Hitchwiki:Links for rides
MAIN IDEA: people/companies with websites can easily be rewarded for picking up hitchhikers.
- I've been doing serious search engine optimization since 2008. Since April 2011 I've been noticing more and more people who picked me up have a website for their (own) business. One little ping.fm from me can really boost their rankings - and I thought it would be nice to give this back to people who are nice and pick up hitchhikers. In June 2011 I figured this could be turned into something bigger:
- More hitchhikers could give links back to these websites
- It could be interesting to find out if this can be turned into a bigger project, e.g. to directly encourage companies to pick up hitchhikers (think of this as a countermovement against the "I can't pick you up because my company/insurance doesn't allow me")
- Possibly through a proper phone app, trusted companies/hitchhikers?
Explanation to people/companies
Most people don't (yet) see the power of having a couple of links from guaka's ping.fm so there needs to be an explanation. But there are sites ranking #1 for some a nice niche keyword combo with one ping and one other silly link.
How to extend this
- Add your name below and add links to people/companies!
- guaka's ping.fm is not going to be used for this if there are 10+ links per month.
- a hitchwiki subdomain/subdirectory and a link from the front page to that subdomain would be a good start as it's trusted with google and known among hitchhikers
- a twitter account with all links - a feed that hitchhikers can add to their blog to boost this project :)
- a proper domain could be useful
- What is someone picks up a hitchhiker that is not part of this and is like "where is my link?"
- It could be cheated?