Not heard much about this over the last few days, but I would love for you guys taking part in the Hubtrail to keep us all updated!
Not really had a chance to take part yet due to personal projects but I would like to know how this goes for traffic and earnings!
Wow Oli thanks for asking!
I am really happy to see so much participation in the Hubtrail project.
I have noticed in increase in traffic and a lot og it seems to be coming from Yahoo. a few clickers but not many yet. I am sure that will come with time.
All I know is FD published her Hubtrail hub today. And it's worth knowing.
I have talked with several people who are involved with Hubtrail and recently seen a peak in their views on their hubs. I did not ask nor did I want to know if it was making them any money.
What they make is their business and completely up to them if they care to share.
I only wanted to know if traffic had increased and the answer for some is yes.
How are the RSS items being pulled into the hubtrailtravelguide site? I assume it is a widget, but not sure which one.
The Hubs are being pulled into HubtrailTravelGuide.com via tags on the RSS feed.
I saw that they were but was looking for the widget (or the specifics) on how.
I think you mean a plugin, not a widget.
I'm using wp-o-matic to pick up the RSS feeds, one for each continent tag. I'm using the "latest" option.
Hey Mutiny, both these should answer your question.
Well I have no real idea about hubtrails. I published one, finally and I'm told it appeared somewhere I'm not aware of but you know, a few weeks ago I said I'd join in so I have. A few more to do, one half done, maybe show it's face the morra Happy Hubtrails and all that.
I've noticed a definite increase in traffic to my hubs since I included them in the hubtrail. It's been good to have extra exposure for existing hubs via the various sites - Ohma's, Haunty, Marisa and UrbanChaos (Wiki)and get the new hubs off to a flying start.
Nice to see a wider variety of traffic sources too.
Money....well that's yet to come for me!!! I'd love some advice on how to turn my travel hubs into cash!
I think you could use more targeted keywords. I notice on a lot of hubs(I'm guilty too), to generalize our words.
Target them to be more specific.
(a) vacation planning
(b) travel plans
(c) weekend getaway
Things like that. Target the words people will use to search.
One small note on a hub for Hubtrails.
If you would like to be placed on the map an address would be helpful in the hub.
Either that or at least the city the site is located in.
It is very hard to find a Kirk's Beach in Pennsylvania (example)without some idea where it is.
This becomes quite a daunting task globally.
Hey Arthur, just group them together by location, then only input so many in a day. Do not overwork yourself. Remember, to have fun doing it. I know a bundle of work can seem like a huge task, but break it down into manageable components, so it is within your ability to take care of.
Again, do not push yourself.
The only problem I have is every time I scroll on my PC it takes forever for the map to load. It takes forever to scan California to see if a particular town is even on the map.
Yes....I know what you mean. I've read through a few hubs about great sounding places and I have NO idea where in the world they are. Sometimes, I've just guessed that they're in America because that's where the author comes from.
I hope that we all write our travel hubs with this key point in mind Arthur.
You are doing a great job and the map makes a huge difference to the visual picture of which part of the world we've all written about.
Cags, I think I was not clear. I am curious on the mechanism on the hubtrailstravelguide web site that shows the line items of the RSS feed. I know it pulls in the appropriate RSS, but I do not know how those are being imported into the wordpress site (what widget or other software shows the RSS in that manner). sorry...
Oh on Wordpress? I see. I believe it has to be through a widget. Yes.
Example:(this will feed the widget you make.)
Make any changes you choose to it. Like, if you want a specific locale.
I hope that helped.
No. I do not, but you can email Marissa Wright to find out, unless she is lurking about somewhere. Sorry.
Well geez were you asleep at the wheel or what that you didn't catch that one for 9 hrs.?
I missed this one because I had to go to that hateful place where they keep my paycheck hostage.
now I am going to go change it is to weird to not see the pic I am used to next to my posts.
hmm I'm not sure about the traffic exposure, I guess I will wait and see if my hubtrails pick up over time
by Ohma 8 years ago
I have started a new thread for Hubtrails because I wanted to set up the instructions and other information you need in the very first post. Hopefully this will limit the confusion and help us to get better organized.First Important news:Marisa Wright has purchased the Domain...
by Kate Swanson 8 years ago
I've been too busy to take part in the contest, but I'm surprised how few people are taking advantage of the Hubtrail tags on their contest Hubs.Has everyone forgotten it exists?
by Dan Harmon 8 years ago
I am writing a hub on travel in Idaho, but am unsure as how to tie it into the hubtrails program. In particular, the idea of a capstone - one place says use it on the first one I write, another says don't use it, and I can't figure out just what to do. Help here, anyone?
by Steve Andrews 8 years ago
Hubber Ohma introduced me to the Hubtrails project and suggested I add my new hub about Wales to it. I did so and all was working fine. I asked if there was any limit to hubs you could include and was told no so spent a lot of yesterday adding other travel-related hubs. I am not used to using RSS...
by Kate Swanson 8 years ago
Sorry to report but I've had some problems with the external website. I tried to fix up the RSS feeds as they weren't picking up all the hubs, and in the process seem to have broken them altogether.Sincere apologies to all - I will get it fixed eventually but it will mean more Hubs get...
by Ethel Smith 8 years ago
Afternoon folks. If anyone has a UK, Greek Island, or European travel hub that I could add to my hubtrail hubs please let me know. Thanks all. Here's hoping
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