Hi! This is Oli, editor and founding father of Travel Bugs World. Welcome again to our 12 months in overview for 2020. Part 1 of our 12 months in overview was about our life and travels. This publish is about our digital travels and the achievements of Travel Bugs World.
If you missed Part 1, learn it right here – Year in Review: Lockdowns, Staycations & Life Lessons
Now, if you’re able to examine Travel Bugs World’s enterprise aspect, let’s leap proper in!
Virtual Travel on Twitter
In a 12 months after we couldn’t journey internationally, and with restricted home journey choices, our saving grace was speaking about journey on social media and our weblog.
We have used Twitter for the final three years to advertise Travel Bugs World and interact with fellow bloggers and travellers.
Every week the journey neighborhood share their travels, permitting us to digital journey around the globe. Further, it permits us to speak with like-minded folks about our previous travels and construct our journey bucket record. Additionally, it gives us stimulation, motivation and inspiration for our weblog.
In 2020, a 12 months when folks couldn’t journey, Twitter was a lifeline for a lot of. And Virtual Travel was the second smartest thing to travelling.
This 12 months on Twitter, we hit 30 thousand followers, we continued working our trending journey chat #FlashbackFridayz, and our in style chat #ThankfulThursdayEveryday.
On some weeks our #FlashbackFridayz hashtag had 15 million impressions and a pair of million attain.
Coming up – our #FlashbackFridayz and #ThankfulThursdayEveryday favourites.
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2020 was the 12 months many journey bloggers determined to cease running a blog. Without journey, how can a journey blogger weblog? Some tailored and included different niches or modified niches.
For 2020 we weren’t fulltime travellers, nor had been we fulltime bloggers. We wrote much less usually however wrote about issues related to us. It included ending drafts from travels in 2019 and New Zealand journey.
Also, we began a couple of new sequence – running a blog ideas and sources for bloggers, favorite international locations, and our staycation sequence.
Our staycation sequence was so nicely obtained that it impressed and motivated us to proceed running a blog in 2020.
We had been additional excited when our staycation publish 73 In-home Staycation Ideas During Lockdown trended in Google and ranked excessive on the first web page for a lot of key phrases.
Most necessary was that we wrote a publish that helped so many individuals by way of a tough time. Many bloggers additionally reached out to say they’d a lot inspiration from us for their very own staycation posts!
And that publish and our follow-up staycation publish, 54 Things To Do On A Staycation in Your Home Town are nonetheless trending in Google. Both these posts are our now our highest learn weblog posts on the weblog.
Most Read Posts
Despite journey restrictions, we had been comfortable to see a big improve in our site visitors throughout 2020. People learn our journey ideas, in addition to vacation spot articles. Besides the staycation sequence, our different most-read posts of 2020 are –
How to Stay Healthy While Travelling
Christchurch to The West Coast New Zealand
Eight causes to go to Thailand’s Koh Phangan Island now!
Best Road Trip Tips for Your Vacation
Incidentally, we’re proud that in 2020, we had readers from 134 international locations!
This 12 months we noticed a rise in natural site visitors from search engines like google. 57% of our site visitors got here from this supply, most of it from Google.
We had been additionally featured in a number of snippets on the high of the Google search and Google Discovery, to our delight.
Additionally, in 2020, we obtained a number of emails from Google notifying us that we had trending content material.
In a 12 months that folks weren’t travelling, restricted funds had been accessible for sponsorships.
Our sponsors contribute to our web site’s working prices and assist us keep on-line to supply free journey inspiration, motivation, and ideas. Therefore, we’re grateful a number of corporations approached us for sponsored posts this 12 months.
In specific, we’re grateful for the assist from tourism boards and grateful they supported bloggers throughout a 12 months when funding in journey writing was a long-term one.
In truth, our favorite sponsored publish Human By Nature in Kerala Backwaters revived our love affair with India. We at the moment are planning a visit again there as quickly as it’s protected to take action.
Support Travel Bugs World
Travel Bugs World is reader-supported. Thanks to our sponsors and affiliate revenue, we’re in a position to pay for the working prices of the weblog.
If you want to assist us to publish extra journey content material, you’ll discover a couple of of the businesses that we suggest, and use ourselves, in the record under. If you want to use these corporations, we vastly respect it when you use our hyperlinks. We might obtain a small fee to assist the location’s working prices, at no extra value to you.
Booking.com is our No. 1 alternative for reserving lodging as a result of they provide an enormous and various vary, with no hidden prices and substantial reductions. They additionally provide free cancellation choices.
Get Your Guide affords an enormous vary of actions, excursions and cruises. If there are issues we actually need to do at a vacation spot, we guide in advance by way of them to ensure we don’t miss out. Especially helpful in the course of the excessive season.
We realised the significance of journey insurance coverage midway by way of a visit one 12 months after we noticed somebody have a moped accident. World Nomads had been there solely ones we discovered on the time that insured midway by way of a visit. We proceed utilizing them ever since, as a consequence of how straightforward it’s to arrange.
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