Hubtrail - Hows it Going?

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  1. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    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!

    1. Ohma profile image73
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. Haunty profile image81
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    All I know is FD published her Hubtrail hub today. And it's worth knowing. smile

  3. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    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. wink

  4. Mutiny92 profile image76
    Mutiny92posted 8 years ago

    How are the RSS items being pulled into the hubtrailtravelguide site?  I assume it is a widget, but not sure which one.

  5. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Mutiny,

    The Hubs are being pulled into HubtrailTravelGuide.com via tags on the RSS feed. smile

  6. Mutiny92 profile image76
    Mutiny92posted 8 years ago

    I saw that they were but was looking for the widget (or the specifics) on how.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Mutiny92 profile image76
        Mutiny92posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Marisa. I appreciate it!

      2. Cagsil profile image80
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Marissa. smile

  7. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago
  8. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    ~
    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 smile Happy Hubtrails and all that.

    1. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Frog, just make sure you enjoy yourself. smile wink

    2. travelespresso profile image78
      travelespressoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey FD...I just had a quick look and one of your Portugal hubs is showing up in the UrbanChaos Wiki site so your tags are right!

  9. travelespresso profile image78
    travelespressoposted 8 years ago

    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!

  10. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Travelespresso,

    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. wink

    1. travelespresso profile image78
      travelespressoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great advice, I'll check that out and make some changes.  Thanks

  11. Arthur Fontes profile image87
    Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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. wink

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image87
        Arthur Fontesposted 8 years agoin reply to this




        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.

        1. Cagsil profile image80
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Okay, didn't know that. Thank you for telling me. smile

    2. travelespresso profile image78
      travelespressoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  12. Mutiny92 profile image76
    Mutiny92posted 8 years ago

    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...

    1. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh on Wordpress? I see. I believe it has to be through a widget. Yes.

      Example:(this will feed the widget you make.)

      http://hubpages.com/tag/hubtrail-capstone/hot/?rss

      Make any changes you choose to it. Like, if you want a specific locale. wink

      I hope that helped. smile

      1. Mutiny92 profile image76
        Mutiny92posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        hehe - Do you know which widget was used to pull in the feed?

  13. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    No. I do not, but you can email Marissa Wright to find out, unless she is lurking about somewhere. lol  Sorry. hmm

    1. Mutiny92 profile image76
      Mutiny92posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no problems - thanks for spending the time on here to reply though!

  14. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    You're welcome. I wish I could have been better or more help. hmm

  15. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Cags thanks for being here!

    1. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome. However, can I point out...when am I not here? lol

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/44404

  16. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Well geez were you asleep at the wheel or what that you didn't catch that one for 9 hrs.?

    1. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have no clue. For a portion early today, I wasn't here. lol

  17. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    I missed this one because I had to go to that hateful place where they keep my paycheck hostage.

    1. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol Hopefully now that you are here you'll put a smile on for us. smile wink

  18. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    <<<<<<<<< Just for You!

    1. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's too cool! smile lol lol lol

  19. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    big_smile now I am going to go change it is to weird to not see the pic I am used to next to my posts.

  20. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Thank you for sharing Ohma.

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/3201409_177.jpg

  21. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    It is nice to be me again!

    1. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad you feel comfortable again. lol lol

      1. Ohma profile image73
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        you know us Seniors dont do well with change! big_smile

        1. Cagsil profile image80
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I certainly hope you are talking about yourself. I'm not a senior yet and won't be for a good number of years.

          However, if things remain, according to history of my family, then I'm going to live much longer anyways. wink lol

  22. Richieb799 profile image77
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    hmm I'm not sure about the traffic exposure, I guess I will wait and see if my hubtrails pick up over time

 
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