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Optimize Your Vacation Rental Website (Yourself) In war, a strategy to winning is “knowing your enemy" Travelers are definitely not your enemy but you still are kind of at war, at least it feels like that for owners coming into the VR business for the first time, or for those who had a shift in their business and are now getting into to marketing their vacation rentals more.   This… Read More
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As promised in my last post 10 Signs You're Losing Bookings,  I'll be taking you behind the scenes by introducing you to some of the elite team members here at Villa Marketers and showing you how they can help your business! But first, here are 6 reasons why you need expert sales writers on your team. Help Your Travelers Experience Your Property By Painting Pictures One of the simplest and most transparent… Read More
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    I have to agree Jay time is and always has been my biggest challenge. I get inspired to write a blog and say to myself I'm going to write a blog but it never ends up happening. I want to do it. I know it has value to my business but still I haven't g...

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    Jay I have been really impressed with your recent content. I like that you're telling it like it is and that you're a bit of a rebel. I’ve been following advice that almost forbids selling. After reading your blogs I can see that selling is impo...

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    Kari is indeed a content whisperer and shes extremely helpful and friendly. I have received more inquiries based on her adjustments she made to my vacation rental descriptions. I would've never wrote anything like that. Its selling for sure but y...

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    Selling is neccesary if you want to get the most out of your marketing and who doesn't want that, right. Josh I will be sharing examples of how to use selling techniques in writing and in other areas of contact with potential guests. None of them w...

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    You're welcome! I wonder how many owners feel the same way about not having enough time and end up sort of in the same scenario you're explaining. Thanks for sharing Gary....

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    Sherry thank you for testifying to these techniques and how they result in tangible results and for your kind words about the team. Owners have to employ or develop their own team if they want to develop their independence. They are doing too much o...

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    OK I never do this on my blog but much like a proud dad I am so proud of this I have to share it. Read what one of our most recent customers said about some of the team you're being introduced to. "Jay, I want you to know how completely impressed I...

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    I am not understanding the part about SEO and how does that help selling?...

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Today's the big day! I am going to share with you what the Vacation Rental Expert Panel has been working on for Wendy Jackson. As you know, myself and the panel have a series together called The Great Escape in which we provided advice on how to increase vacation rental bookings. But before we get to the big reveal, be sure to catch up with the series below! The Great… Read More
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Vacation Rental Traffic From Social Media If you're not using social media to help market your vacation rental, you're losing out. Social media networks are a free way of marketing a rental property. So, why wouldn't you use social media as part of your vacation rental marketing strategy? Are you not using social media to market your vacation rental? Tell us why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47N-yPuAlJ0 In today's post, I'm going to share… Read More
  • Hi Jay, I just created my sniply account and used it for the first time. This is a very cool tool! It should definitely provide more traffic to my website from my social media posts. Thanks for sharing this!...

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    Awesome Darla, isn't it neat... There is also a Chrome browser extension. Sometimes coming up with good blogs/content can be a grueling task for owners, now with this tool you don't have to have your own content to drive traffic to your website. Thi...

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  • Great tip Jay.... I will definitely try this! Love the networking option so other vendors can see who I am and how I am sharing their info....

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    Sniply looks really useful - potentially solves the problem of linking an external site and never getting folks back to your website or blog. Going to enjoy this. Thanks - good post!!...

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  • Thanks Jay, this will go into the toolbox!...

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  • Jay - I love the idea of Sniply. Thanks for sharing I'm sure to try it out. Great way to share valuable content and get readers to go to my websites. Good work, Maria Rekrut...

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    You're welcome Marie-Louise. I know you use Analytics. You should see sniply come up in your reports as referral traffic. I smiled the first time I saw that :)...

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    Yes its very useful for generating traffic to your website. The one thing I want to mention is, when you have content from your own blog, its best to use your own URL so you can get more "credit" for your own page. However when you are sharing other ...

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    Maria you are a social butterfly so you should get good use out of this tool! Keep me posted about it....

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    Awesome! Sharing is a big part of marketing these days. It works much like a Karma boomerang!...

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    Wow I have never heard of Sniply. Jay you are always coming up with super cool stuff and you share it with us which is soooooo generous of you, thank you! With our new website all of what you share is going to be really valuable to us! Happy Sunda...

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  • Really stand up tip Jay, great work....

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  • Thanks for sharing Jay, this is a very helpful tool!...

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    Hey Alan glad you like and approve! I know you're a social pro :)...

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    Hey Alan glad you like and approve! I know you're a social pro :)...

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 Vacation Rental Keywords The 1 Thing Missing In Your VR Marketing   I've created a short SEO video to help simplify this teaching about vacation rental search engine optimization and the best practices to consider when researching vacation rental keywords. Its a raw unedited audio file so there are a few warts and wrinkles in the audio but I believe you'll get the concept better with this short audio rather… Read More
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    WOW! Great one Jay. I wish I would've known about this before I started posting all of my advertisments online. This would've been good to know in the beginning. However, I do appreciate you sharing this with us, but what can I do now that all of my ...

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  • Great advice! I wish I had known this before, but now that you are helping me with my keywords, website and SEO, I am confident my traffic will improve greatly! www.BransonVacationRentalCabins.com...

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    Josh, after I started to write about it I thought.... I should've posted this earlier. Since you already have content out there, you'll need to rework your content. It usually will take some rewriting of the content but its worth doing. Just don't ...

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    Yes Darla for sure! Together we are going to make a huge improvement for www.BransonVacationRentalCabins.com I am going to post the improvements we make for you on this blog and hopefully inspire other owners and managers. Its going to be great!...

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Vacation Rental Keywords & SEO Marketing I have been asked before, how can you get traffic to a vacation rental or travel website. The answer is marketing, marketing and more marketing. There are several types of vacation rental marketing techniques when advertising a business or a villa website on the web. One of those strategies is Search Engine Optimization ( SEO ) . Search Engine Optimization is spending time with marketing and… Read More

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