Category Archives: website

Google Mobile Friendly deadline

In a candid announcement a few months back Google let the world know that mobile friendliness has a deadline. From the 21st April onwards Google will actively favour mobile-friendly websites in mobile searches. If your website is mobile-friendly it is … Continue reading

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Google Mobile-Friendly websites

If Google speaks we all have to listen and when the world’s search giant lets us know that it now labels websites as “mobile-friendly” the message is clear. (read Google announcement) Labeling websites as mobile-friendly will help Google rank them … Continue reading

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Get together and win

Is your local association or marketing group doing enough for you? Online booking is just getting easier and more accessible to everyone. It’s great to see associations and marketing groups looking to improve their websites and the profitability of their … Continue reading

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TripConnect Mobile Optimisation

Make the most of TripConnect Mobile bookings As TripAdvisor focuses on Mobile customers we think you should too. Earlier this year they reported there had been 100 million downloads* of their free mobile app. These customers use mobile phones to … Continue reading

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Mobile bookings : Your 4 point check list

Mobile booking optimisation for accommodation owners Ownership of smartphones is growing and so are mobile bookings. Mobile bookings grew at 20% in the first half of 2014. Smartphones and tablets now account for 21 percent of hotel bookings with OTAs … Continue reading

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How to get your Google business page

Now that we know all the benefits of having a Google+ Business page for your accommodation here are some quick and easy steps to getting yours. (If you don’t know why you should get a Google business page see our earlier blog – … Continue reading

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Google business page – why NOW ?

Google business pages for accommodation owners, claim yours today. A Google business page is a big free internet opportunity for independent accommodation businesses and it’s probably the most important one. Why? Google uses the information for Google searches and on … Continue reading

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Channel Manager News – Agoda added

Agoda added to freetobook’s Channel Manager We are always looking for new ways to increase exposure and bookings for clients so we are very happy to announce we have just completed a full integration with Agoda. They are one of … Continue reading

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Share your reviews online

Freetobook review sharing widget Isn’t it great to get fantastic reviews! You work so hard looking after your customers, naturally they give you fabulous feedback that influences potential future guests. To find your reviews in freetobook simply go to your … Continue reading

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Mobile hotel bookings grow

Mobile hotel bookings keep growing… Here at freetobook we keep an eye on industry trends and an even closer watch on trends within our own booking systems.. with thousands of accommodation owners using freetobook we have an insight into trends … Continue reading

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