Traffic building tips for your blog

Tips and hints on how to build traffic for your blog

How to get your guest post published on another blog

by Heather Cowper 11 October 2012
Guest Posts

I get quite a few guest post requests each week for my travel blog at Heatheronhertravels.com. The majority are generic cut and paste enquiries that I give a quick scan before I press delete, while others are well written proposals that catch my attention. If you want your Guest Post to get serious consideration, read on for my tips;  

5 free Google SEO tools and how to use them

by Heather Cowper 30 September 2012
Google tools

In this Guest Post from Emma-Julie Fox we cover some of the top free SEO tool from Google and how you can use them to analyse you travel blog’s performance, identify problems with your site and target topics that will be profitable and interesting to your readers  

02 How to create a successful WordPress site – podcast and ebook review with Matt Preston

by Heather Cowper 30 May 2011

I recorded this podcast with Matt Preston about How to create a successful website with WordPress when we were at the Travel Bloggers Unite conference in Manchester. Matt has written an e-book on this topic into which he’s poured his years of experience on developing successful WordPress sites, such as his travel blog at Travelwithamate.com. The book which is available both in paperback or PDF will give you opinions from an expert to help you set up WordPress successfully as […]

How to make the most of a Travel Blog event

by Heather Cowper 10 April 2011
Thumbnail image for How to make the most of a Travel Blog event

Having just returned from a fun weekend in Manchester at Travel blogger’s Unite, I’ve been reflecting on how you can get the most out of this type of blogging event. After all, although you’re there to have fun with other bloggers, you will be spending time and money to attend the event, so you want to get maximum benefit. Here are some things for you to consider;  

Why you need an About page for your blog

by Heather Cowper 6 January 2011
All about the About page on my blog

In this article I share how I reworked the About Page of my blog at Heatheronhertravels.com and why you need a great About Page too. This article was originally published at Heatheronhertravels.com. I spent a good few hours re-working the About page on my blog at Heatheronhertravels.com and thought I’d share with you my new, improved version and why it was worth the effort. The aim is to improve my blog making it something that will attract lots of readers […]

How to keep your travel blog alive when you’re not travelling

by Heather Cowper 18 December 2010
When the magic fades - keep your travel blog alive between trips

In this article I’ll share some ideas on how to keep your travel blog fresh and alive even when you’re not travelling. This article was originally published at Heather on her travels here. You’ll remember how it started. The idle flicking through the travel guide in the book shop. The fleeting glance in the travel agent’s window. The checking out of websites when you should have been working on something more serious and important.  

SEO tips from the World Travel Market – making the most of the web

by Heather Cowper 6 December 2010
SEO tips from the World Travel Market - making the most of the web

This article brings you tips on Making the most of the Web from a seminar I attended at the World Travel Market in London in November 2009. You’ll find below my summary of the seminar and tips to implement the ideas in your blog.  Thanks for this seminar to Paul Richer of Genesys Travel Technology Consultancy. This article was originally published at Heatheronhertravels.com under the title Making the most of the Web at the World Travel Market  

How your blog can appeal to a multi-lingual audience

by Heather Cowper 1 December 2010
Making your blog friendly to a multi-lingual audience

This article will give you ideas on how to make your blog friendly to a multi-lingual audience based on some ideas I heard in a seminar at the World Travel Market in 2009. This article originally appeared at Heather on her travels under the title of Making your blog friendly to a multi-lingual audience.  You’ll find out how you can add an autotranslation facility to your blog, why you might translate parts of your articles and how you should add […]

SEO for travel bloggers – the Hamlet skit from TBEX Copenhagen – Video

by Heather Cowper 14 November 2010
SEO for travel bloggers - the Hamlet skit from TBEX Copenhagen

You’re going to love this video that brings to life in Shakespearean drama some of the things to consider in SEO for your travel blog. I recently attended the Travel Blog Exchange or TBEX Conference in Copenhagen, held in the most amazing venue at Wallman’s Cirkus that comes alive in the evening with a dinner and show of acrobats, musical numbers and vaudeville. In the spirit of this dramatic venue and to kick off the 2 day conference, TBEX founder […]

How to present images effectively on your blog

by Heather Cowper 30 October 2010
How to present images effectively on your blog

In the second article in my series on how to use images effectively on your blog I’ll be giving tips on how to present images in an attractive way for your readers so that they’ll want to stay longer on your blog and keep coming back for more. I’ll also be telling you how you can use alt tags and captions on your photos to make sure the search engines can find you more easily. You can read my first […]

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