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Newsletter January 2008

Dear clients and friends,

At Andalucia.com we’re diving into this new year and to celebrate, we’re offering you great discounts on all kinds of banners! You’re invited to see our most visited pages and find out where visitors come. Also don’t miss a glimpse of Andalucia’s “surprise factor” - all those cultural surprises we never quite get over.


Southern Spanish Surprises

Whether you’re living in Andalucia or you’re planning to move here, this is one list you won’t want to miss. Visit this month’s Andalucia.com home page to discover ten sides of life in Andalucia that never fail to surprise those of us who come from other places. And on the other side of the coin, our Spanish home page features a glimpse of what surprises our Andalusian neighbours about us!


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Carlo Andalucia.com's Search Engine Guru

Provides us with some mind boggling facts and figures.

*More than 6,000 pages of essential information make Andalucia.com the region’s number one information centre for both tourists and expatriats.

*During the month of November more than 1,600,000 pages were viewed by our visitors from around the world.

*The top three search terms that brought visitors to Andalucia.com last month were:

  1. Malaga (7323 times)
  2. Andalucia (6196 times)
  3. Sevilla (5628 times)

*Seville, Granada and Málaga were the top three most visited city pages in the site. All three made it into the top ten of most visited pages last month.

*Andalucia.com has a vibrant, active forum where people from around the world and across southern Spain come together in question/answer sessions and lively debates. Last month the Forum ranked second on the list of top ten most visited pages at the site.

*The top three search engines driving traffic to Andalucia.com in November were:

  1. Google 83.7%
  2. Yahoo 5.8%
  3. Ask Jeeves 1.8%

*The top 10 visiting countries during November were – in this order:

  1. US
  2. Great Britain 
  3. Spain
  4. Canada
  5. Ireland
  6. Netherland
  7. Germany
  8. Switzerland
  9. Italy
  10. Sweden

*In terms of Gigabytes, the site sent 13.14 GB of information to the United States last month, 14.99 GB to the UK and 13.77 to Spain.

*Finally, Andalucia continues to attract new visitors. In November 66 percent of our traffic came from people who were finding the site for the first time.


January 2008 photographic workshop

Starting January 28, travel photographer Michelle Chaplow begins a five day tour into the very heart of the Andalucian countryside and culture - with hidden pueblos, stunning castle views and even a flamenco model. The workshop is limited to five students and is an excellent way to improve your photographic skills. Chaplow is an award-winning professional who features National Geographic Travel Guides and the U.S. Library of Congress among a long list of prestigious clients worldwide. For more information, contact michelle@michellechaplow.com


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Throughout January at Andalucia.com all banners are 50% off. That includes static banners that you fix to a single page, diversified banners that pop up at random throughout the site and the all new “geo targetted” banners that aim for visitors from specific regions of the world. Contact our sales team for more information: sales@andalucia.com. Offer ends January 30, 2008.


Editors Corner

Welcome to another update from Andalucia.com. As the site’s new editor I am pleased to bring you the best of southern Spain’s top web presence.

Coming very soon, we will have the all new Andalucia.com blog where your comments on Andalucian culture and current events will be welcomed. As an experienced journalist, my plan is to continually supply you with new perspectives and the latest information on life in this region.

At Andalucia.com we are continually expanding and revising. This month’s Home Page focuses on that dream of all dreams - a Home in Spain which highlights special additions to our property and home improvement and decoration pages.

We are also dedicated to providing first rate information about this region’s public health care services. These are pages that provide a perfect opportunity for private sector advertising from both the health and beauty sectors.

Finally, if you love to ski - don’t miss our expanded Sierra Nevada Ski coverage. The season is just beginning and numerous high level competitions will be held on our local slopes this year.

Here’s to a magnificent New Year!

Brenda Padilla

P.S. And don't forget you can order the all new Andalucia.com calendar online. Click here for more details.



Lidia Pedraz

Joins Andalucia.com

Lidia PedrazThe team at Andalucia.com proudly presents our newest member, Lidia Pedraz. She is working hard to update and expand our Restaurant Guide and focusing on the needs of our growing "What’s On" calendar. Lidia is from Salamanca, a city that is famous for the pure Castillian spoken there. She has an English Degree from the University of Salamanca and lived in London for 12 years where she taught Spanish language at London Guildhall University and Open University before returning to her beloved Spain.

For family reasons, Lidia chose to establish herself in Andalucia where she has worked as a freelance teacher and translator. She says, "For me, coming to Andalucia is a new experience because even though I’m Spanish, I find this area very different to my inland hometown."

It has been quite a surprise for her to find so many English speakers in this part of Spain. "It gives me the opportunity to communicate in English, which I love", she says.

Welcome on board, Lidia! It’s a pleasure to have you at Andalucia.com.



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