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Case Study: LogCabin Rentals

Ranked Number One for Cabin Rentals – Nationwide!

Renting a Vacation Log Cabin is among the top lodging choice for vacationers from about every mountain destination in the United States. From Colorado to Montana to Vermont to the Great Smoky Mountains to the Blue Ridge Mountains – the business of managing vacation rentals is a competitive one.In early 1997, owner Jim Neustadt chose AppNet to host a small vacation rental website that he built himself. He started with 2 log cabins and now years later is proud to represent over 50 premiere properties.Valle Crucis Cabin Rentals offers vacation rentals, a full service real estate company, cabin decorating and furnishing, and concierge services for their guests. Mr. Neustadt is a Member of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and Board Member of the Watauga County Tourism Development Authority.

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Vacation Rental Management Programming and More!

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Creating and Converting More Bookings

After using AppNet solely as a host company for those early years, Jim moved his website to another host company. Then in mid 2011 he knew that it was time to step things up a bit as he was already using Property Plus as his in-house, reservation system. He knew that he wanted to integrate that system online to make his rental department more efficient and to convert a higher percentage of his visitors to new customers.

Enter AppNet…again…

We reconnected with Jim in mid 2012 and formed a plan that would take his business “to the next level”. We grew his already impressive rankings to now more than 900+ TOP TEN RANKINGS on Google. We added CMS programming that allows his staff to grow more vacation content and additional rankings for his website.

Connecting Fans of the Area to New Customers

Having a great vacation rental website is important. Gaining top rankings on the search engines is vital. However it doesn’t stop there…at least not in our opinion.

We reviewed what attracted so many visitors to the area. Among them are the panoramic mountain views, the eclectic mountain villages of Blowing Rock, Boone and historic Valle Crucis. We decided to take advantage of that by installing a pan, tilt and zoom LIVE webcam that shows the peaceful snows, awe-inspiring Autumns, wildlife and more. We aimed the camera at the very popular Mast General Store and in just that last, calendar year that LIVE CAM has generated 275,088 pageviews and direct traffic to

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Vacation Rental Marketing & Promotion

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