Build Traffic To Your Website With A Hostel Blog

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Build Traffic To Your Website With A Hostel Blog

  1. 1. Build Traffic to Your Website with a Hostel Blog (Practical Tips) Josh Cohen HostelManagement.com
  2. 2. HostelManagement.com● Started in 2004● Over 5000 pages of free information● Over 6000 users worldwide● Online and offline events● Free monthly newletter● New features coming soon...
  3. 3. Hostel Blogs● Twitter.com/hostelblogs● HostelBlogs.com
  4. 4. Why blog?● Travelers use search engines to find travel information.
  5. 5. Why blog?● If your content is interesting, people will share it with their friends.
  6. 6. Why blog?● The point isnt to get direct bookings--its to have people share your website and link to it.
  7. 7. Why blog?
  8. 8. Put your blog on your hostels own website● myhostelwebsite.com → myhostelwebsite.com/blog● Dont put your blog on a separate website, or it wont help with your own site getting more traffic.
  9. 9. How to build a hostel blog cheaply
  10. 10. Creativity is more important than theamount of money you spend on your website.
  11. 11. The Formula● Write in very simple language -- almost like a childrens book
  12. 12. Lots of Photos© http://www.flickr.com/photos/kwl/3102355428/
  13. 13. Topics that almost always workThink about what your visitors want to read, not what you want to tell them.
  14. 14. Food, especially unusual or cheap
  15. 15. Adventure© http://www.flickr.com/photos/orcaman/4318034861/
  16. 16. Outdoors© http://www.flickr.com/photos/der_knut/4478542659/
  17. 17. Flowers → think botanical gardens
  18. 18. History and archaeological finds
  19. 19. Cute Animals → local zoo© http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/608279033/
  20. 20. Colorful art in your city© http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiswango/115663046/
  21. 21. Examples from travel blogs
  22. 22. Winter Photos: Cold can be Beautiful http://theplanetd.com/winter-photos-cold-can-be-beautiful/
  23. 23. Bike Sharing, Ride Sharinghttp://bit.ly/vimaE9
  24. 24. Rotorua – Something Special About This Evil Smelly Place http://www.ytravelblog.com/rotorua-something-special-about-this-evil-smelly-place/
  25. 25. Podcasting● Basic phrases
  26. 26. Motivating your staff to blog● Call it “Travel Writing”
  27. 27. More Information● www.HostelManagement.com ● Ask questions in the forum – over 20,000 posts● josh@hostelmanagement.com● Skype: j_hostels● +1 (413) 306-4433

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