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FelicityA



Joined: 05 Nov 2010
Posts: 2773
Location: Cotswolds

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also don’t use their search optimisation but I get a lot of people saying they found me by just doing a search with the obvious keywords. I had thought that everyone was only finding me by seeing me on other listing sites ( those key words would be very expensive on google) , but on delving into this, apparently not. Of course it does take some time for your new website to become ‘popular’ with google. The more interesting and original information you have on there, the better so fill up as many pages as you can (there is no limit!) Are you planning on adding a blog? I have one but tend to neglect it. I am told that blogging is a GOOD THING.
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Gozitana



Joined: 08 Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Location: Gozo, Malta

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much for sharing your experience and for your advice Felicity - very helpful. I don't really want to start spending a ton of money on search optimisation, so the DIY option certainly appeals! I will have a think about a blog too. I'm sure you are completely right on that one!
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Jenster



Joined: 08 Mar 2016
Posts: 398
Location: Cornwall

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to remember someone on this forum tried the pmp seo paid thing a while ago, but were not that impressed with the result. All they did AFAIK was come up with a list of optimised words that should be scattered through the website.

The general advice is to write naturally and as Felicity says lots of content is key. We also get found, although we are on page 4, it seems there are people who are willing to search past page one to find their perfect property. I also have a Google my business listing which comes up on a map on page one for certain searches, which is invaluable.
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Gozitana



Joined: 08 Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Location: Gozo, Malta

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jenster. That's good to know. I'm definitely going to work on adding more content and will check out Google my business too. When I'm booking my own holidays I always search for owners personal websites to avoid paying service charges on Air bnb/Owner's Direct etc so just want to make sure people can find me this way too if they want to!
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Tib



Joined: 04 Jan 2018
Posts: 2
Location: Gloucestershire

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:14 pm    Post subject: Referral Codes Reply with quote

We're just starting out and hoping to open this Spring. Is anyone able to offer a PMP referral code? Thanks.
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zebedee



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
Posts: 759
Location: yorkshire dales

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I will pm you a code.
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Tib



Joined: 04 Jan 2018
Posts: 2
Location: Gloucestershire

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
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Mouse



Joined: 20 Jun 2006
Posts: 7104
Location: Balearics

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jenster wrote:
I seem to remember someone on this forum tried the pmp seo paid thing a while ago, but were not that impressed with the result. All they did AFAIK was come up with a list of optimised words that should be scattered through the website.

The general advice is to write naturally and as Felicity says lots of content is key. We also get found, although we are on page 4, it seems there are people who are willing to search past page one to find their perfect property. I also have a Google my business listing which comes up on a map on page one for certain searches, which is invaluable.


Yes that was me....I paid and to be honest it was all just commonsense. I was quite disappointed.

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