Your Personal Online Travel Guide - C2 Customer Service!

by Honor
(Tokyotopia.com)

I've gradually been building my travel site about Tokyo and been loving the whole process. The site has been up and growing for 2 years now and I've been really pleased with the progress. Still, there are always ways to improve what we're doing and I'm constantly reviewing what's working and what's not.

When I first tried C2 I used it to launch a video competition. This was a tough one. I wanted to grow my content but knew that video was a big ask of people. That's why I decided to try a competition. Big learning curve! People just don't want to be asked to do too much. I tried to make the process simple and there were some takers, but not as many as I'd hoped for.

Failure is never failure though... unless we let it be. Me? I'd got C2 between my teeth and was determined to make it work to grow my content. I knew there was a way. I decided to turn it round to giving my visitors the chance to ask their questions about travel to Tokyo and... BINGO! Hallelujah : )

I may not have had the number of submissions that some others have but not only does this method of using C2 encourage submissions, it also helps me to see where there are "holes" in my content. Someone asks a question and I think, hmmmm, I haven't covered that topic at all. It becomes a whole new section on the site. Awesome : )

My C2 continues to grow and it naturally builds my content around interest areas that visitors to Tokyo have that I might otherwise miss.

If you've not yet tried C2 and would like to give it a go, just think about what would make you take the time to write into a site. That's your particular C2 gold mine of content right there. Very happy customers and a very happy you!

~Honor

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More Added Pages to the Site
by: Jos Attard

In answer to John, about how does Honor make people return to her site after they have visited Tokyo.......

I think Honor can Add Pages to her Site about:

Living in Tokyo
Buying an Apartment in Tokyo
Other Cites in Japan

After their enjoyable visit to Tokyo, people may like it so much that they would want to visit another region or to live in Tokyo for good. Just an idea.

Wish I had a website like Honor's. Well done.

Thanks for your sharing
by: Kitty

Hello,

I'm a new user of Sitesell. Thanks.

Kitty

I Think I Can Help
by: Jan

Most of the time, people visit travel sites to get information on where they want to go. However, there are things that one might be able to do to get them to come back.

1. You could have a travel magazine (magazine maker included with SBI! 2.0 for free) and encourage visitors to sign up. Then they will receive issues in their email box, reminding them to come back to your site.

2. Encourage your visitors to share their vacation stories and photos. Many C2 users launch contests for such things, like "The Best Vacation Story," or, "The Best Vacation Photo." I've heard of C2 users holding the contests "American Idol" style, where contests encourage family and friends to participate in the vote. The contestant with the most votes wins! It really gets traffic going and introduces new people to the site. It depends on the site, of course, but it has worked very well.

3. Whenever a visitor participates with C2, they are given the option to be notified when others make contributions to the site or comment on their submissions. That means they get an email each time something is added and will be led back to the site, time and again, until they decide to opt out.

Get creative! C2 is so easy to use that once you get the hang of it, the sky's the limit. Many C2ers have new ideas on how to implement different strategies on a regular basis. The SBI! forums is a great place to hang out and C2ers love to share their ideas with one another.

Perhaps Honor will have a better idea.

Repeat Visits
by: John

I can see how the question/answer format would help people who are planning a trip. How do you get them to come back to your site after they go to Japan?

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