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tavi



Joined: 14 Sep 2011
Posts: 2578
Location: Algarve

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:25 am    Post subject: First Facebook enquiry. Reply with quote

Had my first "proper" (i.e. from a stranger) enquiry through my FB page yesterday Smile

Came to nothing as her party is too big Sad

Hardly earth-shattering news but thought I'd report it.


Have a good Sunday everyone. Cool
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Nemo



Joined: 14 Aug 2008
Posts: 7007
Location: Norfolk

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff. I find I get quite a few enquiries that don't know what I specifically offer, but it means they're finding the page which is the positive. Very Happy

I had one this morning, but she wanted August and a hot tub or pool - August has been fully booked for ages now and I shan't be offering a pool or hot tub anytime soon in rural Norfolk. Wink There is such a demand for hot tubs, let's hope at some point the novelty wears off!

Another route to the market anyway and ironically facebook now gives you more control over your marketing than some of the listing sites. Never thought I'd hear myself say that!
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Bunny



Joined: 16 Oct 2013
Posts: 3387
Location: South of England

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not had a Facebook enquiry yet but my page views have increased significantly since I've joined the Book you Holiday Direct with the Owner group. Ever hopeful that one day it will come...
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Rosie



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
Posts: 776
Location: France

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bunny wrote:
I've not had a Facebook enquiry yet but my page views have increased significantly since I've joined the Book you Holiday Direct with the Owner group. Ever hopeful that one day it will come...


That's really good to hear, Bunny Smile
Fingers crossed that the group brings bookings for all members over the coming months.
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pambon



Joined: 24 Apr 2008
Posts: 2959

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guests who departed here on Thursday emailed yesterday to say that they were going to include a link to my site on their FB page.
Is this something I should maybe ask my guests to do? (I'm not on FB and have little idea how it works Embarassed )
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ClareyD



Joined: 09 Aug 2014
Posts: 32
Location: Widemouth, Bude

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bunny wrote:
I've not had a Facebook enquiry yet but my page views have increased significantly since I've joined the Book you Holiday Direct with the Owner group. Ever hopeful that one day it will come...


Interesting to hear you say that, Bunny, and very positive. Can't say the same for ours, unfortunately, but perhaps I'm not trying hard enough! How often do you post to the group, out of interest?
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jenboyle1959



Joined: 16 Apr 2012
Posts: 224
Location: millport

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me neither, ClareyD! I posted daily for a wee while and then stopped- I've not had a single enquiry or visit to my website, that I can trace, anyway. I'll try again though- what's the secret, I wonder? Smile
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ClareyD



Joined: 09 Aug 2014
Posts: 32
Location: Widemouth, Bude

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who knows, jen! I have tried posting photos today, rather than just a link to our own Facebook page. Possibly location, or maybe bunny has special facilities that we lack? We currently don't take dogs, for example, and everyone looking for availability on there at the moment seems to be a dog owner!
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SandyBeaches



Joined: 01 May 2012
Posts: 1072
Location: Norfolk Coast

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nemo wrote:
I had one this morning, but she wanted August and a hot tub or pool - August has been fully booked for ages now and I shan't be offering a pool or hot tub anytime soon in rural Norfolk. Wink There is such a demand for hot tubs, let's hope at some point the novelty wears off!


What is it about bloomin' hot tubs? And why do so many people want them? I've never really seen the attraction myself.
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Bunny



Joined: 16 Oct 2013
Posts: 3387
Location: South of England

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClareyD wrote:
Bunny wrote:
I've not had a Facebook enquiry yet but my page views have increased significantly since I've joined the Book you Holiday Direct with the Owner group. Ever hopeful that one day it will come...


Interesting to hear you say that, Bunny, and very positive. Can't say the same for ours, unfortunately, but perhaps I'm not trying hard enough! How often do you post to the group, out of interest?


I joined the group right from the beginning when there were not so many members. I've still not had an enquiry or booking from it but admit I haven't posted anything for ages because I haven't got much availability. I didn't do that many posts and I don't offer anything special like hot tubs and I don't take dogs. Maybe some of my page views were just from other owners. I've no way of telling but they definitely increased but have slowed down again now.
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Cassis



Joined: 20 Jan 2006
Posts: 1083
Location: Normandy/Pays de Loire border

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one FB enquiry that I know of, though it's possible there have been others. Someone coming on an antiques hunting trip, booked in April. She backed out last week, 8 days before arrival, over fears over the Calais crossing. It cost her 195 deposit!
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