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Florida Beaches and Islands Links Directory
Since BeachHunter cannot be all things to all people, I've created this list of what I think are useful links for people interested in Florida beaches and islands, and for those who like to play in the waters of the Gulf Coast. Since web pages are frequently renamed or moved, I cannot guarantee that all the links below will work all of the time. I apologize if you click on any of the links and get an error message. I use many of these sites myself to stay abreast of current events and conditions. If you are a webmaster and would like to have your site(s) listed here, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Scroll down to read my linking policy and learn about the POWER of LINKS.
Pole-R Bear Beach Umbrella Hooks
By The Sea
Vacation Memories into a Beautiful Photo Book
and Traveling with
Florida Beach House Weddings - Let Jeff and Claire Copeland help you find the perfect beach house and plan and coordinate your perfect beach house wedding right on a Florida beach.
Photography & Portraits by Simple Treasures
Weddings | Florida Beach Wedding Packages
from Beach Bitty
Anti Chafe Boardshorts by Chafeze - Eliminate painful chafing on your legs, thighs, and stomach with Chafeze new anti-chafe swimwear for boys!
Island Life Shop
Visit Mike Martino at
can help you out with rentals at Navarre beach: kayaks, bikes, beach
cruiser bicycles, fishing poles, umbrellas and beach chairs, surfboards
and beach wheel chairs.
Florida Lighthouses (takes you to another web site about lighthouses)
Dog Friendly Florida Beaches (takes you to another web site about doggy beaches)
Beach Web Cameras - BeachHunter's collection of Florida beach web cameras.
Florida Information for Snowbirds and Visitors - thinking of moving to Florida? Just arrived?
StormCARIB presents in depth information, weather discussions and local reports regarding tropical storms and hurricanes threatening the Caribbean islands. Special local hurricane correspondents are standing by on the islands and will provide timely eye-witness reports and updates. If you need info on getting off an island, outlooks, or damage reports, want to track the storm, etc. This site is where you need to go. Top notch. Glad I stumbled upon it!
Beach Vacation Rentals & Real Estate
Sanibel Island Resort & Hotel - Sanibel Island Resort & Hotel. The Island Inn is located on the sandy shores of Sanibel Island. We have condos, cottages, & resort rooms overlooking or right on the shores of the Gulf. Visit today!
Siesta Key - Sunset Royale Condominium - a clean, spacious 1000 sq. ft., light and airy one-bedroom deluxe condo available for vacation rental at Sunset Royale on Siesta Key. Right across the street from Siesta Public Beach. 711 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL.
Daytona Beach Real Estate - If you are looking to buy a home or condo on Florida's beautiful Atlantic Coast, check out Kevin Kling's real estate listings. Daytona, Ormond, New Smyrna and surrounding area.
Hotels Combined - Visit the most beautiful beaches of Florida and book your hotel reservations, compare rates, amenities etc. in one hotel search engine.
Florida vacation rentals and homes by owner to suit your needs: Disney World in Central Florida, the Florida Keys in Southern Florida, golf and health spas in Northern Florida, or thousands of other activities under the sun all over Florida. Comfortable, bright, and spacious privately owned condos, townhomes, beach front homes and golf villas. You’ll get a good night’s sleep because they’re just like home… and because you’ll be saving money!
Tropic Shores Realty - Kathy Wornicki serves the Webster / Brooksville area in Hernando County. Not every one wants a house right on the beach. Some prefer the relaxed atmosphere of Florida's inland areas with its rolling hills covered with sprawling Spanish moss-draped live oaks.
Florida Vacation Rental
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Florida Luxury Waterfront Condos - Halifax Landing is Florida's premiere real estate agent and property manager for luxury waterfront condos overlooking the beautiful and sunny South Daytona Beach.
Other Beach Vacation Rental Sites
Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals www.3palmsrentals.com - Our Professional Vacation Guides to Paradise can help with finding the perfect Gulf Shores beachfront condo or Orange Beach condo rental. Let us help you fulfill your vacation rental dreams in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or .
Tanning Lotions and Equipment
Tanning Beds Oversized tanning beds for both home and commercial use. Enjoy tanning without being squeezed in your bed.
Other Florida Travel Sites
Key West, Florida Travel Information this site has quite a bit of useful information on the Key West and the Florida Keys, for anyone planning a vacation there. Has some good info on camping, tours, beaches, and a lot more.
RentalBoatCharters.com - online fishing directory - All fishing charters. Search over 15,000 fishing guides, rental boats in the United States, FL, NY, MD, NC, Canada, Caribbean and all around the world. Book direct with captains. There are over 2,500 charter boats listed in Florida!
16,000 wedding photographers on ListPhotographers.com - 16,000 photographers in the US, UK, Germany, Canada and the rest of the world. Find a professional wedding, portrait or commercial photographer. Choose from over 600 photographers in Florida.
BeachHunter's Link Exchange Policy
BeachHunter.net is open to reciprocal linking with related sites that add informational value to the visitors of this site. If you have a site, a business, a service, or a product that you think is relevant to the theme of this site, please send an email to me at email@example.com and tell me what you would like your anchor text (linked text) to say, and provide me with the URL to use to link to your site. I will determine where on BeachHunter to place the link.
