For some of you, this will be important. In July, Google Chrome browsers will begin to block straight-forward access to every website that does not use HTTPS encryption.

Https:// is how your holiday cottage website address begins if you have an SSL Certificate. If your website address begins with http:// then it does not have a SSL compliance and, as far as users of Google Chrome will be concerned as from July 2018, your site will no longer be accessible through that platform. It means, if people try to open it on Chrome they will not be able to. Instead they will get a message from Chrome saying that it is an insecure site. Not something you want happening if your business is dependent upon bookings received from your website.

The solution is pretty straightforward: Instruct your web developer to set up your site with an SSL Certificate. It’s a relatively simple and inexpensive task. If you are told otherwise, consider getting another web developer, (but it is best not try it at home unless you can write code).

 

Links to More Good stuff from the Holiday Homefront - June 2018

How To Market Your Holiday Cottage By Thinking of it as a Shop

6 Surprising Stats to Help Advertise Your Vacation Rental

What Holiday Cottage Upgrades Will Your Guests Soon Consider Essential?

Boost Your Holiday Cottage's Website Rankings & Traffic with Google My Business Reviews

HomeAway To Stop Charging Guest Fees And Start Charging Owners 

You're Welcome! Mouth-Watering Cottage 'Welcome Packs'

Homeway News: Hotels and Booking Fees

 

Holiday Inspirations Featuring My Favourite Holiday Cottages Cottages!

Our Favourite Small Theme Parks For Days Out With Small Children on Holiday 

Holidays For Walkers: Our Favourite UK Walking Festivals and Holiday Cottages

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