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WebLS - Web Listing Service (Since 1994)

Note! Do not sign up without reading all of the following text.

Registration Are you ready to be a part of WebLS? Simply fill our our registration form and return it to us. You will receive a site builder account within 24 hours of receipt of your materials and check. We can also take your pictures from your existing web site if you wish.

My property will accept pets? WebLS is free for you. Just indicate this when you send in your pictures. You still must complete the registration form. There is no charge for any such listing where well behaved dogs such as our Mike would be welcome. We use WebLS properties listed to book our own vacations directly with the homeowners and are always looking for nice properties with hot tubs, and pools that will accept Mike. There are many people like us out there and this is our way of rewarding you for keeping an open mind about well behaved pets. The most commonly requested question that we have found is "do you accept pets?". You should be rewarded with many extra bookings for allowing Pets to stay at your properties and we hope this service will do that for you.

How is my Property Created? WebLS is a complete package which includes web page design, scanning of your pictures, (or from your existing web site), registration of your property with other Internet/Web sites, listing of your property in our popular travel site: "Connections: A Southern Golf and Vacation Guide" for your targeted city, addition to our search database, and unlimited use of our online Property Site Builder to create and update your property.

Why not take a test run with our Property Site Builder to see just how easy it could be for you to promote your vacation property.

What is WebLS? Providing a comprehensive web hosting and design presence, WebLS is the key to marketing your vacation property on the Internet / World Wide Web. Only after careful review and interview with many vacation property owners like you, were we ready to introduce this service to the Web. WebLS was designed for people like you who own vacation property and wish to target Internet/Web travelers destined for the resort cities which comprise the Connections Vacation Guides.

Why Should I Use This Service?

Since 1994, private property homeowners have been using this service to book available weeks especially in the off season. A Recent survey indicates that some of the homes and villas listed in WebLS are receiving 7-8 interactive forms per week not including email or telephone calls which are substantially higher according to these subscribers. Others have received very little. It all depends on how much effort you take in describing your property. Also, if you can not respond back to in interactive forms or email with 24 hours you will close very little and even at $100 this is probably a waste of money. It is what you make of it.

The Property Site Builder also gives you the flexibility to change the text of your property listing whenever you want or need so that your listings are always current or you can add and remove specials.

The WebLS Package this Standard Package allows you to place your property or a link online with all the advantages of WebLS at an affordable price. In additional to all of the features mentioned above, this package also includes:

    *2 HTML pages (a shared summary page and a detailed page) or link to your property.
    *Thumbnail graphic on shared summary page
    *Up to 2 graphics on detailed page (70K maximum page size)
    *1 Interactive form
    *Automatic forwarding of your interactive forms
    *Unlimited text updates
    *Price: $100 first year. We reserve the right to charge for the second year which will be equal or less than the sign up fee. At present we have no plans to charge for additional years and have not invoiced anyone since 1994 for additional years.
Come see an actual online home from one of our clients! Here is an example of how your property might look with it's thumbnail page and detail pages. These wonderful rental were generated by our property site builder and require no previous web experience.


Frequently Asked Questions

* Why do I want my property listed off of "Connections: A Southern Golf and Vacation Guide"?

    Connections is our premier online publication since 1994 featuring popular beach and golf destinations in the South. This guide is a planning tool for the Southern traveler, tourist, or golfer and provides information to help them plan their vacation, family reunion, golf outing, honeymoon, or weekend getaway. Connections has proven to be extremely popular with our viewers and presently attracts 23000 unique visitors each and every day with a monthly increase of 15% in viewership (figures are as of June, 1999). If you're looking to present your property to a highly focused audience, then the WebLS service is the vehicle for you.

    But we do not rely solely on current traffic and word of mouth to encourage new users to visit our site. Connections is actively marketed on several other travel related sites including City.Net, iGolf and TravelASSIST by purchase of premium links and ad banners. An exciting new advertising vehicle for Connections is our America Online presence (keyword: golfis). Through a partnership with GolfIS on America Online, we have arranged to bring new visitors through our web site on fact finding journeys related to our monthly vacation contests.

    We take pride in the success of Connections and work daily to ensure that we do not falter from our original goal - to bring vacationers and merchants together in a common, easy-to-use, information sharing forum.

* Who would benefit from this service?

    Individual property owners, property management companies, and individual real estate agents can benefit from the additional exposure of placing a property with our web listing service. Increased exposure of your property can translate into additional weeks in rental bookings or connecting with viewers interested in purchasing a home or land.

* What if my management company already has a web site?

    If your property management company already has a web presence, you can specify that any inquiries about your property be forwarded automatically to that company. The only requirement is that you must specify to us the email account to which to send these inquiries for your property management company. The advantage of having a listing with WebLS is that you control how your listing is presented and in more detail than perhaps your property management company's web site.

* What can I expect from having my property online?

    Additional exposure of your property to thousands of travelers worldwide should allow you to book at least an additional week or two a year, if not more. Of course, there is no way to determine your exact results as this will be influenced by such factors as the quality of information placed online, and the timeliness of response to any inquiries about your property. Our current commercial clients have enjoyed increased bookings using the Connections as their vehicle for property promotion on the Web.

* I understand that I can change the text for my property at any time. Can I also have unlimited changes of my graphics?

    Yes but there may be an additional charge of $25 to replace or change your pictures.

* I would prefer that you make the changes for me. Can I fax or email you update instructions instead of using of doing this myself.

    Yes but there may be an additional charge of $25 to cover labor. Send your update instructions to any of the contact information at the bottom of the page.

* I have misplaced my site builder account information. What should I do?

    Send a request identifying your property and yourself to webls-help@webls.com or the contact information at the bottom of the page and we will assign you a new password.

* Why is there a 1 day delay for my changes to go online?

    To ensure the integrity of your listing as well as the entire web site, we use a staging server where all updates are placed before being loaded onto the production web site. Your updates will appear online in the early morning hours to reduce the possibility of disruption of service to our Connections visitors. An additional benefit of a staging server is that you may proof your property pages and make additional changes before anyone else may see the pages.

* How will visitors find my property listing?

    WebLS is associated with our popular Connections web site. Your property listing will be showcased in one of our real estate sections. In addition, you can register your property with other sites including the popular search engines (i.e. WebCrawler, AltaVista) as well as other Real Estate, Vacation, and Travel related Web sites. Each property is "static" and has a well known address so it can be registered.

* How many pictures should I use for my property listing? Why is there a limitation on total file size for the page?

    Keeping the physical page size small is very important to contact the largest intended audience. Many Internet 'surfers' experience poor performance due to network congestion, slow connections, or underpowered equipment. We limit the pages to 2 pictures per property listing page in order to ensure that the average visitor will be able to view your property in a reasonable amount of time. Be sure to provide us with a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) so that we may return your pictures to you.

* The city or region my property is located is in not currently on the Connections web site. Can I still use this service?

    Good question! The Connections web site is a 'work in progress' - cities and regions are scheduled to be placed online regularly. Contact us with specific information about your property's location and we'll let you know what our plans are for that particular area.

Contact Information Are you ready to be a part of WebLS? Simply fill our our registration form and return it to us. You will receive a site builder account within 24 hours of receipt of your materials. We can also take your pictures from your web site if you wish us to do so. Note! We always open WebLS to anyone who has read this document and fills out the interactive form and completes the registration requirements.

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