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  • All too often, new vacation rental owners dismiss the idea of receiving direct bookings because of the high visibility and seal of quality offered by online travel agencies such as Airbnb or VRBO. Despite these […]

  • Hello Blak,

    You are correct, your posts in the soup won’t display the table. We can’t include (or foresee) all of the plugins that various members use. That would be impossible. I suggest that you screenshot the table and include the image. This may not be ideal for mobile but it’s a better solution than us displaying shortcode.

    I hope this…[Read more]

  • Hello Clare,

    I haven’t used Free to book but I think that redirects to their website (I may be wrong).

    I have embedded the Supercontrol calendar into some websites so that’s possible (although it’s not the prettiest I’ve seen).

    Personally, I prefer Owner Rez

  • Many travelers choose vacation rentals for their trips because of the unique guest experience they provide. While hotels can be advantageous for certain types of travel, more guests than ever are steering towards […]

  • alan egan posted a new activity comment 2 days, 15 hours ago

    Hi Don, all of your posts will be geo-tagged with your properties lat and long but it’s better practice to add geo-specific lat and longs so that they appear on the map relative to what/where the post is about
    • Home-sharing is no longer a niche economy – it’s officially mainstream.
      The early adopters have come and stayed and now the majorities are hands-on hosts, fluffing towels and plumping pillows.
      It’s an excit […]

    • I’m not sure why that would happen but here’s the video

    • alan egan replied to the topic The Branding Sessions in the forum Branding 3 days, 13 hours ago

      Hello Sherene,

      Module 2 will be released later today

    • Hello Liz,

      If I carry out an exact match search in Google (“Family skiing at Vogel Lake Bohinj”) by adding inverted commas your blog post comes up third in Google, so your posts are being indexed.

      Google apply all sorts of criteria for their search results and these include age of site, authority, size of page (word count), SEO of the page,…[Read more]

    • Hi Liz,

      I think that this is the result of good SEO. I’m guessing that you used family hiking escape to bohinj as your title and alt text and Google is picking up on that. In effect each and every image has it’s own url so WordPress can display each image in it’s own right.


    • Hello Liz.

      What’s your website address and what page did Google display?

    • Yes, it’s fine to update Timber

    • alan egan posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

      It can take a little longer than that. Google has a crawl budget so may not crawl the whole site every day.
      • Tips & Education for Airbnb Hosts
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      • Knowing how to optimize images can have a huge impact on your vacation rental website SEO. Just as search engines crawl text in order to know what will be helpful to searchers, they also scan the text that is […]

      • alan egan replied to the topic Hi everyone in the forum Introduce Yourselves 1 week, 1 day ago

        Hello Aldo,

        Welcome to the soup. I’ve loved your property for a long time and others here can learn from some of the great marketing touches that you have used on your website.

        Truly great work

      • In the digital age, travelers demand much more from their experience than ever before when it comes to researching, planning and booking their trips online.
        There is a growing need for providers in the travel […]

      • As the hospitality industry has moved online, it has opened up the possibilities of a new danger for both operators and travelers. Vacation rentals are now more at risk than ever of becoming victims of phishing […]

      • The short-term vacation rental industry is thriving. It’s a sector which has witnessed a huge change in recent years, been disrupted more times than we can count and shows no signs of slowing down.
        Inside this e […]

      • Here at Vacation Soup we are always looking at ways to reward our members that publish articles to the site. We are a publisher first and foremost.

        Above all we want to be fair.

        So this week we have adjusted […]

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