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A lovely “follow up” review from one of our customers…

We were delighted to receive an email from one of our customers, who had already previously given us a lovely review shortly after her website went live, and surprised us today by sending us a new review – to let people know how she has got on with her new website. Here is what she…

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New website for Cefnsuran Farm

Just gone live – a lovely new website for Cefnsuran Farm, which offers 4 Star luxury Scandinavian pine lodges and a holiday home, all with hot tubs, in Mid-Wales! This website is using our very popular Oystercatchers design This website is using our standard calendars, 1 calendar is included with every website. Additional calendars can…

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Looking for a new Booking System for your accommodation?

We’re pleased to announce our new Booking System – suitable for all types of accommodation. This great new system allows you to accept direct online reservations on your own website and not pay any commission & synchronize all bookings across OTAs (Online Travel Agencies) like Booking.com via iCal. Use as a complete booking system, or simply to show…

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Essential Marketing Guide for your Website & Accommodation

This article is an overview of what you should be doing to ensure your website works well, and that you get all the bookings you need. We often get owners who (sadly wrongly) believe that once they have a website built that it will instantly start bringing in visitors without them needing to do anything…

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5 Things Every Accommodation Website Should Have

The below guide tells you everything you need to know about what your accommodation website should have to be successful. We’ve compiled a simple infograph to show you exactly what makes a good website work. Take a look at the 5 main components that your website needs to have to not just look brilliant, but…

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Our Website Came Out Top!

We recently had one of our websites scrutinised by the Tourism Department Experts at the University of Surrey – as part of a marketing initiative that one of our website owners attended. Her site was the highest rated website out of the whole group!  The experts determined that “the site was joyful to browse”, well…

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Is your website now ‘Old Hat?!

An easy way to check if it’s time you got a new website… Is your website as visually appealing as possible? When people visit your site, they see it as a reflection of your accommodation. If your site looks professional and is loaded with useful information, readers will rate you higher than if your site…

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Do I need an SSL Certificate for my website?

Updated 25 July 2018 The short answer is “Yes” if you have, or wish to have, an enquiry form or any other form on your website that takes personal data, such as visitor name, email address etc. The new GDPR legislation is now enforceable, and any sites that have a form that doesn’t have an…

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Does Adding Extra Domains Help SEO?

Micro Sites to aid search engine optimisation

We’ve noticed an increase in emails from our website owners, asking the question whether they should purchase additional website addresses that contain a good search phrase eg selfcateringrentaltorbay.co.uk The simple answer is “No”, not if they plan to simply point this domain at their existing site. Google counts unique web addresses (including domains) as being…

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We received Orkney Fudge!

One of our favourite things is to hear positive comments from our customers, and we received a great and unexpected surprise today from a lovely couple whose second website with us recently went live…they sent us some lovely Orkney fudge and card – which has quite made our week! If you would like to see…

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