Publisher of Accommodation Gold Coast
AccommodationGoldcoast.info is published by Ben Grummels of 4 Web Marketing. I love the Gold Coast and hinterland tropical rain forest near the Gold Coast. I’m based in Perth. I usually stay free at Gold Coast hotels when I visit for familiarisations tours of good hotels on the Gold Coast such as Q1. During fam tours I also provide high level digital marketing consultations for those with the job of Gold Coast hotel marketing manager and other hotel executives. I do digital marketing contract work for clients of an IT Support company based at Tweed Heads, Northern NSW. Below is a photo of me, the tallest guy, back row, at Arinda IT‘s office near Tweed Heads beach hotels. They are WiFi EXPERTS so if you’re getting bad Tripadvisor reviews for unreliable, weak strength, slow hotel WiFi problems, give their helpful, friendly team a phone call on 1300 882 780.
My winning digital marketing services for hotels started in Perth in 1999, before Google (BG) when Alta Vista, Lycos and Excite etc, were popular search engines. Even before that, while as a teacher and TAFE Centre manager at Bidyadanga, just south of Broome. I was finding out why early search engines like Alta Vista was listing some pages ahead of others in their Search Engine Results Pages (SERP).
I work 4 Web Marketing‘s digital marketing. My specialty is SERP winning Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). I guess you got to see this web page because of that. I reckon you get the best value marketing investment for Gold Coast hotels out of your marketing budget with SEO.
I do digital marketing from our Perth office and during the Christmas school holidays from a remote village in the Phu Phan mountains in Thailand where the internet speed is 115 Mb/s (sic).
Ben’s business experience started as owner/manager of a watersports company on Aitutaki Cook Islands, the biggest watersports business in the country. I realised that marketing was the key to business success. When I returned from 10 years in Aitutaki to Australia I developed best practice digital marketing skills, full time from 1999 to today.
While working for Curtin University, I used the Australian Academic Research Network (AARNet) in 1990. That morphed into the Internet. After working at the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM), 1990 – 1993 I trained Arab oil technicians at the Qatar General Petroleum Corporation’s Vocational Training Centre in Doha.
Besides digital marketing I also do part time professional development for students and executives wanting to improve their computer software skills.
I was a science teacher and head of high school science departments for 18 years. Love teaching in the lab. Just didn’t like all the red tape that when with it especially when teaching classes of 52 girls at Mercedes College. The Catholics schools know how to work you hard compared to government schools of half that class size.
I’m currently married with 2 young kids at home at Trigg Beach on the Sunset Coast of Perth Western Australia, just north of Scarborough Beach, sans Gold Coast but the one in Perth. I love surfing and Trigg Point near Trigg Island is the best surf spot on Perth.
History of Accommodation Gold Coast Website
- I was inspired to create this Accommodation Gold Coast websites after my first visit to the Gold Coast with my partner Joan (IM) in 2007. I took this old video of Gold Coast beach hotels when cameras and Youtube were basic. We stayed at a good budget Surfers Paradise hotel, the pink couloured Island hotel near the beach. Joan’s son lives near Murwillumbah, in the hills above the Tweed River of Northern NSW.
- In 2015 after a fam tour including free stay at Q1 and deal to be an affiliate marketer for a Gold Coast travel agent/property manager, I paid a cheap web developer to rebuild this Accommodation Gold Coast website using WordPress content management system. The web design looked good but after a year the Gold Coast travel agent renegged on the deal. For four years it drove bookings to the Gold Coast travel agent without any commission.
- In mid October 2019 I finally had a bit of time to delete site version number 2 and build a one page site myself. In the first week, while still a one page site, amazingly it went to the 1,434,784th most popular ranked site in the world out of 1.7 billion websites. This version’s spelling and grammar is written for SEO. It’s a bit double Dutch because:
- English is my second language. I was born in Holland to parents from Indonesia. My name sake uncle Ben Grummels died in the defence of Australia while at the helm of his B25 bomber, when it was strafed by Zero fighter planes after a bombing raid on Japanese in Dili Timor.
- Deliberate misspelling help with SEO. For example “accomodation Gold Coast” , “acommodation gold coast”, “accommadation Gold Coast”. Acommodation is misspelled about 50% of the time.
- Phrases such as accommodation GoldCoast or …. accommodation Gold Coast wide are better than ones with stop words like accommodation AT THE Gold Coast.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Ben donated an aeroplane to the RAAF Aviation Museum in Perth. The plane was built by John Grummels and was the first plane to land at Jandakot Airport, the busiest airport by plane movements in Australia.
In 1995 Ben built the first website in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, just south of the town of Broome for volunteer community development reasons.
Ben served as an Australian Volunteer Abroad, (was AVA now mamed AVI) 1980 – 1985 as head of the Aitutaki‘s Araura College science department. The demand for sailing tours led to full time sailing 1985 to 1990. Eg took the Australian high commissioner to New Zealand sailing to attract aid funds to build a basketball court at this island high school. His frequent lagoon sailing tour passenger and friend was David Lange, the then Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Photo of Ben as a Western Australian country fire services volunteer fire fighter in the town of Laverton Western Australia.
