We have been working really hard on a number of enhancements to the site that will help you get more inquiries and bookings. This week I am going to introduce you to our fantastic new interactive map.
For quite some time, advertisers have been able to show their property or service on an interactive map. This month, we have taken the map system and completely redesigned it to make it much easier for you to add points of interest. Using this tool you can better explain to potential customers how close they would be to other attractions in the area and help them visualize the possibilities of their travel experience.
With the new interactive map, you can enter a title and an address where you want a pin to appear. Our system will then redisplay the map with a pin located at the selected address. If needed, you can click and drag the pin to move it to a more accurate position.
In addition, you can choose from dozens of icons to represent your property or service. If you want to indicate a golf course, a beach, a monument, or other points of interest that are close by, you can use custom icons as well.
A screen shot of a map is included below.
Editing The Map
To update your map, please login to your account by clicking the following link: My Account.
On the next screen, click on “Update Listing Details”. The first screen will enable you to update your listing title and summary text. On the left column, you will see Option #5 “Interactive Map”. Click on this link to update your map.
To add your first pin, just enter the title and address and then click “Add Pin To Map”.
If you want to customize the pin, click “Select Icon” to change it from a yellow pin to one of several dozen pin options.
You can drag a pin to a different location on the map just by clicking on it and dragging it to the appropriate spot.
Remember to zoom in and position the map so visitors viewing the map will have a better idea of where you are in relationship with major cities.
I would love to hear what you think of the new map, or any other comments or concerns you have regarding the site.
As always, your feedback is very important to me, and I look forward to reading your suggestions.
Have a wonderful day!