The Grand Canyon Gateway Launches to Visitors Nationwide

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Where do visitors to the Grand Canyon go to find the information they need to plan their vacations? How do businesses offering services in and around the Grand Canyon get found? Gateway to the Planet provides a solution for tourists and the companies that want to attract them via high-ranking Web portal sites designed to be a one-stop online resource center.

The new Grand Canyon Gateway Web site is modeled after, a regional online “e-zine” and directory that helps businesses get found on the Internet by providing highly-ranked, search-engine optimized pages and banners leading directly to advertisers’ Web sites or contact information. The “Gateway” is now expanding its services with its planned publication of a high quality, perfect-bound visitor guide targeted for distributed throughout Arizona and the US.

Gateway to the Planet opened its first Web portal,, in July of 2002. The official ribbon cutting and E-zine launch came later, on October 1, 2004. Since that time, the online publication has rapidly increased in popularity among Sedona lodging companies (bed and breakfasts, resorts, hotels), restaurants, realtors, art galleries, tour companies, and specialty boutiques. Advertisers who had very little traffic to their personal Websites received a significant increase in visitors and conversions following inclusion on

Gateway to the Planet was created by Chuck and Victoria Oldham who started with the launch of Victoria, a Web designer and marketer known for incorporating branding and search engine functionality, created an entertaining and user-friendly virtual environment for visitors to learn about Sedona. The “Gateway” pages are designed from the ground up to be easily indexed by search engines, creating higher placement; ranks in the top ten listings of major search engines for over 100 popular keyword phrases related to Sedona, Arizona.

With the success of, and the newly launched, Gateway To The Planet is expanding to include additional “Gateways.” Gateway to Scottsdale and Gateway to the Golden Isles are due for release late April, 2005.

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