Sunday, 24 June 2012

About AvailablePitch in Ten Tweets - Article for Cover4Caravans E-Newsletter

When Richard at Cover4Caravans tweeted us to ask if we'd write an article for their eNewsletter, of course, the answer was YES!  But how to make it different, original and attractive to their online audience?  Because they'd contacted us by Twitter, we decided to write it in the form of ten tweets, all of which had actually been previously posted.  Cover4Caravans loved the idea and published in their June eNewsletter  Here's what we wrote: 

About in Ten Tweets
  • We’re Kevin & Catherine Simpson & we launched in 2005 as there was no last minute pitch-finding service for campers back then
  • #AvailablePitch connects campers, caravanners & motorhomers to campsites and caravan parks with touring pitch vacancies
  • We developed, wrote and marketed ourselves whilst working full time – an exhausting but exhilarating project!
  • You can search hundreds of campsites for late availability pitches for your chosen dates, then book direct with the campsite
  • Independent, small & unusual campsites, Certificated Sites and Certificated Locations are our main focus
  • Looking for campsites with a B&B for your non-camping friends or relatives? Search #AvailablePitch
  • For Rally organisers #AvailablePitch has a searchable rally field facility to help plan the perfect meet
  • Looking for a campsite that allows campfires?  You can search on #AvailablePitch
  • There are lots of camping-related articles in the AvailablePitch Camping Blog – please come and take a look:
  • Why not follow @AvailablePitch on Twitter and come and “Like” us on FaceBook?
Due to the limitations of Blogger (or perhaps more likely my level of knowledge!) I can't show the actual article, which can be viewed here then clicking on "June 2012".  What do you think?

Above image courtesy of Cover4Caravans


Saturday, 2 June 2012

How do you get to Page One on Google? You blog!

Did you know that there is a candle making company, based in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, who offer a candle refill service? That’s right. No need to look longingly at that gorgeous ex-candle container, wishing it was still full of fragrant natural wax. No need to throw away that lovely empty tumbler, dish or container. And certainly no need to buy a new candle. Just take it into  On a Wick and a Prayer, in their old blacksmith’s forge workshop and showroom in Tissington village, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and they will refill it for you with their candle refilling service at a much lower price than buying a new one - and with a great big smile to boot from owner Annie Maudling.

Campsites near On a Wick and a Prayer include Woodland Caravan Park, near Ashbourne, Upper Hurst Farm and Callow Top Holiday Park which is located adjacent to the Tissington Trail.

So why exactly am I writing a blog about a candle refill service on a camping website?? Well, I’m proving the point made in the title of this blog. Give the spiders and the bots chance to crawl this blog, and soon, anyone typing “candle refill/ing service” into Google will find this article on the first page. 

Now imagine the impact that can have if you are, in fact, that candle-making company based in Tissington, and have written about your candle filling service on your own blog. And how much would that have cost you?  Exactly.

Footnote:  This blog was posted on 2 June 2012.  Twenty-four hours later, it appeared at position number 4 on the first page of Google for "candle refill service".  Powerful stuff eh?

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