Author Archives: Wes

New Friday Harbor Webcam

We’ve setup a new webcam that is overlooking Friday Harbor.  Right now ( Oct 2013 ) it has a great view of the Downrigger tear-down project with the harbor, ferry landing, and memorial park included in the view. Rock Island is managing the internet connection with their downtown wireless system and it is working well […]

Friday Harbor Lodging Now Listed on

If your hotel, B&B, or vacation rental is on San Juan Island you can now find your business listed on in the new “lodging” section. Sherry Otis does a great job on maintaining that site with news, event updates and fresh photos. Her Facebook page has over 3,000 fans.

Why Your Contact Us Page Might be Sending Email to Never Never Land

Many innkeepers and tour operators are still making this mistake with their “contact us” page… they list an email address without a contact form. When a person clicks on an e-mail address it usually opens up the default e-mail client on their computer… this is normally Outlook express or Apple’s Thunderbird… when you compose a […]

Is your website backed up and malware free?

Hi, quick note about making sure you website is Malware/Virus/Worm free and is backed up on a regular basis. We’d like to think that our webmasters and webhosts have our websites backed up…. the truth is that many do not! Remember the arm and leg you paid for your website upgrade?

Indispensable: See how your website looks & works on other smart phone brands!

See how you might be losing customers by spotting problems with your website on mobile phones/smart phones/Androids/iPhones/Blackberry by using this tool:

Use “Cushy CMS” to update your site

You might find this video helpful if you searched for simple way to update a hotel, bed and breakfast, vacation rental, real estate agent, website. simple cms, super simple content management system for small websites like hotels and resorts… … cheap & easy way to make a quick website.

I was just checking out this other online website creation tool called and I have to admit that it seems pretty sweet…

Does Webervations support e-commerce tracking in Google Analytics?

I posed this question to webervations support on April 22, 2011 and Michael Boggs responded via e-mail that webervations does not currently have the ability to post back dollar amounts for Google analytics e-commerce tracking.

Tool Review: Lucky Orange – Watch actual browsing behavior, Boost conversion rates, Optimize website usability

Here’s an app I’ve been using that lets you watch visitors interact with your website in real time showing you exactly how they are using your website. It also makes recordings of every visitor to your website so you can play back the screen recordings later. I’m probably watching you on my website right now!

Boost bookings by making sure your email is being read

Summary: Hospitality providers and tour outfitters should use their business name instead of their first and last name for all business email communications. Time it takes to fix this problem: less than 2 minutes!