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It means that more of us are doing things on the web (or mobile web, as the case may be) while we're on the go, and there are certain things those of us in the digital world look for when we travel - at least with regard to infrastructure. Their blog, Nuts About Southwest , has been a perennial leader in the corporate blogging space. travel social media trends Twitter

Travel Essentials for Speakers, Authors, and MarComm Pros

Spin Sucks

Last week, Shonali Burke wrote a blog post called, “ Travel Essentials for PR Pros…Or What’s in Your Wallet? Because I’m on my 14th straight week of travel (I don’t know how consultants do it), I’ll give you a sneak peak as to what is in my travel bag. That’s why I still travel with my Mac. But mine has a twist. Dropbox.

46 Travel Tools to Optimize Your Next Vacation

Convince & Convert

As we bathe in the memory of friends, family and BBQ over this week’s Memorial Day holiday, our minds are now tuned up and ready to hit our favorite travel season – summer. While there are literally thousands of online tools and apps to help you plan the perfect retreat, here’s my top 46 list I hope will make your travel season one that’s effortless, fun and filled with great memories.

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Will Social Media Influence The Travel Channel Launch's of "Deep Fried America?" An interview with host Jay Ducote

Diva Marketing Blog

Seems the Scripps Networks Interactive  brass thought so too because they offered Jay an amazing opportunity to film a pilot for a sister network, Travel Channel. Diva Marketing : Before we dive into how you’re using social media to support the Travel Channel pilot for your pilot of  Deep Fried America , let’s set the stage for the peeps in our community who may not now But are soon to be (!)

Why You Should NOT Start a Travel Blog

ProBlogger

This is a guest contribution from travel blogger Chris Appleford. From the moment we made the decision to sell everything we own and travel the world indefinitely, we wanted to have our own travel blog. And guess what else? I’m questioning whether we should have started a blog at all. Do you know how many travel blogs there are? Happy travels!

4 Apps For the World Traveler

Firebelly

Next Spring I will be traveling to Sydney, Australia to study abroad for 5 months. The app will take all travel confirmation emails and organize it for you. For many of these apps you use for traveling you are obviously going to want wi-fi so you don’t get charged with major fines from your cell phone company. WhatsApp. This app allows you to text any smartphone user.

#LoveCapeTown Campaign Shakes Up “Fam” Trip With Crowdsourced Tips for Travel Bloggers

The Realtime Report

Cape Town Tourism’s most recent marketing initiative used a clever combination of travel blogging, crowdsourcing and social media to draw attention to the city, ranked 23rd among the top 25 travel destinations worldwide in TripAdvisor’s  2012 list of Traveler’s Choice Destinations. billion the city invested to welcome over 1.5 million soccer fans back in 2010.

Travel Essentials for PR Pros, Or: What’s In Your Wallet?

Waxing UnLyrical

For those of you in the U.S., we’re approaching the height of summer vacations and travel. For those of you not in the U.S., we’re approaching the height of summer vacations and travel (unless you’re in the “other” hemisphere,” in which case you’re shivering your timbers off, and Jamie Garantziotis is going to have to take care of you).

Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

Spin Sucks

Earlier this year, I traveled to Norway to share a stage with Mitch Joel , Valeria Maltoni , Chris Brogan , and Maggie Fox. During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. love that.

The Spin Sucks Blogging Process

Spin Sucks

Last week, Mitch Joel wrote a blog post called, “ Watching Me Blog.” ” It was in response to Chris Brogan’s piece, “ Watching Mitch Joel Blog ,” which he wrote while we were all in Norway and, literally, watching Mitch blog. And, let’s be real, it’s a pretty easy blog post for me to write. Blogging Philosophy.

How Content Travels and Works in Social: Stories and People

Social Marketing Forum

Content is a key element in all forms of marketing: without good and relevant content there are no emails, there is no sharing and your site or blog doesn’t rank in search engines. Using HubSpot I could trace him easily back to a post I did on the blog you are now visiting that same day. And the starting point was content, in this case a blog post. Stories travel, not content.

