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March 07 Newsletter

Featured Vacation Rental Site
 
This is the first of a series of newsletters from COHR featuring a selected Vacation Rentals by Owner website. In this edition, we feature VacationRealty, one of the newer additions to the COHR listings. One unique feature that I like is the Craiglist Ad Builder, which I have not seen yet on any of the other vacation rentals by owner sites I've looked at.
 
Also, don't forget to stop by COHR  to compare all the leading vacation rentals sites in one place.
 
Best Regards,
 
Kevin
 
 
 
 
     
 
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Whats Going On at www.VacationRealty.com
Vacation rental owners deserve more than just a simple listing on another vacation rental website, they deserve tools they can use to maximize time and get more bookings. VacationRealty.com has taken the steps to provide these tools so that owners can truly get the most for their dollar. Below are some of the tools we make available to users.
 
Tools That Make A DIFFERENCE
Craigslist Ad Builder – Designed for property owners who use Craigslist.org to promote their vacation rentals. This tool enables you to create more attractive ads, automatically inserts your property images and descriptions into a template and gives you the HTML code for posting on Craigslist. Remember, first impressions are ever lasting!

Listing PDF Files - You can download any of your listings as a PDF file, allowing you to easily print out an attractive brochure and distribute it accordingly. All PDF files contain a summary of your listing exactly as you enter it, including a selection of your submitted photos.

Write About Your Location – Each location on VacationRealty.com has a collective area posted by owners with information about location attractions, dining, and other information on the area for renters to use. Each post you make has a link to your listing so it provides a great way to get more inquiries.

Calendar Display For Websites - If you own a personal website or weblog and would like to show the calendar directly on your website you may do so by using this calendar widget. This is a simple line of html code that you can place on your website. Once this is placed it will show your calendar directly on your webpage. When you make update your calendar at Vacation Realty, the calendar will automatically be updated on your website to reflect these changes!

 
 How to Use These Great Tools
To get access to all of these great tools, please visit www.VacationRealty.com and sign up for a free three month trial. During that trial you will see just what kind of results VacationRealty.com can generate for you. Also do not forget to tell other owners about our services, you will receive one free month for every individual that you refer who signs up. This offer is limited to first 1000 people who sign up and anyone who is a referral to these people.

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July 06 Newsletter

 

Welcome to the July 2006 COHR Newsletter!

Thanks once again to everyone for their continued support!  The response to our site has been fantastic and our visitors continue to grow at a very rapid pace, as indicated by our latest Alexa ranking of 123,000.

Now that we are in the middle of the summer season, hopefully most of you don’t have many vacancies left to fill. But for those of you looking for late bookings, you may want to consider a listing with a different vacation rentals site to see if this works for you.

1. Vacation Rental Listing Sites

Why not browse through the vacation rentals sites listed on COHR? At COHR, we now feature …

30 Vacation Rentals by Owners sites on our home page

42 US Vacation Home Rentals sites on our US sites page

5 California Vacation Home Rentals sites on our California page

6 Florida Vacation Home Rentals sites on our Florida page

9 French Holiday Property Rentals sites on our French sites page

6 Spanish Holiday Rentals sites on our Spanish page and

20 European Holiday Home Rentals sites on our European page

2. Special Offers

Some of these sites feature special offers, specifically for visitors to COHR: you can find details here:

http://www.compareownerholidayrentals.com/special%20offers.htm

3. Reviews of Vacation Rentals Sites

Also, for more detailed information on many of these sites, check out our reviews page:

http://www.compareownerholidayrentals.com/reviews.htm

  1. Feature Article : Free Vacation Rental Listings Sites

Alternatively, now might be a good time to try some of the FREE vacation rentals sites. Although vacation rentals owners should not rely on FREE vacation rental listings sites to generate the majority of their bookings, they can be helpful in filling vacancies. However, how do you go about selecting the most appropriate FREE vacation rentals sites for your vacation rental? Check out our feature article on selecting Free Vacation Rental Listings Sites .

For your convenience, I have also included our latest FREE sites and special offer list below.

5. COHR Vacation Rentals Blog

Finally, don’t forget to check out our blog at http://vacation-rental-forum.blogspot.com/ . You can find postings on topics such as:

HomeAway Bundles Cyberrentals Pricing

How many links to your Vacation Rental site ?

Using All The Web to Optimise your Vacation Rental Site

Vacation Rental Keywords and Google Trends

Feel free to leave your thoughts or comments on anything to do with the vacation rentals business.

Regards,

Kevin

 

April 06 Newsletter

 

Welcome to the April 2006 COHR Newsletter!

Since our launch in January, the response to COHR has been phenomenal, with literally thousands of vacation rental owners visiting our web site.  

We now have information listed on 75 different US and European Vacation Rental sites, with detailed reviews of 13 different sites, including leading sites such as VRBO and Cyberrentals.

Since our last newsletter, we have added reviews of Holiday-Rentals.com, Portside Promotions and Villarenters.com.  Our reviews page includes real time Alexa Traffic Rankings for all the sites we have reviewed, so that you can easily compare the amount of visitor traffic going to each of these sites.

Following on from our previous feature article on Comparing Visitor Traffic on Vacation Rental Sites , our latest comparison shows Findvacationrentals.com with the highest average number of visitors per listing (107) of the US vacation rentals sites we examined. Click4HolidayHomes had the highest average of the European sites, with an average of 186 visitors per listing. We will continue to track this in the coming months.

