Travel Bloggers Weekly Issue 99

In Travel Bloggers Weekly Issue 99, unlock the secrets of WordPress, SEO, social media mastery, and more to supercharge your travel blog. Plus, discover captivating travelogues and opportunities to contribute your expertise. Join us for a journey of growth!

Travel Bloggers Weekly Issue 99
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Welcome to the 99th 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.

"Adventure is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer." - Unknown

Web Development

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

11 Useful WordPress Code Snippets for Beginners (Expert Pick)
Are you looking for some useful code snippets to add to your WordPress site? Here is our list of some useful WordPress code snippets for beginners.
How to Sell Canva Templates in WordPress (Beginner’s Guide)
Are you looking to sell Canva templates on WordPress? Follow our step-by-step tutorial to begin selling Canva templates so you can start earning passive income.
7 Proven Affiliate Marketing Tips to Grow Revenue
There’s a lot of money in affiliate marketing. Here are some actionable tips from the founder of Pretty Links on how you can grow your affiliate revenue.
How to Add Facebook Like Reactions to Your WordPress Posts
Want to add reactions to your WordPress blog posts like Facebook? Learn how to easily add Facebook like reactions to your WordPress posts.
How to Track SEO Changes on Your WordPress Site (Easy Tutorial)
Do you want to track SEO changes on your WordPress site? Learn how to easily monitor SEO changes and assess how they are impacting your site’s search rankings.
Cookie UX: How to ask users for their cookies - LogRocket Blog
How cookie banners are implemented can affect a user’s experience. Learn how to create a perfect, nonobtrusive cookie banner.
Disabled Buttons UX - Usability Issues and How to Avoid Them
Let’s learn pitfalls of disabled buttons UX. Practical examples are given where disabled buttons work. A list of alternate solutions is presented.
WTF is Prototyping? - Marc Astbury
After speaking to PM’s and designers over the holidays I was surprised to learn how scarcely prototyping is used in product development. Of my small sample size (+/- 10 people) only 1 designer regularly prototyped before sending a design ‘over the wall’ to engineers. Note: For scoping this post, ‘prototype’ will simply refer to an […]
12 Modern CSS One-Line Upgrades | Modern CSS Solutions
Sometimes, improving your application CSS just takes a one-line upgrade or enhancement! Learn about 12 properties to start incorporating into your projects, and enjoy reducing technical debt, removing JavaScript, and scoring easy wins for user experience.
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Document Memories Creatively: Beyond photos, consider keeping a travel journal or sketchbook to document your adventures. Writing down your thoughts and experiences or creating sketches can be a wonderful way to preserve memories and add a unique touch to your blog posts.

Digital Marketing

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

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Starting February 1st, Gmail and Yahoo! Mail will block marketers employing abusive or outdated tactics, aiming to improve the email sending environment. While this significant update may lead to some short-term email placement issues in spam folders, it promises better long-term email metrics for publications adhering to best practices.
Monetizing Your Travel Blog: Strategies for Beginners
In this article, we’ll explore various strategies for beginners to monetize their travel blogs effectively.
Google SearchLiason: 4 Reasons Why A Webpage Couldn’t Rank
Four takeaways from Google SearchLiaison’s impromptu audit that explain why a webpage had trouble ranking
Google’s SEO Starter Guide Updates: Branding In, Keywords Out
Google’s Search Relations team plans to update their SEO Starter Guide, focusing on debunking myths and modernizing advice.
Why You Should Consider Semantic HTML For SEO
Semantic HTML makes it clear where the main content of a webpage is, which can be helpful for search engines and accessibility
2024 SEO Success Guide: Tools & Tactics To Refresh Your Strategy & Boost Performance
Make your SEO strategy a success with generative AI and Google’s Search Generative Experience. Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and SEO tools for 2024!
What is on-page optimization?
Learn the essentials of on-page optimization to strengthen your website’s SEO foundation and boost your organic visibility.
ChatGPT vs. Google Bard vs. Bing Chat vs. Claude: Which generative AI solution is best?
Here’s a comparison of generative AI tools ChatGPT, Bard, Bing Chat Balanced, Bing Chat Creative, and Claude based on four metrics.
How to Get Backlinks: An Honest Answer
There are only 4 ways to get backlinks.

Mini Tutorial: Crafting Engaging Travel Itineraries

Crafting well-structured travel itineraries can enhance the reader's experience and help them plan their own adventures. Here are three tips for creating engaging travel itineraries:

  • Thematic Organization: Organize your itinerary around themes such as adventure, culture, or relaxation. This helps readers quickly find the information that aligns with their interests.
  • Highlight Local Experiences: Include recommendations for authentic local experiences, like hidden gems, local eateries, or cultural events. These insights can make your itinerary stand out.
  • Interactive Maps: Consider incorporating interactive maps with clickable pins or Google Maps links to make it easy for readers to visualize their journey and navigate your suggested locations.

By mastering these techniques, you'll not only provide valuable planning resources to your readers but also make your blog posts more informative and engaging.

Photography

10 Travel Photography Ideas to Get You Inspired in 2024
Looking for some travel photography ideas for your next adventure? Discover 10 unique ways to capture breathtaking shots on your trip!
16 Tips for Beautiful Travel Portrait Photography
Capture stunning travel portraits with our top 16 tips. Learn how to approach strangers, improve your compositions, pick a lens, and much more!
9 Powerful Tips for Keeping Your Images Straight
Crooked horizons causing you problems? Learn how to keep your photos perfectly straight (and how to correct slanted horizons in post-processing).

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Contribute

Do you have a travel blogging article, tutorial, or project that you wish to share with our community? We'd love to feature your expertise in an upcoming issue of Travel Bloggers Weekly! Send us an email at travelbloggersweekly@icloud.com, and let's collaborate to inspire and educate fellow travel bloggers.

Thank you for being a part of the Travel Bloggers Weekly community. Stay tuned for more exciting updates, tutorials, and resources in the world of travel blogging!

Happy Blogging!