Archive for September, 2007

The Power of Digging a Hawaii Beach Accommodation

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I’m a bit of a late-comer to Digg. But I’m sold on the power of Digg to place pages in the top ten. While it’s not quite Wikipedia, mainly because it just compiles news and blog entries, rather than creating original content, it does have the potential to fill in cracks for small SEO guys like me who can’t compete with the big guys without help from, well, the big guys.Hawaii beach accommodation Kauai vacation rental house

When I finish a project, as I recently did on this Hawaii beach accommodation, I blog about it. The first place I usually blog is my personal blog, Backstage with Supak. After I blogged about the Hale Kilo I’a Kauai Beach House, I “dug” the blog post. That created a page entitled, “Digg – Hawaii beach accommodation” which now comes in 5th on a search for Hawaii beach accommodation.

Amazing. This little Digg page, with no Page Rank – a brand new page with no incoming links other than from within Digg itself, is ranking 5th, right between two PR5 sites from some big time names in Hawaii accommodations.

Now that’s the power of having a blog. Especially one that’s been around for a while, like mine. This shows that what you link to is often as important as what you get linked from. At least I think that’s what it means…

New Inter-island project should help all clients

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Now, thanks to a new client who has a Hawaii beach accommodation on the northshore of Kauai, I will be linking my Maui clients with this Kauai client, and vice-versa. This kind of like-minded cross-linking is exactly what these clients need. While they are not in direct competition with each other, because they are on different Hawaiian Islands, they are all Hawaii sites, and especially Hawaii lodging sites.

These kind of opportunities give me a chance to see how these like minded links actually help. Nothing is more valuable. And then, when Hawaii Search gets back to accepting submissions, I’ll get to see the impact that that link has. This kind of one link at a time method for assessing the impact of individual links is a slow process, and worth the effort.