Common Google Search Console Errors: What They Mean & How to Fix Them

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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. Read More...

Positive Marketing For COVID-19 and Post COVID-19

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During this time, your news feed is probably littered with COVID-19 news and tips on how to make it through this downtime. With so many tactics to install within your site and business, there are few things that could separate you from the rest of the field. Starting off with Informational Banners and updated blog posts or landing pages, are great ways to show that you are keeping your guests first. The main purpose and focus should always be how to keep moving forward. Read More...

How to transition into working remotely: With a set of free tools

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At InterCoastal Net Design we are no strangers to the benefits of technology and the resources that the digital world provides to help keep us connected virtually.

The current pandemic of COVID-19 is not only affecting the health of our society but also our economic future. How our leaders and heads of business choose to deal with this pandemic will move our society into a new era of remote work and education.
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Content Audit Guide: Increase Ranking & Improve User Experience

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A  How To Guide on Deleting Content

What is a content audit and how can it help you increase website traffic + conversions. Let’s start with the definition: A Content Audit is a way to get rid of under performing low quality pages to improve the health of a website.
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#BookDirect Day & Guest Education

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It’s amazing how the vacation rental industry has become so dependent on online travel agencies. There’s nothing wrong with OTA’s but let’s face it, it results in extra fees for the guest. With the online travel agencies owning a large portion of the online advertising space, it can be difficult to find your place when it comes to digital marketing for vacation rentals. Particularly when your goal is to generate direct bookings! Read More...

What’s Your 2020 Social Media Plan Look Like?

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Ready or not, it’s here! It’s 2020 and social media marketing is changing daily. So it’s time to really put some thought into your 2020 social strategy.

  • What sort of audience are you going to target? 
  • How are you going to increase your engagement with your content? 
  • Overall, how are you going to leverage your social channels to increase conversions and drive revenue? 

These are all questions that need answers if you are planning on implementing a social strategy this year. And if you aren’t giving your social marketing any thought, consider this: There are over 2.8 billion people using Facebook and Instagram daily! That’s a huge number and it’s growing. Even the smallest campaigns with little to no budget get results because the audience base is so massive. Furthermore, the amount of data that can be utilized for targeting is the best we’ve seen in the marketing world to date.
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The Absolute Best Digital Marketing Memes (and why they’re so funny!)

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You can call us “techy”, or maybe even “nerdy” or “geeky”, but any way you slice it, we have digital marketing inside jokes that really only make sense to us marketers. I mean, let’s face it, SEO is a dark art. There are so many facets and changes that it’s not only hard to keep up with, but the learning curve takes YEARS to really master. Rather than just writing about SEO, SEM, Email and algorithm changes, lets bring out the funny! Read More...

Choosing The Right Marketing Agency For Your Company

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There are several important factors to consider when choosing the right marketing agency, whether it’s for a new website or to manage digital marketing for your company. So how do you choose the right agency for you and your company? After all, there’s a lot that needs to be taken into consideration such as SEO, Pay Per Click advertising, social media management, website support, and overall your company’s branding! Here are some things we think YOUR agency should have:
100% Support – This is top of the list because no one wants to get left in the dark when it comes to their website or digital marketing. Make sure the agency you work with offers the support you need whether it be big website redesign projects or swapping out a banner image on Facebook. You and your company deserve 1st class support regardless or how big you are. Read More...

20 Year Anniversary: Q&A w/ Brandon Sauls

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May 2019 marks InterCoastal Net Designs’ 20th year in business and much of our success can be attributed to our humble beginnings with Brandon Sauls at the helm. We recently sat down with Brandon to discuss where ICND is today, where we plan to go and how it all began with a fishing charter website. We live & breathe the tourism industry with our headquarters in the small beach community of Ocean Isle Beach, NC – making us well suited to understand our client’s business model and helping them see success in the vacation rental and tourism industries. Read More...

ICND & Key Data Partnership: Visualizing Vacation Rental Data

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InterCoastal Net Designs is excited to officially announce our partnership with Key Data Dashboard. Key Data Dashboard’s products are a natural fit for our vacation rental client base. Their software integrates seamlessly with your Property Management Software to provide real-time insights focusing on the health of your business.

What Can You Expect from Utilizing Key Data?

Key Data Dashboard’s software provides three integral ways to plug into your metrics – performance, benchmark & pacing.

  • Performance: visualize vacation rental data, instantly! Regarding performance, Key Data provides an instant look at your revenue sources and can get targeted insights per property. Additionally, the software provides a unique geo-targeted heatmap. See exactly where your guests are coming from!
  • Benchmark:  Keep a pulse on your competition. Key Data’s benchmarking allows you to easily compare how your metrics stack up within your particular market. For instance, did you book more nights than your market competition?
  • Pacing: Examine future performance as of today vs. last year’s performance as of the same date. Pacing allows you to visualize your revenue and insights in readily available charts.
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