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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… [ ]