- How to
For other advertising ,
Visits to happyhiker.co.uk exceed 500,000 per
year. For more detailed information on the statistics and advertising
principles, see the more general
advertising page, Advertising
The simple principle for happyhiker.co.uk is
to provide low cost advertising for accommodation providers and at the same
time make walkers aware
of walker friendly accommodation up front, as they research areas and their
walks, before searching general accommodation sites afterwards.
There is no involvement in the booking process and
there are no additional/hidden charges.
If you are interested in advertising your
accommodation on happyhiker.co.uk, the cost for an entry is a flat rate of
Please look at some of the existing adverts
in the Lake
section to see how the links and formats work.
If preferred, you can have a banner style
link on other pages. See Advertising
on Happyhiker for information on charges - essentially the same except
for some premium pages listed on the table there.
All you need to do is advise
your interest and leave the rest to me but if you want more detail about the
process, see below.
The straightforward process is as follows.
1) Advise your interest to:
will need to type the email address as this is an image to avoid spam)
2) If you have a website, I will compile an advert
using information shown on it. If you do not have a website, it would be helpful to confirm at the interest stage, for
incorporation in a draft advert, relevant information readers might find
useful plus a photo and any additional facts such as:
- B&B or Self catering
- If packed lunches are available
- Dogs/pets permitted/not permitted
- Evening meals
- Free Wi-Fi
- Parking availability
I will propose the relevant
section for the advert according to the location of the accommodation but
you can have the advert listed under any area you consider appropriate. If you wish to feature in more than one
geographical section, the charge for each additional section, for the same
advert, is £20.00 per
year providing this is all dealt with at the same time. If the appropriate
area for your accommodation is not listed, it will be created.
3) The advert will be submitted for your
approval at which point you can substitute a better/preferred picture than
the one suggested if you
wish, or revised wording (up to 100 words in the description - see advert
format below). Any picture will be resized
appropriately to fit in with the format of the advertisements.
4) Any revised advert will be re-submitted
for your final approval.
5) Once the advert is agreed, an invoice will
be sent for payment. Payment is accepted by BACS (preferred), or
Paypal. In common with many businesses, as a result of the reducing number
of bank branches, I no longer accept payment by cheque.
6) The advert will be published immediately
the payment is received but the “official” year of publication begins on
1st of the month following that in which payment is received. Any
period between payment and 1st of the following month is free.
7) A reminder will be issued about a month
before expiry of the year to confirm if you wish to renew/revise the advert.
8) Please note that as happyhiker.co.uk is a
walking website, the majority of customers coming via this site are likely
to be walkers with the attendant occasional possibility (or probability
given our climate!) of wet clothing/muddy boots. If such issues fill you
with dread, advertising on this site is probably not for you!
The format of the advert will be as below:
The blue icon above will be
linked to Google Maps to show the location of the town - not the
Name Of Property
Mobile: (if applicable)
addresses above are normally shown hidden behind Email
to prevent “spambots” (spam robots) picking it up easily. If enquirers
click on this link, it will automatically open a new email draft in their
email software. Try an existing advert to see how this works. Full email address can be shown if preferred.
The word "Email" can also be linked to any contact form you have
on your website.
This section is for a description of the
property of up to 100 words. The limit is simply to be fair to all
advertisers. If a discount is given to anyone booking via this site, a
comment to that effect can be included outside the 100 word limit.
This section to denote B&B or self
catering. Also, unless you say otherwise, "Walkers
welcome". Also, a few brief additional facts, such as a comment
about parking, pets being accepted, free Wi-Fi etc. There are no strict
conditions about what information goes in this section or the one above but,
again to be fair to all, the limit is 4/5 lines . 2/3 lines is preferred.
9) Technical point; links are on
a rel Value of "sponsored". This is an issue connected with
Google's policy regarding paid links. This is an issue connected with Google's policy
regarding paid links. The details of this can be seen at https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/96569?hl=en.
It is a technicality which does not affect what users will see when they
click on the link.
All information on this
site is given in good faith and no liability is accepted in respect of any
damage, loss or injury which might result from acting on it.