Archive for November, 2009

Why Google PageRank Matters for Travel Writers
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[Posted on: 30 November 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Technology, Tips & Tricks]
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So why should we focus heavily on Google? The answer is crystal clear considering that Google commands a 78% market share while its other major competitors (Yahoo! and Bing) only make up a combined 19% market share. This is why all bloggers (including travel writers) should make it a priority to target the search engine […]

Suzy: Week 15 Goals–Affiliate Advertising
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[Posted on: 27 November 2009]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. Last week we started digging into methods that Suzy can implement to earn some revenue from her travel blog, beginning with adding Google AdSense. This week it’s all about Affiliate Programs – those ads that travel bloggers […]

Doing Interviews? You Should Be!
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[Posted on: 25 November 2009]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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Many travel writers, both beginners and experienced, follow a familiar format. They travel (even if that is to some local destination because their travel niche is where they live), they take notes, they take some photos, they return home, and then they begin writing numerous travel articles and essays on their trip, and submit them […]

How I Got to Hold My Book With Both Hands
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[Posted on: 23 November 2009]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Travel Writing Books]
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I began to write my story somewhere in Eastern Russia, in the form of a few words thrown together in an email, to some of my favorite ‘sisters’. Those precious girlfriends, those fabulous women, who are the ‘treasure’ of every woman’s life, are the reason that I wrote my story down at all. It was […]

Passports With Purpose: Travel Bloggers Making a Difference
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[Posted on: 21 November 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info]
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The four fabulous founding female travel bloggers behind Passports With Purpose are once again calling on the amazingly supportive travel blogging community to help raise funds for a worthy cause. These wonderful women – Beth Whitman (Wanderlust And Lipstick), Debbie Dubrow (Delicious Baby), Michelle Duffy (WanderMom), and Pam Mandel (Nerd’s Eye View), gathered last year […]

Suzy: Week 14 Goals – Monetizing Her Travel Blog
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[Posted on: 20 November 2009]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. Last week we discussed a few methods that Suzy can use to encourage site visitors to sign up for her email subscriber list. This week it’s time for Suzy to start taking steps to monetize her travel […]

Finding Untapped Travel Writing Niches
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[Posted on: 18 November 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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Recently, a new member of our forum who plans to attend college in Canada asked us a question about creating a single travel blog to write about two different travel writing niches. He has an idea about blogging about college life, with a focus on the perspective of a foreign exchange student living abroad. His […]

And the Press Trip Debate Rages On
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[Posted on: 16 November 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Guest Blog Posts, Travel Writer Op-Ed]
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Editor’s Note: This is the first article in our new Category for Op-Ed pieces, created to give travel writers a place to voice an opinion and engage in conversation. If you’re interested in submitting your own Op-Ed article, please visit this page. Be sure to read and follow our editorial guidelines for Op-Ed pieces. Op-Ed […]

Suzy: Week 13 Goals – Growing her Subscriber List
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[Posted on: 13 November 2009]
[Posted in: Case Studies, Getting Readers, Getting Started]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. Last week we discussed the reasons why Suzy needs an email subscriber list, along with several popular options for adding an opt-in (sign-up) form to your travel blog and managing your list. This week we’re discussing various […]

FTC Site Compliance – Blogger Disclosure Guidelines
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[Posted on: 11 November 2009]
[Posted in: General News & Info]
[25 Comments]

There’s a lot of talk in the blogosphere about the new FTC guidelines that are scheduled to go into effect on December 1st, 2009, and if my email is any indication, some confusion as well. The new FTC guidelines are a revised set of rules established by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) that basically govern […]



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