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Are You a Small Business Operator or Marketer?

"Are We There Yet?"

Reaching goals can be difficult.
Community marketing makes it easier.

If you want to:

  • Attract & Book More Customers
  • Get Referrals and Reviews
  • Build Online Brand Authority

And you like the idea of:

  • Sharing Resources to Reduce Costs
  • Flexibility of Doing Things Yourself
  • Convenience of Hiring Qualified Help
  • Crowd Marketing For Better Results
  • Creating Lasting Value

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Business Development Platform

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Community Network
 

Hosted Websites

Websites

High-quality Managed Websites and
Blogs Hosted on the Network

Unmatched Selection of Plugins and Themes

Use your domain or simply use ours. https://yourdomain.com or https://tourguidepress.com/yoursite/

 

Directory Listings

Directory

Thousands of tour, travel, and
hospitality listings. 

Businesses can Add or Claim listings
to update contents.

Info pulled from public data - check your NAP !

 

social bookmarks

Social Bookmarks

Bookmark and share content from across the web.

 

User Submitted Content

Content Marketing

Content marketing subscription plans for authority building, social media networking, and video marketing.

 

Events Calendar

Events

Post your tour, travel and hospitality events. 

Great for getting the word out.

 

Forum

Membership

Boost your Online Authority and Connect with other people in your market.

 

Job Board

Job Board

Post and find job opportunities.

 

Partners

Partners

Vendors, Resellers and Affiliates

 

Forum

Forums

Ask and answer questions about web design and development, marketing, and business.

 

Latest News

News

Updates and information articles from the Community.

 

Marketplace

Outsourcer Marketplace

Get additional support for your web development and marketing plans. Available through the Marketplace.

 

Co-Op Advertising

Co-Op Advertising

Cooperative PPC/Display Advertising

 

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What is Spicypress?

SpicyPress

Extend the Reach of Your Online Presence
Add Value to Your Brand - Join the Community

Web Publishing

"How Ideas Get Published"

Connect your brand with content and social media profiles to get discovered by people and build authority with search engines, influencers, and peers.

Members have full-featured Profiles. Your member profiles and activity will get crawled and probably indexed by Google to establish your data relationships as an authority in your niche market.

Basic membership also includes:

Social Bookmarking with added images and curated summaries (aka editorial backlinks);

Events Calendar posting - Google is crawling and indexing these events and the keywords appear in our Search Console;

Job Board postings - we think this is a valuable community service;

Upgrade options for digital marketing include premium

Websites/Blogs (including choice of features and performance simply not found anywhere else);

Directory Listings {full-featured business listings and outsource marketplace); 

Author-access subscriptions (think guest posting on steroids);

Partners there are referral rewards and 3rd-party contractors, freelancers, and agencies are available for tasks and projects.

Do-it-Yourself / Done-For-You / Do-it-for-Others

Things You Can Do...

Directory

Directory

 

Advanced Features

Quality Listings

Organized by
Location & Category

Member Posts

Content Marketing


Useful Content & Links

Quality Content

Member Submitted Content

Websites

Websites


Incredible Value

Managed Hosting

Do-it-Yourself
Done-For-You
Do-For-Others

Outsource Market

Content Marketing


Find Resources

Project Help

Hire Help for Tasks and Projects

Discover How to Get There
Use the Power of the Crowd

Connect Quality Content with Your Brand Identity

Engage in Activity That Gets Noticed

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"Empowering Small Business"
  • Do-it-Yourself DIY
  • Done-For-You DFY
  • Do-It-For-Others DFO

Local Search Checklist

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Resources for Content Marketing

  • Member Profile Connections
  • Website/Tier 1 Managed Hosting
  • Social Bookmarks
  • Author Accounts for Posting
  • Advanced Directory Listings
  • Job Board Company/Candidate Profiles
  • Events Calendar
  • Outsourcing and Tutorials
Local Tours

Structure, Streamline, and
Automate the Work

Create and schedule distribution of content to social media using a blog/website or author account;

Migrate an existing website to this platform or quickly develop a new one;

Connect verifiable profile to niche relevant content and activity;

Post relevant editorial bookmark backlinks to your other content;

Establish relationship marketing with an array of tools and techniques;

Get good data about your existing and potential customers.

