The majority of visitors to our web site are not only reading the blog posts at our Talk of the Town blog, they are also connecting with us regularly on popular social networks — which may include you!
Our most popular social network page, as of today, is the Visit Fort Bragg, California page on Facebook (first photo), which serves the local Fort Bragg and North Coast communities, and it attracts visitors from all over California, the United States, and around the world. In addition to posting summaries and links to our blog posts there, and other community news, we also highlight and share photos and short video clips of Fort Bragg attractions that are posted in the guest box by people who have given us permission to share their content on the Visit Fort Bragg, California Facebook page. We also respond to questions and comments from visitors, about Fort Bragg and the North Coast.
For fast-breaking news, updates on events, and the use of hashtags (#) to designate specific interests and Twitter chats, your best bet is to follow our Visit Fort Bragg, CA Twitter account (second photo). That’s where you’ll find the most recent announcements, and we often “retweet” or mention the Twitter accounts of local businesses, nonprofits, individuals, and other Mendocino County organizations. For instance, we have retweeted announcements from the Twitter accounts of The City of Fort Bragg, the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Mendocino County. We also retweet and share photos and short video clips about Fort Bragg attractions, and we respond to questions and comments from other Twitter users. Many travel writers and travel media people follow the Visit Fort Bragg, CA Twitter account. Local businesses and nonprofit organizations should definitely connect with us there.
Another useful social network where we have a Visit Fort Bragg CA account is Foursquare (third photo), which enables us to make lists of fun and interesting places to go, in and around Fort Bragg, including restaurants, cafes, stores, lodging, gas stations, and local attractions, such as Glass Beach, the Coastal Trail, Noyo Harbor, and much more. Other Foursquare users can share or co-create lists with us, and we invite any of you who are on Foursquare to follow our Visit Fort Bragg, California lists and help us create new ones! The Foursquare mobile app interfaces nicely with Google Maps, so visitors to Fort Bragg can easily find the places on the lists. They can also check in at the places they visit with Foursquare’s companion mobile app, Swarm, and they can post reviews, ratings and photos for each place. Local businesses and organizations should definitely make sure you’re listed on Foursquare, so visitors can add you to their lists, and check-in with Swarm when they visit your location.
A popular social network where we have a Visit Fort Bragg, California account is Pinterest (fourth photo), where we have uploaded links to articles, posts, and many beautiful photos of Fort Bragg and the North Coast. As Pinterest lovers know, you can share “boards” on specific topics, co-create boards with other users, and you can send Tweets and Facebook posts that include links to specific “boards” and individual “pins.” We invite our followers and friends on Pinterest to share and co-create boards with us, related to Fort Bragg and the North Coast, and to send us your relevant “pins” — this includes local Fort Bragg businesses and organizations that have Pinterest accounts.
During the 2015 Holiday Season, we added a series of short YouTube video clips to the Visit Fort Bragg, California YouTube account (fifth photo), for the #ShopSmall / #ShopSmallBiz campaign. Each video clip featured a local business. Since then, we have been featuring more of these in a series of posts on our blog, Talk of the Town, about interesting businesses, organizations and people of Fort Bragg, but we are also planning to produce more video clips again in the future, for the YouTube account. Please contact us if you are interested in being featured in a future blog post or YouTube campaign, or if you or your organization already has an available video clip we can use (preferably under five minutes long).
Our newest Visit Fort Bragg CA social network account is on Instagram (sixth photo), where we have just recently begun uploading photos of Fort Bragg and nearby locations. Within the next week, you’ll see photos and short video clips from the recent Coastal Trail Celebration, and watch for other updates over the summer! As Instagram fans know, you can send private messages that include relevant photos, and you can make collages of photos by topic, use hashtags (#), run photo contests, or feature photos and short video clips by your fans. You can also send your Instagram feed to Twitter and Facebook pages. Local people, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that have Instagram accounts, we invite you to connect with us there!
Connect with us on all of the current Visit Fort Bragg, California social networks:
Are there any other social networks that our web site and blog visitors use, where you might want to see us start an account? Please let us know in the comments section below, or via our Contact form.
For our colleagues in the media, you are welcome to connect with us on all of the social networks mentioned above, especially on Twitter, plus we highly recommend visiting the Press Information page on this web site.
As you may have inferred from the “Visit Fort Bragg CA” or “Visit Fort Bragg, California” user names on our social networks, the Fort Bragg Promotion Committee is in the process of changing our name, appropriately, to Visit Fort Bragg — more about that soon.
Let’s all get connected to keep up with the news from Visit Fort Bragg, California!