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Another Owner Built Holiday Rental Website Goes Live

      By Alan Egan  Another Holiday Rental Owners Website Goes Live Congratulations to Sue and Frutos of CasaTagomago.com, they are the latest owners to go live with their (fully responsive) new website after completing the bookingsplus4g.com WordPress for vacation rental owners course. What a lovely site they have created. Here’s a short video showing some of the pages Have a look around the site to see what’s possible...
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Vacation Rental Websites – WordPress Plugin Of The Month

WordPress Wednesday Plugin Of The Month    By vacation rental marketing expert Antonio Bortolotti. Antonio’s choice of WordPress plugin of the month this month is WP SumoMe. WP SumoMe You should be able to monitor what your viewers do on you site, to give them what they want and learn what to improve! You can view heatmaps, build your mailing list, view screencasts of your users’ experience and lots more...
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Vacation Rental Websites – WordPress Plugin Of The Month

WordPress Wednesday Plugin Of The Month    By vacation rental marketing expert Antonio Bortolotti. Antonio’s choice of WordPress plugin of the month this month is Wordfence. Wordfence Security Downloaded almost 5 Million times (as we write) with 2000+ five star ratings Wordfence is a must for making sure your WP site is protected from hackers, spammers and all those willing to harm. It starts by checking if your site is...
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Vacation Rental Websites – WordPress Plugin Of The Month

WordPress Wednesday Plugin Of The Month    By vacation rental marketing expert Antonio Bortolotti. Antonio’s choice of WordPress plugin of the month this month is Booking System Pro. Booking System Pro Want to have Your OWN Booking System in place on your site? Want to take instant bookings, PayPal or Credit Card Payments, set up fully automated autoresponder sequences, display beautiful, easy to use real time availability calendars and lots...
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Vacation Rental Websites | Calendar Solutions

The people over at Orbirental .com got in touch with us this week in order to tell us that they offer a simple and clean calendar solution for your website and best of all it’s free. It looks pretty nice from where we’re sitting. Here’s what they say it offers Clean integration on your site Automatically maintain your Flipkey™ / TripAdvisor™ or AirBnb™ calendars. Publishing tools Free for property owners...
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Vacation Rental Websites

WordPress Wednesday Plugin Of The Month Antonio’s choice of WordPress plugin of the month this month is Disqus Conditional Load.   Used by key influencers in many businesses, we love the Disqus Commenting System because it allows seamless integration of comments from all major Social Media channels straight into your blog. So you won’t show sad, lonely blogposts anymore. Great way to show engagement and build trust. Full details here http://goo.gl/JZEMOQ...
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Vacation Rental Websites

WordPress Wednesday Plugin Of The Month Antonio’s choice of WordPress plugin of the month this month is UpdraftsPlus BackUp and Restoration After trying out several backup plugins, we chose UpdraftsPlus as the best, most complete, easiest and trusted WordPress plugin to ensure you never lose a functioning version of your site and can restore it in minutes in case of need. You can also clone and migrate a site, which...
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Vacation Rental Websites

WordPress Wednesday Plugin Of The Month Antonio’s choice of WordPress plugin of the month this month is SEO by Yoast This is ‘the’ plugin of choice for any WP site aiming to do SEO correctly. Written from the ground up by Joost de Valk and his team at Yoast to improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects, the fact that it’s been downloaded 15,742,683 times and carries 3218 five...
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Vacation Rental Websites | Homeaway Fools Owners With Fools Gold

Are you paying for a tiered package with Homeaway? If so you are paying for fools gold. Homeaway are defrauding vacation rental owners and they are doing so across the board. The company offer a number of listing options from “Classic” up to “Platinum”. Classic is the basic option and comes in at $349 but they offer a tiered system so if you pay more you will appear higher in...
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Vacation Rental Websites | Analytics

Google Analytics Masterclass Many owners have built their own vacation rental website but few take the time to analyse their website data other than maybe to check to see how many visitors they are getting. This 30 minute video from Google walks you through the main functions (reports) that Google Analytics can produce so that you can gain more insight regarding your websites performance and your visitors behaviour. It also...
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