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  Topic: Text enquiry response to Facebook ad
Ben McNevis

Replies: 1
Views: 649

PostForum: 
Scam email enquiries
   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:53 pm   Subject: Text enquiry response to Facebook ad
This is a new one to me, so I thought I'd mention it:

I get a text on my phone:

Hi,
Is your ad on Facebook still available?
https://fb-ads-9291112.000webhostapp.com/id/manager/


and, as yo ...
  Topic: holidayLettings / TripAdvisor calendar import bug
Ben McNevis

Replies: 4
Views: 1413

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 7:38 pm   Subject: holidayLettings / TripAdvisor calendar import bug
Update: They have fixed it. Linked calendars are now synced every 90 minutes, regardless of what domain the calendar is in!
  Topic: holidayLettings / TripAdvisor calendar import bug
Ben McNevis

Replies: 4
Views: 1413

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:30 am   Subject: holidayLettings / TripAdvisor calendar import bug
I have the answer from them and it's not a good one:

We recently made some changes to our calendar sync functionality, and we only work with a select list of calendar providers. I will submit your ...
  Topic: holidayLettings / TripAdvisor calendar import bug
Ben McNevis

Replies: 4
Views: 1413

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 4:50 pm   Subject: holidayLettings / TripAdvisor calendar import bug
TripAdvisor is failing to pick up the linked calendar for both of our listings. It has even lost the linked calendar settings and fails to store them when we re-enter them.

I have no idea how long ...
  Topic: Home Away changeover fraud
Ben McNevis

Replies: 1
Views: 672

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 4:43 pm   Subject: Home Away changeover fraud
The £442 seems unnecessarily harsh but, remember, this is Homeaway who operate a pure "Wild West" business. It doesn't surprise me.

The security weakness that you've exposed does look shocking. So, ...
  Topic: I-PRAC
Ben McNevis

Replies: 8
Views: 1400

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 8:39 am   Subject: I-PRAC
Apparently, they have 10,000 followers on Linkedin. Why doesn't that surprise me?
  Topic: Being seen on Tripadvisor
Ben McNevis

Replies: 2
Views: 2926

PostForum: UK & Ireland   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:43 am   Subject: Being seen on Tripadvisor
I do remember a problem like that from long ago on TripAdvisor. Their system didn't understand geography too well. We worked around it, in the end, by moving our property to a different (nearby) loca ...
  Topic: What's happened to Owner Holidays?
Ben McNevis

Replies: 40
Views: 8148

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:26 pm   Subject: What's happened to Owner Holidays?
Hi Nigel. The thing that impresses me most about OH is the quantity of listings that you have. You must have worked really hard on convincing the Property Managers to list and then to have worked real ...
  Topic: Security deposit shocker
Ben McNevis

Replies: 16
Views: 3200

PostForum: 
Handling rental enquiries
   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:19 pm   Subject: Security deposit shocker
Here's what our would-be guest said:

Iím just a little concerned about such a big security deposit - it doesnít sit right with me, so we wonít be going ahead.

It's not as if she has accidentall ...
  Topic: Rebecca of "Unique Homes"
Ben McNevis

Replies: 0
Views: 1193

PostForum: 
Scam email enquiries
   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:19 am   Subject: Rebecca of "Unique Homes"
Beware this phishing attempt. The actual link in the email was disgused and isn't contained in the copy below
___________________________________
Hello and good day,

I am a professional photograp ...
  Topic: SimplyOwners.Net a new rental listing site?
Ben McNevis

Replies: 161
Views: 41472

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:57 pm   Subject: SimplyOwners.Net a new rental listing site?
They phoned me a week or two back, to ask us to list our properties.

I checked whether their Adwords campaign is still running (I checked several times) but I see no sign of it. Has their money run ...
  Topic: Think you're left with a bad clean-up job?
Ben McNevis

Replies: 1
Views: 927

PostForum: The Cafe   Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:58 pm   Subject: Think you're left with a bad clean-up job?
read this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43632914
  Topic: OD/HA moving from subscription to commission
Ben McNevis

Replies: 31
Views: 3654

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:55 pm   Subject: OD/HA moving from subscription to commission
That's one decent review! Get it stuffed and mounted.
  Topic: OD/HA moving from subscription to commission
Ben McNevis

Replies: 31
Views: 3654

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:10 pm   Subject: OD/HA moving from subscription to commission
If credible is what you are after, I think that nothing beats photos of a visitors book, like:

http://scotland-cottage.com/guestbook.html

You can't fake that.
  Topic: Google My Business
Ben McNevis

Replies: 38
Views: 6751

PostForum: 
Rental listing sites
   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:45 am   Subject: Google My Business
I'm not seeing the same as you then. If I try Googling for "holiday apartments central Portugal" I just get the normal search results page without any curated accommodation box.
 
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