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Forward Thinking Web Solutions is about helping you ATTRACT, CONNECT and KEEP your customers through using online tools. The purpose of this blog is to help provide ideas for being effective online and using your time and money wisely.

Reservation Software: RMS Mobile

Did you know that there are smartphone applications available allowing you to take reservations on the go.  Imagine how this could simplify managing your campground, RV park or resort.

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6 Steps to Help Improve Your Campground Website

6 Steps to Help Improve Your Campground Website
1. Review Current Analytics Data - If you currently have an analytics program like Google Analytics installed on your website you have a head start.  Login into your Google Analytics account and mine the data that you currently have. See how visitors are finding your website, how long...
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Should My Campground use Google+?

Should My Campground use Google+?
Google+ has been in the news lots lately.  Some think it is dead a a social platform.  I disagree.  I've spent the year learning and using Google+ which included becoming a Local Google Business Consultant through Plus My Business.  I've also had the opportunity to speak at 5 Camping in Ontario (Ontario Private Campgro...
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One Important Tip to Protect Yourself from SEO Scams

One Important Tip to Protect Yourself from SEO Scams
I get angry when small businesses are taken advantage of. For the last several days I've been working with one of my campground clients who apparently signed up for some type of SEO service that guarantees a first place listing in Google.  What they don't tell you is that it is for your Campgro...
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Don't Give Up: You Can Make Twitter Work

Don't Give Up: You Can Make Twitter Work
 “Studies show that 60% of people who try Twitter quit after the 1st week.” Mark W. Schaefer (@markwschaefer) I love being on Twitter! Daily, I enjoy learning, interacting, meeting new people and sharing with others on the micro-blogging social media platform.  I strongly believe that as a...
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Case Study: Trillium Woods Campground

Case Study: Trillium Woods Campground

Imagine letting your campground website do your marketing work for you, saving you money on your advertising needs as Trillium Woods Campground in Oliphant, Ontario has done.

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Case Study: Mountain Trout Camp

Case Study: Mountain Trout Camp

Mountain Trout Camp is the recipient of Two Camping in Ontario Awards for Website of the Year (2010, 2012).  The easy to find website has enabled the campground to reduce off-site advertising costs.

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Case Study: Bass Lake Park

Case Study: Bass Lake Park

With over 44,000 pageviews in a 6 month period, the Bass Lake Park Website was a Key to filling the Campground during the summer of 2013.

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