It’s been 2.5 years since we first launched Vizlly, our “multi-channel digital marketing system.” Vizlly was built on the premise that hotels could drive more direct bookings if they had a great hotel website – one specifically designed to convert. Well folks – we were wrong. Or, I should say, we were partially right.
Is your social media strategy driving traffic to your website? And how much of this traffic is converting into direct bookings? UTM parameters are a great tool for tracking both these things, and uncovering what content is working for you.
We had so many questions roll in from our audience during January's webinar, "How to Build a Winning Social Media Strategy," we couldn't answer them all! Guest speaker, Greg Bodenair, has kindly taken the time to answer some of them in this article.
Driving organic traffic to your hotel website is important, but driving quality traffic should also be a priority. By tweaking your SEO strategy to focus on long tail keywords, you’ll be able to drive more quality website traffic that is more likely to convert.
TripAdvisor reviews are an important part of the travel shopping journey. So what can you do to ensure your property listing gets seen by more people? In this article we outline how TripAdvisor’s Popularity Ranking algorithm works and what you can do to improve your ranking.
In an attempt to improve the browsing experience on mobile devices, Google will begin penalizing mobile websites with intrusive pop ups on January 10, 2017.
In part 2 of our 2016 recap, we examine major changes made by Facebook, TripAdvisor and the OTAs that will impact hotel marketing in 2017.
Google has made a lot of changes over the last year that have impacted hotel marketing. We take a closer look at some of them and how hotel marketers can navigate these changes to their advantage.
If you've ever asked Siri or Google Now a question, you've communicated with a type of chatbot. Chatbots give hotels the opportunity to improve the customer experience at every stage of the travel shopping journey. Major hotel chains and OTAs are jumping on this technology. Should you follow suit?
There are many strategies to boosting revenue, but one area most hotels are neglecting. It’s called ancillary revenue; looking beyond your rooms, to other products or services that can generate revenue. Airlines and cruise lines have built a very healthy profit margin from ancillary services. It's time for hotels to do the same.