Events in Wales

Events in Wales

It’s been a while since our last post and we wanted to say that we are amazed at the range of events in Wales that have been listed so far on the website. We would like to thank all those that have helped us spread the word of the website and social media accounts to make more people aware of them. It is great to see the range of businesses, organisations, charities, groups and individuals that are also posting as this was one of the reasons for starting the website. The reason being to help events reach more people both locally and all around Wales.

Events in Wales

Over the last few months we have had all types of events in Wales listed from Theatre to Workshops, Sports to Tours to Christmas events. But we need more and we want to help more events reach more people. So if you know of an event in your area let them know about our website. If you don’t know the organisers of the event, let us know about it so that we can contact them.

We are also asking to find out if any of our members that list events on our website would like to either write a blog post prior to events or after the event has taken place if any are interested please get in touch with us so that we can discuss the details. Any guest blog posts will be listed in a Guest blog area with link back to your website or profiles.

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So our aim for the next 12 months is to increase the amount of events in Wales that are listed on our website. This will be in the benefit of all those that already list events or have listed events as we do not completely remove old events when the dates have passed. Your events may still be found through search engines and through archives of the website. If a new event is posted which is in relation to and old event we try to link from the old event to the new one in the case that someone lands on the old event when the new one is live. This effectively gives you 2 chances to be found via search engines for that event so all helps with your event reach.

Once again we would like to say a big thank you to our Website sponsors Harris Associates and Calon Training Services as without the website sponsorship it would be extremely hard to keep the website and advertising going and be able to keep a free membership option as well.

Any questions or queries please drop us an email on info@eventsnwales.com.

Rugby World Cup 2015 Charity Sweepstake Cancelled

Rugby World Cup 2015 Charity Sweepstake Cancelled

So an update on our rugby world cup charity sweepstake. We are putting our hands up that we didn’t quite plan it far enough in advance to be able to get welsh businesses on board. So we would like to apologise to the 2 chosen charities that this will unfortunately not raise any funds at this time. We realised that we needed to make the decision to close the donation page as we did not want someone donating for something that could not go ahead. We will organise a fundraiser in the future for Ieuan the Lion Memorial Fund & St. Kentigern Hospice. Due too the rugby world cup charity sweepstake not actually going ahead we are happy to advise that we are awarding both the charities selected with a free 6 month advertising banner which will appear in the rotation on our blog posts and events pages of the website.

We have already contacted the charities to arrange the banners ready to go live on the website blog posts and event pages rotation and these will be live hopefully by this weekend. We hope that this helps spread the word of the charities and encourage visitors to the website to take time to visit the websites or events that are linked via the banners to find out a little more about the charities themselves.

A big thank you from EventsnWales to the charities for being so understanding and we will do what we can in the future to support you.

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Rugby World Cup Charity Sweepstake

Rugby World Cup Charity Sweepstake

So the rugby world cup is nearly upon us and we have made a very late decision to try and raise money for 2 Charities that have been connected with eventsnwales.com in some way either that have listed events, had an event listed which is raising money for them or helped out on Social Media. But we need local Welsh businesses/organisations or groups to help us.

How you may ask?

The answer is a fairly simple one. We need 20 Welsh Businesses/Organisations or groups to take part in our EventsnWales.com Rugby World Cup Charity Sweepstake. To take part all they need to do is to donate £10 to our EventsnWales.com Virgin Money Giving Page. This will be limited to the first 20 that donate (Please can you leave a note with the company name, or twitter handle something to identify yourself so we can keep track) and they will then be entered into the sweepstake which we are hoping to draw with our website sponsors and broadcast live on Periscope on Friday. So we are looking to hopefully get a speedy response and the places taken quickly for us to get this in motion.

The 2 Chosen charities are Ieuan the Lion Memorial Fund and St Kentigern Hospice.

EventsnWales.com first became aware of the Ieuan the Lion Memorial Fund when we contacted them about the possibility of listing an event on our website for the launch of EventsnWales.com and ever since that our launch they have helped spread the word of events they have listed and eventsnwales.com in general.

We came across the second charity in a slightly different way and this was when and event posted by the Ysgol y Castell PTA and the event Castell Beat which was raising money for St Kentigern Hospice. They have followed us on social media since the event was promoted and we hope to see some of their own events on our website in the future.

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Rugby World Cup Charity Sweepstake Prize?

We will be awarding 2 prizes for those that take part.

First prize will give the Business/Organisation or Group that have the Winning team of the Rugby World Cup Charity Sweepstake an Advertising Banner for 1 year (normal cost £45) which will appear on our blog posts and events pages rotation.

Second Prize will give the Business/Organisation or Group that have the team that finish Runners Up in the Rugby World Cup Charity Sweepstake an Advertising Banner for 6 Months (normal cost £22.50) which will appear on our blog posts and events pages rotation.

We really hope that Welsh businesses/organisations or groups will get involved and help us raise at least the £100 per charity we are aiming for and we hope to be able to provide the winners and runners up with advertising banners to help spread the word of their organisations to our visitors on EventsnWales.com.

If anyone would like to help us raise money for the 2 charities your more than welcome to donate through our fundraising page.

Top 10 Events on EventsnWales has your event made it?