On the other hand, our visitor poll of  “Which US Vacation Rental site do you get most bookings from ? indicates that Cyberrentals generates more bookings than any other site for visitors to COHR. You can find the poll (and cast your vote) by visiting our US Vacation Rentals Sites page and scrolling to the end of the page.

This month’s feature article is entitled Vacation Rentals by Owner Sites: Are they Profitable?”

On the face of it, it may seem like making money from a ”vacation rentals by owner” site is easy: all you have to do is get 1,000 owners to sign up, each paying $100 per year, and you can generate an annual income of $100k with almost no running costs, right? Using the framework developed by Michael Porter to analyze industry profitability, we have taken a look at the business of running a vacation rentals site.

You can find the article here: http://www.compareownerholidayrentals.com/article-vacation-rentals-by-owner-business.htm

Finally, check out our blog at http://vacation-rental-forum.blogspot.com/ . Feel free to leave your thoughts or comments on anything to do with the vacation rentals business.

Regards,

Kevin

 

 

Feb 06 Newsletter

 

1. Welcome to the February COHR Newsletter!

 Since our launch in January, the response to COHR has been phenomenal, with literally thousands of vacation rental owners visiting our web site. (We currently have an Alexa Traffic Ranking of 127,556, already ranking higher than many well established vacation rentals sites!)

We now have information listed on 69 different US and European Vacation Rental sites, including newly added pages for Florida Vacation Rentals and California Vacation Rentals .

We have also added an RSS news feed from Google with up to the minute Vacation Rental News .

You can now find real time Alexa Traffic Rankings on our Reviews page, so that you can easily compare the amount of visitor traffic going to each of these sites.

Also, check out our feature article on Comparing Visitor Traffic on Vacation Rental Sites  for useful tips on assessing the amount of traffic to vacation rental web sites.

We welcome any feedback, so please feel free to give us with your thoughts and suggestions of content you would like us to add by emailing us at news@compareownerholidayrentals.com

2. Featured Article: Comparing Visitor Traffic on Vacation Rental Sites

If a Vacation Rental site does not attract visitors in sufficient numbers, then it is unlikely to generate enquiries and bookings for your vacation rental. But which sites will bring the most visitors to your vacation rental property?  Read our feature article for useful tools and techniques.

You can find the article here: http://www.compareownerholidayrentals.com/article-vacation-rentals-traffic.htm

(Note: you are free to post or distribute our featured article, as long as you include the html links to our site in your posting or distribution.)

3. Vacation Rentals Site Reviews

We now have detailed reviews of 10 Vacation Rentals sites on COHR. Recent additions include Cyber Rentals and Click4HolidayHomes. Besides information on pricing, size and geographic focus, we also include Alexa traffic rankings, site usability (for both renters and owners), as well as comments from owners.

You can find all the reviews here:  http://www.compareownerholidayrentals.com/reviews.htm .

Do you have comments on any of the sites we have reviewed? Are there sites you would like us to review? Email us at news@compareownerholidayrentals.com 

Regards,

Kevin

 

Jan 06 Newsletter

1. Welcome to the COHR Newsletter!

Welcome to the launch edition of the COHR Newsletter, brought to you by Compare Owner Holiday Rentals, your guide to choosing the best vacation rentals and holiday rentals websites. We welcome any feedback, so please feel free to give us with your thoughts and suggestions by emailing us at news@compareownerholidayrentals.com

2. Featured Article: On How Many Sites Should You Advertise Your Vacation Rental?

Compare Owner Holiday Rentals (COHR) recently completed research among vacation rental home owners on the number of paid and “free” sites they use.

More than 65% of vacation rentals owners indicated that they are listed on 3 or more paid sites, 86% use at least one “free” site and 36% use 5 or more “free” sites. You can find the full article by clicking the link :  http://www.compareownerholidayrentals.com/cohr_article_how_many_vacation_sites.htm

What the ideal number of sites to list on ? Send us your views by emailing news@compareownerholidayrentals.com

(Note: you are free to post or distribute our featured article, as long as you include the html links to our site in your posting or distribution.)

3. Vacation Rentals Sites Reviews

We have continued to add reviews of Vacation Rentals sites to COHR. Recent additions include VRBO, GreatFamilyRentals, Daltonsholidays and Vacationrentals411. Besides information on pricing, size and geographic focus, we also include Alexa traffic rankings, site usability (for both renters and owners), as well as comments from owners.

You can find the reviews here:  http://www.compareownerholidayrentals.com/reviews.htm .

Do you have comments on any of the sites we have reviewed? Are there sites you would like us to review? Email us at news@compareownerholidayrentals.com

4.  Alexa Rankings

As we head into the busy booking season, which sites attract the most traffic? Assessing visitor traffic is not an exact science, but Alexa traffic ranking give a good indication of the visitors a Vacation Rentals site is likely to attract.

We’ve compiled the Alexa rankings for US and European sites as of Jan 9th 2006. It’s probably no surprise that VRBO is the highest ranked site overall, but it was a little surprising that Homelidays managed to edge out Holiday-Rentals for the top European spot. You can find the detailed results here : http://www.compareownerholidayrentals.com/alexa_vacation_rentals_rankings.htm

Watch out for further information on traffic rankings on our website. 

  1. Official Launch of COHR

Although we have been online since September, COHR officially launched on January 2nd 2006. You can find our official press launch on our COHR News Page:  http://www.compareownereholidayrentals.com/COHR News

Regards,

Kevin

 

 
 


 

 

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