Thank you for visiting Kiribu! Use Kiribu to find and share information on things to see and do around the world, all provided by fellow travellers, locals and local travel services.
- Log your own trips and travel plans
- Share information about where you live
- keep your friends informed with quick status updates
- upload photos and blogs
Kiribu is a fun and easy way to tell everyone how great your home town and country are and a great addition to your travel experience, and best of all: it is FREE!
If you own a travel business, visit here for great info about the extra features you can access for free on Kiribu.
- link with friends and family
- link with other travellers and locals
- link with fellow locals and visitors
- link with travel services
- add photos
- add articles
- update status
- create groups
- rate articles, albums, photos, and business profiles
- message anyone
- invite anyone to join
- privacy control
Benefit From Kiribu
The following information will help you get the most out of your Kiribu online profile.
- HOW TO Set Up Your Profile And Where To Get Support
- HOW TO Add Content
- HOW TO Invite New Members
- HOW TO Build A Popular Profile
- HOW TO Add Kiribu To Your Own Website
- HOW TO Benefit From Your Kiribu Account
- HOW TO Earn Rewards With Kiribu
HOW TO Set Up Your Profile And Where To Get Support
When you sign up, your account will be set with the default settings. We encourage you to configure your settings to suit your personal requirements as soon as possible.
When you sign up, you can choose a username for use on Kiribu. You can add or modify your personal details on your profile page including:
- Contact Name
- Home Country
- Where You Have Travelled
You can also control who sees any of the information you enter. For assistance in adding or changing any of these details, please visit this help page.
This series of ‘HOW TO…’ articles is designed to advise members how to make the most out of Kiribu. However, there is a help database with information about each feature in Kiribu.
If you wish to have a business profile on Kiribu to promote your services we recommend that you create a separate business profile as well as your personal profile. You will need to use a different email address for each account.
Let everyone know what you are doing! Update your status whenever you wish. This is an easy way of notifying your followers what you are up to. Instructions for how to update your status are here.
HOW TO Add Content
You may want to add stuff to your profile for personal use, or just to share with your followers. In that case, just add it however you want. If you are hoping to attract other people to view your content, have a read of the following for some hints and tips!
Quality content in the form of articles and photos is what attracts people to view the information on Kiribu. It is also what helps attract people to your profile. We encourage you to write articles and submit photos about things to see and do where you are based or where you have been. We recommend keeping articles to around 500-1000 words or less, as any longer and your reader will start to lose focus. Any content you add to Kiribu must be your own original work unless you have permission to share it. Click here for help with adding articles and click here for help adding photos.
By submitting content you can increase interest in visiting your part of the world, or share tips on places you have visited. You can write about anything of relevance in your area. For example you could write an article about the best beaches or the nicest markets near where you live. Or you could recommend restaurants you have visited serving vegetarian food. Anything really!
We recommend you have a look at successful articles on the site to get some ideas. However, try to keep your articles focused on one subject.
You are welcome to add content in your own language. However, English is the most commonly spoken language by internet users and travellers. Make sure your article is grammatically correct by selecting the Spell Check icon (), or search for someone to help you using our translator search. Make sure all names are spelt correctly. Use simple language and keep sentences short. The key is that your articles are easy to read and follow, and that your article conveys what you want to say clearly and succinctly. Present your article well; break it up with sub-headings, paragraphs, bullet points, but try not to fill your article with capital letters or excessive punctuation.
You may choose to have your articles rated by other members. The better your content the higher ratings it will receive, and the better it will feature in the search rankings.
HOW TO Invite New Members
Kiribu is rapidly becoming the first place to visit to find travel services and information online. It is growing in to the ultimate travel resource, so share it with your friends and family! Remember that you can earn rewards if you invite new members as explained in the Rewards section.
You can invite friends, family and contacts to join Kiribu by filling in their name and email and a personal message in the invite form. They will receive an email from you inviting them to sign up with Kiribu. Instructions to do this are found here.
Invite Friends and Family
Please do invite your friends and family to join Kiribu. They may wish to follow your travel experiences, be interested in the site for their travel plans, to read about sights around the world, to contribute to the site, or any number of reasons.
Invite Travel Businesses
If you have used a travel service that you enjoyed or know of a great business or service near where you live, why not invite them to join Kiribu? This helps other Kiribu members discover good quality services so they can have as great an experience as you have. You may even win a prize and earn money with Kiribu using our Rewards scheme.
