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Five Reasons Why Every Vacation Rental Manager Should Have a Blog

Published on November 6, 2012 By admin

Content is king. And one of the easiest ways to create content is to write regular blog posts. If you’re a vacation rental manager and not already blogging, you could be missing out on a huge opportunity to connect with current and potential guests, as well as your owners.  Blogging can and will bring numerous [...]

Google+ for Vacation Rental Managers

Published on July 19, 2012 By admin

Google+ is the new kid on the block. Released in June 2011, the social network is, in many ways, Google’s response to Facebook. As of June 2012, the network has grown to more than 250 million registered users. What Makes Google+ Different While its format is very similar to Facebook, Google+ does have some defining [...]

Social Media Series: Getting the Most out of Twitter

Published on July 12, 2012 By admin

Twitter is a strange bird (again, pun intended). Although it’s the second most popular social network, it’s probably also the least understood. There are multiple ways to communicate on Twitter and even more ways to tag posts and search for tweets. You’ve probably seen marks like “#” (the hash tag) and the “@” (tag a [...]

Social Media Series for Vacation Rental Managers: How to Get the Most out of Facebook

Published on July 3, 2012 By admin

You’ve heard the hype about social media. You know your business should invest in it. You just don’t know where to start. Social media is a great tool for increasing engagement among your guests and owners, creating brand awareness and even generating leads – but it takes time to build a following and even experts [...]

How Web Monitoring Can Help Vacation Rental Managers with Content Creation

Published on May 22, 2012 By admin

As a busy vacation rental manager, you don’t always have time to create content – for your website, for your blog, to release on your social media channels. But, you probably know that producing quality content on a regular basis can drive more traffic to your website, help increase your search engine rankings and even [...]

Crystal Water Villas: A Model of Efficiency (and Success)

Published on May 2, 2012 By admin

Crystal Water Villas Location: Gravois Mills, MO (Lake of the Ozarks) Website: CrystalWaterVillas.com QuickQuote: “Through social media and utilizing LiveRez’s SEO/SEM program, I’ve been able to eliminate the cost of advertising on sites like HomeAway and FlipKey and have not jeopardized in any way the number of reservations that have come through this year.” Efficiency [...]

Too Busy for Social Media? Find Out How Programs Like HootSuite Can Help

Published on April 3, 2012 By admin

Does it seem like you’re so busy running your vacation rental management company that you’ll never have time to focus on social media? You’ve probably heard of the importance of having a presence on social media, but you just don’t have time to make regular posts on all those social media channels. Well, there’s good [...]

Creating a Cover Photo for the Facebook Timeline Design

Published on March 29, 2012 By admin

On March 31, 2012, Facebook will move to a new Timeline design for its business pages. If you haven’t already optimized your Facebook page for the switch, you can do so ahead of the switch (and see a preview). Timeline is a significantly different layout – one that allows visitors to more easily look back [...]

What is Facebook Timeline? And How Could it Affect Your Facebook Page?

Published on February 24, 2012 By admin

Update: Facebook announced today (Feb. 29) that they will be moving Fan pages to the Timeline format by March 30, 2012, and that business can voluntarily switch earlier. Facebook recently introduced a new feature for profiles called a Timeline. Basically, Timeline is a new layout for your Facebook profile that makes it easier for people [...]

Twitter Explained for Vacation Rental Managers

Published on December 12, 2011 By admin

Twitter is a strange bird (pun intended). Many people, especially those used to Facebook, can have a hard time picking up Twitter and utilizing it to their fullest. But, it doesn’t have to be confusing. In fact, once you learn a few basic concepts, Twitter is actually really easy to use. It’s a great place [...]