But first… some background on our site…
After living in Belize for 5 years, I started San Pedro Scoop in June of 2011 as a daily account of my life on Ambergris Caye. My aspirations were pretty limited. Make it fun, readable and informative. Keep me busy. And hopefully it might be something that would be interesting to more than just my mom.
And then the feedback, the questions and comments started trickling (and then pouring) in. I was and am spending about an hour each morning just answering readers’ emails. Clearly people were looking for opinions, for feedback, for honest advice planning their vacations or even their relocation… and it wasn’t just questions about Ambergris Caye but the whole country of Belize. Jungle or beach? Ambergris Caye or Hopkins? Where should I stay? What should I do? It got me thinking…
New look, new ideas, new content…
Who are We Attracting Anyway?
Here are how my readers are skewed…broadly, they fall into two groups:
The other group is people that have never visited Belize but are either exploring ideas, organizing a destination wedding or actively planning their trip to Belize. They want a bit of inspiration, beautiful pictures and lots and lots of recommendations. No other websites (not the news sources or message boards) are talking and responding to these visitors in such an accessible and “real time” way.
Which is why it was important for us to keep the site “blog driven”. More and more travelers are turning to blogs to make purchase decisions of all kinds. It’s way too easy to have a site that portrays Belize as all sunshine and “crystal clear blue water” but it’s the positive with a sprinkling of the negative that people want to see…the sincerity and realness makes my blog and recommendations believable; and it’s what my readers appreciate.
Or at least that is what they are telling me…
We are Built for Mobile
Is your company starting up a new trip to go horseback riding in Cayo? I want to go on that trip (of course I do!) and get readers excited about it. I want to recommend your company when readers ask me for ideas for their next vacation.
Own a charter sailing company? Own a beach house that you want to rent out? Well…you get the picture…
I make my intentions clear on the front page of my site with this message. Honestly…I mean it!
More to Come…
This is more than just a new beginning… it’s the start of more to come. Our goal is to expand in a variety of ways to offer our readers new ideas, insights, travel coupons and opinions from all angles and all aspects of travel in Belize.
We’ve got LOTS of ideas: Real Estate, Weddings in Belize, Scoupons (get it?), a reader forum…and more.
We also want to give your business greater opportunities to connect with our readers and provide them with your promotions, special events, deals and discounts.
I think you get what I am saying. You know why your business rocks, I want make sure I know why it rocks… and then get everyone else thinking and talking about it.
The Very Pertinent Stats
Visitor Statistics (30 days – Updated July 17, 2016)
In-Market Audience Interests (All Categories)
In-Market Audience Interests (Travel)
In-Market Audience Interests (Real Estate)
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