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Tools to Optimize a Vacation Rental Website   Over the next several posts we’ll cover 8 areas that are often overlooked when developing a vacation rental website. What we’re talking about are issues most people aren’t aware of. You may not realize these issues exist, and how they could be costing you bookings. They can also affect other areas of your business. In this post, I’ll share the # 1… Read More
So we hopped out of the hummer and took off on foot - here's what we saw.. Posted by Jay William on Sunday, March 12, 2017 Instantly Double Your Bookings Like I Did For This Property Manager You may have heard I was recently in Aruba. If you follow me on Facebook, I shared a few pics of the ocean view from our condo. I also posted photos of some… Read More
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    Aruba looks beautiful! Jay, could you come to our villa to help us out? It would be nice to get to pick your brain ;)...

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    Josh Aruba was awesome! It's always breezy, friendly people and the night life was surprisingly lively! The experience allowed me to learn more about Prestige, Aruba and it created a dynamic environment for learning. Email me jay[at]villamarketers.co...

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  Domination Is In The Details Getting a vacation rental website to rank on Google successfully means you’ll have to pay attention to the details. I just wrote about the importance of tracking your vacation rental website and making yourself accountable for your site’s traffic info. That’s the first step to improving your SEO and generating direct bookings from your website. Be Accountable! My goal in writing that blog was… Read More
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    I got a D :(...

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    Hey John, D is still passing - lol This is an area many of us never consider but Google can give you a good boost if you speed things up to an A or B....

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    Just a note: just because you get an "A" doesn't necessarily mean you're doing well. What I mean is that, if you haven't made any enhancements to your website to improve it's speed,yet you're getting an A grade - you'll want to also consider if your ...

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    Any F's? Share it with me here on the blog and I'll help you track down the issues....

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    I got an E? How do I fix it?...

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  • Cannot enter anything in the "Test Your Site" section. Is it browser sensitive?, or a glitch that needs correction?...

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    Hey Greg - the website tool I use is shared in the video - here is a quick link to it - https://villamarketers.wistia.com/medias/xlli8s8ypy It also explains how to read your results - Please let me know if you're able to access it. Thanks for comment...

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    Josh - hi there! Good to see you! There are a couple areas you want to check. You'll use tools to help fix it. One of the common issues are photos but it can be other things as well. I will break things down - in my follow up post. Good stuff coming!...

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    Tim are you using this link to test your site. It worked for me. www.gtmetrix.com ?...

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Best WordPress Vacation Rental Website Designs WordPress is the most robust and dynamic platform for designing a vacation rental website. That’s why 25% of the world’s population uses WordPress and why you should too. Since it becomes an asset your business will own, WordPress helps you to develop your listing site independence. Honestly, if you’re not using WordPress, you’re at a disadvantage compared to owners and managers who are. You just won’t… Read More
vacation rental website design and business makeover
  https://youtu.be/HyJGVd0sb0Q Today we're going to talk about a company that has done the unthinkable - they’ve successfully completed a head-to-toe transformation of their vacation rental business. I’m talking about a complete overhaul which included rebranding, logo design, website development, video and upgraded vacation rental listing technology - of not one but two websites, and it’s all being done at the same time. If that's not enough, we'll also be… Read More
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    Nice work guys. Great tips and info for vacation rental website redesign....

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10 vacation rental logo branding examples
I'm sharing the stories and strategies behind 10 vacation rental logo designs and the brands that I'm working with. When I'm working with a client we take them through a process I call - BrandStorming. In this post, I'll take you behind the scenes and show you what that process looks like. My hope is that you'll use these logos and brand strategies to draw inspiration from them and use… Read More
  • Very inspiring post Jay. Love the designs and the explanation behind their branding. It has got me thinking about my branding. I'm afraid I am missing the mark....

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    Thank you Thomas! I'm glad it inspired you. Can't wait to show you some of the website work I've been busy with. Let me know what you think of those when I post them. If you have questions just ask. I'll be happy to steer you in the right direction. ...

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    Thanks, Jay. We love our logo, too. Would love some other small budget, vacation rental owners ideas on how to use the logo on marketing materials. Guest gifts?...

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marketing vacation rental property websites
  https://youtu.be/XfBinDg2qh8 I’m going to take you back - back to a video I shared with you earlier this year. Do you remember this one? The blog title was called 1 Weird Trick for Meatier Vacation Rental Marketing. In that video I called your vacation rental marketing bologna and pretty much everyone agreed, their marketing was like bologna! If you haven’t seen it check it out. It’ll unquestionably bring more… Read More
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    Wow it never dawned on me to use food as a marketing tool. Makes a lot of sense. Its something we all need (not want). I am going to use the dinner in the sky in my marketing. This is now available in our area. Thanks for sharing Jay and congrats...

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    This is so cool. I think I'd get excited about trying it!...

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    I'd also add you can accomplish what was discussed in the video by including a personal chef as an option for renters. A personal chef cooking for your guests would often be a "first time" event for them. A good local chef can offer to cook up some f...

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How To Drive 300 Inquiries To Vacation Rental Websites Organically In the video below, I show how one owner has generated nearly 300 inquiries organically directly from their vacation rental website. https://youtu.be/t7VT69dG9qc Many of us are frustrated with the current events happening in the vacation rental industry. Some of you are wondering - can I do something about my situation? Can I break-away from HomeAway and become more independent? Today… Read More
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    When you focus on diversifying your marketing listing sites begin to become less important....

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