About 4 years ago Home Away(VRBO) made a big move not only charging the owners of the vacation rentals but also the vacationer trying to book. I decided right there and then to cease advertising my properties on vrbo. I have tried trip advisor and flip key and others but they all saw what vrbo was able to get away with so they followed suite.
I get maybe a couple of calls a week from start up companies wanting to list my properties for a small fee. The first thing I ask is how long in business and do you show up under relevant googe searches. This weeds them out quickly. I did check out one company called Home Escape and I did advertise my properties with them this past year but with little results. Because of poor performance they told me next year will be free. What I need help figuring out is are they moving up in the rankings for relevant search terms such as Destin Florida beachfront rentals, Destin Florida vacation rentals, and a couple of more?