If your site is of sufficient added value to my visitors I will not only place your link on the appropriate "links" directory page, but will also add it to one of my content pages, and perhaps my index page, if you will consider doing the same for me. "Sufficient added value" means that your site is directly related to Florida beaches and is complimentary to the text that is already on the page.
I also have another beach site, so I am open to doing a three-way link, which is even better than a reciprocal link.
You might also be interested in linking to my FREE downloadable book on beach hazards. More than 50 people download it each week and I have received rave reviews on how helpful and informative it is. The Florida Air National Guard has praised it as well as Scoutmasters and everyday vacationers.
"Powerful Information for Webmasters"
"Understanding the Power of Proper Linking Techniques"
The world wide web was designed to be hyperlinked. Links are the power behind the web. So you should incorporate a systematic and regular linking strategy into your website. Why?
If you've had your website up for a while, you know how difficult it is to get visitors or "traffic" to your site. You either have to advertise, or you have to have really good placement in the major search engines. In other words, when people go to Google or Yahoo or MSN and type in "Florida Beach vacation rental" or something similar, you want them to find your page listed in the search results, right? Of course you do because this is the BEST way to get FREE visitors to your site.
So how does Google know that your site is about "Florida beach vacation rentals (or whatever)?" It knows by what you do "on page" and "off page."
" 'On-Page' Search Engine Optimization"
There are things you can do to the pages of your site to let Google know what it is about. First, decide what your "keyword" is going to be. The keyword is what you think people are typing into the search engines to find sites like yours. In this example, "Florida beach vacation rentals" is the keyword phrase. So it should be the page title and should also be the page heading. It should be the first words mentioned on the page, and the last words. It should be worked naturally into the text on the page several times and some occurrences of the keyword phrase should be bolded or italicized or underlined. The text on the page should have other words related to Florida beaches, and to vacation rentals.
" 'Off-Page' Search Engine Optimization"
Next there are things that can be done "off page." This is where reciprocal links come in. Other websites are powerful indicators as to the content of YOUR website. For instance, if I have a link on my site pointing to yours, and my linked text says Siesta Key Beachfront Vacation Condo, then I'm providing third-party verification that your site is indeed about Siesta Key Beachfront Vacation Condos. Imagine the power of 50 sites pointing to yours with the same or similar linked text! No, don't imagine it. I'll show you the power. Right now!
You are familiar with Adobe Acrobat Reader, right? It's the free software that allows you to read pdf files. What would you search on to find the Adobe Acrobat site to download their software? Well, you'd probably go to Google and type in "Adobe Acrobat" right? And the site would be either number one in the search results or very close to it.
"Proof of the Power of Links to Your Site"
Now try this: Go to Google and in the search box, type in "click here", and search for that keyword phrase. What website was number one for the search term "click here?" I hope you try this because this is very powerful.
The Adobe Acrobat Reader download page is the number one search result for the term "click here." Notice that NOWHERE on the Adobe page will you find the words "click here." The page has nothing to do with "click here."
But on nearly every page on the internet that has a pdf file to be downloaded, you will find the following instructions: "To download your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here." The text "click here" is hyperlinked directly to Adobe Acrobat download page. There are literally MILLIONS of websites with the hyperlinked "click here" text pointing directly to Adobe. Because the external links say the page is about "click here," that's what Google thinks it is about. Imagine the power of 50 or 100 links from other websites with your website's keywords all pointing to your site!
That's why you should consider your linked text carefully. What words do you want other websites to use when they link to you? Be sure they are keywords that people are actually typing into search engines. To find out what keywords are being used go to http://inventory.overture.com and experiment with keywords related to your website. It tells you how many searches were performed on a particular keyword or keyword phrase within the last month. If only 50 searches are being done, maybe it is not a good keyword. On the other hand, if several thousand searches or more are being done, then you may have a good keyword for your links. There are many, many websites on keyword research, so I won't go into anymore detail here, I just wanted to show you how powerful linking is so you will be eager to LINK and be LINKED TO. As you can see "off-page" links are more important than "on-page" strategies. (But please don't ignore the on-page optimization techniques!)
So when another webmaster sends you a link request, consider it carefully. It may be a GREAT opportunity to improve your rankings in the search engines!
"Choose Link Partners Carefully"
Who is linking to you is important also. A link to your Florida beach vacation rental site from your brother's website on "stock-car racing in Louisiana" is not as powerful as getting a link from a site about Florida beaches or from a rental real estate site. Get links from sites that are related to yours in some meaningful way.
"Properly Link Your Pages to Each Other"
Be sure to use keyword phrases when linking the pages in your site to each other. Notice that on this page, the very top left menu item that links to the home page says "Florida Beaches Home." It doesn't just say "Home Page. " This is significant.
"Articles on Your Site"
If you have written a short article that is relevant to the theme of this site and would like to place it on BeachHunter.net with a link to your site, let me know and we can discuss the article and the appropriate placement. I would expect in return a chance to place a short article on your site with a link back to mine.
Articles should be informative and contain no overt advertising, political or religious statements, messages, or themes, or other content that might be provocative or offensive.
OK, now go out and get some LINKS!