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Google Sightseeing is a frequently updated blog which covers the best of things to see on Google Earth, Google Maps and Street View.

We attract a technically-savvy audience, mostly aged 25-24 and from United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The main site is in English but we also provide separate translation sites in French, Italian and Spanish.

Google Sightseeing is unaffiliated with Google, and has been running since April 2005. In that time there has been much press coverage, including LA Times, New York Post, The Guardian, Newsweek, Wired, TIME magazine’s “50 coolest websites of the year”, as well as TV coverage on BBC News 24, BBC World Service and FOX 26.

Google Sightseeing is written and developed by owners James Turnbull and Alex Turnbull, with a small team of contributing writers.

Monthly visitor statistics

Averages based on January – June 2010

  • Unique Visitors: 430,000 / month
  • Page Views: 1,100,000 / month

Web rankings

Complied on 20th July 2010

Visitor demographics

Based on opt-in Facebook fans

  • Female: 25%
  • Male: 73%
  • Ages 13-17: 9%
  • Ages 18-24: 25%
  • Ages 25-34: 32%
  • Ages 35-44: 22%
  • Ages 45-54: 7% Ages 55+: 4%

Pricing

Advertising on the website is CPM based (cost per 1000 ad views). We use doubleclick ad publishing software which can target users by location, keywords, browser, etc. and can limit delivery by conditions such as frequency or time of day.

BannerAverage impressionsCPM
Leaderboard 728×90
Above the Fold
750,000/month$2.00
Top-right medium rectangle 300×250
Above the Fold
750,000/month$1.60
Map page banner 468×60
Above the Fold
250,000/month$2.40

Interested?

We’ve got space in various sized ad slots on targeted pages, so please get in touch now and we’ll take it from there!

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

Could you be one of our authors? We're looking for more freelance writers - please get in touch for more information.

Best of Google Sightseeing

Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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