Hubbers write great travel Hubs all the time- why aren't more of them review Hubs as well? After all, most Hubs I read about particular places include an evaluation of their assets and drawbacks... all they are missing is a Ratings Capsule!
As a final bonus WTI for the last couple of days of November, I encourage you to create some travel Hubs reviewing places that do include the Ratings Capsule, and to enter them in the Rigorous Review Contest.
Don’t know what to do about your title? Check to see if there are any Exclusive titles that mention the place you would like to review. Alternately, go for a list format. We recommend titles like “Best Restaurants in Berkeley, California”, “Pet-Friendly Vacation Lodges in New England”, or “Museums for Kids in Rome, Italy”. Should you mention multiple places, just have your single Ratings Capsule count toward the place you evaluate in greatest depth.
Be sure to pull out as many original photos as you can for these Hubs- they make a big difference!
To create search-friendly titles of your own, follow the steps outlined in this Learning Center guide.
If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:
1) Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
2) Click the green button "answer this question".
3) Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
4) Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
5) Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
6) After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.
For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.
Oh, and do you want your WTI Hub to have a shot at becoming a Hub of the Day? Make sure the images are legally used and properly attributed!
Bikinis Texas and Intercourse Pennsylvania
I wrote about these actual destinations for several reasons, the names of each and how they represent such different and diverse cultures
Hehee, I love it!
So that it can qualify for the contest, be sure that it features at least one (legally used and properly attributed) image.
What does the winner receive? How many contests are we running currently?
The prizes are all outlined on our official contest page. Check it out!
In short, the prizes are as follows:
$700 in $25 Daily Drawing Prizes awarded to one randomly selected review entry every day of the contest
$700 in $25 Weekly Prizes awarded to the seven best review Hubs each week
$50 Best Product Review Prize for the best product review
$50 Best Service Review Prize for the best service review
$50 Best Restaurant Review Prize for the best restaurant review
$50 Best Place Review Prize for the best place review
$200 Grand Prize for the best overall review
I wrote a hub about Corolla, NC, because it is one of my favorite vacation destinations. My husband and I started going there in 1990 and have returned almost every year since then.
The hub can be viewed at: http://happyboomernurse.hubpages.com/hu … h-Carolina
I posted a review of the JW Marriott resort on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka, Ontario. Our family had a lovely weekend getaway there earlier this year:
http://savingkathy.hubpages.com/hub/Ont … Resort-Spa
Here's a place review with a restaurant review two! Do I get to enter in both sections
http://simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/Places-t … ant-Review
Here's mine, a review of the Key West Shipwreck Museum: http://deborahneyens.hubpages.com/hub/V … useum?done
My conclusion? Save your money. : )
It's so great to see a more critical review- people tend to be too generous with online reviews. This is very well done.
I have posted a few this week...whew!
The Sofitel 5-star hotel on the Golden Mile
http://kailibisson.hubpages.com/hub/Sof … real-Hotel
The restaurant in the Sofitel
The restaurant currently rated #1 in Montreal
XO, the very best restaurant in the Old City
http://kailibisson.hubpages.com/hub/Bes … d-Montreal
Here is my entry for travel to Asheville, North Carolina and the Biltmore. It is a wonderful and family-friendly place to visit. Only wish I could go there for Christmas. It is absolutely beautiful this time of year! http://goldenthreadpress.hubpages.com/h … a-biltmore
I had already started a review of a city: Perth in Western Australia, so will add that when it's finished. Meantime I've done another, of Whiteman Park in Western Australia. http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/Whiteman … a-a-Review
I forgot to do the whole answer this question thing...but here is my hub on best place for a mother daughter trip
http://chrissieklinger.hubpages.com/hub … e-New-York
Wrote a review on Palenque- The Maya Ruins of Palenque.
http://hockey8mn.hubpages.com/hub/The-M … enque?done
Another hub for this week's WTI:
Fun Things to do in Muskoka's Cottage Country
http://savingkathy.hubpages.com/hub/Cot … ka-Ontario
The Charleston Beer Exchange Charleston SC
http://kailibisson.hubpages.com/hub/Cha … r-Exchange
Though the contest is now closed, I'm going to leave this WTI open until Monday- just in case there are some contest entries you didn't finish but would still like to publish.
After all, even if you don't earn a prize from your place review, you can earn a lot in ad revenue from it over time!
Simone: Thanks to you and the HP staff for coming up with this month's/weekly contests. I have come up with so many ideas and have had a blast writing throughout this month. My husband even has gotten in on the "review fever" by suggesting even more topics for me to write. Kudos!--Deb
Now that's a positive ending to a fun contest. Thanks for all the work you've been doing to make sure things went smoothly and to answer everyone's questions along the way.
Oh I hope I can get this one in. I thought it was going until the end of the month. Either way, here is my review of our visit to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
http://holyjeans30.hubpages.com/_fkrcu4 … rch-Review
I put this one up a few days ago, but forgot to add it here. (I had started it before the WTI was announced so didn't answer the question.) It's another Australian one, this time of Perth itself. http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/What-To- … a-a-review
Thanks so much for the tip!! I'll be headed to San Francisco for Christmas. I'll be sure to write a review and include the rating capsule. :-)
As y'all might have had enough review writing to last you through the end of the year, I thought we'd turn to a classic subject for our next Weekly Topic Inspiration theme: holiday recipes!
Stop by the new WTI thread to join in on the fun.
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