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Blogging for Lodging Blogs are the hottest growing medium of communication for businesses and individuals. Based on Technorati research (blog search engine), there are almost 3 million blogs created every month, and bloggers create over 1.6 million posts per day, or over 18 updates a second! What are Blogs? Blogs are websites with content management […]

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Tech Bytes – Search Engines Can Read Images!

Yes, most search engines, including Google, read images by the image file name and Alt tags. They look for a particular tag called “ALT tag” and “Image names” when indexing your Web page. For many sites, particularly sites heavy on images, ALT text is one of the few elements available for search engines to index. […]

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Tech Bytes – TripAdvisor Adds Video to Hotel Reviews (Travel)

Recently, TripAdvisor released a new feature to its e-opinion travel review site. Registered members of TripAdvisor can upload a video to the site which can then be tagged with a hotel, destination, restaurant, or local attraction. The site has not issued an official announcement of this new feature, as they are most likley waiting for […]

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e-Travel Insights – Impact of Internet on Travel

The internet has had a profound impact on the travel and hospitality industries. An interesting presentation by Forrester Research at the HEDNA 2006 Conference revealed these significant statistics and facts that show the powerful impact of internet on hotel distribution: • 71% of all North Americans are online – this number is expected to increase […]

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e-Travel Insights – e-Opinion Sites: Why you should love them?

Recently W Hotels conducted a case study to see how many visitors of their site found them through a third-party travel website. They found that 40% of their website visitors were referred to their website through some other site, such as the ever-popular TripAdvisor or Travelocity. What’s to be learned from this is that third […]

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Milestone Featured Products

e-Reach Email Marketing Tool Email marketing is one of the most effective communication and promotion vehicles in the internet marketplace, and is a revolutionary way to increase sales and profits. Milestone’s permission-based email service will help you target, create, and deliver effective messaging with lightning speed that drives action and manages customer relationships. Hotels benefit […]

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Milestone’s Top 10

Milestone’s top 10 is a reader favorite. In this issue, we will cover the top 10 SEO tips. Top 10 SEO Tips 1. Research your keyword phrases extensively. The phrases that people are typing in the search engines may be different from those that you think they are searching for. To find the optimal phrases […]

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