Welcome to the June 2012 Newsletter from My Favourite Holiday Cottages
Hello everyone and welcome to this months newsletter!
We'd also like to welcome the new property owners that have signed up to My Favourite Holiday Cottages since our last newsletter which means we're now close to reaching 600 properties on the site. We’ve reached that stage in our growth where we are now being joined by owners who have found us in the No.1 slot on Google when searching for a site on which to advertise properties. For the newbies - and those happy to be reminded - as well as our newsletter you can also keep up to date with holiday property news and information on our Facebook and Twitter and Blog pages.
Holiday Cottage Visitors Directory
Our latest blog post was all about the information packs owners leave for their guests. Poor and out of date information in these packs can really frustrate guests, so it's essential that these are kept up to date. Full details are on the blog post here.
As ever, we’re incredibly keen on owners using the best possible photographs to advertise their properties. Great images create the best emotional response from potential guests, making them much more likely to book a property - so if you have any new photos feel free to upload them on your listing. Again, we do see that listings with good quality photos attract a higher number of click throughs or enquiries.
Did you know that as well as Facebook and Twitter you can also find us on LinkedIn, where we have a number of discussions about marketing your holiday property? If you're registered with LinkedIn you find our group here.
Holiday Cottage Focus Groups
We're always incredibly keen to hear from owners about how we can make improvements for My Favourite Holiday Cottages and My Favourite Holiday Marketing. We've recently been running a series of focus groups in North Devon to get feedback on ways to improve our services for owners. They have been incredibly useful – not just for us, but for the participants as well.
On My Favourite Holiday Cottages,
New Festivals: We've had a brilliant range of festivals sign up to our Festival Cottages section which are listed below. If you know any holiday cottages in the areas mentioned blow then feel free to recommend us and if they sign up we'll give you a free month on our Featured Favourites section to attract even more visitors to your site. Our newest festivals are:
Top Tip: A note on ‘Duplicate Content’:
When you're making a listing on an online directory or advert site, do you often copy and paste the text directly from your own website? If so, did you know that you could be actually harming your site by using duplicate content?
If multiple websites are all displaying exactly the same information search engines such as Google have a hard time trying to identify which website should appear as the best result for a query. If search engines end up choosing an old advert over your website you could be losing out on bookings and enquiries.
As always, we're always keen to hear back on any comments, queries and recommendations that you have and we hope you have enjoyable June.