I’ve seen it more than I like. It eats at me. Annoys me. It even makes me internally “eye roll”. But yet, the dark cloud surrounding SEO triggers fear in website owners, especially when tools like SEM Rush or Moz spit out audit reports that have thousands of errors. These tools are NOT how you do vacation rental SEO. They are merely helpful guides.
Why Should You Market Your Vacation Rental Management Business with Videos?
The increase in travel video viewings has been attributed to the growing popularity of mobile devices for video consumption. As a result, it’s never been more important for you to include videos in your marketing campaign as a vacation rental manager. Videos are great publicity tools for the business as well as for each of your rental properties.
As the New Year starts to kick-off, companies ask themselves a few questions about their vacation rental digital marketing efforts.
“Is this the year I create that new marketing plan I always wanted and start exploring a new creative platform?”
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!
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.
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.
We are super excited to be participating with the VRMA in the first ever Vacation Rental Week! This week is about bringing awareness to the benefits of professionally managed vacation rentals for guests and property owners. It’s definitely hard to stand out against the crowd in the vacation rental industry especially with an abundance of Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s). This week is all about spreading awareness about professional vacation rental managers and celebrating the impact companies can make in the vacation rental space.
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.
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!
The word is out – ICND has been traveling across the country with our partners for vacation rental seminars but some of you might be left wondering: What exactly is Beers & Idears? We sat down with Director of Sales & Marketing, Vanessa Humes, to answer all of your questions.