Example Site Wednesday: The Southern Crossing

Another Wednesday means another great site as we showcase the best websites that our Webs users have. This week we are showing off The Southern Crossing, a website that chronicles the adventure of three guys biking across Australia. Currently, their adventure has been postponed due to an injury, but that doesn’t mean that their site still isn’t awesome. Take a look for yourself:

THree blokes on three motorbikes - East to West

We are really proud that The Southern Crossing chose to use Webs to chronicle their adventure. We are all about helping people achieve their goals and it’s great to see people working hard to pursue their ambitions. The Southern Crossing uses some great Webs features to keep their fans up to date:

  • Blog app is the best way to keep your readers updated
  • Photos app makes organizing and sharing pictures a breeze
  • Facebook connect let’s your users interact with your site by simply connecting to their Facebook account

One of the hardest parts about taking the leap and deciding to start any venture is the planning and preparations that go into it. It’s very cool to see The Southern Crossing turning to their fans for help and suggestions on what to do, both in their forums and in their blog comments. This is a very basic form of crowdsourcing, where websites turn to their audience for help. This is a great way to get your audience involved, to socialize on your website, and make them a part of the experience.

Some other great ways to use crowdsourcing include:

  • Asking readers for their ideas on a topic
  • Letting visitors vote on decisions
  • Letting members pitch ideas or suggestions for new products

If you listen to your visitors and actually implement their ideas, they will be more willing to socialize on your website. Remember that although great content is what brings people to your site, a great community will keep them there.

If you liked this week’s example site, or if you think your website is just as awesome and you want to be featured, leave a comment below. Until next time, happy site building!

21 Responses

  1. Reply
    Fernando
    Jun 22, 2011 - 03:50 PM

    consider showing an anime website for a change, unlike all the anime sites on webs this one is legal and has videos from reliable sources. we’re affilaited with crunchyroll and hulu,and other mayor anime providers to bring you the best anime one hour after they come out on jaapan. we have a very active community of over 3700 members. If you look thru the forums you’ll notice that it is always active. We have a very high alexa rank cus we get over 10,000 visitors per day. We’re also partners with GAO and Heyzap and have tons of games on the site. so if you want to feature an active community with lots of events and active members then feature my site animekida.com

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    Myuwant
    Jun 22, 2011 - 04:29 PM

    Nice pick as always, try my website : http://myuwant.webs.com

    Myuwant: Providing easiest and simplest tutorials ,trick,tips,modification,codes and much more to make you website beautiful and to stand out in millions out there.Simplicity is what makes us different.Take a look and pick us for next wednesday!

  3. Reply
    virtualnetworks
    Jun 22, 2011 - 04:48 PM

    hello webs think this is a good site have lookt at it and its simple but good but i like the lay out well think for next week if you can have a look at mine a http://worldpcrepairs.com/index.php s it has more than anuf faqs for web ussers like world maps to show your members online and banners maker and how to put your site on google and much more http://www.wowvirtualnetworks.com/ and whould be a good example site for web ussers to get a good few things for there site thanks and 5 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 for webs being awsome you will love ma site

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    john smith
    Jun 22, 2011 - 10:56 PM

    Hello Webs ….:)
    I like This website but its look very simple i dont see defrent ..in this site ..but i like it

    i want show my site on webs blog site name
    http://www.yoursbooks.webs.com

    Thank you MY Webs

  5. Reply
    Myuwant
    Jun 23, 2011 - 04:56 AM

    I want to submit my website http://myuwant.webs.com

  6. Reply
    Matt
    Jun 23, 2011 - 01:44 PM

    This is a neat site, well organized too! I’d like to submit my site, http://www.discofever.webs.com

    or (smaller domain)

    http://www.discofever.tk

  7. Reply
    Matt
    Jun 23, 2011 - 01:44 PM
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    Nikhil Dev
    Jun 24, 2011 - 04:31 AM

    I want to submit my site http://www.memoranda.webs.com. Its a community site developed for my Engineering college.

