Thursday 30 August 2012

U-Drive Marketing for Car Rental Holidays

Marketing Car Rentals with U-Drive Adventure Travel Tours

In a recent campaign launched for Courtesy Rent A Car, we coined a new travel category called U-Drive Adventure Travel.

It's a bit of a novel twist on car rentals and we expect it will track well on the internet. The project is being launched as we write and we will give you an update on its success in the next month or so. 

It is using our tried and tested Social Index Engine which creates a sphere of influence that contributes to what Google is calling The Knowledge Graph.

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Campaign highlights
1. Promotion on with a separate landing  page, blogs, featured in the "Caribbean Pages". Video used in all.

2. Blog featuring U-Drive Adventures and the video. This site is a known authority information resource and highly respected by the search community. It is the Barbados Tourism encyclopedia with over 15,000 pages of information, all of it unique and original.

3. Separate Video for company website. Videos are a vital part of the marketing mix. They add to the sites reputation, and typically increase engagement which is a key factor in the knowledge graph

4. Press Release with Video. We use PRweb, the world’s #1 news release service. PRweb releases go out to all media. We can choose selected journalists, publications and newspapers etc. Our typical release on PRweb is coupled with a separate SIE marketing of the PRweb Page giving us a higher than average readership. our last release was displayed on over 70,000 pages directly. As it was also picked up by several thousand media sites and also distributed by them, the reach was far greater than what is reported. It has a massive impact on what we do because we integrate it into campaigns where all parts reinforce each other.

5. Social Network - created niche market profiles for social networking sites and posted relevant information and items of interest concerning the campaign with blogs, videos and discussions.

6. Bookmarking- we bookmarked the blogs etc. to Bookmark sites like Delicious and Reddit. For example, we made one post regarding a carnival video to StumbleUpon that resulted in around 250 direct responses within 24 hours.

7. Video published to major video sites. While YouTube is our number one site, their are other top rated sites like Dailymotion, that have a large following. We put the video on these site and have often seen them raise to the top of search results.

8. Video Promotions - we choose video sites to highlight. Highlighting is where we build links to the site from the right sources, maybe even do a press release related to our use of that site etc. This then reinforces the authority of the site and adds credibility to the knowledge graph.

9. Backlinks, comments and ongoing analysis and adjustments as required. We don't focus on quantity but on quality. Article marketing is still a powerful force in marketing so long as the content is valuable and engages people. 

10. Adventure-Travel-Destinations has a very high retention rate. People using the site visit several pages. The bounce rate is very low compared to other similar sites. This is an authority site and a good place to get linked from.


Direct Car Rentals

Our last car rental campaign for promoted on Party-Destinations has resulted in higher ranking on search engines, extensive viability across the internet and with off line media. Just under 500 video views and climbing. ranking on top of YouTube for the niche market of Holiday Car Rental Tips.

The video is on top of YouTube results for Holiday Car Rental Tips and related niche terms.
One of the objectives of the campaign is to build name recognition and authority for the site. 

The video on YouTube has just under 500 views. Party Destinations continues to be in top position on Google search results and has 50 to 100 daily visitors.

Part of our research indicated that their URL was not optimal for their target market. It did not have any key word resonance, and it didn't reflect the brand. We registered a new URL - and linked it to their existing URL. This was a simple, but important step because the URL is one the most strategic SEO options you have. As a result of this simple move and with the links and collateral created for the promo: Direct Car Rentals is now seen on the first page of many relative search results.

In addition we have created new visibility and attracted new potential clients reaching out to a new niche market through marketing.


We did a similar campaign for Tiami and had similar results. Our Tiami Campaign has 1000 YouTube views and climbing!


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