Visit Dartmoor Membership
Making the most of your membership
To help you get the maximum benefit from your membership with Visit Dartmoor, we have put together a list of tips and advice on what you can to improve your page on the Visit Dartmoor website, how best to engage with us, what the website provides and how we can help you!
We also run regular free workshops where you can come along to an interactive session, meet other members and chat to us about how to maximise the potential of your membership with Visit Dartmoor.
Your listing on the Visit Dartmoor website – Important tips
Write a description for your entry that is unique
Google doesn’t like duplicate content, so the more unique it is, the better.
Think about target markets
Walkers, cyclists, families, dog- friendly, accessible, romantic breaks for couples, etc. Write the description in a way that highlights how your business is perfect for them!
Product pages on destination websites are still indexed by Google, add in some keywords that will help make your page more favourable for important searches – e.g. “we are a dog friendly Tavistock hotel…”, “self-catering on Dartmoor in Devon” etc.
Provide a short description separate from a long description, as the short description is what appears in the search results. Make it snappy and attractive, so visitors click on your record, not others.
Log in yourself – You are free to update your listing as often as you wish, we can give you login details (with clear instructions!) or if you prefer we’re always happy to do it for you.
Upgrade your photos
Get a professional in. It’s worth a small investment, ensure that the very best photo is used by Visit Dartmoor in the search results. Speak to Jen for photographers who are brilliant and will give members a discount!
Utilise all the features that Visit Dartmoor offers
Videos, as many pics as possible, social media, special offers. Please make sure everything you offer shows on your listing .. eg Dog-friendly, Garden, Parking, Fishing etc.
Please ask Jen or Simon if you need help with this, eg if you have facilities for stabling/grazing horses.
Ensure your awards are showing on your listings, ask Simon to do this for you.
Link back to Visit Dartmoor
Talk about Dartmoor on your website, use the Visit Dartmoor logo and link back to the VD website. Visit Dartmoor is a ‘high authority’ website and very powerful, so it’s useful to link to different pages such as Walking, Folklore, Archaeology, Attractions etc … whatever suits your purpose, and it helps your guests too.
Check your stats
Visit Dartmoor can give you stats on clicks to your page, and how many click through your website.
Upgrade your website package to get more prominence in key areas of the site
Gold members will appear more prominently, and have more images and valuable benefits, check what’s included on each package HERE
Free Events Upload facility – 90, 000 page views on What’s on pages a year. Jen uses this page for blogs, Visit England content calls and social media.
Visit Dartmoor social media
• 12k Facebook followers
• 15.9k Twitter followers
• 8.3k Instagram followers
• 7.5k Linkedin contacts
• Tag in Visit Dartmoor on your important social media posts
Do you work in partnership with other
venues? Talk to Jen about running a joint competition (we’ve just run one with Visit Tamar Valley incorporating members from both destinations)
You are always welcome to send us your Press Releases, News Items and Blogs. They’ll go on the Visit Dartmoor website and be shared to our social channels
Jen and Simon are always available to give extra support or help whenever needed!
Jenny How – Jenny@visitdartmoor.co.uk
Don't forget Visit Dartmoor Design!
We’re extremely fortunate to have a skilled and experienced Graphic Designer in-house, in the shape of Simon, so if you need leaflets, posters, signage, magazine publishing or other marketing materials done, let us know!
Special Membership offer
Simon can do a basic review of your website with tweaks and suggestions to improve its look and functionality. We can do the changes for you or just supply a simple report with our suggestions.
OR … A new, user friendly, stylish website design for as little as £295+vat using content from your existing website. You can see some of the websites we’ve done by clicking the button below.