Congratulations, you've created a professional website to help promote your holiday rental online and it's now live for the world to see.
But there's likely to be some competition as well.
So how can you make sure you make the most of having a website and get people finding it online?
This article has been created to provide you with our suggestions:
1. Use your own domain name
If you haven't already done so, we recommend you purchase your own domain name to use with your PromoteMyPlace website.
2. Submit an XML sitemap to Google and Bing
Unfortunately, it can take several weeks for the search engines to index new websites and submitting a sitemap can help speed up the process. First, you need to verify ownership of your website.
3. Setup Google Analytics
This will allow you to see how many people are visiting your website and where they are coming from, among other things, so that you can track your marketing efforts and see what's working.
4. Do some Search Engine Optimisation
Step 1: Do some research to find out the best keywords for your Holiday Rental (based on the property and its location) and include them throughout your website content.
Step 2: Get some links pointing to your website from other relevant websites.
5. Add an SSL certificate to your website
An SSL certificate will provide an added layer of security for your website whilst also preventing Google's Chrome browser from marking your website as 'insecure'. We can add an SSL certificate for you. However, please read the article here before getting in touch: https://promotemyplace.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004975612-SSL-Certificates-for-PromoteMyPlace-Websites
6. Join 'Google My Business'
If you are a B&B, guesthouse or small hotel, joining Google My Business (formerly Google Places) makes search results more location relevant. It gives local businesses, like yours, a better chance of appearing on page 1 of Google for location-based searches.