Some examples of getting links from high-quality travel sites:
* Write an honest review of a great product
* Offer free useful advice via Twitter
* Write interesting high quality articles like this
* Interview people and write it up nicely
* Keep putting stuff on your blog. Sooner or later someone will find it sufficiently interesting and relevant to link to it.
* Feature experts' recommendations on your blog then watch them link back to your post.
And there are so many more...
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
As an old Sunday Times hand, this hurts a bit to say but I saw the Telegraph's Saturday travel section a couple of times recently and I have to say it's pretty good. Nice and visual, lots of good quality writing and some neat incorporation of reader comments and recommendations. Which reminds me, must get a nice link in the Telegraph for 101.
One of the best travel inspiration websites - leaving aside 101 Holidays for second - is World Reviewer. The concept is excellent and it has managed to get together a good team of experts to provide some solid content. So I've decided to become an expert on the site and see how it goes. I'll have a think about what to review and start uploading some stuff.
Friday, February 18, 2011
One of the things that does my head in is the number of pages about me that I am supposed to maintain. I was reminded that I have a Google Profile page which hadn't been updated for years and looked incredibly naff - like I was trying to big myself up. So I updated it a bit, hopefully now it's a bit less w*nky. Oh, and also I pulled my finger out and wrote a page about where is hot in November for a holiday. Next one December. Ho hum.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Tour operators may not like it, but a lot of people search for "cheap", even if they end up paying more than they originally plan. In fact, it seems that many people put in the word cheap when searching even if they're not *actively* looking for bargains. Maybe just a habit. Any, I guess that's part of the explanation for this cheap holidays page. And partly because some people really *are* looking for cheap. Got that?