Google

Give Google and People
What They Want

Trust Factors

You need more than a logo and some links to social media accounts.

Evergreen Useful Information

The kind of content that answers most of the questions on a particular topic people want to know about. Relevant, topical, current, informative - useful. That is proven to be an authoritative resource because people share it, link to it, bookmark it, return to it.

Mobile-Friendly

Mobile-first indexing evaluates alternative versions of your website created specifically for mobile devices before regular website pages. You need more than just a 'responsive' theme.

User Intent

Consumers tend to fall into "sales cycle" categories of "Discovery", "Research", and "Commitment". The Google Rankbrain algorithm attempts to determine this and presents search results accordingly. Website content must take these interests into consideration.

User Experience

You have 3 seconds to convince me.
What, Who, Where, How, Why.

Relationship Marketing

Few people make a decision on their first visit to a website. The importance of getting returning visitors can not be overstated.

What Works for You?

How Do You Tell People
About Your Products & Services?

What Ways Do Potential Customers
Find Out About You (or your competitors)?

How Do People Know You Are Trustworthy
and that You Offer What They Really Want?

What Do People Find When They Search Your Brand?

Do you have a blog? or a website?


Do you use social media for business?


Are you listed in a variety of local and niche relevant directories?


If you're advertising are you getting the best possible return on investment from targeted landing pages?


Are you encouraging and getting testimonials, referrals, and reviews from customers (and showing these on your website)?


Do you communicate and cooperate regularly with your peers, partners, and customers to improve things?


Are You Producing Evergreen Content?


Do you know if your brand website meets Google E-A-T quality guidelines?


Web Publishing


If you don't... then you need to get busy.
If you do... then you need to get busier.

Digital Marketing Cooperative

An Easier Way to Get to Where You Want to Go

Business Development Platform, Tools, and Services for:

Professional branding (websites & blogs, full-feature directory listings, events calendar, job board, referrals, reviews, member profiles, mentions, activity) to increase positive web presence;

Legitimate relevant editorial links to boost off-site SEO for existing external websites; and structured data to strengthen your local SEO;

Data relationships to establish identity and authority through verifiable profile connections and activity (tell people and search engines who and what you're about, and that you're current and active) [one of the first things Google indexes are profiles and user activity];

Enhance trust factors by getting more results in informational & navigational searches (people search your brand, see a lot more results, in a variety of places);

Give Google the structured data snippet to associate your Google My Business (GMB) account with your social media profiles and get them displayed on the Google Knowledge Panel;

Reputation management control by encouraging more authentic reviews and referrals and displaying real reviews from Google, Tripadvisor, Yelp, and Facebook (keep people on your site and not wandering off on social media);

Social media marketing automation (post content in one place and distribute to multiple accounts on multiple networks), automatically add curated intro/summary text to posts;

Relationship marketing to get found by people, and stay in touch for repeat business and to generate referrals & reviews;

Customer acquisition and retention (get more customers and keep them coming back);

Maximizing content marketing potential through strategic creation and distribution placement;

Leverage crowd marketing - to build brand authority and get longer lasting value from social media activity;

Analytics data to better understand what potential and existing customers are interested in, how and where they make decisions, where visitors come from, and what people respond to and how they behave on your website; allowing you to adjust messages, layouts & designs.

Affordable and effective digital marketing and small business promotion.

Build Brand Authority to Get Noticed and to
Convert Potential Customers into Repeat Business

Establish Profiles, Content, and Activity that
Connect "Data Relationships" to your "Brand Identity"

Web Publishing

Community Members Cooperate by Sharing, Mentioning, Linking, Bookmarking, and Discussing Each Other - this Simple Activity can have a Big Impact.

