As part of its continuing efforts to expand its social media offerings, weddings-related content website The Knot is creating 75 hyperlocal sites to attract small businesses as national advertising dries up, WSJ reports. The sites will have the name of the locality and end with “.weddings.com,” as Ozarks Weddings and Orange Count Weddings.
Hyperlocalism isn’t exactly a new thing for The Knot. In print at least, it has long published 17 regional mags. Apart from building on that aspect of its business, The Knot’s strategy can also be seen as a way to organize some of the purchases it has made this past year, such as recent acquisitions WedSnap, developer of Weddingbook, a Facebook app, and the community site Breastfeeding.com, as well as last year’s local pregnancy guide, The Bump.