Social Media and Travel

Social Media Marketing

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. travel social media trends Twitter

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. Trippy – Like Pinterest, but dedicated exclusively to collecting and sharing travel ideas ( Web, iPhone).

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10 Amazing Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Travel

Peg Fitzpatrick

I love to travel! I’m going to share some of my favorite travel hacks with you. Try this app for travel budgeting: Trail Wallet. There’s tons of great travel pins on Pinterest with recommendations for places to visit and to add to your travel bucket list.

A First-Class Guide to Social Media for Travel

Sprout Social

From inspiration to reminiscing, travelers turn to social media throughout every step of their journey. Social media has a huge influence on travel-related purchases. In fact, of those who use social media to research travel, only 48% followed through with their original plans.

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#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.

Can Travel Bloggers Live Well From Their Blogs?

The Realtime Report

Can Travel Bloggers Live Well From Their Blogs? Travel blogs have become quite popular over the years, and it’s easy to see why the best of the bunch have come so far. Here are the basics of creating a successful travel blog: Choose Your Niche.

The “Traveler” Rules of WordPress Plugin Management

ProBlogger

We also get asked how you can make your blog look better, load faster, perform better. However, before we all go plugin crazy, here’s a sage story from ProBlogger Developer M ario Ricalde on the use of plugins and some recommended rules to keep your blog in top shape. WordPress: The Light Traveler Let's visualise your WordPress blog as a celebrity that decides to go on a journey, destination and length unknown. Simple, put yourself in the position of that traveler!

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. I’m questioning whether we should have started a blog at all.

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. Jay Ducote, Deep Fried America : Deep Fried America presents a great mix of drool-worthy food, talented chefs and fun travel.

#SproutChat Recap: Creating Content for the Travel Industry

Sprout Social

This makes marketing for travel professionals easy, right? How do you get folks to your travel destination when cost and time often get in the way? Sprout All Star, Keri Jaehnig , has spent years working in the travel industry and has won several state tourism awards for her social media campaigns and marketing efforts. This week, she joined #SproutChat and shared her insights for making the content your travel brand produces stand out and getting visitors in the door.

How To Get Started With Free Travel When Your Blog is Brand New

ProBlogger

Many travel bloggers start blogging with dreams of getting free travel around the world. After only three blog posts and 100 Instagram followers, we received our first perk: an upgrade to the best suite in a 4-star hotel. Blogging for Dollars

7 Travel Influencers you should be following on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

From pictures of national landmarks to exotic locations, I think we can all agree that with the age of social media that travel inspiration is all around us. There’s a plethora of travel influencers that offer a breathtaking perspective of places we may want to add to our bucket lists.

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.

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. 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 I also like to walk-the-city.).

For Travel Destinations: Working Well with Bloggers

Bare Feet Studios

I 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.

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? Your blog can be active even if you don’t produce new content.

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. But she is a travel blogger! Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.

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. Videos: Another thing Jeremy said is that blog posts with videos outperform blog posts with photos.

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. Blogging has advantages over traditional media.

Time Management for Travel Bloggers … and Others

ProBlogger

This guest post is written by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. I spend my time traveling the world and working as I go. 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.

Why You Should Be Repurposing Your Blog Content

Kikolani

A major part of your content strategy probably consists of brainstorming new topics for blog articles, getting them written, and organizing them on an editorial calendar. Producing fresh content on a regular basis has become the norm for most websites, resulting in a seemingly never ending archive of blog articles, most of which become lost in this black hole of content, never to be visited again. Why bother repurposing blog content? What to Do with Other Blog Content?

It Pays to Provide Customer Service via Twitter (Report)

SocialTimes Twitter

Wayne Huang of Twitter’s research team added in a blog post : If you need to discuss a private topic with a person who mentions your business in a tweet, reply with a direct message deep link so you can invite customers into private, one-to-one conversations.

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.

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. So how then does a blogger successfully promote a brand new blog post?

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.

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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.

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).

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

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I 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. Today is my tenth anniversary of blogging. blogging.

7 Blogging Mistakes to Avoid in 2017

ProBlogger

However, one of the best ways to save time and money in your blogging is to learn from the mistakes of others. Here are my top picks for the seven blogging mistakes you should avoid in the year ahead. How do you figure out who you should be blogging to? Everybody makes mistakes.

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

The Realtime Report

Cape Town Tourism launched a new Facebook travel app this week, designed to allow “virtual visits” to the city through a user’s Facebook profile.

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. Because they’re the exact steps I took to set up my award winning blog! Read my ultimate getting started guide to building your business blog.

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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.

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. Blogging

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. Blogging SEO

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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.

DIY Design: How to Design Compelling Visual Content for your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

This is a resource post with links to the tools that I shared in my INBOUND 2016 session DIY Design: How to Design Compelling Visual Content for your Blog. Creating shareable, eye-catching graphics is a must for blogs to get traffic. I’m getting ready for some fun #travel soon!

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.

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. I’m telling you this because even though I am a horrible writer, English os not my first language, and I need other people to proofread my work, I’m proof that you really don’t have to be the best at something in order to do make money via your blog. Top 50 Influencers in Travel.

Do You Know Why You Blog?

Kikolani

I suspect that as you are reading a blog like Kikolani, if you’re not a blogger as such, you’re at least interested in blogging. For the purposes of the post I’m going to presume you do blog, but please feel free to substitute whatever it is you do for a living in place of blogging if that’s more appropriate. Why do you blog? Let’s suppose you answered that you blog to provide an income. What is Your Blog About?

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. Why not start a second blog?

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