Useful Content, Location, Links, Mentions, and Data Connections all add-up to Brand Authority That Gets Noticed

Community Network

Web Publishing Community Network

Community Network Membership

Membership is Free

Authority Building Profiles, Private Messaging, Insider Access to Features and Information.

Community Network Membership

Member Content

Paid subscription for Author access to create articles that are syndicated to dozens of sites.

Community Network Membership

Social Bookmarks

Members can submit full-featured bookmarks linking to relevant, interesting content.

Community Network Directory

Business Directory

Add or claim full-featured listings on Tour, Travel, and Hospitality Directory

Community Network Websites

Quality Websites & Blogs

Managed and Hosted Websites and Tier-1 Blogs. Great value with dozens of premium addons.

Community Network Marketplace

Outsource Marketplace

Directory of services. Find and Hire freelancers and agencies for tasks and projects.

Community Network Events

Community Events

Post Tour, Travel, and Hospitality on the Community Events Calendar. Free to Members.

Community Network Job Board

Community Job Board

Post and respond to job opportunities. Add CV/Resumes and Company Profiles.

Network Marketing

How It Works
Content Marketing

Community Marketing

“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”
 – Ernest Hemingway 

Just as there is more than one kind of customer, there is more than one way of reaching your target audience.

Successful content marketing begins with understanding your own purpose for distributing information, and then figuring out your reader's intent, and how these people find stuff and make choices.

Content is more than just what people read, it's what they experience. Videos, galleries, audio, games, polls, quizzes, discussions, reviews, testimonials ... and more. You want people to engage, react, follow, and share; and you want them to return for another visit.

How people access information is changing too - where they find it and the device(s) they use matters. Content also includes hidden code called 'structured data' using 'schema' that tells search engines what things are.

Where and how content is posted requires technical formatting in addition to editorial strategies.

It can get complicated, but basically focusing on what people are looking for, and/or what benefits them, gets better results. Seems simple. It is, and yet it isn't.

The trick is developing the strategies and doing the necessary content creation and distribution tasks both efficiently and effectively. For most small businesses this comes down to balancing your available Time, Budget, and Effort.

Google prefers to show people results from it's "Mobile First Index" of websites when they do searches using a mobile device. Google wrote “mobile-first indexing will be enabled by default for all new, previously unknown to Google Search, websites starting July 1, 2019".

This means websites that don't use AMP are going to be left behind. If you don't know what that is, maybe you should contact us.

Tour Guide Press is an affordable toolbox used to create, display, distribute, and connect ideas, information, and people. It is a business development platform to attract and deal with customers, and build brand awareness & authority. It is also a place to learn about and perform important marketing tasks, and to outsource work without breaking your budget.

(membership is free)

Web Publishing is Good for YouVery few people make a purchase decision the first time they discover information about a company, product or service.

Businesses will get better results with sales funnels focused on content and relationship building with a variety of ways to get your message in front of people,  keep their attention, and to convert the all-important Call-to-Action (which can be anything from social shares, to newsletter signups, to booking orders, or getting real testimonials, reviews and referrals)

Hosted BlogWebsite plans include proven solutions to attract an audience, develop relationships, and convert visitors into customers. Directory Listings include advanced features to boost brand SEO; Social Bookmarks, Events Calendar, and Job Board work to engage people and generate data signals for search engines.   

Topic CollectionsKnowledge Base, and Solution articles offer info and ideas. Forums are great for exploring and discussing what you might want to do and how to do it. The Marketplace is where you can hire help; and a Referral Rewards system brings it all together.

Community networking attracts attention to your brand or offer, builds name recognition, improves communication, and influences opinions. Marketing tasks become more effective, more affordable, and easier to manage.

websites

Web Publishing Community

Think like your audience; pretend for a moment and assume the identity of your target customer.

How would you find, research, and commit to purchase what you're looking for?

