As a follow-up to the Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014, I’m in the process of compiling a list of The Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of Q1/Q2 2015 by Social Media Shares, and I’d love for you to participate.
If you’ve had a travel blog post that’s done exceptionally well on social media during the first half of 2015, I hope you’ll submit it for consideration.
Your article must have been published between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 to be included.
Use this Google Form to submit your travel blog post:
Top Travel Blog Posts of Q1/Q2 2015 by Social Shares Q&A
How is this list different?
There are a few sites that maintain regular lists of Top Travel Blogs, but this is the first list devoted to social sharing performance of individual travel blog articles.
How are the Top 100 Travel Blog Posts by Social Shares measured?
This list will use Share Tally to determine the social popularity of each post. Metrics used will include Facebook (Likes, Shares, and Comments), Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, Reddit, and Buffer.
Why not use Google Analytics as a measure?
For a few reasons.
First, not everyone is comfortable sharing their private analytics information. Second, some sites may have Google Analytics code installed incorrectly, resulting in inflated page views. Finally, this information is already available publicly using sites such as Share Tally, so there is not need to submit any private or personal information.
Since there was quite a bit of interest during the last round, I will be compiling a separate list for the Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2015 early in 2016 that will include a Google Analytics component.
What’s in it for me?
If you work with advertisers, tourism boards, or PR companies, you know that sometimes you’ll need verifiable social proof to share with those parties. This list will give you a good indication of how well your articles are doing socially, using other travel blog articles as a benchmark. You’ll also get an idea of what type of content is popular within the travel sphere, and what sorts of articles result in clickable and shareable content.
Also, this is a opportunity for smaller, niche, and even newer sites that don’t appear on those Top 50 or Top 100 lists to get more exposure, since it is measured by individual blog post performance instead of overall site performance.
You’ll also get a do-follow link back to your site if your blog post is included in the Top 100.
What if I don’t want to submit my article?
Not a problem. This is a voluntary submission, and I understand not all bloggers would like their blog posts ranked.
Will the data be kept private?
Your email will not be shared with anyone, but the social share data for your blog article will be. Unlike Google Analytics, social share information is readily available to anyone on the web using sites like Social Tally or Share Tally.
How do I submit my article?
Just fill out this Google form: The Top Travel Blog Posts of Q1/Q2 2015 by Social Media Shares
Can I submit more than one article?
Yes. As long as it was published between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015, feel free to submit as many as you think would be suitable. Remember, it is based upon social shares.
What if I don’t think my post is “viral” enough to be included?
You’ll never know for certain unless you submit. Some posts don’t do well on Facebook, but may have taken off on other sites like Pinterest or StumbleUpon. This list measures performance across all major social media platforms.
Also, since this is only the second time this list is being compiled, there is a strong chance that a medium-performing post on social media will make the cut.
When will the results be published?
The results will be published in late August 2015 on Man On The Lam. You’ll receive an email confirming your inclusion if you choose to participate.
Will this list be ongoing?
If there is interest within the travel blogging community, I’ll start compiling this list quarterly.
Note: This is a list for top travel blog posts from independent travel blogs. Travel articles from news sites (Huffington Post, CNN, Daily Mail, etc.) will not be included in this list.
Thanks so much for your time! And please let me know if you have any questions or comments — just send me an email.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Submit your travel blog article before end of day August 15, 2015 here:
You can view the full blog post detailing the previous list here:
or the nifty sortable table here: