Search Engine Optimization

Cruise Certificates – Free Cruise Vouchers

The summer will soon be upon us – wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a surge in your vacation rental business? Offer potential renters a free incentive – like a cruise voucher. Please Note: These Cruise Certificates are to be used as free incentives only; they are not to be sold to consumers. 3 Day […]

AgentPress Real Estate WordPress Theme from StudioPress

Created with development in mind, the Agent WordPress Theme can easily be modified to meet your specific needs. In addition to the ability to change colors, fonts, images, layouts, etc, the copyright notice in the Agent WordPress Theme’s footer can be edited or removed. You can also create as many pages and sub-pages and you […]

Gorilla WordPress Real Estate Themes

“It’s a jungle out there trying to find themes that look great, and are easy to use. So we created Gorilla Themes.” – Carlos Aguaron, Gorilla Themes Manager Gorilla WordPress Themes are different than the rest – they go the extra mile to make managing a site easier for you Why are Gorilla Themes easier […]

Google Small Business Network – Solutions For Business

Created for small business owners, Google’s Small Business Network provides the info and tools they need to promote business-friendly policies in Washington, D.C. and state capitols. Google wants to know about the issues that are important to you so that we can better invest in your goals and objectives and ultimately, your success. New laws, […]

WizEstate – Free Real Estate Website With Syndication

Choose from hundreds of templates and get your FREE real estate website from Wizestate. With a ton of stock photos, automated blog posting, and a whole bunch of other features, your free Wizestate website creates a huge web presence for your real estate business, with very little effort on your part. All Wizestate website templates […]

Custom Mortgage Lender Website Providers & Templates

Real Estate agents aren’t the only real estate professionals whose business can drastically improve with the help of a website. Mortgage lenders need websites too! Here’s a quick list of companies that offer website solutions specifically for mortgage lenders. 220 Marketing LeadPress LenderHomePage LionMTS Loan Site Plus Loans Interactive MORsystems Oppenheimer Group vLender Do you […]

The Introvert’s Guide to Conference Networking by Lisa Barone

I would like to thank Alan Lamb of Bruce Clay for allowing me to republish this post originally written by Lisa Barone on August 15, 2008 Original Article here: The Introvert’s Guide to Conference Networking Conference networking is one of the most compelling reasons for professionals to attend events in their niche. However, for introverts, […]

Search Marketing Expo * SMX * East – West – Advanced

There are a lot of factors that go into having a successful vacation rental business – one of the most important being proper search engine marketing. The best way to learn how to do it right is from the experts. The Search Marketing Expo – SMX – delivers all the search engine marketing trends and […]

HomeAway 2010 Super Bowl Ad

As I am sure you are aware, it’s a mere three months until the Super Bowl. The food, the friends, the commercials – it’s practically an American holiday! On February 7, 2010 CBS will broadcast the Super Bowl, during which the Austin, TX based company HomeAway, Inc will air their very first national TV ad. […]

Real Time Traffic Widgets from Feedjit

Used by more than 300,000 publishers, Feedjit is the world’s largest supplier of real-time traffic widgets, serving up more than a billion widgets every month, to more than 150 million people. Wow! Founded in 2007 by experienced serial entrepreneurs Mark Maunder and Kerry Boyte, Feedjit is an American company based in Seattle, Washington. Outside of […]

RSS Submit Software – Submit Your RSS Feeds For More Traffic!

If you remember nothing else today, remember this: more links and more exposure means more traffic to your website – ultimately improving your site’s ranking. There is no question that RSS feeds and blogs are extremely popular and both are proving themselves to be an absolute necessity in drawing visitors to your site – and […]

Zen Cart Store Security – How To Secure Your ZenCart Store

Zen Cart is a free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software program designed and developed by consultants, designers, programmers, and shop owners who all believe e-commerce web designs need to be revamped. Zen Cart put the merchants and shoppers needs first and can be installed by anyone with the even the most basic level of […]

Report Invalid AdSense Ad Clicks – Google Adsense Click Fraud

Think you’ve got folks putting through invalid clicks on your AdSense ads? Well listen up, because you do have recourse. Simply take a minute to fill out Google’s Invalid Clicks Contact Form and report those pesky invalid clickers! 1. Enter your contact information 2. Provide answers and information to a few quick security questions like […]

Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site

The Exceptional Performance team at Yahoo! has identified 34 of the best practices for speeding up your web site. Here are six random ones in alphabetical order: Avoid CSS Expressions The problem with expressions is that they are evaluated more frequently than most people expect. Not only are they evaluated when the page is rendered […]

Vacation Rental Web Site Hosting

With more than 2,200,000 hosted domains, HostGator is one of the top 10 largest website hosting companies in the world. Over 200 employees work around the clock to bring you first class customer support. HostGator is the perfect choice when looking for vacation rental web site hosting. The HostGator web site hosting services are designed […]

Google Product Search For Vacation Rentals

Simply put, Google Product Search helps shoppers connect with sellers across the internet and buy their products. As a seller, Google Product Search helps increase traffic to your online store. Shoppers will quickly and easily find your site after you submit your items to Google Product Search – and it’s all free to you. Google […]

Lynx Viewer – Try The Text Only Lynx Web Browser

Attention web authors! See what your pages will look like (minus the graphics) when viewed with the text-mode web browser Lynx. To get started, visited the Lynx Viewer page and enter the URL you want to view in the box provided. To achieve the best results when using Lynx Viewer, download a copy of Lynx […]

DomainsBot – Domain Name Generator & Availability Check

When you find yourself in need of a domain name, and you just can’t think of the perfect one for what you want to promote, turn to DomainsBot. Browse through their product line and see how DomainsBot can help you find the best available domain for your specific needs. Name Spinner – provides users with […]

PHP Classes, Tutorials & PHP Training

A Smorgasbord of PHP information all available courtesy of PHP Classes….. PHP Class Scripts – Find useful PHP components PHP Tutorials – Technical articles about PHP and related matters Articles to teach about PHP matters and related topics Running PHP on Google App Engine Avoid being blacklisted for spam you did not send PHP Object-Relational […]

Goin2Travel Ebook – Marketing Vacation Rentals

Goin2Travel vacation rentals are seen by over 2 million people a year – they’re obviously doing something right. To celebrate their success they have released the Goin2Travel Ebook to help you market your own vacation rentals on the internet. The Ebook covers all the steps involved in setting up your own vacation rental website as […]

HTML Tidy – HTML Markup Clean Up Tool

Dave Raggett’s HTML TIDY is a free utility that automatically fixes mistakes found when editing HTML. The program also works wonders on the extremely hard to read markup generated by specialized HTML conversion tools and editors. Plus it can help identify where detailed attention is needed on making your pages more accessible to people with […]

Vacation Rental Web Site Design by Aloha Vacation Rental

Aloha Vacation Rental specializes in creating affordable customized Vacation Rental Web sites, with the goal to make your vacation rental business easier to manage and more profitable. There are also “model” designs to choose from. Each Vacation Rental Web Site Design is fully featured and can be created for any location in the world. Each […]

FrontPage Resources

So you’ve got Microsoft FrontPage and you want to know everything about the program you can possibly know, but you’re not sure of where to start. The following are excellent resources for Microsoft FrontPage. AccessFP – FrontPage Resources Site full of additional resources Owned by Microsoft MVP Tina Clarke AddonFP – FrontPage Add-ons for […]

AreMySitesUp – Server Monitoring Software

There’s nothing worse than sitting down in front of your computer in the morning with your hot cup of coffee and finding out one of the sites you manage went down and you have no idea why. For less than one dollar per site per year, Are My Sites Up? will check your sites more […]

HostTracker – Monitor Your Website – Website Uptime

HostTracker – monitor your sites 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day a year. HostTracker has several monitoring points all over the world, eliminating the chance of false alarms, i.e. when access problems are caused not by your resource, but by the lack of proper connection between HostTracker’s system and your site. […]

How To Choose a Domain Name

How to choose a domain name? Every month people ask me what the best way to choose a domain name is, and I realized I’ve never actually written down my answers. So I decided to make a list of things to consider while choosing your domain name. Always choose the ‘.com’ version if available. Most […]

What Is The Best Free Sitemap Generator? Xenu’s Link Sleuth

I would have to say my favorite tool to use for generating a sitemap is Xenu’s Link Sleuth. The program is extremely fast and I have used it with success on medium size sites. I was able to run a 500,000 page sitemap on an older computer with 4 gigs of ram/memory. Exporting (out of […]

Download Alexa Top 1,000,000 Websites

Ever wanted to know what the Alexa top 1,000,000 web sites were? Download them here Quantcast also offers the top 1,000,000 sites

Viscape List Of Vacation Real Estate Twitter Profiles

Found this list of Twitter profiles on the Viscape Blog. Check em out! Here are my twitter profiles if you want to add me: – General info about me – New vacation rental listings on my site – Latest updates & news on the Vacation Rental Wonderland site.

Need A Content Management System? Try 100’s Of Demo’s Here!

Do you need a new content management system? You should check out Open Source CMS. They have 100’s of demos of many different open source content management systems including; portals, forums, ecommerce, blogs, wikis, e-learning, groupware, image galleries, etc.

Top 200 Local Search Terms For Vacation Rentals By Owner

Hey guys & gals… I wanted to try to come up with a comprehensive keyword idea list for you that focuses on vacation rentals in a specific city. The main focus of this post is the city name plus a house modifier like like a home, villa, chalet, beach, duplex, mobile home etc.  (eg. Twain […]

How To Get A Double Listing In Google Search

Have you ever wondered how to get a double listing in Google? You might want to start; my conversion rate skyrockets whenever I get a double listing in Google. Typically you’ll see about 6 of the 10 results on your screen when doing a search in Google (depending on your screen resolution). If you have […]

Keyword Research Ideas For Vacation Rentals

I think keyword research is the most important first step in building your online vacation rental business. This is where battles are won and lost… Choose the wrong keywords (ones with no traffic) or pick keywords too competitive & you will never rank for them. The first thing I like to do when choosing keywords […]

Sample SEO Request for Proposal

Here’s a couple sample request for proposals for Search Engine Optimizers. Sample SEO Request for Proposal in PDF Sample SEO Request for Proposal in PDF Sample SEO Request for Proposal in Word Sample SEO Request for Proposal in Excel Sample Search Engine Optimization  Request for Proposal in Word Sample Web Development Request for Proposal in […]

14 Competitive Intelligence Tools By Andy Beal

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Twitter Grader – Grade Your Twitter Profile

One of my friends forwarded me a link something cool and I’ve managed to waste two hours of my day playing with it. It’s called Twitter Grader. Feel free to check out my Twitter Grader Profile. I managed to score a 92%. I might just have to tell my mom. Is that an A or […]

Does My Web Server Location Affect My Ranking In Search Engines?

YES! We have seen some huge web page ranking increases from search engines that are using a server located in the same city as your business. For example, if you have a vacation rental in San Francisco, CA it would be ideal to also have your server located in San Francisco. How Do I Find […]