We’re excited to announce the launch of North Seattle Guide, an innovative regional site that’s powered by Next Door Media’s network of neighborhood blogs. The first site of its kind, NorthSeattleGuide.com features the latest news stories from our sites, deals from local businesses, a huge events calendar and a neighborhood guide.
The centerpiece of the site is the North Seattle deals section, featuring printable and shareable discounts that don’t cost shoppers a penny. They originate from our neighborhood sponsors, who can post deals for no additional charge (see details). This is a big departure from many other sites, which keep a big cut of the revenue and sent it to their corporate offices in Chicago, San Francisco or New York. You can also receive deals from North Seattle Guide via Facebook, Twitter and email.
The site also features the region’s most extensive community events calendar. Powered by Seattle-based Trumba, it aggregates the events postings from our neighborhood blogs all in one place. For example, if a community group posts a Wallingford event on MyWallingford.com, it also appears on NorthSeattleGuide.com.
The home page displays links to some of the biggest and most interesting stories from all of Next Door Media’s sites. You can also see these stories via our new North Seattle News Twitter account.
And finally, North Seattle Guide features a neighborhood guide, which helps introduce users to our network of neighborhood blogs. Stay tuned, we’ll be adding neighborhood profiles and photos in the days to come.
We believe North Seattle Guide is the first regional site in the country that ties together a network of neighborhood blogs without stealing their thunder. It attracts a new audience that may not live in the region — but wants to visit or move to North Seattle — and it helps drive new value for our advertisers in a competitive advertising landscape.