Visitor numbers saw
The new Canary Islands search engine is growing in popularity with visitor numbers growing each and every month (Latest position info here
When it was only 3 months old, launched August 18th 2010 Gran-Canarias.info was said to be the latest and some say the ultimate search engine for Las Islas Canarias.
Already it's proving to be a very useful tool for both those who live and work in the Canarias as well as those 12 million tourist visiting the Islands each year because it serves up content in Spanish English and German and it will also soon include some of the best Norweigen,Swedish and Dutch authors (by Dec 2011)
T.V. stations and Newspaper coverage
With topical local information from multiple separate Spanish television stations and all the significant newspapers across the Islandsand over a dozen high calibre well respected Web sites all working together the search engine currently serves up thousdands of new content rich Web pages in Spanish and English each week, all specifically from
the Canary Islands.
Marketing and Promotion
Usful information for residents and tourists one thing, highly competative commercial information "fantastic deals
" are another.
We know the difference;
the paid advertising model is similar to Googles, in fact part of our contract with Google is that they can place the small advertising at the top of the results list, but we control the bigger more effective advertising everywhere else on the site.
Advertising your Business
There are thousands of pages of useful and essentail information about the Canary Islands restaurant lists from the Spanish version of Yellow Pages and much more.
Best Web Advertising Deal today is free
Advertisiing is a serious business and Web advertising can be difficult
For the next 2 months ( until the end of January 2011) some of the best advertising for your business is free
.for those participating in the Yellow Bird discount card, a welcome addition to the Tourist industry.
To serve the best information to all those living and visiting these Islands.the search Engines content must reflect the spoken language of those online
Until now the search engine has focused on a number of content rich sites in English and Spanish however German is one of the main languages along with English that you will hear during the 4-5 month peak Tourist season throughout the Islands
Gran-Canarias.info aims to provide orginal hand written German content about the Canary Islands from the higest quality German authors websites available within the Islands
English German or Spanish User Interface?
Put simple, what language should the homepage be in?
The answer is it should automatically open on the Langauge of the users computer of browser, so if your browser is set to English it will open in English
If your browser is set to German then Gran-Canarias.info will automatically open in German
Sunday Papers in or out
Some of you have asked why the cotent appears to favour English Newspaers on a Sunday and Monday more than other days of te week. Only parts of Gran-Canarias.info "database of sites" is published, "We only pick the best sites with the best content" said the head of production at Gran-Canarias.info.
We have less control than a newspaper for example, but we also have 1000 times more new content every day than any of the newspapers currently available in the Canary Islands
This means we have left out a few names because their content does not meet our standards"
We are experimenting a little with the timing and emphasis of the content including Sunday Newspapers from the U.K.
For two days a week we tweek and tune the lists and later we will be fine tunning the order of the results list you see after doing a search.
What is Gran-Canarias.info
Part II of the Upgrade is here