Niche Travel Blogging Demystified

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. If you look at all the travel blogs out there, you’ll notice many common themes. People tend to write a blog that falls into an overarching category like cruises, backpacking, solo travel, or digital nomad travel. What readers are left with is thousands of blogs about the same thing, and a crowded field where no one really dominates. They simply blog because they like blogging. And as we all know, it’s only then that you can make money from your blog.

How to Keep Your Blog Active While Traveling

ProBlogger

For many, keeping a blog is a full-time commitment, especially if you want to keep your readers active and engaged with what you have to say.  But, will taking that time off have a negative effect on your blog? If you’re open to having guest posts, this is a great way to feature new content that will spark activity in you blog.  Optimize your blogging time on the road.

For Travel Destinations: Working Well with Bloggers

Bare Feet Studios

will write about the specifics in a separate blog post, though I did start noodling on this idea back in 2008. Each will be accompanied by a companion to assist in developing stories and making media (writing blog posts, updating social networks, and taking pictures and videos). Online social conversations cover a wide territory – from short greetings and reference links on Twitter to long form blog entries with lots of photos, links, and nuanced story telling. Each artist has a destination blog where s/he will be writing their in-depth pieces about the trip.

Four Tips for Bloggers Who Want to Work with the Travel Industry

ProBlogger

People are attracted to travel blogging for a lot of reasons. Still others are attracted to the niche travel blogoshpere for the sheer love of travel, and any partnerships with the travel industry are a bonus. While it is possible for a successful travel blogger to participate in media trips, the way we interact with the travel industry is key to our long-term success. After all, many of us operate our travel blog just like any other blog: it’s a business and the relationships we make with industry are not just important, they’re vital.

Blogging Mistakes Equal Lessons Learned

Spin Sucks

A couple of weeks ago, I made a blogging mistake. You see, I’ve been traveling. A ton. That week, a handful of people sent me the Chick-fil-A Mashable story about fake Facebook accounts and, because I needed a blog topic, I was in a hurry, and it seemed like an open and closed case, I blogged about it. What blogging mistakes have you made?

Remember Where You Came From When Traveling Social Media

Diva Marketing Blog

Here are a couple of examples including B2B, B2C, Twitter, Pinterest and Blogs. 1. One of my favorite CEO blogs is Marriott On The Move written by Bill Marriott. One of my all time favorite things to do is walk-the-beach in the morning. (I also like to walk-the-city.). A few weeks ago I was visiting my family in Massachusetts. Welcome to our world.". That's where it can get tricky. Walking

How Your Blog Can Score You Free Travel

ProBlogger

This guest post is written by Anthony from The Travel Tart. When I first started my travel website in 2009, I just wanted to get my travel writing out there, because I was frustrated with the way traditional media worked. have also recently become partners with a major adventure travel company that will provide more opportunities for press trips in the coming year.

Time Management for Travel Bloggers … and Others

ProBlogger

This guest post is written by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. spend my time traveling the world and working as I go. But unlike most other digital nomads, I don’t move to a city for a few months, live and work there. I run a travel blog so I’m constantly on the move. Balancing life and travel is a hard task when you’re constantly being pulled outside for activities, while the demands of running your own business keep you inside. Meeting new people and traveling to new destinations often becomes more important than work.

Content Marketing is More Than Just Blogging

Firebelly

Content marketing is about more than just blogging. According to Jeremy Williams, you all should be going crazy over this blog post now. According to Jeremy Williams , social media director for the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (and my boss when I do travel writing for IOTD), blog posts with photos get more traffic than blog posts without. And video?

Blog Sabotage!

Geoff Livingston

Even more personal, focusing on life and issues outside of marketing, this has become much more of a writer’s blog than a professional marketer’s vehicle. One could say I sabotaged my own blog. Certainly if you are one of the seven angels of blogging doom , the critical pen is flying right now. Why not start a second blog? Not so fast. Thank you for that.

Gene Carr's Patron Technology Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Gene Carrs Patron Technology Blog. Subscribe to this blogs feed. And lets also assume that the competition for arts patrons attention online will increase, as high-quality blogs and independent cultural sites like www.showup.com proliferate. blogs, texting, podcasts, online video â?? marketing Insight to help arts & non-profit organizations leverage the Internet. About.