Link With Travellers
You often meet new people while travelling, or maybe you have met a visitor to your town. Why not invite them to join Kiribu so that you can stay in contact and share experiences and photos of your experiences?
Link To Kiribu
Do you have a website? Link to Kiribu and use our widgets to add your status and contributions on Kiribu to your own website. Information on how to do this is in the Help section.
HOW TO Build A Popular Profile
If you would like to get many people to view your profile and contributions on Kiribu there are a number of things you can do to increase your profile popularity. Once you have joined Kiribu and set up a profile, it will feature in any relevant searches done on site. However, there will be other members competing for the same search queries. We rank the search results based upon a combination of factors. There are a number of ways to improve the performance of your profile and contributions in the search listings.
- Categorise your profile and articles correctly and precisely
- Submit good quality articles and photos
- Keep your profile and content up to date. Log on regularly, and add content or updates when you can
- Invite businesses to join and link to them when promoting your region or where you have been
- If you have uploaded content and it isn’t getting good ratings, either improve it or remove it
Items perform better in the search if the categorisation is precise. You may wish to write about a wide range of subjects, however writing an article about each subject will perform better in the search results and will get better ratings. For help on categorising your article, click here.
Contact With Visitors
You may be interested in contacting visitors. Set your account to receive messages from any members, and people can contact you with any queries about where you live. You may even like to show people round, or invite them to a local party. Use Kiribu to meet and get to know visitors to your area, and help make their trip an unforgettable experience.
The most important factor contributing to the success of your profile is your rating. Read more about ratings here.
HOW TO Add Kiribu To Your Own Website
If you already have your own website, a great feature of Kiribu is that it can help you make it more dynamic. Unlike most other travel sites we encourage members to place a link to their own website. We would appreciate a link back to Kiribu, however this is not compulsory. We provide a widget that you can easily attach to your website. It places our logo on your website, with links to your profile, status and latest articles. This has the added benefit of making your home website more active, making it appear more alive to your visitors.
You can access this information in your profile. Further information about this can be found here.
Increasingly people are attracted to websites that look up-to-date and active, Kiribu makes this easy for you!
HOW TO Benefit From Your Kiribu Account
Your Kiribu account gives you access to a number of great features you can use to improve your travel experience. Explore the features of our website and use them to your benefit.
Rated Travel Businesses
Kiribu has a rapidly increasing number of travel service members. They are all rated by our members. In fact you can easily contact other members who have used a service for advice. For example you may be looking to book a tour through Tibet and to Everest. Our categorised search system ensures that you will find relevant links. You can easily identify good services by their rating, and you can easily contact the business itself, or people who have used them for further information. This all helps make it more likely for you to have a good quality travel experience.
Finding Other Travellers
Kiribu is a great place to find other travellers in the area. You may be travelling on your own and looking for people to meet up with, or you may be looking for people to join you on a tour. Kiribu makes it easy to find people near you.
Information By Locals
Much of the information on Kiribu is provided by locals. This ensures you get an insiders perspective of things to see and do, and up to date information. Many locals will happily help you with your travel plans, and give advice on things to do and things to avoid. For example, they could tell you the best time to visit a site, or the maximum you should pay for a taxi fare. Some locals may like to meet you and show you round, to help you make the most of your visit. While information provided by other travellers is valuable, they usually only visit somewhere for a few days. Their knowledge will not match a lifetime of knowledge from a local!
HOW TO Earn Rewards With Kiribu
At Kiribu we value the contributions our members make to our website. So much so, that we like to reward everyone! When you invite someone to join Kiribu and they accept your invitation, you will receive a fixed payment if they spend any money on Kiribu.
Promote Kiribu While You Travel
You will be interacting with businesses all the time while you travel. These could be anything; Taxis, Hotels, Juice stalls, Adventure Sports, Tennis Clubs, Tours, Sights, etc. If you like the services provided, tell them about Kiribu. If they sign up, you can immediately rate their business. They can benefit by promoting their business to many potential customers worldwide. Other travellers will benefit from finding more rated businesses.
Promote Kiribu Where You Live
If you are promoting where you live, let good local services know about Kiribu. Invite them to join, and link to them from your articles. Tell people about the best local cafe, where they make quality souvenirs, or the best windsurf instructor. The business types are endless. Promote good businesses and you will soon develop a reputation on Kiribu for great recommendations.
Donate Your Rewards
Not everyone is interested in earning money on Kiribu. We have linked up with a few major charities so that you can donate any rewards you receive directly to them.
You can access full details of our rewards scheme here