Whatever happened to Hubtrails?

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  1. Marisa Wright profile image91
    Marisa Wrightposted 12 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?

  2. Lily Rose profile image87
    Lily Roseposted 12 years ago

    Good question!  Funny how things get so much hype and then eventually fall by the wayside...

    1. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't say it got a lot of hype - after all, it was a Hubber idea not an official HubPages project.

      However it is another way of getting free backlinks for your travel Hubs on the various Hubtrail websites and blogs, so it seems a shame if people aren't using it.

      1. sofs profile image74
        sofsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        what are these hubtrails that you are talking about? I have absolutely no idea, what are the advantages and how does it help?? someone.. anyone care to explain please... smile

        1. saleheensblog profile image60
          saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          here is a hub written by Ohma http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubtrails

      2. relache profile image73
        relacheposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Like many other side projects started by Hub users, if the topic isn't brought up regularly, people forget about it and new users have no clue it exists.

        1. saleheensblog profile image60
          saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          you are so true, few days ago I read about hubtrail when I was checking Ohma's hubs otherwise I could never get a clue about it.

    2. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think it was a very good idea, i recently came to know about it.But unfortunately I haven't heard of it in last to months anywhere in HP.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image91
    Marisa Wrightposted 12 years ago

    It's still possible to add the Hubtrails tags to your Hubs, and it can still offer you benefits.

    Ohma was the person who started the project, but I find Travelespresso's Hub explains the nuts and bolts the best:


    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I would definitely use it if I was doing more travel hubs (I have on the two I've done.)

      However I don't wish to enter the contest since I prefer not to reveal too specifically where I live. smile

    2. sofs profile image74
      sofsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanx,  will check it out!  smile

  4. Princessa profile image82
    Princessaposted 12 years ago

    I've been tagging my hubs with the hubtrails tags but they do not seem to appear on the hubtrails sites.  I think they only show in one of them.  Any ideas why?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      First, check your tags.  The whole project was floated as an idea by Ohma and people picked it up and ran with it before all the details were sorted out - so there's a bit of confusion about the tags!

      Travelespresso's Hub explains the tags correctly.

      Hubtrailtravelguide.com will only pick up Hubs which include a tag for the continent.  Unfortunately some of the early advice said not to use the continent tag unless you were writing a Capstone, and any Hubs which followed that advice weren't picked up.  The site is populated automatically via RSS feed, so going back and adding the continent tag after publication won't work. 

      I haven't got time to go back and find all the Hubs that got missed (there are only about 300 on the site).  I've said before that if anyone else would like to take the site over, I'd be happy to pass it on.

  5. Ohma profile image60
    Ohmaposted 12 years ago

    Here is a link to the Hubtrail site. http://hubtrailtravelguide.com/
    I have been very busy lately and not been able to spend a lot of time here. There is a write up in the learning center about Hubtrails http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/hubtrails/ and there are currently over 1000 hubs showing up in the feed. I had asked for some assistance in keeping the map updated some time ago but no one offered.

  6. Denise Handlon profile image77
    Denise Handlonposted 12 years ago

    I wrote a hub for the contest and 'forgot' to add the tag until RM reminded me.  So, I went back and did it (correctly, I hope?).  I'm still learning the hubmob ropes.  There is alot to remember...Good point thought, thanks.


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