The Airbnb Story

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Airbnb is changing the way that the world travels, and the way in which people connect. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. travel. travelling. Most people know Airbnb as the disruptive hospitality business that is valued at $24 billion. Sometimes, the number, size and speed to market of these startups can blind us to the people who are building them. More often than not, this is not the case. Joe Gebbia is the co-founder of Airbnb. To be frank, his story is charming. even humane. Hardly.

32 Experts Share Their Best Blog Post Promotion Tips

Kikolani

In celebration of the launch of my first premium training course on how to promote your content , I asked some of the top blogging, content marketing, and online marketing experts to answer one important question. What’s your most successful method of promoting a blog post or other single piece of content? So how then does a blogger successfully promote a brand new blog post?

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How I Started Making $5,000 a Month With My Travel Blog [Case Study]

ProBlogger

It has now been just over two years when I entered the world of blogging and I have started to make roughly $5,000 a month with my travel blog blogs. Blogs, with an “S” at the end—that is one of the main topics of this post. I started off with just one site and now have a slew of travel sites, branched out into other industries like finance with my Day Trading Academy , and have enlisted the help of others in order to maximize profits. It’s not about what you sell if you never put your blog in a good position to sell it.

How I Started Making $3,000 a Month Blogging About Travel

ProBlogger

It has been about one full year since I started blogging about travel, and I have started to generate $3,000 or more a month via my travel blogs. have started to make at least $3,000 a month via my main travel blog, wanderingtrader.com. Initially, I started my blog to capture traffic for a day trading business that I was running. What it turned into was my own personal travel blog about my passion for travel, and tips about day trading and travel. Top 50 Influencers in Travel. Top 100 Independent Travel Sites.

50,000 Thoughts, and Blogging Ain’t One of ‘Em

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been traveling all week in Athens, Ohio. It’s about all I can do to not go out there and be the traveling equivalent of the curmudgeon who yells at you to get off his lawn. 50,000 thoughts… and blogging just ain’t one of ’em. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 50,000 Thoughts, and Blogging Ain’t One of ‘Em. Thank you.

3 Ways to Engage Your Team and Improve Your Blog

Convince & Convert

It’s something that comes up again and again: Your business has a blog, and a team of people responsible for the strategy, content creation, execution, and overall success of that blog. The team of people is actually one or two people partially allocated to the blog. The blog is one in a series of projects that the team of people are responsible for managing day-in and day-out.

How To Build A Successful Business Blog (a Getting Started Guide)

Rebekah Radice

That’s where blogging comes in. Building a successful business blog can give your business the edge it needs. Whether you’re looking to start a blog from scratch or reinvent your current blog, this post will walk you through the setup of a successful (and profitable) business blog. Because they’re the exact steps I took to set up my award winning blog!

B2B Blogging Trends 2011: Towards an Integrated Approach

Conversionation

In many organizations, blogs are still seen as almost separate entities. Several other organizations have no blog at all. Should a company blog? Should employees blog? However, when not blogging you are missing out on important opportunities. In this post, I will not tackle the ‘advantages’ of blogging. Key reasons for an integrated blog marketing approach.

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How To Be Inspired At Work

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Spend more time travelling. Follow some interesting blogs. They can be major ones, like taking your savings and going off to travel. travel. It''s 7 am. I''m sitting in a coffee shop right around the corner from my office. It''s easy to read between the lines. It''s easy to think that someone is a workaholic. It''s easy to make assumptions (must be single, probably no kids, whatever). All of that is irrelevant (and not true). remember being desperately out of shape in the early nineties. remember being very busy at a startup in publishing. We all want to read more.

10 Years Of Blogging. One Tiny Favor. Please Help Me.

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just don''t like the whole, "hey everyone, did you know that I have been blogging for ten years?" " I don''t blog, write or publish with a numerical metric or amount of time in mind. I don''t blog, write or publish with the notion that the longer that I publish, the more entitled I am to your attention or interest. blogging. Tags: blog. leukemia.

