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This is Where People Imagine New Experiences; and

Charter & Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Independent Guides, Destinations, Activities, Accommodations, Restaurants, Bars, Transportation Services,  Attractions and Points of Interest, Writers, Advocates, Associations, Enthusiasts, Influencers, Agencies, Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Marketers...

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Know Before
You Go

Show Where
To Go

People Seldom Make A Decision The First Time They See Info About
Where To Go, What To Do, and How To Get There

Travelers Want to

Compare Options

See Video and Images

Check Ratings and Reviews

Monitor Social Activity

Contact Before Booking

Businesses Need to

Respond to Trends

Diversify, Automate & Streamline Marketing

Budget Time, Money, & Efforts

Measure What People Care About Most

Search Engines Look for

Brands (both big and small)

Data Signals & Activity

Verifiable Information

Fresh and Trending Content

Complete, Evergreen Answers

The Community Network brings together and connects information to make it more convenient for people and search engines to evaluate travel options.

You Have Not Seen A Directory Like This

Tour, Travel, and Hospitality DirectoryTour, Travel, and Hospitality Listings Show Standard Contact NAP, Website & Email Links, Map Directions, Ratings & Reviews, and Video/Image Gallery.

What Really Sets It Apart is Fresh Updated Content from Website/Blog Post Feed(s), Local Weather, Facebook Feed, Pinterest Feed, Twitter Feed, YouTube Channel, and display of Slideshare, and PDF Brochure Flipbook.

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

You can bring together and manage strategies, tools, resources, and online assets. Collaborate with peers and get expert help.

If you care about:

  • What People Think
  • What Search Engines Evaluate

If you want to:

  • Attract & Book More Customers
  • Establish Relationships
  • 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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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

 

SpicyPress

What is Spicypress?

SpicyPress

Empowering Small Business with
Affordable and Effective Solutions
Balance Your Time, Money, and Effort

No, this is not an earth-shattering innovative solution that will do everything for you automagically. Use Tour Guide Press to leverage more results out of other tools and strategy approaches already proven to build your business.

The network is about bringing resources together to do the work more easily, more effectively, and more affordably. 

The Right Tools and Resources for Marketing Your Business

Connect Your Offers, Brand, Content, and Social Media Profiles

Engage with Prospective and Existing Customers

Get found by more people, gain their trust; and build authority with search engines, influencers, and peers. 

Establish 'data relationships' and 'relevant authority' while generating more 'mentions'. 

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"How Ideas Get Published"

Membership (free) includes:

 

Full-featured Profiles, which together with activity get crawled and often indexed by Google as part of the data relationships between brand identity and the travel trade niche.

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

Events Calendar posting - Google is crawling and indexing these events and the keywords rank in search;

Job Board postings - good for hiring and finding work, but also to get noticed by search engines;

Referral Rewards. - earn commissions from upgraded subscriptions and services.

 

Membership upgrade options for digital marketing include:

 

Concierge VIP Support Services  subscribe to professional support services ranging from digital marketing tasks to website development and design. 

Websites/Blogs instant launch using pre-made templates (including choice of features and performance simply not found anywhere else);

Directory Listings {full-featured advanced business listings and outsource marketplace) not only present extended information that visitors find interesting and that offer additional trust factors, but make the data relationship connections search engines look for. 

Author-access Subscribe as a premium content creator and post on the 'News' network (think guest posting on steroids);

Partners in addition to referral rewards 3rd-party contractors, freelancers, and agencies can get added to Outsource directory and get website discounts and demo site-clone accounts.

Things You Can Do...

Directory

Directory

 

Advanced Features

Quality Listings

Organized by
Location & Category

Member Posts

Content Marketing

 

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

(membership is free)

Get There Faster

Connect Quality Content with Your Brand Identity

Engage in Activity That Gets Noticed

Use the Power of the Crowd

Community Network

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What Works for You?

Local Search Checklist

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

Tourist

How Do People Find Out About Your Products & Services?

How Do They Know You Are Trustworthy and Offer What They're Looking For?

What Do People Find When They Search Your Brand?

 

Do you do co-marketing and work with peers, or nearby related businesses?


Do you engage in guerrilla marketing?


Do you have a blog? or a website?


Do you use social media for business and really make it work for you?


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 what that means?)


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


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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 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 [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);

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.

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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.

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Social, Search, and Content Marketing
How it Works

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.

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.

Tour Guide Press gathers dozens of resources together into 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.

Internet of Travel

(membership is free)

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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.  

Remember, few people will make a purchase commitment the first time they see your information.

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.

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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.

Get the Crowd to do the Heavy Lifting For You

Whether you see social media as a critical 'trust factor', a source of leads, or a channel for direct communication with customers, it is important to include it in your sales process. The key to social media and crowd marketing is figuring out how to funnel people's focus and activity back to your core online property where you can keep their attention - in other words how to get people to your website, convince them to come back, and keep them there as they make purchase decisions, and/or help you with reviews and referrals.

Social traffic might also influence Google search algorithms in calculating your authority and search results.  Even if people aren't going to be your customers you can still gain value from their activity. 

Finding the particular online places where your potential customers spend time is worth taking the time to figure out - paying attention to analytics of where your customers come from, and how well they engage with you over time can be very valuable.

Harnessing the power of the crowd is not easy - but the TGP Community Network provides the platform and tools to take advantage of trends that reflect what people want to do. 

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 Your 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 is not "selling something" you can link to your primary website referring to your site as a solution, this editorial backlink is a data relationship of relevant content that people have shown to care about - Google looks for this.

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.

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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.

 

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.

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. We should be charging for this service, but it's free for members.

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 to join the network).

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.

Read More About the Job Board

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

Read More Here

Members

Did You Know That...

Membership is free?

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

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.

Marketplace

Outsource Directory and Services Shop

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

Focus on What You're Good At

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

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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)

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

A variety of popular tools with tutorials and community support are available. Get help on forums or hire professional web development or marketing assistance as needed.

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

 

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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

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