I know there are plenty of people working on Hubtrail Hubs and I would like to post this thread, so as to get your attention.
I, myself am working on the Capstone Hub for Americas and requesting a link from every person who writes a Capstone Hub for North America(all State Hubs should link to One Capstone, then have sub-trails from that source), Canadian Provinces or Territories(again one capstone, the sub-hubs), South America(each geographically label land/state should have one capstone, then sub-hubs, as well) and least but not least Central America(again same pattern- one capstone, then sub-hubs linked).
I will be reviewing each hub for errors, tagging and design(quality of content), and leaving a comment on each.
You do not need to post a link here, but if want to, do post your title of the hub, so others can know what it is about.
As I review each hub, I will display them here, when done and added to my hub. Each hub will be shown as a reply to your title posted.
Thank you for your time, effort and cooperation in this matter.
Nebraska HubTrail: The HubPages Guide to Nebraska Travel and Life
Thank you Kerry G. I do appreciate your participation, but however, I noticed you did not read my OP completely.
I read your OP several times over, actually, but do not see the point of putting the title of a hub without the link, especially if you are just going to add it in yourself later. Why create an extra step for people?
If I get snipped for self-promotion, so be it, but I think that since you specifically asked for capstone hubs and Maggie and the other mods are aware of the HubTrails project, it will probably be allowed in this instance.
The reason for posting the title only was to simply keep the thread alive. Since, I am not bestowed powers that allow me to make it a sticky at the top of the forum. By people posting just the title and not the link, but sending the link to me in an email, it prevents two things from occurring...it prevents the thread from dying and your link from getting snipped, because no one asked you post a link.
I am also simply follow the rules of the forum, without favoritism being played. It opens up other doors that do not need to be opened.
Okay, I'll remove it, but I suggest you change the wording of your post a little, because as it currently reads, it sounds like posting links is fine. Also, you don't say anything about sending you the link by email in your OP.
"You do not need to post a link here, but if want to, do post your title of the hub, so others can know what it is about."
say something like:
"Please do not post a link to your capstone here, but send it to me by email. If you want, you can post the title of the hub here, and I will post a link as a reply to your post when I have reviewed the hub and added it to the Americas Capstone."
HI CAGSIl I will write one about Dallas, til tomorrow? Congrats for your score 93 HOORAY! Will be back later I will eat at Chinese
Hey PDH, you can do whatever you like. It is up to you, I just asked people to do a simple task when they are done with their Hubtrail Capstone Hub?
Is there already a Texas Capstone? Dallas would be a sub-hub, under the Texas Capstone, because Dallas is a city of Texas.
You are more than welcome to write whatever hubs you like. I am only looking for CAPSTONE Hubs, so I can finish my Hub.
Thank you Cagsil, I think Ms KCC wrote a capstone for Texas, I will just make a hub of Dallas under it
I'm a little confused about this. Are we saying there can only be one Capstone Hub per state? Yes, I did a Texas capstone hub, but it only has hubs I have written about Texas. I assumed anyone else with Texas hubs could do the same. I didn't think I would become the "official" hub.
Hey Habee, I have no clue if someone is working on it. That is one of the reasons for this thread. I need the Capstone for each State.
Those who write one, send the link via email and post the title here, when I am done adding/reviewing, I will then post the link here.
I would rather people not place links here, so they do not get snipped, for self-promotion.
Hey Habee, you sent your links to Ohma and she has not had time to send them to me, but don't worry about it. I went your profile and found them.
Just to let you know- the keywords on your Georgia Hub need a few more - (a) hubtrail capstone (b) hubtrail americas and hubtrail north america.
You can take out - "hubtrail" by itself, once you put these others in or not, up to you.
I'm about to read your Florida hub.
I wrote one for Massachusetts if you would like to use it.
Massachusetts Vacations History And Education
Thank you Arthur.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Massachusetts-T … stinations
Thanks Cags for this thread,
mine is Arizona: Hubtrail Capstone
Thank you AEvans.
@ AEvans, I only have one suggestion for you and it's about one keyword you are using- arizona hubtrail capstone?
hubtrail arizona - would be fine by itself, because you have -
hubtrail capstone already.
GACS, you may want to look at these, thank you,
http://hubpages.com/hub/Hong-Kong-Tour- … Experience
http://hubpages.com/hub/Visit-and-Trave … k-Thailand
http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubtrail-Visit- … hilippines
You saw the ast one already, Thank you RAY, Maita
Hey PDH, are those related to South America or Central America in some way??
