Do you wonder why your vacation rental website does not appear on top of google search results? You may need to improve your ranking using Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Domain names are used to establish a unique web identity. With Lodgify you can register a new one which can be personalised when you sign up for a yearly/bi-yearly subscription. If you previously already had a domain registered with an external host you can either connect your domain to your Lodgify website or transfer the domain to the Lodgify host.
Your website could feature one or more forms of payment. This article explains how to set those up and what to do when you do not receive direct payments with bookings.
Connect your website to social media channels like facebook, instagram or twitter and boost your online presence. Ideally you want to have a specific account in each social media channel specifically for your vacation rental brand (don't use your personal one) which will help to spread the word and will be great marketing.
Analyze your visitor's behavior while visiting your website and get data on how they found you to see if your marketing campaigns are working. You can answer all those questions and more using simple analytical tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, mixpanel or kissmetrics.
Connect your website with MailChimp for email marketing.
If you wish to change a word in your webpage or a button, follow these steps:
You can add a reCaptcha key in the check-out if you don’t accept instant bookings.
Changes to the website will need to be published before appearing live.
You can take your website temporarily or permanently offline.
Your website can be created in multiple languages from the beginning or you can create it in one language first and then translate it into other languages. In the vacation rental business it is really important to meet the needs of guests from all over the wold. Find out more on this topic in our Blog post on Why you should create a multilingual vacation rental website.
Your guest may have only paid the booking deposit and the remaining amount may be due, or you may have set your payments to get through bank transfer or agreed with customers to receive cash payments upon their arrival. This article shows you how to request payments manually and keep your records up-to-date.
The Google Search Console allows you to monitor and maintain your website's presence and optimize its performance in the Google search listings.
Manage your bookings with ease from anywhere, simply using the mobile-optimized version of our Calendar and Reservation System. Create a shortcut into your smartphone or tablet desktop to quickly access these two functionalities of Lodgify Mobile.
Read this article if any of the pages of your Lodgify website shows Not Secure on the left side of the address bar or if you see a warning page which display the message Your connection is not secure or This site can't provide a secure connection.
Zapier is a very powerful tool that helps you to connect Lodgify with external apps in order to automate workflows and centralize actions.
If you already had a website before Lodgify you should redirect all the URLs from your previous website to your Lodgify one in order to save your historical Google ranking. Redircting the URLs will tell Google that the content that could be found previously on the page https://www.hello-berlin-flats.com/photos can now be found on a different website https://www.hello-berlin-flats.com/gallery.
If you already have a domain with an external domain host, you can keep it and simply connect the domain to your new website retaining your old provider.
With a yearly or bi-yearly subscription, you have the great advantage of getting a personalised domain for free. If you already own a domain name with a different domain host and want us to do the admin work for you, you can transfer your external domain to Lodgify.
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