Welcome to the New Year and wishing all our readers a very prosperous 2011.
Over the holiday period I was reviewing the statistics for Cape Point Chronicle, mainly who was visiting the site and where they are from. This proved to be very revealing.
Cape Point Chronicle was devised as a local resource, aimed at people who live in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, particularly on the Cape Point Peninsula, however, web traffic stats show that we are attracting a lot of visits from people who live outside the area, and especially overseas; with northern Europe and North America topping the list. We are fortunate to now be ranking highly on Google on a number of search phrases and this is no doubt contributing to this upsurge in overseas interest.
This got me to thinking!
Presumably all these people are interested in the area, and it is an easy step to take to assume that they may be planning a visit. With this in mind I thought it would be a good idea to start catering for these people. We will continue to offer a look at locally relevant issues and begin to introduce a few items that may be of interest to anyone planning on visiting the area. I personally think that this would make Cape Point Chronicle a valuable asset for the Cape Point Peninsula, not only providing locals with great content, but also promoting the best that the area has to offer to potential visitors.
A lot of this will be in the form of posts on the home page with other information provided on the events page. I am also introducing a new feature, the Accommodation Listing Page, in which any tourist accommodation operator in the area can list the details of their Guest house, hotel or holiday let. Any operator reading this can either go to the Listing Page or go to the sign up page by following this link. Its as easy as filling in a form, just put in the information requested, respond to the on screen instructions and your business details are sent to us via email. We will then add them to the list. When the number of listings grows we will split the accommodation into areas, ie, Fish Hoek, Hout Bay etc.
With the cooperation of the local business community I am sure we can make this an even more valuable asset to the far south of Cape Town.