If the Capstones are not part of Americas(North, South or Central) or Canada, then they are not part of my hub. However, might show up on the two feeds on it.
But, Thank you anyways.
Again, you might want to add the same keywords to your Florida hub also.
You already have hubtrail florida.
Still showing as it was before.
I refreshed my screen 10 times, to see if it would change.
I even closed the tab it was in and opened another, still the same.
I wondering if it takes time to take effect? Unknown by me.
Hey AEvans, I just sent you an email. I think we missed something in our communication.
Actually, AEvans there is still a problem -
You now have two of the same keyword, and the difference between them is the "dash".
You have hubtrail capstone and hubtrail-capstone
These are the same thing, when Search Engine look for them. The dash is not paid attention to or is treated like a space.
So, you can remove one of them.
I have two that would qualify for the Canadian provinces:
Travelling and Visiting Canada - The Province of British Columbia and
Travelling and Visiting Canada - The Province of Alberta
I will be working on one for the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Possibly one for Quebec too. These will take a bit longer as I'm tight on time for other engagements.
Let me know?? xox
Just a couple of things I liked to suggest and that would relate to your keyword selection-
http://hubpages.com/hub/Travelling-and- … of-Alberta
That would be about it. I will be adding it to my hub. I left a comment.
Hey Beth, here is your other hub-
http://hubpages.com/hub/Travelling-and- … h-Columbia
hubtrails * the "s" doesn't belong.
hubtrail british columbia
Other than that, you're all set.
And, yes I am enjoying my weekend.
I hope you are as well and doing well.
I'm somewhat exhausted, but trying to catch up on HP. Haven't had much time on hand to be here. Thanks for asking.
I've left a couple of the hubtrail tags because RedElf had asked me to. She's including me in one of her feeds.
BTW, only the first 15 tags will be picked up by the RSS feed. I think that's how it works... or I might be hallucinating this answer from last week....
Will edit the BC one next.
Then I would suggest that you prioritize your keywords, so that HubPages' feed picks up the appropriate keywords it needs.
Hence, make sure that the hubtrail keywords are ahead of others, so as to be within the first 15 keywords.
I realize you are tired and I am a patient person. I remember reading that same thing you did. I also remember, the advice I just gave you, as an answer to solve any problems.
That is why the keywords are essential to connecting the entire network of hubs that are incorporated into HubtrailTravelGuide.com and pinned to the GOOGLE Map, which Arthur is doing.
Oh, and if you did not know Haunty has setup another site also.
I can't keep up!! We need a list or something....maybe if someone sends me all the info, I can input into Excel or something and keep it all organized!
Ohma and Cags, have I thanked you both for all the great help and work that you're doing on the HubTrail guide? I know that I haven't thanked everyone for all their contributions, so THANK YOU!!!
I've edited the tags in both hubs and brought the hubtrail tags to the top 15. Is there an easier way to move them up (like drag and drop...which didn't work for me) instead of deleting the top ones and then rekeying them in? This didn't quite work either as a page refresh replaced these at the top again. I just deleted the tags I thought were unneccessary (or just in the way) couldn't care less at this point other than having the hubtrail tags at the top :lol
Again, THANK YOU for all of your hard work!!
I'm going to catch some sleep now...wake up call in 3 hours and more driving in the snow and rain (yup, snowing again tonight).
Love ya! xox
Beth Haunty's site is great I have a link to it on "Hubtrail" you should have a look when you have time.
While you are here, would you please email me any links you have for Capstone Hubs that you have for - Americas, remember to include Canada.
If you prefer to put them up here, then you can do that too, and I'll take them from here. Up to you?
http://hubpages.com/hub/Florida-The-Vac … -the-World
http://hubpages.com/hub/O-Pennsylvania- … r-Next-Hop
http://hubpages.com/hub/Canada-Hubtrial … avut-Yukon
http://hubpages.com/hub/Visit-Canadas-M … ard-Island
http://hubpages.com/hub/great-best-top- … -in-Canada
http://hubpages.com/hub/Massachusetts-T … stinations
http://hubpages.com/hub/Meet-Toronto-Ch … ister-City
http://hubpages.com/hub/Nebraska-HubTra … l-and-Life
http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-10-Hot-Empl … in-Wyoming
http://hubpages.com/hub/Canada-Hubtrial … avut-Yukon
http://hubpages.com/hub/Visit-Canadas-M … ard-Island
That will keep you busy for a while I will add more as I am aware of them. Most people quit sending the links to me.
I wish there were more we have nothing from South or Central America. and many of the states are not covered either.
