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The Success of Our House, Barrie, Ontario


Our House

Our House in Barrie, Ontario –  a seller of unique gifts, jewellery, and home accessories – is doing a fantastic job with their website provided by www.BarrieDirect.info.

The following highlights some of the many things they have done well and the online success these efforts are achieving:

- Enhanced Pages: Our House opted to Enhance their Start Page Package (with Map and Contact pages). They also Enhanced their Profile, Brands, and Social Pages. By doing so, they have unlocked the full power of each page offering.

- Graphic Design: Our House worked well with their  CityDirect.info Marketing Specialist to communicate a look and feel to our in-house graphic designers. Our designers executed design that reinforced the brand image of Our House – upscale and sophisticated, focused on women who care about classic, long lasting style.

- Domain and Hosting: With the domain name OurHouseBarrie.com, and hosting provided through BarrieDirect.info, Our House is sure to benefit from superior reliability and the ease of dealing with one provider of online marketing solutions.

- Local Directory: Being part of Barrie, Ontario’s premier local business directory and CitySite, Our House benefits from having their virtual storefront (their website) and their listings within BarrieDirect.info’s local network – which significantly increases qualified visits and improves search engine optimization (SEO).

Brand Page:


Profile Page:


Directory Listing (Enhanced):

Google Search: “Our House Barrie, Ontario”

#1 result with each page individually itemized

Google Search: “Unique gift Barrie, Ontario”

#1 and #2 result from their Start Page and Profile Page respectively.

– Our House knows how important Google has become to local business. They also understand that such an important aspect of their marketing should be managed by experts if they are to remain competitive. Therefore, Our House uses the expert services of CityDirect.info to not only properly setup and optimize their local account but to keep them optimized as the rules of the game continue to change.

– Our House realizes that the Internet is a powerful tool to spread word of mouth. They know that social networks like Twitter and Facebook are now used as much as search engines. By harnessing a Social Page through BarrieDirect.info they not only are able to quickly and easily share information with their audience, but also save time and effort – because their Social Page allows them to place messages into Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn all at once.


– By working with their CityDirect.info Marketing Specialist and by making good use of www.BarrieDirect.info, Our House not only has built an impressive online presence, but has focused it directly at their target market.


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Pages Are Shorter


* New *

Listings are divided and broken down into more than one page.

Before: all of the listings were on one page. Enhanced at the top, followed by Basic and Prospects listed in alphabetical order.

Now: the listings will be divided into the following four divisions:

The change: Depending on the number of listings, the Directory Subcategories will be broken down into more than one page.

If the Directory subcategory (per CitySite)…

1.Contains only Prospects

The pages will be divided into listings of 25 per page. Page one: 1 to 25, page two: 26-50 and so on.

2. Contains Basic Listings for Business Members and Prospects

All of the Business Member listings will be placed on page 1- no matter how many. Then the Prospect Listings will start on page 2 and follow the 25 listings per page format. In the case that the Basic Listings fall under 10 listings, fill the page with Prospect Listings and start page 2 at number 11.

3. Contains Enhanced Listings and Basic Listings for Prospects

All Enhanced and Basic Listings will be places on page 1, and page 2 will only hold Prospects. In the case that the Enhanced and Basic Listings fall under 10 listings, the page will be filled with Prospect Listings and start page 2 at number 11.

4. Contains both Enhanced and Basic Listings for both Business Members and for Prospects

All the Business Member’s Listings are placed on page 1. Prospects will be placed on the 2nd page, again following the 25 Listings per page division. In the case that the Enhanced and Basic Listings for Business Members fall under 10 listings, fill the page with Prospect Listings and start page 2 at number 11. 

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New Icons, Buttons and Links On Listings


* New *

We have finally added access to Video, Social, Specialties, Brands, Products, and Services to the Listings on the Directory Pages for Business Members.

Enhanced Listings will have new icons, in an updated style. The Basic Listings for Business Members now have more links, and for the first time, icons as well!

Example of Enhanced Listing:

Enhanced Listings
Enhanced Listings
Enhanced Listing

Enhanced Listing

Example of Basic Listing:

Basic Listings

Basic Listings

Basic Listing

Basic Listing

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