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Travel Bloggers Weekly Issue 102

Travel Bloggers Weekly Issue 102
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Welcome to the 102nd issue of Travel Bloggers Weekly.

Travel Bloggers Weekly is your go-to resource for all things travel blogging. Whether you're an aspiring travel blogger or an established one looking to up your game, we've got you covered with the latest insights, tools, and tips to help you create, build, and grow your travel blog.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

Web Development

This week in web development, we've got some exciting resources and tutorials to enhance your blog's online presence:

WordPress 6.5.4 Maintenance Release
WordPress 6.5.4 is now available!This minor release features 5 bug fixes in Core. You can review a summary of the maintenance updates in this release by reading the Release Candidate announcement. …
What Is theme.json File in WordPress and How to Use It
Wondering what is a theme.json file is in your WordPress block theme? This guide explains what a theme.json file is, what it does, and how you can edit it.
What Is theme.json File in WordPress and How to Use It
Wondering what is a theme.json file is in your WordPress block theme? This guide explains what a theme.json file is, what it does, and how you can edit it.
How to Get More Global Visitors (WordPress International SEO Tips)
Do you want to target a broader global audience? Learn how to reach global visitors with these international SEO tips to increase website traffic and revenue.
How to Redirect a Page or URL in WordPress (2 Methods)
Deleting a page or changing its URL will cause an error message when users follow an old link. Learn to redirect the broken URL to a WordPress page that exists.
How to Add Captions to Featured Images in WordPress
Want to add captions to your featured images in WordPress? Check out our tutorial to learn how to add featured image captions so that they appear in your theme.
The Five Best WordPress Backup Plugins for Avoiding Disaster — SitePoint
Learn about five essential WordPress backup plugins that will help you safeguard your site and protect you against catastrophic data loss.
The Four Most Popular WordPress Ecommerce Plugins — SitePoint
Learn how to turn your website into a thriving online store with our pick of the four top WordPress ecommerce plugins.
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Stay Hydrated: Always carry a reusable water bottle with you and stay hydrated, especially when exploring hot climates or engaging in physical activities. Drinking enough water helps you stay energized and healthy during your travels.

Digital Marketing

In the realm of digital marketing, we've handpicked some valuable resources to help you grow your blog's online presence:

Google Ranking Systems & Signals: How To Adapt Your SEO Strategy In 2024 & Beyond
Our latest Google Ranking ebook explores recent ranking trends with insights and actionable strategies from 11 SEO experts.
5 reasons why your content isn’t working and how to create helpful content Google wants to rank
Is your content failing to rank? Find out why and how to create engaging, helpful content that meets Google’s standards.
Driving traffic to gated content and paywalled sites: SEO tips + examples
Explore SEO tactics to effectively market premium content and drive site traffic while preserving the value of your gated assets.
Study: 96% of sites in Google’s top 10 positions have 1,000+ links from unique domains
Only 0.3% of websites ranking in the top 10 had less than 100 backlinks and none had 50 links or less, according to the new study
How the Google leak confirms the significance of author and publisher entities in SEO
This three-tiered approach helps you optimize author and publisher entities, crucial to building trust and boost visibility in search results.
How to Avoid Ruining SEO During a Website Redesign
6 steps for protecting SEO during a redesign.
Website Traffic Down? Maybe It’s Not Your Fault
If your site has lost traffic, it’s natural to wonder what you’re doing wrong. But what if it’s not your fault? Here’s how to respond.

Mini Tutorial: Effective Use of Social Media Stories for Travel Bloggers

Social media stories are a powerful tool for engaging your audience with real-time updates and behind-the-scenes content. Here are three tips to make the most of social media stories:

  • Show Authentic Moments: Share candid, unfiltered moments from your travels. Whether it's a beautiful sunset, a bustling market, or a funny travel mishap, authenticity resonates with viewers and helps build a genuine connection.
  • Use Interactive Features: Utilize interactive features like polls, Q&A, and swipe-up links to engage your audience. Ask for travel tips, run polls about your next destination, or provide quick links to your latest blog posts.
  • Keep it Short and Engaging: Stories are meant to be quick and engaging. Keep each story segment under 15 seconds and use a mix of photos, videos, and text overlays to keep your audience interested and entertained.

By leveraging these strategies, you'll enhance your social media presence, foster greater engagement with your followers, and drive more traffic to your travel blog.

Photography

7 Ways to Create Depth and Dimensionality in Your Photos
Photos looking a little flat? We share powerful tips and techniques for more three-dimensional images!
13 Tips and Ideas for Amazing Summer Photography
Master the art of summer photography with these fun tips and ideas. Explore lighting, learn to adjust your settings, and so much more!

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