Well, I am sure others hub writers will join in, as they work their way into the forum. We have to manage with what we have to work with.
Is other places around the world covered? One Capstone for Europe and UK, and middle east or any others. If so, once I put mine up, it will connect both sides of the water, on both sides of Americas.
West coast States can link across to Hawaii, Hawaii, can link to Japan or to Australia.
East Coast could link from State to Europe or UK.
Just a thought....lots to cover. LOL!
I have been reading some of these Hub Trails. I been thinking on if I should start one. I'm new to this. Would I email it to Ohma and Cagsil?
If I wanted to do one on Wisconsin, I should start it out as Wisconsin: HubTrail Capstone
Then if I wanted to break it down to the Cities, restaurants, etc. it wouldn't have Hubtrail Capstone listed in the title, right?
Is there a cut off date for this?
when you're writing for cities, they could also be a capstone if there are other hubs about the city you want to include or if other hubbers have hubs they want to contribute. I have a capstone about Tampa Bay because it includes other hubs about the area and I have them all linked together and it does say Hubtrail Capstone in the title. I also included hubs that I found interesting in the Tampa category of HP topics.
Thanks for the line!
WOW! What an awesome sight! The Team has done a fantastic job! Love the look and feel of it!
Question: my hubs don't show up for Alberta or BC?? What am I missing in my tags?
hi Im working on a capstone for Australia.. need to work on it tomorrow and really make the effort to do it well.
I'm quite enjoying this Hubtrail business I'm just writing one now!
Is Marisa constantly updating the official website? I'm wondering if mine will get displayed on there? I can only see one under UK at the moment
Here is my Wisconsin hubtrail. I have a couple subtrails in the making. http://hubpages.com/hub/Wisconsin-Hubtrail-Capstone
Here is a sub-trail I just published.
Thank you Sandy. Ohma, sent me an email yesterday, letting me know that you were about to publish it. Already have the link, but much appreciated.
HELP! I still can't figure out why my hubs aren't appearing at HubTrails. Can you help me?? Thank you.
I'm working on a Saskatchewan trail hub, which I should finish by the end of Sunday (with a bit of luck, earlier). I've also begun one on Manitoba and Quebec. Would you tell me which tags to have, and I'll add them as the first ones.
Beth I just checked you last two Canadian hubs and neither of them are using any of the Hubtrail tags. Are those the ones you are talking about?
The tags you should have on the hub -
The rest of the tags make relevant to your content.
When I have a finished mine, it will include Canada, as it's own Capstone, so no one needs to write a separate hub for that. I am including it in mine about the Americas. This also includes South America and Central America.
Each will be represented in my Capstone for Americas.
So, anyone working on hubs, Capstone hubs for anything belonging to Americas, send me the links via email. Email is easier than posting to the forum.
Thank you Beth and Everyone else too.
Hi there - I emailed Ohma about Canada capstones, some weeks ago, and if you check Marisa's site, you will see a network of Canada capstones is set up -
There are already country and province capstones for most of the provinces and territories (except NF-LB, which I am starting next) and Beth is working on SK and PQ as well as MN, I think.
Sorry guys, I didn't keep checking back in the forum - I just went ahead and did the work after my original posts. I guess I should have let you all in on what was happening.
Oh well, the more the merrier, I guess!
We are running into a tag problem though, as I have emailed Cags.
Here's the list of completed capstones -
Canada (me )
British Columbia (Thanks, Enelle - super hub!)
Alberta (thanks, Beth100 - great hub!)
Ontario (thanks again, Enelle!)
Prince Edward Island
Here is a list of tags:
All hubs for our feeds need these tags - hubtrail, hubtrail-canada, hubtrail-americas
For any travel hubs on BC, add the tag - hubtrail-westcoast
For any travel hubs on AB, add the tag - hubtrail-outwest
For any travel hubs on SK, add the tag - hubtrail-prairies
For any travel hubs on MN, add the tag - hubtrail-prairies
For any travel hubs on ON, add the tag - hubtrail-outeast
For any travel hubs on PQ, add the tag - hubtrail-belleprovince
For any travel hubs on YK, NT, NU, add the tag - hubtrail-upnorth
For any travel hubs on PEI, NB, NS, add the tag - hubtrail-maritimes
For any travel hubs on NF-LB, add the tag - hubtrail-therock
For the Canada Travel hub, (hubs not specific to a single province) add the tag - hubtrail-cantravel
I have also developed an info sheet and a forum post to troll for "Canada" travel writers.
This is the blurb I have asked everyone to include in their capstone hubs:
Do You Have A Hub For Us?
