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How Having Your Own Website Will Enhance Your CanadaStays Page

Many vacation rental owners list their property on sites like CanadaStays, but in order to really maximize your bookings and your renting potential, it’s a great idea to have your own business website too. These are the top ways that having a vacation rental website can really complement what you’re already doing on CanadaStays.

1.Gain online credibility

One of the main advantages of having your own vacation rental website is being able to showcase your vacation home however you like. What’s more, it will automatically improve your online credibility. Users who find your listing on CanadaStays, then look for your vacation rental name elsewhere will be brought directly to your website. Many potential bookers will cross-search different sites to make sure the vacation rental they’re viewing isn’t too good to be true, so having your own credible site will only help confirm that you’re the real deal.

2.Boost your brand

You might have previously thought that making your own branded website was a hard and laborious task. Not anymore! In fact, creating your vacation rental website with Lodgify is really easy – just sign up for your free 14-day trial and follow the simple instructions. Lodgify will even help you to brand your vacation rental website. When your site is up and running, there are some straightforward SEO steps you can take to make your vacation rental site appear higher in Google search results. The number of people using mobile to book travel has risen rapidly during the last few years, so you’ll be grateful your new Lodgify site is optimized for mobiles too!

3.Promote direct bookings

The aim of the vacation rental game is to get bookings, right? So why not make the most of all the different avenues available to you and use listings sites to link back to your own website. When you’ve got your own website, you’ll benefit from reaching a different client base that want to find their rental home privately. Customers love being able to book directly, especially when it means there are no hidden fees for the renter. If you already have your own site with Wordpress, Wix or another provider but it doesn’t yet support bookings, Lodgify can help. Lodgify’s embeddable code snippet will transform your page into a fully functioning booking portal, complete with calendar availability and rates.

4.Centralize your vacation rentals

If you list your vacation rental on multiple channels like CanadaStays, Airbnb and FlipKey, it can sometimes be difficult to keep on top of your bookings across the different platforms. Not to mention the risk of double bookings! Lodgify provides the solution to avoid this and any other confusion between your sites. The Channel Manager function takes the hassle out of organizing your vacation rental listings – just synchronize your availability calendar with Lodgify, and watch as your external listings are automatically updated across the board.

5.Show off your skills

Your own vacation rental website is the perfect place to showcase your best assets. For example, you could collate all your amazing guest reviews from other sites into a testimonials page. Or stand out in the ever-growing market by collecting digital badges. These are generally stickers which show where you’ve been mentioned (e.g. newspapers, online magazines, etc.) or they’re online certificates of accomplishment (like the ‘Superhost’ badge on Airbnb). It’s a no-frills formula really – the more badges you have, the more trustworthy your site is, and the more trustworthy your site is, the more bookings you’ll take!

What are you waiting for? Start your free 14-day trial with Lodgify and see for yourself how having your own vacation rental site can really enhance your CanadaStays listing!

Lodgify is a software-as-a-service solution that allows vacation rental owners and managers to easily create their own vacation rental website and accept online bookings. Owners can manage all reservations from one place and synchronize property data with their booking channels. Whether you own a single property or manage 500+ vacation properties, Lodgify has the right tools for you to increase your online bookings and simplify the management of it all.

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August 4, 2016

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