How to Make Your Blog a Cybersecurity Fortress

ProBlogger

Problogger is where I learned a lot of my own blogging skills, and I cannot compliment Darren enough for creating a space for bloggers that focuses on real improvement and in-depth conversation. Many bloggers go into blogging thinking that nothing could happen to their blog and that anything on the internet is, to an extent, removable. Miscellaneous Blog TipsUse HTTPS.

4 Ways Pinterest Can Help Drive Traffic To Your Blog

ProBlogger

After months of pinning diligently and engaging with my subscribers, my analytics exploded, figuratively speaking – Pinterest has become the #1 referral for my blog, bringing a steady flow of high-quality visitors (that stay on my site for more than a microsecond and comment on/share the content) every day. Opt for concise yet engaging wording that reflects the content of your blog post.

Social Media Contest: Send Your Facebook Profile On A Cape Town Holiday

The Realtime Report

According to Cape Town Tourism, the social networking giant sees more than 300 million photos uploaded every day, many of them travel photos. Back in September, we covered Cape Town’s “iAmbassador campaign” which combined travel blogging, crowdsourcing and social media to draw attention to the city as a travel destination. How exactly does it work?

Twitter Helps Its Muslim Users Celebrate Ramadan

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter media partnerships director, Middle East Kinda Ibrahim said in a blog post  that tweets about last year’s Ramadan were seen 8.4 billion times , on and off Twitter–adding that the most discussed topics include food, travel and shopping–and she provided details on the social network’s offerings for this year’s Ramadan. VsJzsVq5Xw pic.twitter.com/Ooq7OvSmGx.

The Full Blog Monetization Menu – 60+ Ways to Make Money With Your Blog

ProBlogger

You think about it all the time – how great it would be to make money from your blog. Making money from your blog is not something that happens by accident. Once you understand all of the possible ways to monetize your blog, it’s much easier to devise the right plan. Succeeding at Monetizing Your Blog. Use it as a guideline for your blog monetization plans.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

One question I get asked often is how to start a blog. While there are many platforms to choose from, I always suggest that if your purpose for blogging is anything related to branding, business, or making money online, then you want to go with WordPress on your own domain. Your first step to staring a blog on your own domain is choosing a domain name. BloggingKnowEm.

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

We just launched our travel tech start-up, Cruiseable , three weeks ago after a year of work. love to cruise, but it’s frustrating that there’s no site or app to help me discover the wide assortment of cruises that are a good match for my travel style and budget – and to help me book the right voyage to the right destinations. know that my peers in the digital generations don’t want to traipse down to a storefront to spend an hour with a travel agent. Know anyone in the travel space we should be collaborating with? Guest Post by J.D. Lasica. First, the back story.

Get Hundreds of Links to Your Next Blog Post, Guaranteed

Viper Chill

How can you guarantee that people will read your blog post? They say that around 80% of visitors to your blog will read your post title, but only about 20% will actually read the accompanying post. Guest Blogging: The Ultimate Guide – 297 links. Do you notice anything in common with those blog posts? Blogging SEOHow do you get people hooked on your content?

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Unmasking the Biggest Tyrant in Blogging

Viper Chill

The real deal is that I’m the guy called the Blog Tyrant and that intro was an attempt at humor. Unmasking the Blog Tyrant. For all of you who have been to Blog Tyrant or seen my posts on Copyblogger , Problogger , Smart Passive Income , etc. For almost two years now I’ve written articles, replied to comments and made friends with my readers as the Blog Tyrant.

5 “Research-Backed” Ways to Earn More Social Traction for Your Blog

ProBlogger

Whether you’re a professional blogger or just getting started, gaining social traction for your posts is one of the most crucial tactics for getting your blog noticed and read. We found there are five main components to consider for your blog analysis: Publishers + High-Profile Bloggers. Reach out to publishers or other blogs that earn the most traction for their content.

Using Visual Content to Increase Blog Engagement

ProBlogger

Visual content is your secret weapon to boosting blog engagement. The blog posts of today demand fresh, eye-catching content that can be read and shared easily, which makes videos, infographics, photos, and slideshows a perfect companion to blog posts. Additionally, visual content is extremely easy to integrate into your current blog posts, as well as add to your past posts.