Do you have a great travel Hub featuring Canada's Maritimes <change designation for your province – eg. Canada’s Prairie Provinces> that you would like to have included in this feed? Here's what to do:
Add the following tags to your Hub:
• hubtrail-maritimes <change tag for your province – eg. hubtrail-prairies>
Make sure you have only 15 tags altogether, including these new ones - otherwise your hub will not appear in the feed.
If you have travel Hubs about any other parts of Canada, or special Canadian events, please check out the other capstone hubs for the appropriate province tags, or drop us an email through Hub Pages. As well, please include an RSS capsule with the following feed: http://hubpages.com/tag/hubtrail-capstone/hot/?rss
I hope my efforts don't cause any confusion, and we can all benefit from this great idea.
Thanks Cags, I'll go and check out my tag thingys....
Good thing you mentioned your writing the capstone for Canada, I almost started one tonight! Phew! I have enough on my plate for now, so thank you for looking after that one!
Okay. Maybe I'm just dumb. My tags are all there. I went to hubable.com. Clicked Americas >> Canada ...... no hubs by me there. Am I in the wrong place???
Hey Beth, I am including it. I am breaking down each section, so it is easier to work with. I am waiting to have about 30 or so hubs attached, by the time I publish it. I do not want it to be bare, so I am waiting for more hubs written. There is no time-frame set on publishing.
Ahhhh, so you're just hiding them from me!?! Oh, you almost had me there! They were sending the straight jackets out to me in 5 if I didn't stop pulling out my hair and banging my head on the wall!
Now, I can get a good night's sleep (if I ever leave the forums....)
Oh please.....that sound I am hearing is the ice cracking under your feet. Go to bed.
I just added another hub to go with my Wisconsin hubtrails.
Thank you Cagsil.
When White Gull Inn, of Fish Creek became the winner of the Good Morning America’s Best Breakfast in America Challenge, I knew I needed to write about it. http://hubpages.com/hub/Touring-Fish-Creek-Wisconsin
Hey Sandy, the hub looks awesome. Another great job.
On a side note- you do have to change something - a keyword/tag.
(a) hubtrail fish creek - does not need to be there
(b) hubtrail americas - should be in it's place.
You already have fish creek wisconsin. If you would like simply take off hubtrail from the keyword and leave fish creek by itself.
This way you can best use the RSS feeds that are in place.
Attention Hub Writers, who are writing hubs for Hubtrail project, which continues to add hubs daily.
However there have been questions and Ohma has her hub to help, and Travelespresso just published a new FAQ's hub about hubtrail.
There was a comment place about Continent tags and that is the reason for this post.
Hey Travelespresso, I saw this on the feed and figure I would help out by answering it - the tags are:
hubtrail Middle East,
hubtrail United Kingdom,
hubtrail Americas(includes Canada, South America and Central America).
Do not include the word "continent" it is not required.
Thanks for the list Cagsil - just one silly question - should the tags be hyphenated? e.g. "hubtrail-Americas"
Or does it not matter?
It does not matter. Search engines to not recognize the "hyphen" as anything but a space. However, it is best to not hyphen, because keyword search is dependent on words and phrases.
Thanks for answering my question Cags. Sorry about the confusion re snipped links on the Hubtrail FAQ's - I'd just woken up and I was still half asleep!
I think the above tag should not be Australia - it should be Australasia. This is confusing a lot of people. Australasia then covers the country Australia + New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island and Cocos.
Let me know your thoughts.
Hey Travelespresso, I would have to say yes on the tag selection for Australasia, simply because that is how it is categorized on HubtrailTravelGuide.com website.
So, that change should be made. And, is on me, my mistake.
I just finished this one for Mississippi http://hubpages.com/hub/Whats-there-to- … ississippi
I would like to add a few things to you hub.
(a) hubtrail mississippi *keyword/tag
(b) hubtrail americas *keyword/tag
Then I would like you to add an RSS feed to the end of your up, either before the comments or after the comments. Some are doing both ways. So far, it is not an issue, as to what format would be right(consistent).
The RSS Feed can mix your hub in with others that are connected to Marissa's website HubtrailTravelGuide.com, not to mention, it will be pinned to the Google Map. Plus, Haunty has a page dedicated for feeds also.
You can find out more on either Travelespresso's FAQ's page or Ohma's Hubtrail Hub.
Will you scan through it again and tell me if I did what you were talking about?
Actually, you do need to correct something.
The tags you put in place say hubtrails
It is Hubtrail.
No need for the "s" on the end. Otherwise, good.
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