August 23, 2007

Web Surf is up for the Big Island Blog Network

You may recall in my Drive Traffic To Your Site article that we spoke about link exchanges and how web search engines use link to your site as a way to determine its popularity. Well the Big Island Blog Network of Hawaii has taken this practice one step further.

They identify themselves as a "community of business owners and writers working together to promote their Big Island business with an intention of creating value and doing good.” This community is setup to maximize the SEO effects through linking member sites together, what they couldn't do alone they are able to do as a community. They include some really cool features:

  • Complete content management system
  • Audio Podcasting
  • Video uploads and video blogging
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Flickr photo integration
  • Google Maps integration
  • Visitors can upload files
If only they helped their users with a sales solution they would be the complete package!

You should check it out, they are doing some new and interesting things for the blogging and tourism community.

40 comments:

Brent Norris said...

aloha Philip and mahalo (thank you) for the kind words and inspiration. Your advice is spot-on. I love the tourism 2.0 insights. I'm impressed with the niche you are working in. Very helpful.

Your kind words about our Big Island Blog Network aren't the only writing I'm enjoying here. ;) I'll follow up soon, as there's plenty to discuss on your site and I may have something useful to offer.

We're also experiencing small successes on the member blogs. Traffic, online reservations and revenue through member blog sites are all up. As you alluded to, Google is also rewarding our small community with some nice rankings on our niche keywords. I'll reply more asap.

Off to Oahu tonight for some off-island Big Island Fun. My neighbor, DJ Blake is spinning at "Next Door", a sweet nightclub -not that different from the amazing clubs and nightlife in BC. :)
aloha

Philip Caines said...

Thanks for you response Brent.

It is always refreshing to see innovation in the bogging community. Your intern opportunities are a great way to expose new (and veteran)web-users to web 2.0. Heep up the great work!

I hope your trip to Oahu went well, is your neighbor DJ Blake from Europe?

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