Travel Gems and  Featured Travel Gems
What is UpTake? <ul><li>A travel search engine that helps people make better decisions about where to go, where to stay, w...
What is a Travel Gem? <ul><li>What?  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We deliver your posts to a new audience by integrating a short ...
How to find the right page on UpTake <ul><li>For Detail Pages:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type in the name of the attraction, ...
How to link to UpTake <ul><li>Find the relevant page and keyword you wish to connect with on UpTake and select “hyperlink”...
How to become a Featured Travel Gem <ul><li>Featured Gems are displayed prominently at the top of our Search and Detail pa...
How a Featured Travel Gem appears on UpTake
Helpful Articles <ul><li>Travel Gem Blogger Profiles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once you participate, we will add you to our bl...
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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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Up Take-Travel Gems/Featured Travel Gems-How To

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