ICND Featured As VRM Intel’s Best Websites of 2015

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Congratulations to Amy Hinote of VRM Intel for the first and second issue of VRM Intel Magazine. Many Vacation Rental Manager’s and Industry Suppliers follow her site religiously for industry news and information.

ICND is honored to have had one of our websites – www.DeepCreekVacations.com featured on VRM Intel’s Best Websites of 2015 list. The sites were graded based on a series of criteria that included:

Website Not Mobile Friendly? Watch Out For Devastating Results.

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Over the past few years, sales of smartphones have exploded. Everywhere I look, I see people glued to the screen of their iPhone, Galaxy, or Nexus device. We have passed the point where only teenagers and tech hipsters own iPhones, now there is a good chance your parents and grandparents own one as well. In a study published earlier this year by Nielson, 7 out of 10 Americans now own a smart phone. Nielson Study

People are in love with their phones and the freedom to access the internet anytime, anyplace.  Even Google is predicting that mobile users will surpass desktop users sometime next year. The mobile era is here and everyone is happy. Well, almost everyone. For those of us who earn a living from our websites, things have been a little more challenging lately. Cell phone screens are small and reading text from a website can be difficult and frustrating — often resulting in the user leaving the site and moving on to the next one.

ICND Partners with FLY ILM for a New Website

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InterCoastal Net Designs (ICND) is excited to announce that we are in the development stage of a new custom designed, responsive website for the Wilmington International Airport. We had our kick off meeting at the airport in May of this year, and are hoping to have this project completed by early fall. Features of this new website include;

Why Your Website MUST be Mobile Friendly

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You’ve heard it before. The amount of people browsing the internet on a mobile device is growing every day.  According to a recent article in the Washington Post “Mobile Internet use will continue to surge over the next five years, at a rate of 66 percent each year.” According to this same article mobile traffic will outgrow land-line data by three times within the next 5 years. What does this mean for you? It’s time to make sure your website is mobile friendly. By not having a mobile site, you could be missing a lot of opportunities for leads.

Are you interested in seeing how many viewers are looking at your website on a mobile device? You can easily do this from your Google Analytics (or just ask your account rep, we can help you out!). On the left hand bar under “audience” there is a tab that says “mobile”. Here you can view the “overview” which breaks it down desktop, mobile and tablet, or you can view “by device” (iPad, iPhone, Kindle, etc).

Below is a sample client’s traffic Jan 6 2014- Feb 5 2014 compared to Jan 6 2013-Feb 2013. This client has a responsive site.

  1. Notice in 2014, 21,428 of their viewers are on a desktop, and 10,375 of their viewers are on a tablet or mobile device. That’s 1/3 of their viewers!


Property Detail Pages- A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

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You’ve heard it before- A picture is worth a thousand words.  Why not utilize your website to really showcase your properties?

 Tips for Utilizing Photos on your Property Detail Pages;

  1. Make sure your pictures are up to date. If you cannot take new pictures of the interiors of every property yearly, we recommend at least every 2-3 years. Make sure all of the furniture is up to date in all photos
  2. Get numerous pictures. Exterior from both sides, the view, all rooms. Numerous pictures help give a potential guest the experience with out a virtual tour
  3. Don’t false advertise. If you are advertising a old cabin with no air conditioning, don’t try and make it look like a 5 star resort. Advertise it for the gem that it is. Some people like the idea of getting back to basics. You can talk the property up, but don’t try and make it something it is not.
  4. Many property management systems are now allowing for the larger pictures to be stored.  Take full advantage of this! People want to see larger pictures.
    1. If your system has this update, make sure you using it to its full advantage. Ask your PMS what dimension you need to upload the photos, and then re-upload them all.
    2. Notify your web host that larger pictures are now available. They may need to do some programming edits on your property detail page to make it happen. See screen shot below of an ICND client with pop up photos that take up almost the full screen!


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Search Myrtle Beach Real Estate w/ Litus Properties!

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InterCoastal Net Designs recently produced a brand new site for Joe Garrell and Kathy Foxworth of Litus Properties. Joe & Kathy specialize in real estate in the popular Myrtle Beach region. ICND partners with many businesses located in the Grand Strand region and we are excited to add Litus Properties to our client base.

The ICND team completed a redesign for Litus Properties, as well as an MLS 3D integration. MLS 3D is our most buy viagra online from india up-to-date MLS integration which allows website users to search, save and share properties with ease. The homepage also features social media icons, a quick search box and our featured property widget. If your interested in property in the Myrtle Beach area, start your search today with Litus Properties!