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How our Special Offers Feature Works?



Special Offers is a highly effective marketing tool that allows our clients to create unlimited special offers. Upon creation and activation of a Special Offer, Rentalo publishes Special Offers in the following pages within Rentalo:

In Rentalo's Home Page

When activated, Special Offers will show in our home page, right below the world/USA map. We list the 3 most recent special offers published in Rentalo in this area. Each offer has a direct link to the property page for added SEO value and convenience (see red square box section on image on left).

Rentalo's home page is the best ranked page in Rentalo according to the search engines, currently with a PR of 5.

The fact that there is a link from Rentalo's home page directly to your property page can improve the rankings of your property page in the search engines such as Google, Bing & Yahoo. Over time, this will result in more traffic from the search engines sent directly to your property page, more private inquiries, and more bookings.

Special Offers Index Page

Your Special Offer will also be listed in our Special Offers index page. This is a special index page with RSS capability to allow RSS readers to receive our Special Offers.

RSS Feeds is a technology that allow readers to automatically receive information updates via email or to via a website. This is the technology that Rentalo uses to post Special Offers in Facebook and Twitter.

Since 1998, Rentalo has registered our regional Special Offers RSS feeds (United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, Afria, Asia) in thousands of travel blogs, news sites, press release sites, and many others.

- Visit the Special Offers index page.

Destination Pages

When you have an active Special Offer, your listing will be highlighted (light yellow background) in Rentalo's destination pages (see example on right image). We also use a red label to make your discount offer more appealing to travelers.

Rentalo's destination index pages have been optimized to receive the best possible visibility from high volume traffic keywords in all the main search engines. In addition, these pages receive direct traffic from several other traffic sources that use these pages as landing pages.

These pages are very popular for visitors due to the search tools and inquiry forms available.

Property Pages

Special Offers are also shown in the Summary section of the property pages. Property pages are the most important pages for each listing. It's proven that listings showing Special Offers yield higher number of private inquiries and booking requests from travelers.

We recommend to our clients to periodically invest time maintaining these pages with the best possible quality photos, descriptive information, rates, and availability information. Reviews are also very important for travelers to see and gain trust.

 


Social Media Exposure

In addition to the extra exposure and visibility Special Offers receive within Rentalo.com website, we also publish Special Offers in Social Media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as several travel blogs and news feeds.

2013 UPDATE:

We are now syndicating Special Offers in 40+ Social network, including: 500px, AOL Lifestream, App.net, Bibsonomy, Bitly, Blogger, Blogster, Delicious, DeviantART, Diigo, Feedspot, Folkd, FriendFeed, Google+, Hi5, HubPages, Instapaper, Kaboodle, Kippt, LinkaGoGo, LinkedIn, LiveJournal, MyAOL, MyOpera, MySpace, Newsvine, OnSugar, Pheed, Plurk, Pocket, Reddit, Scoop.it, Scribd, Skyrock, Sonico, Slashdot, Storify, Stumbleupon, Tumblr, Tagged, WebShare, Wordpress, Xing.

We are also creating videos, optimizing them, and syndicating them in the top 10+ video sites including Dailymotion, Dekhona, iViewTube, Metacafe, MySpace Videos, Photobucket, Tagworld, Veoh, Videobash, Vidipedia, Vimeo, and YouTube. Please refer to Video Marketing FAQs for more details on our video marketing services.

How Much Does it Cost?

Special Offers feature is a standard feature for all our paid listing subscriptions. You can post unlimited number of Special Offers (only one offer can be active at any time). There is no extra cost for posting Special Offers.

How do I create a Special Offer?

Setting up a Special Offer is easy! Simply sign in on your account, click Properties > Edit/Manage > Special Offers (item #8 in the Edition & Management menu), and follow the instructions.

How do I activate this feature?

To learn how to activate a special offer please visit our Tutorials page and click on Special Offers.

NOTE: Distribution of Special Offers in the Best Value Accommodations Newsletters has been replaced by the syndication of Special Offers on Social Media sites (Twitter & Facebook) and several other RSS readers.

If you need any help setting up a Special Offer, please contact our Customer Service team. We are available via toll free telephone or live chat from 9 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday, and via email 24/7.

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