Pretend for a moment you're Googlebot. How would you know to recommend a particular product or service when people search using their phone, and/or voice?

  • What are the trust factors?
  • How is the data connected?
  • What gets noticed and clicked?
  • What encourages people to make a commitment?

Internet of Travel

(membership is free)

Social Bookmarks

Did You Know That...

Spicypress

Members can submit social bookmarks to display info about interesting and relevant webpages and share these links on social media.

Add a summary explaining what problem or question the target content solves, and add an image. This creates an attractive short post that can be shared and liked. This "relevancy" also shows up in your member profile activity that gets crawled by search engines; and then your brand persona, links, and other content gain relevancy and authority by association.

Signup for a free community membership, then head over to Social Bookmarks and submit your complementary links (this great feature is a compelling reason by itself to join the network).

Network Marketing

How It Works
Authority Building

Community Marketing

“You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.”
 – Henry Ford 

The new paradigm of internet marketing is to continuously work to improve your Expertise, Authority, and Trustworthiness (E-A-T) score so that your Brand will be more visible and attractive to prospective customers, and to make sure existing customers don't forget about you and that they refer people to your business.

Because people and search engines are interested in solutions to problems and/or answers to questions, carefully crafted content marketing and social connections can boost 'data relationships' and 'authority signals'.

Search engines use these factors (and many others) to determine search results. And more importantly, "mentions" found in a variety of places help people discover, understand, and trust what you're about and whether or not they want to do business with you.  

Authority Requires Certainty

By connecting brand identity with verified location (GMB, maps) and real author personas (social profiles & activity), together with niche relevant engagement (comments, forums, solution articles, etc) - customers respond, and search engines reward you by showing information to interested people.

Eric Schmidt, Google CEO

Create, Publish & Distribute Content Across Multiple Social Accounts

 

Establish Rich Author Persona Profiles with Engagement & Activity

 

Encourage Ratings, Reviews, Testimonials, Shares, and Referrals

(membership is free)

SEO Your Brand

SEO Your Brand Across the Web

Give both People and Google (and Bing) what they want: inform users, educate your audience, or bring awareness to your cause or company.

Generate mentions and connections to and from relevant content; and provide as much verifiable profile information as possible.

Please note that Google crawls and indexes user activity. If they care about it, maybe you should to.    

Google is undergoing a wide-range of dramatic changes in how it controls what information people find as they work through their personal sales-cycle of Discovery / Research / Commitment. We don't have all the answers on what small businesses need to do in order to compete - but common sense suggests that working on Brand Authority is the first step.

Directory Listings

Did You Know That...

Directory listings have advanced features for brand search optimization and authority building including reviews, Google Maps location data, and schema structured data.

 

Network Marketing

How It Works
Crowd Marketing

Community Marketing

“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”
 – Margaret Thatcher 

The tourism, travel, and hospitality industry is made to order for crowd sourced marketing.

Tripadvisor, Yelp, Lonely Planet, and other travel forums got huge because customers have opinions and want to share them. Of course, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest are essential to brand discovery. And while Google's social network, Google+ has demised, anything Google should be included in this discussion.

Get the Crowd to do the Heavy Lifting For You

Key to leveraging social media and crowd marketing is figuring out how to funnel focus and activity back to your core online brand property - essentially how to get people to your website and keep them there as they make purchase decisions, and/or help you with reviews and recommendation referrals.

It's an ongoing debate, but social traffic likely influences Google search algorithms in calculating your authority. Which means try to leverage some kind of marketing benefit from everyone, everywhere.

Bigger is not necessarily better, and things are not just limited to reviews or sharing content. Finding the particular niches where your potential customers spend time is worthwhile figuring out - paying attention to analytics of where your customers come from, and how well they engage with you over time can be very valuable.

Social storytelling by satisfied customers connected to reviews connected to your branded identity website will boost visits by potential customers, and establish authority for search engines to give you higher rankings.

