Improving site links for a better ranking for everyone

Now with the current development of TP which has started to result in a lot of people saying can I have a link exchange! I am going to say no.. why?

Because its pointless its not link exchanges that are needed its reviews of each others sites and its relevance. I have been approached to swap with hotels in various parts of the world as they purely see the page rank as more important on here than information. But for me the information is more important than page rank. But what I will say is a bit more effort but is beneficial to both parties in a bigger way. We write articles on each others site it doesn’t have to be an “expat blog” for example for TP as the last guest article was written by a researcher on heat pumps for air conditioning as I know its relevant.. but how? because people don’t know the difference between split units and the window type and the advantages/disadvantages. So its relevant even though the articles are U.S. based. Same goes for resorts/hotels in the Philippines they are all relevant and preferably I would like to do write ups on hotels/resorts that are owned by expats because it offers two fold interest from readers. Primarily the resort setup but also I would be interested in knowing more about the people who setup the resort, how long it took, why they went into the business, what they did before etc. etc.

I want to be able to get as much out of the networking as possible. A simple hyperlink page ranking is irrelevant if the information isn’t any good. A full rundown on YOU and your site is more useful TP is primarily based round sharing information at the same time getting everything in one place. What can TP do to your site? well it gets a couple of million hits a month and has over 12,000 twitter followers as well as a growing readership on Facebook of over 1,000 people you tell me.. Your site hasn’t got to be big or full of readers etc as its all about the content and being relevant. If interested email me at

5 comments for “Improving site links for a better ranking for everyone

  1. Tomdean34
    September 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    “A couple of million hits per month”? Hmmm? If you say so, but the number of comments (usually none) per article would indicate your readers have nothing to say. There are sites with far less hits, but the comments are many. What would you attribute to the HUGE number of hits, yet almost ZERO participation? I would think out of a couple of million hits, there would be a few more comments being made.

  2. Tropicalpenpals
    September 3, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Hits aren’t measured in “people” individuals its around 1500 – 2000 per day. Also why is there a lack of users writing on the site… to be honest a lot of the regular readers prefer to just read. Some have been hen pecked on other sites etc which is why they just simply can’t be bothered and if they do have something of interest to say they send it via emails or its discussed on MSN or yahoo messenger. Then there is the percentage who are looking for specifics e.g. telephone numbers, locations but generally people just choose not to bother to put replies. Only time people do is generally down to having a different opinion etc. rather than anything else but most of those are via email as well. Then there is another major factor that most of the readers are Filipino’s same reason can be said about my wifes sales.. how come she can offload more stuff to Filipinos than I can but no doubt I could sell more to expats there are cultural differences that stop a lot of interaction. Its like a meet up I had a few months ago with Romeo in Minglanilla ( a local pastor) at a mountain bike event lots of people approached me knowing me “online” and stated the fact but they also admit they never write any replies just read..

  3. Tropicalpenpals
    September 3, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Another thing i should add is though i don’t write many replies on other peoples sites either because a lot of the articles are personal to a writer so what needs to be said is generally already there. If i can’t add something constructive can’t see the point on replying same reason I browse forums from time to time but my posts have dropped to what would be 2 – 3 a day on a few of them to maybe 1 a month because once you get so far its either been answered before, someone else has done it or the answer is in the topic so it doesn’t need adding to. So I can understand from my point of view why I often don’t bother either as its pointless.. and I am one of those people that complain when there are about 20 posts on a topic and only about 3 are relevant as I hate sifting through everything to find what I need.

  4. Tomdean34
    September 3, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks for removing my post. So now you are into censorship with things that you do not like. Hmmm, must be taking lessons from Paul (cebu forum). I am out of here. One thing I can’t stand is for people to censor what they do not like.If you don’t agree, let original post stand, and defend yourself. It now appears you need to censor something that may have had some truth in it. Bye…. for good.

  5. Tropicalpenpals
    September 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    it was deleted by accident it had shown up as a double post but its down to Disqus as I can see your post above and below on this article for example which seems a bit bizarre I thought it had put two replies live (e.g. when people double click fast sometimes and you get the same response two times). What would be the point of me replying to your post if i was just deleting it?