For most of our local vacation rental companies here in the Carolinas, we’ve officially entered the off season. This usually means a booking drought until the start of the next year when guests start planning their spring and summer vacations. But what can you be doing during this time to keep rentals filled? Below are some tips on how to give your properties more exposure to potential guests in the off season and how to utilize this downtime to improve your website.
Google Search Console (previously Google Webmaster Tools) is a free platform that gives valuable insights about your website, allows you to update Google about your website changes, and informs you when Google’s crawl bot picks up any errors on your site that can impact usability and performance in the search results.
A few weeks ago, Google rolled out their new Vacation Rental Search which they’ve integrated with Google Hotels. The Vacation Rental Search allows users to browse vacation rentals without the need to ever leave Google.