When it comes time to display, promote and list your vacation property for potential guests there are a couple of guidelines to follow that will increase your bookings and overall appeal to what you have to offer. Read about the Do’s and Don’ts of property listings below:
Do invest in a photographer with a high-quality camera. It will pay off in the long run. Professional pictures of your property will increase interest on the end of the potential guests as well enhances the pictures of your website.
Don’t do it yourself. Pictures taken from a cellphone can look low quality and give off the perception that not a lot of effort was put in to maximize the listing.
(Sub-tip)– A study showed virtual tours can increase bookings by 20% (VRM Intel)
Don’t Name the room simply based on the number of beds. Guests will combine all 3- bedroom properties in the same category not allowing your property to stand out.
Do Make your listing unique. Allowing your property to stand out will get your best chance of reservations.
Don’t Just throw any words in the description to try to enhance the property. Don’t be misleading. Forced wording can take away from the appeal of the listing. Make sure to change up the verbiage and not recycle descriptions. (anyone can claim terms such as “amazing, spectacular, glamorous”)
Do Display the property title. The more information you can give your potential clients will increase bookings. Tell a story that adds to the experience the potential guest will have. (explain how comfy the beds are or how the best nights rest was spent in this spot)
Don’t use the same listing description across all platforms. Google and other algorithms will pick up on the duplicate content
Do Include keywords in your descriptions to make the property stand out. Make sure to vary your content so it resonates with different types of people that are browsing for vacation rentals.
After applying these steps your vacation property will stand out and your bookings will increase!
One of the best ways to build confidence within your business from the outside world looking in is through Google Reviews. To break it down in simplest terms, Google Reviews is the digital version of word of mouth for your business. Simply put, reviews are one of the avenues to attracting new clients and customers.
Check out these 10 steps to success:
With any client-facing position, the easiest and most direct way to get a review is simply asking one of your clients to write one!
Your clients can’t write a review if they don’t know how. Show them the way!
Adding personality to a message enhances chemistry, increasing the chance of them leaving a review.
Clients will hesitate to leave a review if the process seems confusing. Make it as user-friendly as possible.
If you have multiple locations, 3rd party programs can help you keep extra eyes on your reviews at all times.
Regardless of the way you communicate with your clients, always nicely ask for reviews through any mode of communication and channel you use.
Every now and then it’s okay to offer an incentive for a client to leave a review. Offering a discount or holding a potential contest can help produce new reviews.
Responding to clients’ reviews directly will show other viewers and other potential clients the effort and care you put into your client relationships.
Having a link from your email signature can direct current and potential clients to your review portal.
Leaving a review can be time-consuming and can be seen as a chore if the review process is too basic. Make it fun and interactive so people want to leave a review off entertainment alone.
After these steps are studied and implemented, you will see a close correlation between reviews and revenue!
Email marketing is engaging with your current and potential clients through email. Here are 13 facts about how Email Marketing is so effective, it is freighting:
The return on your investment will be faster than expected!
Email marketing makes the amount of money you pay for a client acquisition shrinks in size!
Your Guests eyes will be constantly glued to their inbox because of the emails you send!
People will take advantage of your special promotions!
Email marketing allows potential guests to see your properties!
Viewers will know about your great location!
Others will learn about your high level of service!
Additional services and amenities you offer will be discovered.
Your guests will stay loyal to you rather than visiting your competitors!
By engaging with your clients every month your relationship with your guests will be at its best!
Email lists that you’ve been building will be productive when resent for another list of viewers or potential clients!
Inquires from potential guests could flood your inbox resulting in increased reservations!
Throughout all ways Email Marketing is effective and productive, after studying and understanding these 13 freighting facts, you will see your guests come back year after year!
Get your website to the top of the search results for all relevant Google searches, making you stand out compared to other sites.
Bid higher for your biggest fans! If a return user visits your site, make sure your ad is front and center. These users are most likely to book and be at your next fight!
Real-time stats coming in LIVE via Google Analytics. This tells you the amount of revenue your ad spend is generating, giving you day to day updates on your progress and growth!
With correct tracking in place, you can know exactly how much you are spending, and exactly what you are generating in terms of leads, revenue, and ROI.
Having the right data and expert in your corner, PPC will be one of your most predictable marketing channels. This will be your best path to a championship!
When it comes to Search Engine Optimization, there are many steps involved. Think of it as making a sandwich: Each ingredient plays an important role in the process and adds more flavor, just like how the steps of SEO enhance the overall functionality and performance of your website. So, what’s the recipe for success? It’s a combination of the following tools, each executed to perfection.
When it comes to building a website, you want it to be interactive, responsive, user-friendly, and attractive. Having a solid developed website as the base—or bread of the sandwich—is the start of solid SEO. Just like a sandwich, no one will eat it if it does not look good. Appearance is everything.
Making your site well-known and popular across the internet is a must. Reaching out to familiar or local businesses in your area is the process of external linking. You want your site to be located on already established websites. This extends your reach to a larger audience, and your digital visibility will get stronger, too. Ultimately, you want your site seen often and by a like-minded audience.
Just like the pickles on a sandwich, properly researched keywords add that extra bite to your site! The key is to use words that are popular, but also relevant to the topic at hand.
Giving an overall description of each page is a strong way to be placed higher on search engines. Including keywords and tags that are popular also gives a good push to the page’s visibility. Metadata is the unique flavor and all-around description of your content.
Once you have viewers on your site, you want them to stay there. Adding links to other pages of your site is a strong and effective way to assist users in navigating to the rest of your site. Make sure the links are relative. For example, if they are reading about a property that is currently listed, link your viewers to a page of reviews left by previous guests. Get people to your site and keep them there!
At the end of the day, what really makes a sandwich taste great is the meat. Think of the content of your site as the meat of your sandwich: If its low quality, your site will be, too. Our writers produce content that is engaging and includes the most accurate verbiage for the best user experience. People love to learn and be entertained. Find a balance between fun and quality content and you are set.
Every sandwich has its own style, flavor, and overall concept. This is very relatable when it comes to SEO. When thinking about using the ingredients of the SEO Sandwich, make sure to apply your team and company’s overall personality. That is the secret in the sauce!
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