IT has been quite a while since I wrote about some of the new internet tools and tips I've discovered that you can use to help give your holiday home website a bit of a brush up.
So I thought with the nights beginning to draw in, and maybe your thoughts are drifting off to revamping a web page or two, I'd point out my recent finds.
Good photographs on your site can make a real difference, but often you need to reduce their size to ensure they load quickly, or maybe you want to crop a pic to focus on a key element.
The Resizer website lets you do this, without having to install any software, all you do is upload your photograph from your computer, resize or crop your image and save it to insert into your website.
Flickr Foldr Monitr
I know a number of people use Flickr to keep friends and family in touch with their adventures by posting pics of places they have visited.
Well this small application sits in the background and waits for you to save images to a file on your computer, before pinging them across to Flickr, you could put everything up there or just selected ones.
And Flickr can be a useful way to get people to click across to your own website as you can add descriptive text to a pic, which can include a link.
Hansel and Gretel Link-building
This article may be more suitable for the bloggers out there as it highlights a number of different techniques to get links to your website, which is all important for those search engines.
But even if you don't have a blog there are a number of ways you can write for other sites, or help answer questions on forums, which then feature a link back to your website.
Blogging Toolbox: 120+ Resources for Bloggers
A mega list of useful resources for those who are dipping their toe into the world of blogs, or for people who have been writing to a site for some time and want to pick up some new thoughts and ideas.
As ever, the comment form is there for your questions, thoughts and tips about online marketing of your holiday home website.
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