To compete with the big boys …
What do you think?
One of the replies was from Nick Marshall who with his wife Lizzie has been running holiday rentals for nearly 25 years and owns Cairns Holiday Homes in North Queensland Australia.
Nick has seen lots of changes in this time and none moreso than the effect the Internet has had on his business and no doubt on many other small businesses
Another concern that is escalating is the prospect of increasing local government regulations, mostly being driven by major hotels who see our industry as a threat to their bottom line.
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Loading time for my WordPress blog has slowed and I’ve traced it back to the time I installed the Triberr Plugin.
I’ve carried out several tests with the Plugin de-activated my blog loads in around 2 secs on my PC.
I activated the Plugin and loading time goes out to more than 5 secs and as we all know a 5 sec wait is a lifertime for many.
So can anyone help please?
If the purpose of your advert is to attract visitors to your website then advertise your website, not your services or products.
Your website should do your selling so don’t make the mistake of making your advertising a mini version of your website.
Traffic is the lifeblood of your website, without traffic your site is dead.
If no-one sees it, it might just as well not exist. So in all your advertising, promote your website.
So remember the rule “Advertise Your Website, Not Your Services or Products.“
As well as the keywords you use for your own business, think wider and include key words and phrases people might use when they aren’t specifically looking for you.
For example, if you provide accommodation, include words for nearby attractions and activities. People searching for scuba diving, whitewater rafting, skydiving, sailing, etc. will often need somewhere to stay and with those kind of keywords in your adverts, people will find you.
Make it easy for people to get in touch with you. Many adverts fail because they’re not user friendly, and aren’t designed to make life easy. Always include your name and contact details in your advert.
if you send emails to your prospects and customers, keep them short and to the point as more and more people are reading their emails on mobile devices, and make sure your contact details easy to find.
Always include links to your social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin in your advertising and emails. These three cover the widest range of prospects
Limit it to three. More than three could look like your spamming.
And don’t forget your Blog. Treat it like another website, which it is.
Promote your Blog in the same way you advertise your website. Then use your Blog to promote your business website.
If your advertising isn’t working, stop doing it. Do something else.
You run your business to make money. The most important thing you must do is decide where and how to advertise to get the best value for your money.
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So the answer to the original question: “Why Can You Advertise In Traveljunkies For Free” - it’s because it’s very effective marketing and great for you, and everybody wins. What does it really cost to advertise in traveljunkies? Like I’ve already said, a simple advert that links to your website is absolutely free. But if you want a top of the page advert, or a prime position on our Home Page or a Banner Ad then get in touch here and we’ll show you why your advert is such great value for money at less than $2 per week. There’s a limit to the number of Home Page and Banner adverts we can accept so contact us now to make sure you don’t miss out. I look forward to working with you to promote your business. With very best wishesCliff Cliff Chapman www.traveljunkies.com
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations. The sixth annual awards honour nearly 500 destinations including the winners for the top spots in the world, and individual lists for Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Asia, Canada, the U.K, the U.S and more.
Figures in brackets show changes from last year.
1. Istanbul, Turkey (+11)
2. Rome, Italy (+2)
3. London, England (0)
4. Beijing, China (+17)
5. Prague, Czech Republic (+4)
6. Marrakech, Morocco (+13)
7. Paris, France (-6)
8. Hanoi, Vietnam (New)
9. Siem Reap, Cambodia (+14)
10. Shanghai, China (+12)
11. Berlin, Germany (0)
12. New York City, New York (-10)
13. Florence, Italy (-5)
14. Buenos Aires, Argentina (+4)
15. Barcelona, Spain (-10)
16. St. Petersburg, Russia (+4)
17. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (New)
18. Chicago, Illinois (-4)
19. Cape Town, South Africa (-3)
20. Bangkok, Thailand (-7)
21. Budapest, Hungary (New)
22. Sydney, Australia (-12)
23. Lisbon, Portugal (New)
24. Chiang Mai, Thailand (0)
25. San Francisco, California (-18)