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Build traffic to your blog by participating in Uptake's program, Travel Gems. ...

Build traffic to your blog by participating in Uptake's program, Travel Gems.

By showcasing posts on UpTake we introduce bloggers to a new, wider audience. We also drive new traffic to every blog appearing on UpTake by linking to the original post. If you write it, they will read -- and we'll help them get there.

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  • 1. Travel Gems and Featured Travel Gems
  • 2. What is UpTake?
    • A travel search engine that helps people make better decisions about where to go, where to stay, what to do
    • World’s largest travel catalog
      • 5,000 Sources
      • 50,000 Destinations
      • 775,000 Hotels and Attractions
      • Blog network of 50 writers and 8 blogs
    • Doing well!
      • >1.3M UVs in June (Compete.com)
  • 3. What is a Travel Gem?
    • What?
      • We deliver your posts to a new audience by integrating a short excerpt of your post on UpTake consumer pages
    • How?
      • Simple! Link to a page on UpTake that is valuable to users and relevant to your posts
      • We analyze your post to identify the relevant excerpt, then we review and publish it
    • Why?
      • Brings awareness to your blog
      • Drives traffic to your site
      • SEO benefit
      • Provide a good resource for your readers
  • 4. How to find the right page on UpTake
    • For Detail Pages:
      • Type in the name of the attraction, hotel, restaurant, etc. in the Google search box plus “UpTake”
        • (e.g. Huntley Hotel + UpTake)
    • For Search Pages:
      • Go to Uptake.com
        • Enter in the relevant location and choose the specific category (hotel, attraction or vacation)
  • 5. How to link to UpTake
    • Find the relevant page and keyword you wish to connect with on UpTake and select “hyperlink” and insert the appropriate URL
    • Ex: Hyperlink “downtown Los Angeles” to our Nightlife near Downtown LA pg (Wordpress platform is shown below)
    • Watch this short video if you want to see how easy it is to become a Gem!
  • 6. How to become a Featured Travel Gem
    • Featured Gems are displayed prominently at the top of our Search and Detail pages
    • A Featured Travel Gem is an outstanding blog post that helps potential travelers make well-informed decisions and is extremely well matched to the page on which it appears
    • How to be featured:
      • Need to meet a list of criteria which our editorial team will review and approve accordingly
      • For a list of our criteria click here
  • 7. How a Featured Travel Gem appears on UpTake
  • 8. Helpful Articles
    • Travel Gem Blogger Profiles
      • Once you participate, we will add you to our blogger profile page which will include a link back to your blog
    • Self-Registration Form
      • You can just send us the post(s) you want featured and the page where you recommend it appears on UpTake by completing this form
    • Travel Gem Blogger Leaderboard
      • Leaders are determined by the number of Travel Gems and featured gems on UpTake
    • How to be a Featured Gem
      • More information
    • Travel Gems Badges
      • You can put a badge on your side bar telling others we think you are a gem, if you wish
    • How to allow Pingback technology to your Wordpress blog
      • In order for us to “hear” you
    • Watch this short video showing you how easy it is to become a Gem!
  • 9. Watch this short video to see how easy it is… [ ]