Here are some things that will help you to get bookings:
* Add more photos. Add the maximum amount of pictures which is 12. Make sure your pictures are clear and bright. Include pictures of the outside surroundings as well, especially if you are located on or near water. Also, keep the photos current. The listings that have more photos tend to get more hits, which leads to more bookings. Remember, a picture says 1000 words.
* When adding or updating your property take the time to checkmark all the amenities you have to offer and fill in the rates section.
* Choose to Feature Your Property to be listed at the top of the page. You can be featured on the home page, the state landing page, or both. To be a featured property, an additional cost is involved. You can do this when you edit your property, the pricing is listed there.
* Check your Availability Calendar. Keep your calendar current.
* Check your Rental Rates. Keep your rental rates current and updated regularly.
The web uses a resolution of only 72 dpi whereas your photo may be printed using a much higher quality. Therefore, good lighting is crucial. If your house sits in the middle of large dark trees, don't take your photo in the evening or on a dark overcast day. You many not get the contrast you need in your photo to see details. Try taking photos on days with sunshine.
Pictures in JPEG format can loose clarity each time you edit and save the image. Therefore, perform as many edits as possible in one session so you're not saving the JPEG format repeatedly.
Polaroid pictures aren't great quality and shouldn't be scanned and used on your web page. Scanning them will only lessen the quality again.
Scanning photos from books, magazines or brochures often results in low quality, fuzzy photos with an interference pattern call moire. This is due to a 4-color printing process. To remove moire patterns, try this link http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photoshop/ht/apsremovemoire.htm Another way to avoid this is to re-shoot the photo yourself with your camera.
To process a great web photo from a scanned image, follow these 4 tips:
Scan the photo and save at a high resolution (150 - 300 dpi, at least)
Crop the picture by taking away any unnecessary background.
Reduce the picture to a width of 320 pixels and a height of 240 pixels. If you are using inches, try for 3 1/2" x 5" or 4" x 6". Never scale up a picture or increase the size, you will loose definition and clarity.
Reduce the photo to 72 dpi (always the LAST step). If you reduce the resolution of your picture before you reduce the picture size, you will lose picture definition and clarity. So follow the steps in order for the best Web quality.
No, our templates are set up so ALL listings look consistent. Travelers get to know these templates
so that they may access your information quickly. By using the same template, travelers know exactly
where to find your rates, photos, policies, etc.