' as we took pics and complimented them on their stunning booths!
We did manage to chat for a little while to Dave Anderchek, the owner of J.A.B.A Construction who are a well know and respected Trusted SASKATOON CONTRACTOR & SASKATOON RENOVATION & DESIGN business and he is just loving being part of Trusted.. he was AMAZED at the amount of people who had come up to them at the show and told them they had seen J.A.B.A on www.trustedsaskatoon.com and that it really meant something to them...the SASKATOON public DO CARE about choosing Trusted Businesses and in 10months we have managed to break through the barriers of cynicism to make impressions on people...they believe in Trusted and now Dave and the other Trusted partners at the show know it too, as they have seen how they were able to differentiate themselves in a positive and effective manner at that show! We are a directory like no other ....and the public are telling us and our Trusted Partners that we are FILLING A NEED out there in the cut throat world of advertising and in the world of ' average customers service' as standard ..our Trusted Partners offer REMARKABLE service day in day out!
www.trustedsaskatoon.com has also met one of it's main objectives this week..we are now able to brag that we have at LEAST 1 Trusted option in the 40 categories on the directory..Outdoor Living & Recreation ( our newest Category and one that our Facebook fans requested ) has it's first Trusted listing PREMIUM HOME LEISURE ( Trusted Saskatoon Spa, Hot tub and Outdoor living and Recreation experts) ...20 of our categories are full ( 3 Trusted options) and we have other categories covered with our many Trusted banner advertisers - Pest control - Kreepy Kritterz, Jewellers- Batemans, Auctioneer- Bodnarus, Home Inspection - Across the board, , Mould Remediation- Got Mold? and there are more business signed up and coming on board in Categories and as more banners soon...this means we are able to offer the Saskatoon public a better service ongoing..as our SASKATOON Directory of GUARANTEED Trusted locally accountable excellent businesses grows each week ..don't forget to check out all the wonderful TRUSTED TIPS that our Trusted local experts provide.
www.trustedregina.com has met one of it's first major milestones this week too..with 4 weeks left to go to our APRIL 16TH MASS MEDIA PUBLIC LAUNCH we are now able to brag that we have at LEAST 1 Trusted option in 30 of the 40 categories on the directory..this week alone we added trusted options to Regina Health & Wellness, Plumbing and Air-conditioning & Furnace. 9 of our categories are full ( 3 Trusted options) and we have other categories covered with our banner advertisers - Jewellers- FIRE & ICE, Auctioneer- Bodnarus and there are more business coming on board in other Categories very soon... this means we are able to offer the Regina public a better service ongoing..as our REGINA Directory of GUARANTEED Trusted locally acountable excellent businesses grows each week ..don't forget to check out all the wonderful TRUSTED TIPS that our Trusted local experts provide.
It's weeks like that that make it all worth while for Sara the TRUSTED Founder, the 90 hour work week, the neck stiff from blogging and the sometimes negative responses that the Trusted Team gets from businesses we approach...who just don't take the time to listen to how we can help them ..They don't know how we promote our Trusted Partners and make them stand out in a truly unique way ...and at the same time provide this amazing service for the public..as the businesses that DO buy into Trusted and DO uphold their end of the contract really DO benefit in so many ways..not least of which is GROWTH and REVENUE!
Heres some pics from Saskatoon homestyles show 2012 ...the year that TRUSTED businesses stood out from the Crowd...we promote the best ..other directories just list the rest!
DECORA HOMES had their banner made with the logo on, sticker , flyer and plaque on display in their stunning booth!
J& S Picture Frame Warehouse with Stickers, flyers and Trusted Guarantees Plaque on a display Table front and centre in the booth!
REED Security with flyers proudly displayed!
Windecor Proudly displaying the stickers for all to see!
J.A.B.A. Construction..Know the difference being TRUSTED makes!!!
McMorrow Construction Sign includes the Trusted logo ..plus stickers & flyers!
KTS CUSTOM CABINETS Awesome booth...flyers and plaque..they ran out of Trusted Flyers by end of show!!
