August 7, 2012

How to Improve your Travel Blog

Sure Travel had the pleasure of attending the second Getaway Travel Blog Conference this past Saturday, held in conjunction with Cape Town Tourism, at the Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock. And, wow, what a conference it was! Informative, fun, educational, helpful, entertaining and inspiring, the venue was crammed with creative, innovative people crazy about travel blogging.

For those of you that weren’t able to attend, here are 11 steps (super easy to remember and implement) which will help you make your travel blog awesome. 

1: Share stories and experiences that are unique, meaningful and go beyond the ordinary.
Mariƫtte du-Toit Helmbold from Cape Town Tourism

2: Photos are incredibly powerful on blogs and other social media platforms - share lots of visuals as often as you can.
Keith Jenkins from Velvet Escape

3: Great ideas take work, work, and a little bit more work.
Justin Cam from Getaway

4: Make photographs a maximum of 800 pixels wide and optimize them at 72dpi.
Andrew Brauteseth from Guy with Camera

5: Adding social media buttons to your posts makes it easy for your readers to share your content. Make it all as easy as possible – people are lazy! 
Melvin Boecher from Traveldudes

6: Use analytics to see which are your most popular posts and write similar posts, or turn them into a series. 
Nellie Huang from Wild Junket

7: People are bad at understanding logic but superb at understanding stories. Make yours a great story.
Willam Price from South African Tourism

8: Be personal – share who you are and your opinions. If readers want facts, they will use Wikipedia.
Matt Long from Landlopers

9: If you can measure it, you can manage it. Use google and web analytics to optimize what works for your blog.
Joseph Lawrence from Clickshape

10: Use online influencers and current trends for your benefit – timing is important.
Mike Sharman from Retroviral

11: Ask for what you want (if you want your fans to like something on Facebook, say so).
Dave Duarte from the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy

Were you at the Getaway Travel Blog Conference? Got any other travel blog tips? Comment and share with us - we'd love to hear from you.


The Improvement of the travel blog were great and it were quit interesting in to hear more about this ....

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