Ben volunteered on the Scarborough School P&C.
Ben donated $400 towards shelters for Isaan children living in Bangkok.
Ben and wife Suree donated a roof for a Buddhist community meeting place in the village of Wang Nam Mok, Phraphutthabat, in the province of Nong Khai, Thailand.
For the North Beach Primary School P&C fund raising Ben has donated a bicycle, money and cakes.
Photo of Ben above. Volunteer sailing instructor, Doha Qatar while working for the Qatar General Petroleum Corporation.
Australia Netherlands Chamber of Commerce member for free digital marketing and web development of the not-for-profit organisation. Got to position 1 page one for “dutch business“.
Volunteer development of the Northern Gold Fields of Western Australia community website while Ben was the manager of the Leonora Laverton Regional Development Association.
Frequently buying raffle tickets for worthwhile organisations such as the Western Australian Disabled Sports Association.
Non-Gold Coast Accommodation Websites
Ben is a publisher of many other websites, some of which are about hotel accommodation or destination marketing or helping with digital hotel marketing training for GMs, hotel marketing managers, CFOs and hotel digital marketing agencies with hotel marketing training seminars in places like Bali hotels. All online advertising and digital marketing consultation clients get good, free, dofollow, backlinks on related web pages or Ben’s popular Google map to clients’ sites. Ben owns about 500 exact match keyword rich, premium domain names. As a domainer these including accommodationgoldcoast.info and realestateagentgoldcoast.com are for sale at low prices. For example www.hotelmarketingasia.asia is for sale at $2,700. It’s Google organic SERP first for “hotel marketing asia”.
Ben’s most popular site is about Perth Western Australia. It’s more popular than the WA Government’s westernaustralia.com yet www.perthperth.com is only 2% of Ben’s effort.
Ben is a publisher of many other websites, some of which are about hotel accommodation or destination marketing.
All online advertising and Gold Coast digital marketing consultation clients get:
- Good, free, dofollow (think better link juice than nofollow), backlinks on relevant web pages or
- Ben’s popular Google map to clients’ sites.
- Free linked pins on Ben’s popular maps such as mapgoogle.org. Let me know if you want your Gold Coast hotel pinned on to this map?
- Nofollow links from client videos uploaded to Ben’s popular Youtube channels of over 2M views.
Ben owns about 500 exact match, keyword rich, premium domain names. As Ben is a domainer, these domain names, including accommodationgoldcoast.info and realestateagentgoldcoast.com are for sale at low prices. For example www.hotelmarketingasia.asia is for sale at $2,700. It’s Google organic SERP first for “hotel marketing asia”. See some of Ben’s domains for sale via domainnameregistrationaustralia.com, a site which needs better web hosting and SEO.
Ben’s most popular site is about Perth Western Australia. It’s more popular than the WA Government’s westernaustralia.com yet www.perthperth.com is only 2% of Ben’s one man’s effort compared to a team of content marketers, executives and multi million dollar budget of westernaustralia.com.
Hotel Industry Gold Coast Online Advertising Contra
Yes I can hear Gold Coast hotel marketing managers groan when yet another blowin travel writer asks for contra of accommodation for a feature advertorial on some blog that according to Alexa is not popular. What I offer for a fam tour contra are:
- Photo fam tour including VR Videos of you hotel and or Gold Coast destination.
- Professional development for your Gold Coast hotel marketing manager and other hotel executives.
- Photos published on this site in an advertorial with …
- ..dofollow links that provide good quality link juice from a popular, relevant website.
- At least 2 months of a dofollow link and photo from a hotel of the month feature on the HOME page of this Accommodation Gold Coast website.
- An hour of digital marketing consultation per day of our (Ben, wife Suree and 2 primary school kids) stay at your hotel/property.
- Free hotel site popularity tracking and reporting in the Au hotels tab of our site popularity online spreadsheet.
SOME OF OUR OTHER ACCOMMODATION WEBSITES
For traveler from the Gold Coast to Perth, check out Accommodation Perth an information site.
If you’re coming to Perth for a sporting event, see hotels near Perth Stadium.
LONG TERM ACCOMMODATION GOLD COAST
If you know a Gold Coast real estate agent, let them know that the keyword rich exact match, premium domain name www.realestateagentgoldcoast.com is for sale at a bargain price.
With Bangkok being the world’s most popular travel destination tourists travelling from the Gold Coast to Bangkok might be interested in accommodation near Bangkok‘s riverside CBD.
Singapore is the MICE centre of South East Asia. With both Singapore and the Gold Coast centres of MICE excellence there is a good association between the two. See our popular Accommodation Singapore website. We are usually Google organic SERP first for hotel marketing singapore.
The islands near Krabi are spectacular. Hotel accommodation Krabi wide is limited and therefore a bit higher priced than Phuket hotels but Krabi is worth it. It’s the best tourist destination in Thailand.