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11 February 2019

Digital Tourism Briefing – Orkney

Digital Tourism Scotland

Date & Time:

February 11, 2019, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Location

Pickaquoy Leisure Centre

"St Magnus Suite"

Kirkwall

KW15 1RP

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Disabled Access

Please contact the event organiser for more information

This free 2-hour awareness session will cover the following two topics:
  • How to become more visible online – Beyond Facebook and pretty websites!

  • Managing your online reputation


1. How to become more visible online – Beyond Facebook and pretty websites!

As a small family run business or a one-man/ woman-band, it can be easy to feel lost in the giant ocean that is the internet. How is it possible that someone half-way across the world can stumble across your wee business?

In this awareness session we will show you the many different ways and techniques you can apply and implement to help potential customers find your business online. 

Awareness session content

  • Brief introduction to the basics of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • How persuasive and engaging content can direct people to your business
  • Why it pays to sometimes pay for online advertising
  • Taking advantage of review sites, OTAs (Online Travel Agents) and the sharing economy
  • Make the most of the upgraded VisitScotland.com

What will I learn? 

  • Understanding of the different routes and channels potential customers can find your business online
  • How to increase the likelihood of potential customers finding your business
  • Understanding of the pros and cons of paid services and techniques


      2. Managing your online reputation

      Visitors are talking about your brand online, but are you aware of what they are saying? It’s not just TripAdvisor, but many other online platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Google My Business that they are using to decide whether to engage with you or not.

      Awareness session content

      • Different forms of Customer feedback
      • How to get more customer feedback
      • How to deal with negative feedback
      • How to monitor online reputation in real-time

      What will I learn?

      • An explanation of the visitor journey
      • A deep dive into Google My Business
      • Which review systems are best for your business
      • Monitoring your online reputation (both personal and business)
      • How best to gather more feedback from your customers


      Who should attend?

      This awareness session is for small business owners and operators interested in growing their business online by improving current channels and trying out new ones.


      Important notes:

      • Once registered, you will receive automatic email reminders prior to the workshop as well as as a link to the feedback form on the day of the workshop. In order to receive the link to the slides and any further communication, please give your consent when registering for this event.
      • DTS events are aimed at tourism businesses only who operate on a B2C (Business to Consumer) or B2B (Business to Business) basis. Unfortunately, we can’t offer places to intermediaries, consultants or suppliers of services. 


      DTS is a partnership programme supported by VisitScotland, Scottish Enterprise, Business Gateway, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Government and Scottish Tourism Alliance. The workshops and awareness sessions are delivered by Elevator. 

      This event is brought to you in collaboration with Destination Orkney.

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