Acorn News: September 21, 2016
Survey: Please tell us what Services your Inn uses
We may already know some of these answers, especially if we have recently built you a new Responsive Website, you have contracted for Marketing Services or you are part of our MarketWatch monitoring program. But many of you don't participate in any of these programs, therefore we are asking the same questions to our entire lodging client base.
Note: If you are an Association, or a non-lodging client, please do not complete this survey, as it is intended for individual property owners. We will be contacting you separately for your business information.
Secure Server Predictions to Become Reality on October 1, 2017
Google has been telling businesses to move their websites to a secure server for over a year now. We offered this service to all Acorn IS hosting clients on 12/6/16, and have provided various Webinars on the topic over the past 9 months.
Outage Statuses Now Available on the Acorn IS Website
Outage Type One: Acorn Email Hosting Client Outages
Outage Type Two: Google Analytics Data Outages
Know the dates when your Google Analytics data is invalid. Invalid data comes from 3rd party providers, including but not limited to, your reservation company or directories who experienced outages or were not functioning properly at certain days and times throughout the year. When these situations occur, the data being passed from these companies to your Google Analtyics and E-Commerce Revenue tracking are going to be invalid. Know what dates and which companies were not functioning correctly, so you won’t be making miss-informed marketing decision based on bad data.
The More you Know, the More you'll Grow!
Acorn University isn’t just for DIY’ers anymore!
It's for all Innkeepers who want to remain competitve in today's online world!
What you don't know will impact your business and your bottom line.
Contact Annie Buck to register firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-219-6732
Acorn University Pricing now through December 31, 2018
Is Your Blog Out of Shape?
PageLime discontinued – Surreal is your alternative
This news does NOT APPLY to clients who use WordPress
PageLime has been our CMS (Content Management System) of choice for close to a decade for Innkeepers who have not yet made the move to a Responsive design in WordPress. The makers of PageLime have gone out of business, and though we prefer Inns make the move over to a Google preferred Responsive design, many have chosen not to take this step yet. Thus, we have had to find an acceptable alternative for those who still need a CMS to edit their old Website code.
We have chosen a product called Surreal. It has similar features and is only slightly more expensive that PageLime.
If you have not followed up with Ed McDermott regarding the closed status of your PageLime account, please do so ASAP at email@example.com.
Recent Blog Posts and Additional Need-to-Know Information
Want to Automatically Receive our Blog Posts?
Acorn Blog Posts for All Innkeepers
Blog Health – Care and Review
Are You on the Right Marketing Path?
Google Maps appearing with Blue Pricing Boxes
I Can’t Afford to Keep my Online Presence up to Date!
Ignore Those ICANN Emails at Your Peril
WordPress Updates Can Be Harmful To Your (Website’s) Health
Is Your Site Fast Enough for Mobile Users? Google Will Tell You!
Are you a Successful Online Inn Owner? Take the Quiz!
Select Registry Member Acorn Blog Posts
New Select Registry Referral Source as of June 2017
JackRabbit Referrals for Select Registry, NEIA, Nantucket Lodging and More!
Should You Share Your E-Mail List?
New Select Registry Website moves to HTTPS:// Google Analytics Data Missing
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