Your adverts are out there
16th Oct 2008
It's been a great couple of weeks - we've had a lot of very positive feedback and we've made quite a few enhancements to the site and the advertiser's area.
We're approving property ads daily and advertisers will be happy to know they are being found in the search engines - some of our older adverts are now being listed within the first couple of pages on Google (we say old, but they're still babies really).
You can check how your advert is doing by typing your search term into Google, and here's how it works. Each advert has its own specific phrase which you select in your summary - we also add the area your property is in. At the top of your browser you'll see the full title of your property page, for example: "A bright, spacious family cottage, a real home from home - Holiday property in Melle, Brittany"
Now, if you type into google: holiday property in melle - you'll see a couple of our ads listed near the top (and quite possibly at the top).
But it gets better. "holiday in melle" also shows us on page 1.
Some of our ads are also being found within the first few pages for more general area searches such as "holiday property in Andalucia" - it's a great start and we'll be working hard to improve on this.
A Few More Tweaks
And we've acted on a lot of advertiser feedback with the following enhancements to the site:
- Advertisers Pricing section - we've added additional lines to rates area so more complicated pricing structures can be catered for.
- Two additional columns have been added to the catered rates panel - "per person per week" and "per night"
- Availability calendar - we've changed the default view of the calendar to "available" - this will hopefully mean calendars are not left with a lot of unknown periods.
- An additional (optional) contact name is now provided on the "become an advertiser" form - so owners can provide the name of the person or agent who is dealing with enquiries.
- Advertisers admin - "hide advert" button has been moved to a safer position. Apologies to advertisers who have unknowingly hidden their adverts.
That's all for now - but please keep your comments coming.
Craig and Liz
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