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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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When we entered the vacation rental business in 2005, we really did not know much about the vacation rental business, so I went out and purchased every book I could find on the subject.
What I learned was that I quickly needed to build a website to get my properties available on the internet. Upon doing so, I discovered that I need quality links to my website to get higher rankings.
Upon searching for high quality links, links that centered around my website theme, vacation, tourism and travel, I discovered the benefits of linking to my local Chamber of Commerce and local Tourism Board or CVB (Convention and Visitor's Bureau).
When you join your local Chamber of CVB, it will cost you a few hundred dollars to become and "member" and have the linking abilities to your website. But as member's of these great community based associations, you are also entitled to other benefits associated with them. You may get discounted health benefits, inclusion in their press releases, as a featured business of the month, advertising discounts and much, much more.
After I had paid my dues to become a member of my Chamber and CVB, I saw my website referrals from these association websites skyrocket. Each month, these sites refer hundreds of clients to my website search for accommodation in my area.
In addition to the many other benefits that you will receive by joining these great associations, you will get massive traffic or referrals to your personal vacation rental website.
We have even partnered with these associations to sponsor many area festivals and events, which drives additional visitors to our vacation rental business. In fact; our website traffic is currently up over 425%, according to Alexia.com.
Sense starting our vacation rental business, and moving closer to our business, we have become active member's and now sit on the elected boards of each.
I would encourage all vacation rental owner's to become member's, active or not to join their local Chamber's and CVB's to enjoy the many benefits that each association offers. This is the best couple hundred dollars that you could spend locally, and it benefits your local community, as well.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.