Phuket Wan scores on Google News
We hadn’t noticed that Phuket Wan has now been included in Google News search results. A few weeks ago we made some recommendations so that Phuket Wan could get itself up on Google News. Among our recommendations was a site redesign. Well, so much for that. A quick search for “Phuket” reveals links to about 25 stories.
By searching for the top 50 stories, about 20 are from Phuket Wan — twice as many as from the Phuket Gazette, three times as many as from the Bangkok Post and 20 times as many as from HospitalityBizIndia.
This is a sign of healthy competition between Phuket’s two top English-language news services. No doubt this will spurn both parties to improve their products even more. It’s been a long time coming for Phuket to have a situation like this. Although Phuket Wan has only been in Google News for about 10 days, there is a lot of hope for the future.