Online Reviews....are very important....have you got good ones or bad ones?
www.trustedregina.com is so close to launch as the word reaches the ears of the ' right' business owners in the city....our growing list of Trusted Regina businesses on the REGINA DIRECTORY is an impressive list. The Trusted Partners on board are forward thinkers, innovators and experts in the city and they understand that to make a difference in your business that offering ' just good service' doesn't cut it anymore..they offer remarkable service and they do that as standard. The Trusted partners have made a commitment to share their expertise with the public , and make Trusted Regina not just the best place to source local businesses when you have a need...but also a place that is becoming a grwowing library of tips and resources over more than just the 40 categories we reach....Type ' Trusted Tips Regina' into Google and you will see what we mean...or go to our 'Trusted Tips ' Library on the Regina directory to read the well written, interesting and helpful tips our Trusted Partners have provided....or simply ' Choose a category ' from the list on the left of the the Blog page....we are more than just another Regina Directory..we are THE Smart & Simple Choice ....and we work for YOU!
Of course www.trustedsaskatoon.com offers the same and we have 100's of people a day reading the blogs, tips and then of course the listings!
The SASKATOON DIRECTOR and REGINA DIRECTORY of TRusted businesses..the smart & simple choice!
Check out our You Tube Channel here for more tips and resources ..for Business owners and consumers alike!
Trusted Saskatoon THE SASKATOON DIRECTORY reaches 1000 fans on Facebook
posted by Trusted Saskatoon | February 14, 2012 21:45
www.trustedsaskatoon.com is thrilled and excited ( woooo hoooo ) to reach 1000 likes on their Facebook page. The incentive to get there ..beyond having the directory of Trusted businesses for the public ..meant that our fans canvassed their friends and spread the TRUSTED philosophy and the TRUSTED word...to great..no AWESOME effect...with only 50% of the prize being ' theirs'..... you see 50% of the prize goes to a local non profit right here in Saskatoon...Trusted Saskatoon is from here ...we care about this city and it's people..and we work hard to help them every day!
BECAUSE of our wonderful fans spreading the social media buzz....the VALENTINES www.trustedsaskatoon.com incentive has 4 winners
1. The $250 winner chosen at random is Rochelle Fjeldstrom.
2. Rochelle then gets to choose the local non profit of her choice to recieve a $250 donation ( Rochelle chose the MS Society of SK)
3. The SPA cert winner gets a $200 Gift Cert for Just for You Day Spa- is ALAN McKAY
4. Alan then gets to choose the local non profit of his choice to receive a $250 donation to The C95 Breast Cancer Marathon in memory of Lisa Rendel
As an additional gesture of thanks ....and because of their absolute determination to help www.trustedsaskatoon.com get to 1000 fans ..... JULIA HERPENGER, LINDSAY CURTIS and JENNY COOK...will all receive a $50 Gift Cert to Spa a hava or Edgewater Spa..Trusted Saskatoon Spas...along with Just for You Day Spa..thanks ladies..you worked your social butts off for months ...:) Remember..being a FAN of www.trustedsaskatoon.com is THE smart and Simple choice..the winning wil never end..THE SASKATOON DIECTORY
Stay TRUSTED my friends..
Check out our Latest Trusted Saskatoon Business Tip on Global Saskatoon here..on social media as it happens!
Trusted Regina forms a partnership with KINDERBUZZ Regina's FAMILY EXPERTS....we tell you why they get the Thumbs up!
posted by Trusted Regina | February 4, 2012 15:58
www.trustedregina.com is pleased to announce a new partnership with www.kinderbuzz.com . For those of you Mothers, Fathers and Families that haven't heard of Kinderbuzz yet, we can tell you that www.kinderbuzz.com is the most comprehensive online publication for families in Regina and surrounding areas. They have a good following on Facebook ( Click here to FAN ) where they aregreat at keeping you updated on whats going on .....you can follow them here on Twitter too. ...or just click on their lovely banner ad on www.trustedregina.com home page!
Trusted saw immediately that the demographic of Kinderbuzz is very similar to the demographics of people that are drawn to and will use Trusted...Our Facebook fans are predominantly female in Saskatoon and we imagine that will be the same in Regina ..and most fall in the 25-45 age bracket......most are busy parents, who like to have centralised places to provide answers rather than trawling all over town ( or the web..which can take just as long sometimes) trying to find stuff out.Kinderbuzz offers great opinions, insight and up to date news and info for everything family and they love the whole Trusted Idea...like Trusted it was founded by women ..and currently it is also an all women team..we have so much in common and we look forward to promoting and endorsing them across our social networks...and sharing their successes and supporting them in all they do!
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Stay Trusted my friends