Harnessing the power of the crowd is not necessarily easy - but the TGP Community Network provides the platform and tools to take advantage of trends that reflect what people want to do. Member cooperation can kickstart authority building and brand buzz.

Know any influencers or thought leaders?
Want to be one?

Passive citations are good. Active engagement is a heck of a lot better.

Members are encouraged to comment, share, link, and promote each other to build authority and relevance for social profiles, content, and web properties. Generous referral rewards provide added impetus to take action.

Your existing and potential customers are prompted to read and create reviews and testimonials on the network and other authority sites.  Real reviews from Facebook, Yelp, Tripadvisor, and Google can be displayed on hosted Websites/Tier 1 Blogs.

Want to be an Authority in You Niche?
Talk more about solutions & answers, less about yourself.

The Community Network provides an endless supply of relevant and interesting "things to talk about" that engage your audience and connects your brand identity to "things that matter".

For Example: In your social media accounts you could discuss your community network blog post that explores how your peers (different type company in your geographic location or similar company in different location) do something interesting that customers like, is an ethical trend, or makes managing things easier, or exhibits good corporate social responsibility.

You can Social Bookmark your post and then share that bookmark - which shows up in your profile Activity, that gets crawled and maybe indexed and tracked by Google.

From your blog post that isn't "selling something" you can link to your primary website referring to your site as a solution, this is a data relationship of relevant content that people have shown to care about.

Community NetworkYou now have something new and different to show your current audience, that they will share, which in turn establishes user engagement 'data points' mentioning your brandlocation, niche, and solution to a problem (this is the Marketing/SEO holy grail).

This means that you can not just boost the authority of your original content and attract more visitor traffic to it, but you can also boost the SEO value of the links discussing it. This creates a much bigger footprint of positive engagement and trust. And once things are setup, it takes very little time and effort.

Website/Tier 1 Blog posts can be scheduled for automatic syndication across multiple social profile accounts, and social content can be displayed on your blog.

Member Submitted Content

Spicypress Web Publishing

Did You Know That...

Members that aren't ready to take advantage of a Tier 1 Blog or new Website can signup for a subscription to be Authors and submit featured News and Information Articles to connect their problem solving ideas with their brand, 

Find out more about Member Submitted Content.

  • Do-it-Yourself DIY
  • Done-For-You DFY
  • Do-It-For-Others DFO

(membership is free)

Only As Much As You Need

Free Membership Includes High Value Features

Premium Membership Options Provide Access To An
Extraordinary Selection of Tools

Crowd Marketing

Syndicate Content to MULTIPLE Accounts

Membership levels grant access to various free and premium tools and services. Signup/order only the subscriptions and services you need.

Learn tips, tricks and strategies; ask and answer questions on the forums; get free or premium support.

Basic Membership (free) allows you to connect your social accounts to the travel, tourism, and hospitality niche (keep reading to learn why that is valuable and important).

Third-party contractors and agencies are invited to join regular members to promote travel, hospitality, and tourism related businesses and organizations.

Content You Create In One Place Can Be Seen and Accessed From Multiple Places - Saving You Time and Effort While Getting More Direct Results & Building Authority

Job Board

Did You Know That...

Members can post Tour, Travel, and Hospitality related job opportunities on the Job Board, for free.

Candidates can apply for jobs and post their CV/resumes.

(for web and marketing work please refer to the Marketplace)

Read More About the Job Board

Focus on What You're Good At

Balance Your Time, Money, and Effort with
Self-Service Tools & Outsourced Services

Managed and Hosted Websites

Did You Know That...

Managed and hosted website and tier 1 blog paid subscription plans include premium themes and plugins at no additional cost.

You can use your own domain name or just use an extension. And they are optimized for mobile and local search. 

DIY Do-It-Yourself, DFY Done-For-Your, DFO Do-It-For-Others

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The Most Valuable Marketing Tool
For Small Business is a Quality Website

A Place to Showcase Your...

