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    Full Member suzie250's Avatar
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    Anyone with experience with a local website?
    Hi,

    I have a website that is local to a large city. I know that traffic will be somewhat limited. Since I am new at AM, what I don't know is what can I really expect from AM on this site?

    Its only been online 2weeks tomorrow and I actually have traffic and that makes me happy! (Better than my last two sites!)

    I don't think the amount of traffic will really be enough to support the amount of time that I put into AM. My plan is to use this site as a learning tool AND add some content that will draw other visitors, even though most of the content will be aimed at local citizens. After a little while, I'll make another site that won't be so local.

    Does anyone here have any experience with a localized site that can offer some additional advice?

    Thanks,
    Suzie

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    Heard of craigslist ?

    Didn't that start off as a 'localized site' ?

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    http://www.truelocal.com

    BakeJake of webmasterradio.fm knows that market inside out.

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    PhillyBurbs is actually a "local" site, and also near a large city. Karl [their general manager and the one who does their AM stuff] posts here and could probably give you some good hints... (at least unless you're near Philly, then it may be more strategic for him to clam up LOL )

    (Search for "PhillyBurbs" to find his posts...you won't be able to PM him yet, but maybe he'll see this thread.)
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    Full Member suzie250's Avatar
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    This site's main feature is an event calendar with a specific type of event. I started it because the larger similar websites did not have enough content for my area. Which is mainly because the places that hold these events are businesses that (most likely) don't really need internet exposure. I guess I am saying that I want it to be local and stay local because I can control the content by making sure the amount and quality is high.

    Thanks for your suggestions, I'll check them out.

    I'm not near Philly so maybe I can get PhillyBurbs to tell all!

    Suzie

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    I do very well with some "local" sites. There's so much cookie-cutter cr*p out there that a site that puts some effort into "real" content can attract sticky traffic.

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