The Coming Airbnb Stock Debut — What Investors Need to Know

The Coming Airbnb Stock Debut — What Investors Need to Know Airbnb is now the fourth most valuable startup in the world, behind Uber. An IPO is very likely in the not-so-distant future, and it could be one of the biggest debuts in years. IMAGE SOURCE: AIRBNB Airbnb, the lodging and lifestyle service company that started in 2008, has been making a lot of headlines lately. This increasing interest is...
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Off To The Vacation Rental World Summit

We are off to Barcelona for The Vacation Rental World Summit that is taking place this coming weekend. We are leaving today so that we can get re-accustomed to tapas and sangria before the event. A sort of food and drink equivalent of altitude training 🙂 Joking apart, we are really looking forward to meeting up with friends, colleagues, readers and clients, it’s going to be a fab weekend. Hope you...
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Facebook Page Call-to-Action Buttons Get Big Update

We came across this and noticed a “get quote” button that could align well with vacation rental property pages… Some big changes are coming to call-to-action buttons on Facebook Pages, including new third-party and Messenger integrations, the social network announced. Facebook is also rolling out a new recommendation feature that could help more people discover your business Facebook. Here’s are three changes to Facebook and Pages that you need to know. New Facebook Call-to-Action...
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How We Increased Ecommerce Pinterest Revenue By 1042%

HOW WE INCREASED ECOMMERCE PINTEREST REVENUE BY 1042% I’m lucky to be a part of the PPC Hero Blog team here at Hanapin, because it allows me to share some of the work we do as an agency. For example, we worked with one of our clients, Readers.com, to set up Pinterest Promoted Pin campaigns as a way to expand our efforts beyond AdWords, Bing and Facebook. If you’ve never...
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Airbnb – Extracting Customer Insights With Machine Learning

In its relatively short lifetime, Airbnb has had over 100 million guests, with over 40 million of those occurring in the past year. Naturally, this exponential growth is a challenge to deal with from a customer service perspective, leading the company to deploy machine learning techniques to improve it. Avneesh Saluja is a Machine Learning Scientist at Airbnb, where he leads efforts on building a scalable machine learning infrastructure that...
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Nine Indisputable Steps To Holiday Rental Success

By Louise Brace of Rentaltonic.com Nine Indisputable Steps To Holiday Rental Success The holiday rental landscape is growing at a rapid rate. Worth in excess of $100 billion dollars, it now sits proudly amongst mainstream travel accommodation. In the US alone, over 40% travellers have stayed in holiday rental accommodation. As our industry grows, technology platforms and booking partners launch channels to streamline the work of the holiday home owner...
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Best Vacation Rental Websites And Content

Here’s an absolute monster of an article about creating the best content, great user experiences and websites that convert (and a whole heap more). I’ll warn you now that this will take you the best part of an hour to read (make sure that you make notes while you go) but that could be the best hour you’ll spend between now and the new year. You can then use your...
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VR Business – 3 of the best social media scheduling tools

  By vacation rental marketing expert, Karen Spencer Holiday Rental Business 3 of the best social media scheduling tools Social media is time drain so help manage your time by using scheduling tools. Here are my top 3 social media scheduling tools. Facebook – schedule directly into Facebook itself. Although other tools schedule to Facebook, scheduling directly is the best way to get the highest reach for each post. Plus...
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3 Copywriting Tips To Increase Engagement On Social Media

3 Copywriting Tips To Increase Engagement On Social Media You spend hours and hours deciding over what to post, finding that perfect image for the content that you have created. You share this post of yours on every social media media platform one can think of, hoping that it might increase the number of followers you have. And then, you wait. Wait for a while and then check if you...
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