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Using social media to market your holiday home

nl200904_socialSocial networking is a simple (and free!) way of increasing your online presence and making other internet users aware of what you have to offer.

Twitter and Facebook are the most well known of the social networks with Google+ growing in popularity. Not only are they a great place to engage with friends and family, they also form the perfect opportunity to build a network or community of like-minded people around your holiday home and holiday offerings.

What’s more, promoting your home on social networks increases your presence on the web so any guests Googling your home are likely to find your Twitter feed or Facebook profile. Guests can contact you via social networks if they want to make a booking and also leave comments about their stay.

Marketing your holiday home on Twitter

twitterWhat is Twitter?

  • Twitter is a fast paced social network oriented around short messages of 140 characters known as ‘tweets’, which are seen by the people who have decided to follow your updates or by those that find your Twitter profile through Google.
  • The tweets made by the people you opt to ‘follow’ will appear on your news feed/Twitter homepage. Once you have created an account you can browse for relevant or interesting people to follow, then you can start ‘tweeting’ (your tweets can include links too), or start ‘retweeting’ what other people say and start to grow your own network.