Canpages partners with Branchez-Vous in Quebec

As part of the directory publisher's growth strategy in reaching francophones, it's getting a presence on the province's leading portal and news site.

Montreal-based has tapped Coquitlam, BC-based online and print directory publisher Canpages to provide the exclusive local business search for the portal and

Visitors to and will be able to use a Canpages search box on those sites for local content and map results from, which also supports photos, video ads and listings delivery by text messaging. is the largest independent information portal in Quebec, with about 700,000 unique visitors per month. is the site of the largest independent daily newspaper in Quebec, and reaches 300,000 unique visitors every month.

Last year, Canpages launched new print publications in the Montreal area, and the company says this recent partnership underscores its commitment to the francophone markets. Its total circ is about 7.2 million. A recent study by Ipsos Reid shows that three out of every four respondents in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver preferred the search engine to other leading online directories.

Canpages CEO Olivier Vincent says the partnership will enable the company to deliver even more ‘effective traffic’ to its Quebec-based advertisers. Branchez-Vous CEO Patrick Pierra says the strategic content partnership will add to the user experience of both sites.

Other sites in the 200-site-plus Branchez-Vous ad rep network include and, and the monthly reach with French Canadians is about three million.