This Years Acheivement

Our major success over the past year has been to reach page 1 on Google for 2 major keywords, 'holiday cottages uk' and 'uk holiday cottages'. This has seen our traffic sky rocket - On our busiest day so far we received 815 visits to the site (on the 30th September), - a target which we intend to smash in 2013. If site traffic continues to increase as it has been, we aim to continue careful growth and welcome more members to the My Favourites family of subscribers. Also, although they keep asking us, we are not going to open the doors to listings placed by the big agencies. We are going to remain a site dedicated to the individual owner with his or her own website(s), or for those owners with a small number of properties.

Our Christmas Present

As a present to you we thought it would be useful to provide a single email with links to all of our previous marketing articles. Many of you won’t have seen articles that were written earlier in the year having joined us after they were published. All articles are designed to help you get better value for money from your holiday property. Take a good look at them over Christmas as you plan your marketing for 2013, or for guidance in prioritising the improvements you’ll be making to your cottage to enhance its appeal. Do let us know what you think! You can add comments to the bottom of each article and if they’re constructive we’ll publish them. We'll carry on adding new marketing articles over the year so if you have any suggestions for themes or topics you’d like to read, then feel free to email us with your ideas. So, here’s the grand list – unwrapped!

Property Improvements and Interior Design

Adding a Map in Your Cottage Should you include a BBQ at your Cottage? Is your Cottage truly baby or toddler friendly? Little Extras in a Cottage which mean a lot Improving your Visitors Directory Top Tips for Welcome Packs Choosing the right Games Console in your Cottage Good knives help Good Bookings Our Top 10 Interior Design Blogs to Inspire you and Your Cottage

Social Media

Using QR Codes How to Build a Facebook Fan Page 5 Ways to Master Facebook Marketing for your Property How to make your Cottage more Social How to Use Twitter more Effectively

Discounts and Pricing

The Top 5 Reasons for Discounting your Holiday Rental The Top 6 Holiday Property Discount Options

Online Marketing

Holiday Cottage Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them How to Check your Websites Traffic with Google Analytics How to help your Guests with Google Maps

Finally

We'd like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a successful 2013, Rick, Harry and The My Favourite Holiday Cottages Team.

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