  9. Reply
    desmond
    Jun 24, 2011 - 08:36 AM

    try my site next time

  10. Reply
    Saurav
    Jun 24, 2011 - 11:57 PM

    Clean & organised. Nice one.. Check out mine.. http://crazytoys.webs.com/

  11. Reply
    Oh Of Course
    Jun 25, 2011 - 10:52 AM

    It needs some work and the font is horrible choice….very web 1.0 ish

  12. Reply
    Georges
    Jun 25, 2011 - 02:23 PM

    I would like to invite you to my site. Basically, it is an Ideological section where one may comment about many social issues: education, sports, metaphysical and ethnical views. Simple in appearance but rich in Ideology in Ethno-World Perspectives. Views on Third World countries…Haiti, etc. What would say regarding Copa America or the next World Cup? What is your concern for a better World? These, indeed, are issues that you may comment about on my site. You are welcome to visit it in the simplicity of World Ideology in Action.

  13. Reply
    sad
    Jun 25, 2011 - 02:29 PM

    hello i want to share my site
    http://www.sapni-community.webs.com

  14. Reply
    Georges
    Jun 25, 2011 - 02:32 PM

    By the way, you may visit the site at http://22222.webs.com. My name is Georges. The motto of the site is: TRIPHONACTION [based on Ideology on social issues with a multi-life perspective.] Whether your goal is sports commentary [soccer] or World Ideological views, you may participate. Simplicity in Action! Welcome to http://22222.webs.com [geojean.com].

  15. Reply
    Buxster
    Jun 26, 2011 - 10:04 AM

    Very nice site with good graphics! 🙂

  16. Reply
    Max Arora
    Jun 27, 2011 - 12:41 AM

    Hey, I’ve just finished creating a website for my dad’s company. It deals with machine tools like CNC, lathe’s etc. Please Check it out & let me know what you think about it.
    Cheers.

  17. Reply
    Kody Ahrens
    Jun 27, 2011 - 01:56 PM

    Great Site. Please Submit Mine for an Example Site.
    http://my-cabinet.com

  18. Reply
    Clyde Powers or as IVO
    Jun 27, 2011 - 03:37 PM

    First of all I want to thank Webs.com for letting us express ourselves through our free websites. I have been using webs.com for 10 years and have built many sites
    and they all my first site was or is thenewivo.webs.com. Since that time I have built many sites. My most intriguing is ivobookone.webs.com It is about a kitten that was found thirteen days after an earthquake in a cave in the Northern Province of Iran.
    Come join Webs.Com and be a member of a new way of doing things. Thes are free chances in succeeding Thanks Webs I enjoy being a member. May I also state that I do all my computer work at the library because I do not have a computer of my own and would do a whole lot better if I had one of my own.

  19. Reply
    Dart
    Jun 29, 2011 - 12:21 PM

    I would like my site to be featured!

  20. Reply
    Robert M. Evans
    Jul 01, 2011 - 12:16 AM

    Aspiring Litigators of America (ALA) is an association exclusively designed for scholars throughout the nation who are interested in pursuing careers in the legal field. The association will have weekly meetings with its most active members in our expected headquarters located at Lehigh Valley Academy in Bethlehem, PA. During these weekly meetings, members will learn about the different fields of law, discuss current legal news and topics, create and participate in mock trials, research past cases in our nation’s history and decide if the rulings and convictions set forth by the court were unconstitutional, and possibly have an opportunity to meet local attorneys and ask them questions about their occupation or just about law in general.
    The ALA’s website surpasses the expected qualifications that must be met to be featured, by all means and indefinitely possesses the degree of quality a website needs in order to be featured. The ALA displays a wide variety of different pages including: Home, About Us, Spread the Word, Chapters, Members, Upcoming Events, Photos, Links, and a Buzzworthy App for Legal News/Topics. The ALA would greatly appreciate being featured in next week’s edition of Example Site Wednesdays.
    Visit our site at: http://www.aspiringlitigatorsofamerica.com

  21. Reply
    Bibhuti Bhusan Mohanty
    Jul 14, 2011 - 05:28 AM

    Dear Sir

    Thank you for your webs , I am very glad for my site . How it will be look like beautiful ? I am ready to pay something for its beater meant. Please give me advice

    Yours
    subscriber
    Bibhuti.

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