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Vacation Rental Industry OTAs and big listing sites claim greater control over property owners and managers. Here is how to reclaim your independence.
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 Would you continue to go back to a business if they were rude, if they did not understand your needs, if they dealt with you inconsistently? 
Every business needs to treat their customer hospitably. The myth is that this is only true for businesses in the hospitality sector. Click here for more.
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This is brilliant. In her quest to create the perfect framework for understanding haters, Ann Friedman has created  the disapproval matrix. 
Now, when you receive feedback that falls into the top two quadrants, you should take their comments to heart and figure out how to address them. Even if you decide to ignore them, make sure you do so consciously. The kiss of death is to decide unconsciously (and all of us do that).

Even more critically, if you are "blessed" with feedback from the bottom two quadrants cue Taylor Swift and go... haters gonna hate hate hate!

Let me also plug self-awareness. Sometimes it is difficult to see if the feedback is in the bottom two or the top two. This is when any investment you've made in being self-aware (honestly, genuinely, critically, with all in the love for yourself) will pay off big.

If you are not self-aware, or don't trust yourself, just find someone close to you and they'll tell you which quadrant the feedback belongs to.

#carpediem  

Check out Ms. Ann Friedman's more detailed post on her graphic, and an excellent #byehater  Spotify playlist: http://goo.gl/w405q 
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A 'Coming Soon' Page is a pretty good Announcement to build anticipation and curiosity when building the site of your #Vacation#Rental#Property. Here's an example of the latest site we're making for a great client with an awesome property in #Andalusia (#Tarifa): http://cortijolahoya.com/

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They ARE REAL ! I certainly can vouch for it ... No matter how beautiful the pictures are, seeing it for real is believing :)
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Fantastic! We've been there several times, to the point that we made good friends with the owners, fabulous, warm hearted, beautiful people. We highly recommend Fonte Bertusi to anyone seeking the best of the best that Pienza and the Orcia Valley (Val d'Orcia) has to offer.
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We use to go there possibly every year, at least once! It's such a magic place...and the owners are so lovely. It's also a place I call home, as I'm Tuscan! We highly recommend Fonte Bertusi to anyone interested in a truly unforgettable holiday.
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I resonate with that quite much! How about you?
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Very cool Séb! I really look forward to having you show more of BookingSync at the Vacation Rental World Summit.
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If you're looking to turn your WP site multilingual, WPML is the plugin of choice. Though sometimes not as intuitive, once you set it up correctly it is regarded as the best and most reliable/complete plugin to have a multilingual site properly configured to pass all ranking and SEO tests.
Vacation Rental Websites - Check out Antonio's plugin of the month recommendation here
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Thanks, +Antonio Bortolotti.I'm going to check this out. It'll save a lot of time & effort
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Honored to be partnering with +rentmoreweeks and +alan egan on Vacation Rental Websites useful tools. I will be contributing a "Wordpress Plugin Of The Month" recommendation on the first Wednesday of every month, starting today. The aim is to give You - fellow Rental Property Owners - a list of trusted, must have Wordpress plugins to make your property's website stand out and turn it into a powerful marketing platform, enquiry and booking generator.

Here goes Alan's intro (with my contribution):

Vacation Rental Websites
Wordpress Wednesday
We are pleased and proud to welcome our good friend +Antonio Bortolotti today. Antonio will be bringing you a regular 'Wordpress Plugin Of The Month' recommendation on the first Wednesday of every month - Over to you Antonio -

Antonio's Wordpress Plugin Of The Month
Awesome Weather Widget
This awesome plugin allows you to add a supercool, inviting weather widget on your site. We love the wide personalization including the 'must use' background image feature enabling a stunning display of your area, your property or any other irresistible USP - unique selling point your property has.
Full details here http://goo.gl/Bsqx7u
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wordpress #pluginsforwordpress #vacationrentalmarketing #vacationrentalsecrets
 
Vacation Rental Websites
Wordpress Wednesday
We are pleased and proud to welcome our good friend +Antonio Bortolotti today. Antonio will be bringing you a regular 'Wordpress Plugin Of The Month' recommendation on the first Wednesday of every month - Over to you Antonio -
Antonio's Wordpress Plugin Of The Month
Awesome Weather Widget
This awesome plugin allows you to add a supercool, inviting weather widget on your site. We love the wide personalization including the 'must use' background image feature enabling a stunning display of your area, your property or any other irresistible USP - unique selling point your property has.
Full details here http://goo.gl/Bsqx7u
Posted by Antonio Bortolotti of http://vacationrentalsecrets.com/

wordpress #pluginsforwordpress #vacationrentalmarketing #vacationrentalsecrets
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+Lecrín Valley Villa Rental Granada Spain. Then stay tuned for the other plugins I'm going to share. hopefully you'll find some other nice pick! :)
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Hi +Daniel Treadwell , I installed your awesome plugin onto a client's site but I guess it may cause some issues to the theme as a number of weird things happened to the blog after pulling the G+ posts: 

When I look at the client's dashboard it shows 110 blogposts yet if I go to the WP Posts page in the back end there seem to appear only 31 blogposts (all posts).

Besides if you go to some of the published, visible posts like this one (http://www.casitasitges.com/from-a-beautiful-street-market/) you’ll see how there is a section below the post entitled ‘You might also like’ and a series of posts snapshots that if clicked return a 404 page.

My assumption is that those 79 ‘phantom’ posts between the 31 published and the 110 declared are buried/hidden somewhere, hence the 404 page if you click on any such snapshot.

Besides, I now removed the blog author, which used to display the photo as from the gravatar sync, because after installing SM2WP the avatar can't show the author picture anymore.

Would you have any clue on how to find the fix?

Thank you!

Antonio

PS: If you want I can provide you with admin credentials privately.
…Casita Sitges wishes you all a beautiful Sunday! wishes from Paola at http://www.casitasitges.com #sitges #barcelona #spain #streetmarket #flowers  
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+Daniel Treadwell Thanks, I'll do that now ;)
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If you didn't get a chance to see +alan egan , +Heather Bayer , +Tyann Marcink , +Rex Brown , +Steve Sasman  and all the other awesome speakers of the Vacation Rental World Summit in action, we're offering a super deal on the entire recordings + lots of extra goodies for Black Friday! Share with your peers and seize the day while the deal is still there! Only 100 packages and sale ends on Friday night.
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Sharing Best Practices with Vacation Rental Owners & Managers to Get More Bookings, Streamline Workflows and Maximize ROI
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Speaker, coach and host of the Vacation Rental World Summit. I teach 'Rentalpreneurs' how to get the most of their properties worldwide. 
I share my personal hands on experience developed as successful VR owner and complement it with that of the best minds in the industry. 
I do that in different ways: online courses, audits, web development, 1 to 1 consultancy, online and in person events, among others.
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Organizing and hosting the first ever global online event in the Vacation Rental Industry. 5000+ attendess and 15,000+ views over the course of a weekend. That's the Vacation Rental World Summit
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The best apartment in town and Paola is surely the most professional and passionate host ever. She puts extra care at everything she does and really goes the extra mile whatever you may need. If you are looking to stay in Sitges, her place beats the others hands down!
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