Between January and August 2012, Jaltemba Bay Life received more visits and pageviews than all of 2011 combined. So far this year, the number of visits are up a whopping 96% and pageviews are up 73% over last year, and the average number of new visitors is 43%. The majority of our visitors come from Mexico, Canada and the United States, but our website is also viewed in Russia, United Kingdom, Italy, India, Belgium, Germany and 119 other countries around the world.
One of our main goals, in addition to providing the latest news and information, is to promote Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita and Los Ayala, as well as the neighboring communities via our website, newsletter, blog and forum. To help draw new visitors to our area, we offer a Hotel & Rental Directory, a Real Estate Directory and a Business Directory which includes a list of restaurants; classes and workshops; home, pool and garden stores; shops and galleries, along with many other businesses.
The good news is that visitors (and locals alike) are using these directories on a daily basis to find and book a place to stay, make dinner reservations and contact businesses about products and services. How do we know? Because compared to last year’s numbers, hotel and rental reservation inquiries are up 66% and business inquiries are up nearly 43% percent (see chart above). In August alone, we received 77 reservation inquiries and 32 business inquiries… and high season hasn’t even begun yet!
Our website is a great resource for anyone who lives in and/or visits the Jaltemba Bay area. It is filled with in-depth information about Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita and Los Ayala, nine interactive town maps, directions, an emergency phone directory, a complete travel tips guide with required documents and customs regulations, a list of tours and activities, a community calendar and forum that are free for everyone to use, and we have our own weather station that tracks up-to-the-minute weather conditions as well as archival data. These pages are being viewed thousands of times throughout the year.
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and help in making Jaltemba Bay Life so popular and grow so quickly.
If you’d like more information about adding your property or business to our directories, email Allyson@JaltembaBayLife.com. And to read any of the pages mentioned here, visit Jaltemba Bay Life.