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Haliburton Tourism Directory Launches New Website

November 9, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

The Haliburton Tourism directory website (, the top placing hospitality and tourist information directory in the Haliburton Highlands, is pleased to announce the launch of the directory’s new website with its fresh new look.

The Haliburton Highlands, a popular Ontario tourist and cottage area, is located approximately 2 ½ hours north east of Toronto and the GTA. The Haliburton region is less developed and more rugged than Ontario’s other major tourist destination areas, such as Muskoka and the Kawartha Lakes region, and Haliburton is renowned for its many beautiful lakes, stunning scenery and thriving arts community.

Owned and operated by one of the top search engine marketing firms in Canada, First Page SEO (, the Haliburton Tourism website averages over 119,000 monthly requests or about 4,000 visits per day. Extensive use of exceptional photography has been utilized throughout the new Haliburton Tourism directory. User friendly, the new site features dozens of pages of useful information that is categorized so that visitors to the site can find the information that they are looking for with ease. The site lists all of Haliburton’s bed & breakfasts, inns, lodges and resorts, along with each property attribute. Many of the Haliburton accommodation properties on the site have banner ads or have hot-links direct to their own websites so visitors that can obtain more detailed information about the property. Also included on the Haliburton Tourism Directory are the latest resort packages and specials offered by area resorts. Other information on the site includes things to do in Haliburton, area attractions and events, Haliburton dining options, restaurant reviews, interesting facts about Haliburton and its history, information about advertising on the site and much more.

“As the number one placing hospitality directory of the Haliburton Highlands tourist region, Haliburton Tourism can always be found at the top for Haliburton geographical qualified searches for accommodations, resorts and lodges,” says Mark Coles, senior partner of First Page SEO, the company that developed and operates”In fact, it is the only Haliburton based website that ranks on the gold standard Ontario accommodation based keyword phrase ‘Ontario resorts’…. currently ranking 34th on the third page of Google with an index size of over 14 million competing pages. Our site placement is a contributing factor to the increase in unique visitor traffic … and, without a doubt; the Haliburton-Tourism directory is bringing more visitors to the Haliburton Highlands. We have always been the top placing web based resource for Haliburton resorts and accommodations but for some time we have benn focussed on leveraging the wider Ontario vacation market,” says Coles.

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