The Southport Times
Project Status: Complete (Sold 2013)
Project Dates: 2004-2013
The Southport Times
The Southport Times is an online city guide for Southport, NC. W3X Media conceived, developed and deployed The Southport Times as an in-house project in April of 2004.
The Southport Times consistently ranks in the top 10 search results on Google for it's prime keywords and receives all of it's traffic through organic search results (i.e. The Southport Times does not pay for any of it's website traffic).
The Southport Times has over 6,000 pages of information pertaining to the Southport, NC area.
The site has earned a Google PageRank of 4, with almost 10,000 incoming links.
This site is monetized using pay-per-impression advertising, pay-per-click advertising, affiliate marketing and local advertising.
The Southport Times owns an extensive collection of Historic Southport Postcards, which is also managed by W3X Media. On April 12, 2012, The Southport Times announced their postcard collection will be featured in a local history book about the Southport, NC area. The book will be titled Postcard History Series: Southport, Oak Island and Bald Head Island and will be published by Arcadia Publishing located in Mount Pleasant, SC, just outside of Charleston. W3X Media will be handling the coordination between the author of the book, the publisher of the book and The Southport Times.
The book is due to be published in the Fall of 2013.
The Southport Times website receives over 720,000 visitors per year, serves over 5,000,000 page views per year and has over 12,000,000 server hits per year.
The Southport Times was sold to a private 3rd party in 2013.
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Skillsets Used For This Project:
Custom Google Mapping
Google Custom Maps
Google Per-Per-Click Advertising
Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML)
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Outlook Express
Paint Shop Pro
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Social Media Management
Website Analytics and Reporting
Website Content Management