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Are your social posts not getting any attention? Here’s how to make your posts unforgettable…

A lot of of accommodation owners find social media hard work…and it’s understandable. After spending a long day sorting out your accommodation the last thing you want to do is spend ages on a computer or phone, trying to create an engaging, upbeat post. So here are some great resources that will help! Get your …

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Preparing for 2021…and get more direct bookings

2020 has been a very bad year, and the pandemic has impacted everyone, with the hospitality industry being particularly hard hit. We’re hoping 2021 will be a better year for accommodation owners, and to that end, we have put together a checklist for accommodation providers so that they can feel more confident that they are …

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The Successful Accommodation Owner’s To-Do Checklist

A lot of our website owners often get so busy that they don’t get round to doing all the online jobs that they should be doing periodically to ensure that their online presence is being updated, and more likely to get noticed…below are some “jobs” that every successful accommodation owner should be doing each week… …

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What are the ideal sizes for website images?

The simple answer is, it depends! For site owners who are looking to ensure that their sites load quickly, then it’s imperative to have a crunched-down version of the full resolution image uploaded, with a max file size of about 250kb. (Have a read here on how to resize really large images). As a quick …

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Can’t access a site? Find out why!

One of our customers recently asked for help; she couldn’t access her website at all, although others could. If other people can see and access a site and you can’t then the problem is localised to your device or wi-fi issue. Try the following to fix the issue: Try loading the site in a different …

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Fake Ransomware Bitcoin Scam Claims “Your Site Has Been Hacked”

We have heard from a lot of our website owner customers that they have received these scam emails, and thought it would be useful to create this article to allay fears that these emails could be genuine… The ransomware scam targets website contact forms. It sends an email to the site owner with the subject …

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Get your website presence (website, social marketing etc) in top shape!

The COVID-19 virus is dominating the news, and it must also be dominating your personal and professional lives too. It's hit every industry hard and the vacation accommodation industry is one of the worst affected.

However, at this time of uncertainty and self-isolation we thought it would be a lovely idea to bring accommodation owners together. Not only can we offer each other support and company but many of us will have more time on our hands than we normally would. This allows us to invest the time improving the things within our control to make sure we're raring to go once this period is over.

To make things fun as well as beneficial, we thought this would be a great opportunity to run frequent easy challenges to get your business's online activities up to scratch. It doesn't matter when you start the challenges but we will be posting these frequently, each with full instructions for you to follow to help you complete the task.  To help you get the most out of the experience please join our Facebook private Owners Group - you can show us your completed challenges, and make new friends in the accommodation industry!

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Join our new Private Accommodation Owners Group on Facebook!

About Accommodation Cloud

Accommodation Cloud is a completely free resource primarily for Accommodation Owners; but anyone who needs help or wishes to learn about marketing can find our articles and challenges helpful as it applies to anyone who wishes to promote their business.

This is still a very new site, and you will find that over time there should be an article about nearly anything you would want to find out about, however if you have a question that you can't find the answer to, you can submit a question here and we will create an article to show you the answer!

Marketing Challenges for Accommodation Owners

A fun way to get to learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more - follow the challenges and let us know how you got on via our private Owners Group on Facebook (join the group here)

Challenge #7: Social Media & Your Website

We get many website owners asking us about social media and how they should be using it with their website. First and foremost, you want your website visitors to be able to easily achieve the following on your website: Be able to EASILY find your social media accounts links; i.e. a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest …

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Challenge #6 How & What to post on your Facebook Page

It’s hard for accommodation owners to know what to post on their Facebook Business Page. For today’s challenge, you are going to create a post and publish it on your page. Here are some guidelines for creating content. If you’re new to Facebook you will want to start with an introduction/welcome post Introduction / Welcome …

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Challenge #5 – Create an eye-catching social post using Canva

Have you ever wondered how some people have created such wonderful social post images? We use Canva for so many things; from creating Logos, to making great social post images. We are using the Pro version, but the free version is pretty amazing. You will be able to spend hours of fun making great images …

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Challenge #4 Create a Twitter Account for your Accommodation Business

Twitter might not be up there with Facebook and Instagram for promoting your accommodation business but with over 500 million users, you need to have a presence there. Luckily setting up a Twitter profile is incredibly easy especially if you follow our step by step guide below. 1. Go to Twitter.com and complete the sign up. Entering your …

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Challenge #3 – Linking Instagram with Facebook

Save time and effort by linking Instagram with Facebook. These two offer a level of integration you won’t find across any other social media platforms. Linking your accounts will allow you to post the pics and videos you take or edit using the Instagram directly to Facebook. Each image or video you share goes back …

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Challenge #2 – Create an Instagram Page

Instagram launched in 2010 and has fast become an important platform for digital marketing. Sources suggest that there are now over 1 billion users worldwide making it an effective tool for growing your accommodation business. Step 1: Download the Instagram App Instagram does have a web version but it is primarily used on a smartphone. …

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