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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add my site to the directory?

Click here to go to the main site submission page. You can choose from paid or free listing. Please be sure to read the  Listing Guidelines before submitting your website.

How long does it take to get my site listed in LocalSites?

Paid listings are listed within 24 hours Monday to Friday. Usually, sites are listed within an hour if submitted between Monday and Friday during business hours (9am and 5pm EST). Free listings can take from 1 week to a couple months to get listed.

What are the benefits of paid listings?

Paid listings have several benefits over free listings . Longer site descriptions, faster listing times, better page placement and increased site exposure are a few of the benefits. For more details, please read the listing descriptions on the Add Site page.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Currently, for online payments, we only accept PayPal payments. Payments are made to our parent company, Sencia Canada Ltd  .

I want to purchase a listing but don't have a PayPal account.

You can pay by cheque or money order made out to Sencia Canada Ltd. Please contact us first for details. 1-888-817-3707. M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm EST

How do I modify my listing?

Currently, we do not offer login capabilities to modify your listing.  If you need to update your listing, please resubmit your site info on the Add Site page so we can add the new information and delete the old listing.

Do you accept websites outside of Canada?

Sorry, we no longer accept websites that are not Canadian.

Can I list my site throughout Canada?

Yes, but this is only available for Basic, Enhanced and Featured Listings.  If you offer products or services across Canada, simply check "national" for the serviceable area on the Add Site form.

Can I list my site in more than one city?

Only Paid Listings can be listed in more than one city or category. In the future, we will offer various packages with reduced rates for listing in multiple cities.

I've submitted my site several weeks ago but it's not listed.

If you submitted a Free Listing , it could take several weeks before your site is listed or your listing would have been denied if you did not meet our listing guidelines.

The five most popular reasons for sites not being listed are:

  1. you do not have your own domain name
  2. your site was down when we tried to verify the URL
  3. spelling mistakes in the title, description or domain name
  4. you submitted a URL with an affiliate code
  5. missing or inaccurate information in your listing.

Make sure to read our Listing Guidelines before submitting your website.

My site was listed but now it has been removed.

First, please read the Listing Guidelines to ensure that your website is not in violation of our requirements. We check for broken URLs several times a month. If your website was done more than once during these checks, we will remove your listing. If you have a Paid Listing , we will contact you to see when your site will be back up.

Why do you require websites to have their own domain names to be listed in LocalSites?

In the past, we have allowed sites on free accounts such as ISP pages, Tripod and AOL, but we found that the majority of webmasters for these sites did not maintain them and in many cases abandoned them after a short time. As a result, we have spent a great deal of time checking and modifying the links to these particular sites to ensure that they were still active. Generally, webmasters are more serious about maintaining sites with their own domain names. With so many companies offering domain registration at very affordable rates, there is no reason to not have your own domain name if you are serious about your website. Shop around and keep in mind that the cheapest price isn't always the best option. Be sure to ask questions and do your research to ensure that you are dealing with areputable company

We can register a domain name for you through our parent company, Sencia Canada Ltd .

Register a domain name

I want to submit my site but my city isn't listed in LocalSites.

You can still submit your website. If you choose a Paid Listing , we will add your city to the directory within 24 hours. If you choose a Free Listing , we will still add your city to the directory but not until we have 50 websites waiting to be listed in the same city.