Category Archives: Marketing

Why your tourism business needs Google My Business

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Google My Business (GMB) is a free tool that can boost your business allowing you to manage how your business appears on Google Search, Google maps and more. 

GMB is packed with features that allows you to share vital information about your tourism business acting like a "mini-website". Quickly share your contact details, images, reviews and even include a social media style interactive Q&A where you can directly engage with users. 

It is a powerful booster for your Local Search Engine Optimisation. Think about it, when people search for a place to stay or activity to do that is near them, they're usually very close to making a booking.

If you haven’t already set up and verified your Google My Business Account and engaging with GMB every week like you would your social media,...

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Are you ready for Google's Parallel Tracking Rollout?

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A big change is coming on 30 October: Parallel Tracking.

When AdWords (now Google Ads) was first launched it used what is called "linear redirect tracking". When an ad is clicked Google loads several components such as the Google Ads click tracker, the tracking URL and often some other tracking URLs before the customer gets to your landing page. In other words, the customer goes through one or more redirects after they click your ad.

While most users don’t even notice this happening, Google says that the delays of "hundreds of milliseconds" actually has a negative impact on campaign performance.

Parallel tracking, on the other hand, sends customers directly from your ad to your intended URL while click measurement happens in the background in a parallel process (customers are...

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4 tips to conquer Facebooks latest update

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Facebook has done it again!

Facebook is working hard to keep businesses on their toes with a major overhaul planned for 2018. Their vision is to change your news feed in the coming months with a new algorithm that will prioritize posts from friends, family and groups first, leaving business content at the bottom of the barrel. Pay close attention, your organic reach may just drop off a cliff!

What does this mean to your business page? Mostly that your organic reach (which currently only reaches about 2 - 4% of your audience) is going down to zero.

However, hope is not lost, there are ways to reach your target audience, you will just have to be smarter about it.

Here are our four top tips to ensure your posts don’t get lost.
 

1.  Generate original, shareable...

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Facebook Live: How to Make It Work for You

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Did you know that 100 million hours of video are watched on Facebook every day?  It’s no wonder the social media giant has taken it to the next level with Facebook Live. This powerful new tool gives you two good reasons to start exploring it. One, you will be able to harness all the marketing potential of the video format – again, look to the figure above 100 million hours! Two, it lets you put your social media campaign in the moment.

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Recent Facebook algorithm changes seem to be favouring videos in the news feed, and Live videos rank even higher. Even better, users actually like it. Personalities such as Jane Goodall and Martha Stewart and brands like BuzzFeed and the Denver Broncos have used Facebook Live to successfully connect with their followers. According to Facebook,...

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Tourism Marketing with Videos: Make that Emotional Connection

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If pictures paint a thousand words, how effective do you think videos will be for marketing your tourism business? Film conveys so much more than text and pictures. Just image, you can give your intended customers a real glimpse of what you can offer. Show your audience the sweeping views from your hotel balcony or maybe the exhilarating feeling of bungy jumping off a platform. How about sharing that sense of calm the sounds and sights of your sleepy coastal town can bring?

Why video is so important in tourism marketing

Whether it’s an accommodation, an experience or a destination – a video can allow your potential customers to immerse in that experience and you can connect with them emotionally.

The statistics about the use of video in tourism marketing really drive the point home. For instance:

  • In a 2011 survey by...

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Increase Your Tourism Bookings Using Email Marketing - The Easy Guide

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While fresh ways for reaching people online keep popping up, few are as effective as going directly to a potential customer and hitting their email inbox with one of your latest offers. When used correctly, Email Marketing can lead to increased bookings - so here are three ways to best use Electronic Direct Marketing and E-Newsletters

1. Share the Love

Encourage your offer to be shared around! Offer a special to your past guests and newsletter sign-ups then encourage them to share the deal with their friends and family – “spread the news and share the love”. Let’s face it, we all know someone who could do with some good news and TLC, and more so, everyone loves a good special. This is a also a great way to expand your brand awareness. Everyone gains something out of it, and...

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