|Plain and simple:
We get you Bookings
We are inexpensive
We are proudly Australian owned and
We provide superior Service and support
For more information on why you should list
with us, click here
|Becoming a member is simple, and only
takes a few minutes of you time to have yourself up and listed with us.
Becoming a member is for Short Stay accommodation and Bed and Breakfast owners. Travelers need not
be members to search our database.
For information on registering as a member,
please visit the Join us section.
|Changing your profile details couldn't be
easier. With our BBProfiler tool, you simply
log-in using your Member ID and
password and change any details you wish. You can upload photos, add
captions to the photos and make changes to any of your details.
To read all about BBProfiler,
If you do not have the ability to access
BBProfiler, or would prefer us to do
it for you, email us corrections at
and we will do them for you. The charge is $11.00 per incident unless
there was a mistake that was made by us (typing mistake, etc).
|OzShortStay has all of the
proper keywords and 'tags' embedded in our web pages to allow us maximum
exposure to as many search engines as possible. But, how a search
engine will index us is really up to them. You, as an individual page,
may or may not show up on a search index. This is what you use us for!
Companies such as Google have indexed
every single one of our pages. If you search for your Property name exactly as it appears on our page, you will find your Property in
the search results highlighted under ozshortstay.com.au. That is
one of the many benefits of listing with us.
There are companies that
specialize in getting you search engine superiority. They charge hundreds of
dollars. ozshortstay.com.au tries to index our main site with all of the
city keywords in Australia. If you check the source of each page, you'll see
embedded words and tags to do this.
There are many Websites on the internet about how to go about doing
coding these embedded words and tags. It would take hours for me to
email you on this. Luckily, there are companies like
bcentral.com that can do this job for
you in only a few hours and for a low price.
Our team also spends a great deal of time promoting this site by hand.
Submitting our name to search engines, joining networks to promote the site.
All this benefits you, and drives traffic to this site and your page.
Please check out
Ask Jeeves, and
OPTUSnet. You will generally find us on the first page for the
keywords 'Short Stay Australia'.
|BBProfiler is OzShortStays' easy data update tool.
This is a technology that allows members of this site to easily update their
Property profile page anytime they want.
To read all about BBProfiler,
|OzShortStay has a multitude of
search options from State, Region, City, Property name to any keyword.
Members receive added exposure by participating in our Featured Property section.
This gives you exposure on our homepage for one month. All of
these added benefits are included in your membership with
OzShortStay at no additional cost except for the Featured Property service
|Members can simply view their profile page
and scroll the bottom of the profile. The footer contains information
on the number of visitors to your page. This number is increased ever
time someone views your profile. Members may also view traffic by day,
month and year to ozshortstay.com.au to ensure there is traffic coming to
the site by clicking on the blue sphere at the bottom of our home page.
All this will ensure you are receiving value from your
|We are listed on top search engines such
OPTUSnet just to name a few! Give it a try
by searching for the words "Short Stay Australia" at
Google. We come
up ranked on the First page!!!
OzShortStay advertises in both online and traditional media to
bring hundreds of travellers to our site everyday. We have received press in
such publications as THE
AUSTRALIAN, Sunday Herald
Sun, Gourmet Traveller,
Qantas In-Flight and the
Daily Telegraph just to
name a few. All other media coverage can be found in our
OzShortStay also participates in
partnerships with other travel, leisure and accommodation Web sites to
provide members greater distribution. These partnerships can be found
on both our Australian links page or
|Photo uploads can be performed from our
Directions for uploading the photos can be found on the Photo upload page.
Simply log-in to BBProfiler and click
the "Upload Photos" from you profile page.
Alternatively, you can request us to review an existing website you
currently have and we will get the photos from your other site and upload
them for you. Also, you can send us and email with your photos
|We prefer the following formats: TIF,
JPG, GIF or in a ZIP archive.
We will resize
your images as required, but we do NOT photo-edit any images. Please do not
ask us to modify your images in any way other than to resize them.
Pictures can be e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your Property name and/or your
member number so that your pictures do not get orphaned.
Pictures can be updated or loaded via
BBProfiler. The directions are there and work
well when followed completely.
If you have pictures on another website, you can
e-mail us the URL (your website address) with instructions to the e-mail
|To begin with, we sort our results by Blue
Ribbon Membership followed by Standard Membership. To be fair to all our members, we do not
list our search results from A-Z. This would be unfair to those lower in the
alphabet. Instead, we sort the search results by region from A-Z for a two
week period, then Z-A the next two week period. Within the region grouping,
we then alternate and A-Z and Z-A sort by Property name. Therefore, your Property
will not always appear in the same spot based on the search performed. This
gives everyone an equal chance at being near the top of the list.
|In a perfect world, we could accommodate
Unfortunately, though, we cannot accommodate special changes
to your web page outside of what our BBProfiler
The reason is very simple: our members' web pages are generated
dynamically. That means that your page is created on-the-fly by our database
as someone goes to view it. We have standard templates that display our 600+
member web pages.
This powerful dynamic template is one of the main reasons why our format
is so powerful, why we are gaining industry recognition. We do not hand generate our
This dynamic method provides you with the ability to modify your listing
yourself with changes appearing online immediately. Our BBProfiler software
takes your changes, updates our database, and then that information is
grabbed by our template the next time someone goes to view your page. Cool!