PHUKET: The Phuket Gazette has entered the booming online forum sweepstakes by signing a partnership agreement with ThaiVisa.Com, Thailand’s largest English-language Web board. The agreement results in the birth of the Phuket Gazette/ThaiVisa Forum, a collection of thousands of pages of reader knowledge and observations on just about every aspect of life in Phuket.
The Gazette endows the venture with rich, dynamic news content, major Web visitor statistics from its online newspaper, and a powerful Google ranking, while ThaiVisa provides the technology and a massive membership base to ensure continued growth in readership participation.
“We’ve been told for years that we should have a forum, that our hard-copy letters to the editor and Issues & Answers columns, while interactive, are simply too slow to satisfy the market’s lust for “see-it, get-it now”, said John Magee, publisher of the Gazette. “But we’ve not had the resources to set up our own Web board, so working together with ThaiVisa and The Nation on this seemed like a natural,” he added.
The ThaiVisa.Com Expat Forum, of which the Phuket Forum is a part, has, as of this morning, 75,804 registered members. Launched in 2002, the forum now enjoys about 25,000 unique visitors a day, and serves up more than four million pages per month. The pages carry close to 3 million individual posts contributed by readers with an interest in Thailand.
“We are happy to be working with the Gazette in the Phuket Forum. It’s a newspaper with a long history of credibility and substance, and the Gazette Online has an extremely strong presence in the major search engines, particularly Google. Working together with the Gazette on a trial basis over the past month has already resulted in a major increase in visits to our Phuket Forum, a trend which we expect to continue,” says Barry Main, marketing director of ThaiVisa.Com.
“We’ve brought a Phuket news icon into our pages, and the opportunities for expansion of the partnership into other areas – classified advertising, for example – are looking pretty good,” he added.
The Phuket Gazette/ThaiVisa.Com forum is here.
Get more from The Thaiger
Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.
Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.
Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.
Unhinged gunman fires 18 shots into school because kids were too noisy
Thailand News Today | Raid finds all monks on drugs in Phetchabun temple
Iran threatens footballers’ families with prison and torture, security source says
Challenges of starting a business in Thailand as a foreigner
Angry Thai man condemns foreigner for not wearing a mask on BTS
Thai man commits suicide due to mass govt corruption
Pattaya loan sharks allegedly abduct and assault young woman
Nana Overview Guide in 2023
Phuket sees over 50,000 Russian tourists in past month
Hapless Bangkok gold thief gets caught at a bus stop
Stop and smell the tulips at Floral Fair 2022 in Bangkok
Police seize board game after claims it could cause insurrection in Thailand
Mauna Loa, world’s largest volcano, erupts for the first time in 40 years
Thailand tourism may see a decline next year
Thai govt to crackdown on cybercrime & handout free laptops to poor kids
Hundreds of thousands of meth pills seized in Songkhla
Thai police arrest drug smugglers with 1.6 million meth pills, 1 suspect still on the loose
VIDEO: Naked Russian man walks around with erection in Koh Samui
Skin disorders commonly found in Thailand
Police go after transgender sex workers, urge them not to damage Pattaya’s tourism image
Police arrest transgender Thai women for filming and disseminating child porn online
Don’t miss An Evening with Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne this week
Thailand and Cambodian officials agree to remove mines in border areas
Polish tourist killed in Phuket vehicle crash
Man dies trying to eat a coconut in central Thailand
Thai wife leaves husband and runs off with lover & 6mil lottery prize | GMT ON TOUR
Construction work in Pattaya brought to a new level
Venomous snake rescued from beer in Australia
Blaze guts foreigner’s car in Phuket
Man charged with murder of a transwoman found dead in canal
THAI & Bangkok Airways ordered to fix chaotic delayed luggage, or else!
Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14
Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4
Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO
Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2
Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO
Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23
In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO
Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21
Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19
Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18
Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15
Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14
Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13
Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12
Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11
Lifestyle1 day ago
What makes Tops Fine Food the ideal place to shop for premium food in Bangkok
Guides10 hours ago
Challenges of starting a business in Thailand as a foreigner
Drugs2 days ago
Four members of drug gang arrested in Nakhon Si Thammarat
Politics1 day ago
Iranian Kurdish football player arrested after speaking out
Bangkok1 day ago
Elderly Australian amputee abandoned in a hostel receiving care
Southeast Asia1 day ago
North Korea aims to be world’s top nuclear power after missile test
Bangkok2 days ago
Why aren’t tourists returning to Khao San Road?
ASEAN1 day ago
Bangladeshi-Burmese border conference offers model for Thailand