Top 10 Events on EventsnWales has your event made it?

Total Number of Events that have been listed on EventsnWales.com

So to celebrate EventsnWales.com being 6 months old we thought we would list the Top 10 Events on EventsnWales by rank of page views. This is counted every time the individual event page is viewed or loaded from the website on any device. Many factors could determine if your event has made it into our top 10 events such as

  • the length of time the event was listed on the website prior to the event
  • how popular the event is in general
  • if it has been searched through search engines
  • how many times the event page has been shared via social media and other sources

These are just a few things that can contribute to an event getting listed in the top 10 events. Many other factors exist but we have just listed some to give you an idea of things that can influence the number of page views your events page gets.

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Top 10 Events on EventsnWales

#1 Race of Remembrance brought to you by Mission Motorsport – The Forces Motorsport Charity

This event tops the chart after being one of the original events listed on the website from launch and with just over 2 months to the Race of Remembrance event has been live on the website for the full 6 months. A great charity event which you can read more about by visiting the event page and see how to attend a very special remembrance Sunday service.

#2 Kidwelly Carnival 2015

The Kidwelly Carnival 2015 was held in July and was only listed a very short period prior to the event but attracted a high volume of page views since being listed. I have no doubt that they will be listing future events on our website.

#3 Rods Tour of Wales

Rod listed his solo Ride from North to South Wales on the website from launch and we can confirm that only yesterday Rod completed his 3 day, 250 mile ride for charity pop over to the original event page Rods Tour of Wales as it’s never to late to donate to the 2 charities Rod was raising money for.

#4 PUGFEST

Another event that was fairly limited on time prior to the date of the event, but with all you animal and especially Pug lovers around you managed to get the event into the top 10 events on eventsnwales. Feel free to have a read about the event in the event achieves PUGFEST event page.

#5 Ruthin Castle Family Fun Day

The Ruthin Castle Family Fun Day was heavily searched via search engines during the short period prior to the event listed and this helped it land a spot at number 5 in the top 10 events.

#6 Fathers Day Charity Bikeride – Raising Awareness of Prostate Cancer

Originally listed for a local event in Cwmbran with other area’s of Wales being added later which helped the Fathers Day Charity Bikeride – Raising Awareness of Prostate Cancer into the top 10 events on EventsnWales.

#7 Cpl Mike Thacker Memorial Match

This event was held in Caerleon in May this year and we have heard that the Memorial match will be part of an annual fun day held in Caerleon which will hopefully continue to be listed on EventsnWales.com if you would like to read more about the event links are provided on the old event page.

#8 Dalmatian BikeRide 2015 – St. David’s Hospice

It was the 4th year that the Dalmatian BikeRide had been held and another great event to have listed on eventsnwales and no surprise that this event made it into the top 10 events listed on EventsnWales due to the popularity of the event.

#9 South Wales Dog & Family Fun Day

With the amount of Animal lovers that also visit our website the South Wales Dog & Family Fun Day hit the last but one sport of the top 10 events even only being listed on the website for 2 months prior to the event.

#10 Laugharne Weekend 2015

As a very popular weekend the Laugharne Weekend 2015 finishes the top 10 events this has been searched a number of time through search engines.

All the above events and every event that is listed on our website is still able to be found via search engines after the date of the event. This means that by listing events on our website your details can be found for a period after and still spread the awareness of the events after the actual date. People sometimes ask but what is the benefit of this. The benefit comes from the fact that search engines still crawl the pages so your details such as website or social media pages that are linked from the event can be found allowing visitors to still connect with the companies, organisations or individuals that put on the events that have been listed.

Once again and as always we are grateful to all that list your events on the website and will continue to do all that we can to increase the exposure of EventsnWales.com, our social media accounts and all events listed on the website.

August Free Advertising goes too..

August Free Advertising goes too..

free advertisingSo the time has come to award our free advertising banner spot that appears on our individual events pages and also our individual blog posts. The first free sport went to our 100th event listed on our website which was listed by Correana White which was included on the rotation for July. Each month we will randomly select a company, organisation or community group that either list events on our website or help spread the word of the events listed or EventsnWales itself. This can be through social media, a poster or image on a noticeboard or in a shop window any way that helps. If you are happy to do this please contact us for a digital image and send a picture when it has been put up and we will include you on the list for the chance to win a free advertising spot.

August’s Free Advertising spot

So back to this month’s free advertising spot, As stated above we had a list of over 80 different companies, organisations or groups that were included on the list and we randomly selected the winner. Every winner will then be excluded from future selection so that everyone gets a fair chance at being selected. So the Draw took place on the 29th July and those may have already seen on twitter that the selection for August is Ty Hafan.

Ty Hafan were included in the list having listed a number of events on the website and we are happy to have a banner advertising one of Ty Hafan’s upcoming events the Taff Trail Cycle Challenge on our rotational advertising banners. The banner will be shown throughout August.

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If you would like to be in with a chance of the free advertising banner you know what to do. Alternatively if you would like to advertise on our website either with a banner advert or becoming a website sponsor alongside Harris Associates SW Ltd – Tendering for Success check out our membership packages that are available. Our website is fast growing and climbing the global and UK ranks and being visited by more and more visitors every month.

 

 

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