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Italian owners-best websites to advertise our properties

 
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sarahk



Joined: 21 Mar 2017
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Location: Sardinia-Italy

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Italian owners-best websites to advertise our properties Reply with quote

Hi,
I'm a owner of a holiday house in Italy (North Sardinia). There are other italian owners in this forum?
Tips and suggestions about websites for holiday house rentals,
for european/international guests...other than TA- Airbnb- HA-HL- Bookings?
Waiting for opinions Wink
Sarah
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Giuliano



Joined: 25 Oct 2016
Posts: 49
Location: Umbria

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sarah,
I recently had a lot of bookings from Atraveo/TUI Villas. They charge a hefty 15% commission though. Other than that, a lot of bookings are coming through my own website.
Giuliano
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sarahk



Joined: 21 Mar 2017
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Location: Sardinia-Italy

PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: other websites... Reply with quote

I'm also on Atraveo/Tui and E-domizil, both with commissions.
Some bookings (german people) but you HAVE to accept every booking request!

I would know about some other portals to advert my holiday house, for international guests.
Few results and any booking from A-gites and Seloger (for french guests) and no booking from some other german websites (eg . Ferienhausmiete)

Do you advert in the same websites? or where?
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Giuliano



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Location: Umbria

PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I advert on all major platforms: Homeaway (4 bookings in 9 months), TA (1 booking) Airbnb (4 bookings), Booking.com (2 bookings) Expedia (0). Atraveo is by far the site who is giving the strongest results (9 bookings), although, as I side, my own site is also taking a lot of bookings.
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seaturtle



Joined: 23 Jun 2015
Posts: 97

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Italian owners-best websites to advertise our properties Reply with quote

sarahk wrote:
Hi,
I'm a owner of a holiday house in Italy (North Sardinia). There are other italian owners in this forum?
Tips and suggestions about websites for holiday house rentals,
for european/international guests...other than TA- Airbnb- HA-HL- Bookings?
Waiting for opinions Wink
Sarah


Hi we are in Sicily & 50% of our 25/30 bookings come from Sawdays in the UK. Owners Direct now give us zero after previously giving us 90%.
Hope that helps.
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seaturtle



Joined: 23 Jun 2015
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giuliano wrote:
I advert on all major platforms: Homeaway (4 bookings in 9 months), TA (1 booking) Airbnb (4 bookings), Booking.com (2 bookings) Expedia (0). Atraveo is by far the site who is giving the strongest results (9 bookings), although, as I side, my own site is also taking a lot of bookings.


Salve

We are in Sicily & I知 just wondering who does your SEO?

Thanks

ST
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Giuliano



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seaturtle wrote:


Salve

We are in Sicily & I知 just wondering who does your SEO?

Thanks

ST


ciao,
no one really, I am doing a bit of optimization myself. Just yesterday got another booking directly from my website, 12 days in August.....
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seaturtle



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giuliano wrote:
seaturtle wrote:


Salve

We are in Sicily & I知 just wondering who does your SEO?

Thanks

ST


ciao,
no one really, I am doing a bit of optimization myself. Just yesterday got another booking directly from my website, 12 days in August.....


Good for you happy days. I think I値l get some professional help
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Giuliano



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seaturtle wrote:
Giuliano wrote:
seaturtle wrote:


Salve

We are in Sicily & I知 just wondering who does your SEO?

Thanks

ST


ciao,
no one really, I am doing a bit of optimization myself. Just yesterday got another booking directly from my website, 12 days in August.....



Good for you happy days. I think I値l get some professional help


I think the key is that guests find my property on one of the portals, then search on the web for its specific name and this directs them on my website.
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seaturtle



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giuliano wrote:
seaturtle wrote:
Giuliano wrote:
seaturtle wrote:


Salve

We are in Sicily & I知 just wondering who does your SEO?

Thanks

ST


ciao,
no one really, I am doing a bit of optimization myself. Just yesterday got another booking directly from my website, 12 days in August.....





Good for you happy days. I think I値l get some professional help


I think the key is that guests find my property on one of the portals, then search on the web for its specific name and this directs them on my website.


Ahhh... I get it. Thanks. I may have mentioned that Sawdays has worked well for us in the last few years though they are tinkering with their website & have plans for commission base which is a bit of a concern.

Any other listing sites that are working for you? I知 trying to attract more French guests
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