Costa Blanca Connect is a local web portal providing a free ads service for residents and visitors to the Spanish Costa Blanca.
Costa Blanca Connect is a free ads site, providing a useful resource to locals and holiday makers on the Costa Blanca, Spain. The site provides tools that members can use to post, edit and manage their own ads, and a contact system that keeps the poster’s email private. Membership is free.
We developed the website on the WordPress platform, heavily customised to provide separate post types for real estate, business directory listings, job vacancies, bar & restaurant listings, and classified “for sale” ads. Each post type has its own custom categories and tag clouds.
Users can easily create their own accounts, the setup of which is managed via a 2-stage verification process to weed out automated spammers. Adding content to the site is performed from the front, public-facing site view, and members can add, edit and delete their own ads with ease.
Searching the site is handled in a number of ways. The main search bar enables a text search of all the ads, with results sorted by relevance. Property ads (for sale and rentals) also benefit from a custom search filter, as you’d expect to find on any good real estate website.
CBC is integrated with an ad banner platform, which populates advertising zones throughout the website with paid advertising banners. The system records the number of impressions and click-throughs per ad, and makes that data individually available for each advertising client.