Melbourne Motel Website Gets a Updated

Hume Villa Motor Inn in Fawkner Victoria recently asked us to make a new website and help them get better search rankings for guests looking for accommodation in Melbourne and accommodation near Melbourne Airport.

Motel in Melbourne near the AirportHume Villa is a Member of Golden Chain Motels. They decided they would use the Online Booking systems provided by Golden Chain to Members. Our website design will easily include booking systems from many suppliers: SiteMinder, ResOnline, and others.

Great pictures are always important to making a good looking accommodation website. David Murphy, Hume Villa’s manager was able to provide a good selection of room type images that make it easy for guests to see what is on offer and pick the best accommodation for their needs. This is important because whenever you review your website stats you will always see high traffic for your rooms page. Pretty obvious when you think about it.

Using Blog Posts to Attract Visitors to Your Website

When I was visiting the motel last month, I showed David how easy it is to make a post to the blog about any subject. Blog Posts are an excellent way to attract visitors to your website on topics that relate to basic themes that bring customers to your motel. I asked David what he thought attracted people to accommodation in Fawkner and he said they got a lot of guests coming to events at The Meadows Greyhound Racing which is a popular venue for Conferences and Functions in North Melbourne. We added the post and then Googled the subject and found the new post on the first page of Google with a comment saying the page had been added 57 seconds ago.

In a perfect world, David would not set a reminder and add a new post at least once in 2 weeks. He could add posts about local events, visiting Melbourne, accommodation near the airport, and more. This stream of new information would make his website more interesting to Google for Search Engine results as well as providing his guests more info about staying in Fawkner and Melbourne.

About Mark

Founder of Web Reservation Systems, focused on helping businesses in the Australian Accommodation travel sector get more value from Internet Marketing. Originally, we opened up in 2001 as a supplier of Front Office Software linked to Online Booking facilities. That allowed motels and hotels to add booking buttons to their websites as well as sell through Global Distribution Systems. You could say this was an early 'Channel Manager' because it allowed the property manager to simply control price and availability for a diverse array of wholesale and retails websites. Next, we started building websites to profile our customers (Australian Holiday Guide). That lead to building websites for customers as a favour. Now do about 80 websites a year using BurgundySky and Joomla. For small businesses I recommend using BurgundySky as it is very easy to start and manage. Joomla is also great, but harder to install and maintain for a small business. Our web design business is based in Byron Bay, NSW. Byron Bay is a great place to live and work. I have 2 kids (15 and 17) who are both born here and my wife, Shobhan Oliver) is a successful artist.
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