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
Sean Brady started Formby First in May 2007 to report on his activities as a locally elected Parish Councillor for the Merseyside coastal town, which is a popular tourist spot. Since then he has developed the website to 'write occasional stories … [Read more...] about Ten Questions: Sean Brady of Formby First
Thanks to Newcastle Rocks (which is developing brilliantly) for alerting us to the fact that voting is now open for the Total Politics Best Blog Poll 2010. The votes will be compiled and included in the forthcoming book, the Total Politics Guide to … [Read more...] about The Total Politics Best Blog Poll 2010
Think about putting details and information about your local schools, doctors, dentists, etc. on your community website. Parwich.org have a dedicated page for Parwich Primary School which includes term dates, whilst Bishopthorpe.net have a page for … [Read more...] about Content idea: details of local schools, doctors, dentists, etc.
Do you have access to local timetables that you could publish on your website? Your readers would find it incredibly useful to access local opening times or travel information on their community website. Drimnagh is Good have published the Crumlin … [Read more...] about Content idea: local timetables and opening times
A little local wildlife can bring a lovely bit of colour to a community website. Take a look around you - are there flowers in bloom, ducklings waddling along the canal towpath or a pet kitty prowling the neighbourhood? Take a photo of the local … [Read more...] about Content idea: local wildlife and animals