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For Locals by Locals is used by local residents and is also a valuable resource for prospective residents, who wish to know about real estate, civic services, business services and opportunities, and area information.

Attract Travellers reaches the international market through our long-term exceptional search rankings, for those looking for arts, events, dining, businesses, recreation and more.

Proven Track Record is the longest continuously-running and maintained Sooke community website. While others have come and gone, has a proven track record and staying power over 20 years.

Top SEO Rankings has Top 10 (often #1) rankings on Google for a variety of search phrases because we focus on quality content and good SEO practices.

97,500 Visits/Year

Since 2010, when we began collecting detailed stats, receives an average of 97,500 visits per year across the main pages of our website.

Good SEO for YOU too!

All our listings include a direct link to your website, which helps your SEO by having a reputable, top-ranked website linking to yours. (It's like a recommendation!)

Advertising & Marketing Options

Sooke Business Directory

For less than $5 per month, advertise in our Sooke Business Directory. Listing includes:

BONUS: List in multiple categories at no extra charge.

$50/year + GST

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Feature Business Listing

For less than $13 per month, advertise on one of our main pages; see signup form for details. Listing includes:

BONUS: Includes your listing(s) in the Sooke Business Directory ($50/year value).

$150/year + GST

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Exclusive Business Listing

Want to be the only go-to business in your category? If you do not already see other businesses listed in a category (or a set of similar categories) in our Sooke Business Directory, you can "buy out" the category on an annual basis. Listing includes:

Rates depend on categories
Min $500/year + GST

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Event Listing

Events are listed on both our Events Calendar, as well as the Arts & Culture main page (or other relevant main page) if it is an annual event. Listing includes:

Rates based on event admission, from FREE up to $50

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Community Group Listing

As part of our community commitment, non-profit organization listings are FREE, even if the organization charges a membership fee. Listing on our Community Organizations page includes:

Some listings may be expanded into Feature Listings on main pages (e.g. Arts). Contact us today for more info and to submit your favourite community group.

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Branding & Graphic Design

Does your company or organization need a brand logo or other print design? Work with local homegrown Sooke resident Caprina Valentine to develop a professional brand design for your business.

Starting at $600

BONUS: Clients get FREE Sooke Business Directory and Feature Business listings on for one year.

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Does your business need a website redesign? Work with local homegrown Sooke resident Caprina Valentine, who designs and builds custom branded Wordpress websites, including professional content creation, UI/UX design and SEO.

Starting at $2400 with managed website hosting from $240/year

BONUS: Website hosting clients get FREE Sooke Business Directory and Feature Business listings on for as long as they remain a web hosting client.

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Want a great photo to go with your Feature Listing — a picture is truly worth 1000 words — and use in the rest of your marketing? Local homegrown Sooke resident Caprina Valentine also offers creative photography services for your business, product, location or event.

Starting at $600

BONUS: Clients get FREE Sooke Business Directory and Feature Business listings on for one year.

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