Hyperlocal sites across the British Isles are using their Google juice to help define the area in the face of a bad reputation in the traditional media. When people want to find out about an area they search for it online - they don't pick up the … [Read more...] about Drimnagh is Good – a great illustration of the power of Google
Other Tools and Tips
I'm always reluctant to use a new tool just because it's being hyped all over the internet and some celebrities are using it. That is until about four days later, then I get all twitchy about missing out. And so, I've been having a play with Quora, … [Read more...] about How do you hyperlocalise Quora?
Why wouldn't you want a talking alien against a backdrop of your own village on your website? I can't think of a single reason. Voki allows you to play with any number of different options to create a character and get it to speak. It could be a … [Read more...] about Make your site talk with Voki
So you are writing Hyperlocal, now you need to promote your site. You use Feedburner, yes? You don't? Well you really should. Wordpress has a very good RSS feed built in and you can get people to subscribe to your site by adding the subscription … [Read more...] about Promoting Your Hyperlocal Site With FeedBurner
More and more of us are using Twitter to communicate or to promote our hyperlocal sites. Until recently (yesterday!) you had to authorise the different applications you use to automagically tweet out about your latest posts with your username & … [Read more...] about Twitter & OAuth
If you've been online for a long time, it's easy to forget that for many people internet language is still entirely unfamiliar. Too many times have I been stopped with the words "I'm sorry, but *what* does a widget have to do with this?" This … [Read more...] about The new website builder's glossary