Today we've rolled out a bold new design for our Lodge Details Page. Every lodge on the site will be presented using this new design starting today. Here is a rundown of the enhancements we've made.
It's just a small thing, but we're often making little tweaks like this and we very rarely announce it. So we thought this time we would make our lodge partners aware of it and how we're constantly refining our product to ensure the best experience possible for our visitors, and the most new leads for our lodge partners.
We've improved the fishlodges.com interface again by adding something that will be extremely helpful to anglers from the UK and Europe as well as those from Canada and US. Now all pricing information can be shown in any of 4 different world currencies: Canadian dollars, US dollars, British Pounds Sterling and Euros. All conversion is done on-the-fly with exchange rates updated daily.
We're on a quest to develop the most useful tool for people to research fishing lodges and fishing resorts, and provide all the information needed to select their ideal vacation in one place. This way, our website visitors win by saving hours of time by not having to scour Google search results. Our lodge partners win, by providing additional exposure and reducing the amount of effort needed to build out their own websites with the same useful features.
fishlodges.com is very different than TripAdvisor because of the depth of information we provide that you just can't find in one place anywhere else (including TripAdvisor). However, TripAdvisor reviews are a trusted source of information for guests researching their fishing vacation, and a key part of the decision-making process. So we're happy to announce that we are now able to integrate your TripAdvisor ratings and reviews directly into your lodge listing on fishlodges.com!
We created a new promotional video to help remind people of the best way to spend a vacation.
The lodge details pages on fishlodges.com used to have a maximum of 8 photos at the top of the page. Usually a few of those photos will be images of accommodations (guest rooms, common areas) and boats.
Attention lodge partners: we've added the ability to embed reviews from your Facebook page into your lodge details page!
Our "partner badge" program provides a discount on yearly subscription plans. All you need to do is place the partner badge graphic (identical to the image below) somewhere on your website with a link to fishlodges.com. If you're interested, here's how to do it:
In October of 2014, fishlodges.com was born over a lunch of pulled pork sandwiches and fries. The idea at least—it would be couple months before my partner and I had a first prototype website. The problem however, was clear in our minds. It was a dual-pronged problem that affected two groups of people...and in solving this problem we would bring these two groups together by solving both their problems.