Mobile Friendly Websites

Attract Qualified Visitors

Convert Them Into Customers

Convince Them to Share, Rate and Review


The Community Network is a Good Place to
Host your Primary Website or a
Tier 1 Authority Blog Linking to your Mainsite

Why? Unrivaled value with access to tools and support, and built-in relevancy to your niche market to help build your authority.

Website Rental

Travel Reviews

Display Real Reviews on YOUR website
(keep visitors from leaving and being distracted)

          • Do-it-Yourself DIY
          • Done-For-You DFY
          • Do-It-For-Others DFO

Hosted and Managed Convenience

Get a Quality High-Performance
Website in Just Minutes 

Use Your Own Domain or Simpy Have an Extension of Tourguidepress.com

Incredible Value with
Pre-Designed Templates 

Huge Selection of Professional Grade Tools
Included At No Extra Costs

Mobile-Friendly and
Local Search Optimized

Security and Maintenance Handled for You by
Customer Support

Easy Creation of Managed and Hosted Quality Websites and Tier 1 Authority Blogs

Signup for Free Membership

Complete Your Member Profile

Go To Website Registration

Select Your Annual or Monthly Subscription Plan

Use Your Own Domain or Simply Add a Subsite Name

Your Site Will Be Created in About a Minute Using a Default Template

You Can Change Themes, Page Builders, and Activate Plugins 

Update Contact Info, Edit Content Text, Images and Forms, Connect Social Accounts & Autoresponder

Get DIY Assistance from Forums and Knowledgebase

Support Tickets Available for Critical Issues

Hire Help As Needed for Setting Up Your Site, Connecting with Social Accounts and Lead-Gen Autoresponders, Writing Content, SEO, and other common tasks

DIY Is Easier Than You Might Think

Members

Did You Know That...

Membership is free?

Check out Member Profiles, or get busy building your brand and Register.

Local Tours

Marketing Solutions

Generate Some Buzz for Your Brand
Attract New Customers
Encourage Existing Customers to Give Reviews and Referrals

Members Can:

  • Create a Profile, Join Groups, Connect with Peers
  • Get a Professional Website or Tier 1 Blog*
  • Post Articles on Travel and Tourism Topics*
  • Add or Claim Listings on Industry Directory*
  • Find or Post Opportunities on Job Board
  • Find or List* Marketing Services on Marketplace
  • Add Events to Industry Events Calendar
  • Bookmark Related Websites
  • * with subscription upgrade
  • Do-it-Yourself DIY
  • Done-For-You DFY
  • Do-It-For-Others DFO

Search Through Solution Articles,
FAQ, and Forums for
"How to Do Things You Want To Do"

 

Solutions

Travel and Tourism Events

Did You Know That...

Members can submit their information about travel and tourism events? Festivals, fairs, conferences, trade shows, and Things to Do.

Whether a weekend farmer's market, an open house for a new branch office, or a major industry convention - the Events Calendar is on the list of places to promote and get the word out.

Local Tours

Web Publishing Community Network

Directory

Directory

Quality Listings

Organized by
Location & Category

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Link to Content

Post Social Bookmarks

Member Posts

Content Marketing

Quality Content

Member Submitted Content

Websites

Websites

Managed Hosting

Do-it-Yourself
Done-For-You
Do-For-Others

Marketplace

Marketplace

Products & Services

Affordable and Effective Resources

Members

Members

Membership

Authority Building & Resource Sharing

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

PPC & Display Ads

Events

Events

Calendar

Community Network Events Calendar

Job Board

Job Board

Job Board

Opportunites

Partners

Partners

Referral Partners

Affiliates, Resellers, Agencies

News

News

News

News Feed

Forums

Forums

Q & A Forums

Ask and Answer

Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base
Support

Job Board

Support

Ticketing System

SpicyPress?

What is Spicypress

Web Publishing

Marketplace

Website Design and Development Services
Copywriting and Content Creation
Advertising - Facebook, Twitter, Google
Google My Business (GMB) Management
Search Engine Optimization
Social Media Marketing