What Are Some Differences Between Canada 411 and the Yellow Pages?


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YellowPages.ca allows users to search for local businesses, while Canada411.ca combines the services of the Yellow Pages and the White Pages, as of 2015. Use Canada 411 to look up individuals as well as businesses.

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The front page of the Yellow Pages displays popular businesses that are local to the user's area. The site detects a user's location from the location settings on the device that is being used. The location may also be set manually on the website. The Yellow Pages allows users to search for businesses using a business name, phone number or keyword along with a location. Searching by keyword in a given area returns results for all local businesses that offer a particular product or service. The front page of YellowPages.ca also displays advertisements and compiles lists of the most popular businesses in a category.

Canada 411 encompasses both the Canadian Yellow Pages and the White Pages. White Pages are specifically for locating individuals and their home contact information. The front page of Canada 411 offers two search engines with fields for names, phone numbers and cities or addresses. The Yellow Pages search engine is colored yellow and located on the right hand side of the screen. When a user enters a search in the Yellow Pages field, the site redirects to search results on YellowPages.ca.

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