In the last few years I have written a lot for websites, including starting three travel content websites of my own. For four years I was the UK/Ireland Feature Writer for the online magazine Suite101, which attracted over 28 million readers a month. In writing online on all kinds of destinations (not only the UK and Ireland) I have learned all about SEO (Search Engine Optimization). As a result of this, many of the pieces I write for websites appear on the first page of Google search results for the chosen Keywords, a fact which has surprised and delighted many PRs, hotels, publishers and other organisations.
Writing for the internet is not as elegant and stylish as writing for print, but it is much more effective in attracting readers via search engines like Google.
I also contributed to www.TheTravelEditor.com, where one of my pieces, about a Magic Bus music tour of San Francisco, won me the award as AITO Online Travel Writer of the Year.
Using what we learned in writing for Suite101 and other websites, my wife and I started our own first travel content website devoted to America’s wonderful Pacific Coast Highway. This drive has been called one of the greatest free attractions in the United States.
As a result of the success of the first website, and the sheer pleasure we get from writing and publishing it ourselves, we started another one devoted to Greece: Greece Travel Secrets.
And the latest…. Beyond London Travel.
I also write about spirits, especially vodka, and publish my own vodka website: