ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 58

15th April, 2004. In this issue: ExplorOz in Australia's Top 600, Learn how we do it?, Improvements to iMapPlot™, Win a Family Holiday for 4 to Broome and New Shop Products.

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ExplorOz in Australia's Top 600

Did you know that the ExplorOz website ranks consistently in the top 600 of all Australian websites, based on site traffic? (Source: Hitwise Australia).

ie. our peers (in terms of site traffic) are all the bank websites, Google, eBay, ninemsn, the newspaper and airline websites plus all the anti-virus sites etc so to be ranked in this group clearly positions our internet captivity!

Plus, within specific industry groups our current rankings are:

No 1: Automotive: Recreation
No 1: Shopping/Classifieds: Books
No 11: Travel: Destinations/Accommodation

This means we are outperforming websites such as: Total Travel, Travel Australia, Australian Tourism Net, Travel Downunder, all states official tourism websites, Sea Australia plus FullBoost, and even Dymocks, Angus and Robertson etc.


So how do we do it?

The ExplorOz website is operated by I.T. Beyond Pty Ltd. a company providing independent I.T. consultancy services across many industry groups, whilst simultaneously running a major online business through ExplorOz.com

The ExplorOz site demonstrates the capabilities of Web Solutions, products and tools offered by I.T. Beyond (although we also provide extensive I.T. infrastructure solutions, and support).

The I.T. Beyond website has  recently been overhauled. www.itbeyond.com.au


This month, I.T. Beyond also re-built 2 websites you might know:

Track Care WA Inc.
Birdsville Races


Forum Sponsors

Over the last fortnight the forum has been sponsored by 2 great businesses - with the Gibb River Road Bus Service being the recent sponsor to come "onboard" and Cobb continuing to use this high-profile campaign to gain one of the largest advertising profiles possible from the ExplorOz website.

Dear ExplorOz Reader,

We recently sold our 1000th Membership (hooray!), however on processing the new member's details we were stunned to realise he lives only a few hundreds metres away, yet we have never met or had any communication with him. He didn't provide his phone number details so we dropped in unannounced to hand-deliver his order as a surprise but no one was home. You know who you are - we just wanted to say hello and thanks!


Improvements to iMapPlot™

The iMapPlot™ interface has been re-written in DHTML to avoid problems experienced by some users based on differing version compatibilities. If you had problems before, please take another look. We welcome your feedback.

New features:

  • measure distance feature enabled
  • cross-hair mouse position enabled

Use iMapPlot™ technology in the ExplorOz MapSearch facility on our Shop.


$2 Raffle

How would you like to win a family holiday for 4 to Broome?

This is the first prize in our NEW $2 raffle and includes return flights from Perth and seven nights accommodation in a two bedroom villa at the Best Western Palms Resort. (Valued at $3,400).

Even 2nd and 3rd Prizes are excellent with $2,500 of fuel, a Garmin GPS plus a selection of maps on offer.

To be in the running for these great prizes, simply buy a ticket from our Shop CLICK HERE before 26th June 2004.


New Shop Products

Hema's Kimberley Map on CD Rom

This is now the second map from Hema to be reformatted into a CD-Rom map in a format you can use with your GPS tracking software, plus all the text and photos from the original map in an easy-to-use webpage format. Each map is packed with facility information, GPS waypoints and tourist points of interest.

Our Price Just
$29.95


New Editions

  • Camping Guide to SA- $16.61

  • Australia's Outback Map - $9.95

  • Hema South-East Queensland Map - $6.66

  • WestPrint South-West Queensland Map - $7.79

Out of Print Alert

  • Discover Australia by 4WD - Nov

  • Kimberley Adventurer's Guide - June

ExplorOz™ is owned by I.T. Beyond Pty Ltd.
PO Box 967, Hillarys Western Australia 6923
www.exploroz.com
Phone: (08) 9403 3737

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