BooksterBook Direct Toolkit If you have the Book Direct Toolkit set up on your account, there are now a few statistics to gauge how your website is doing in Search available right on your Bookster homepage. Clicking through from them will take you to: A summary page to get some more insights on how your website is ranking in Search A link across to more detailed reports See what people are searching for in Google and how many clicks those searches get Minor Updates and Bug fixes Channel Manager Property Channel Manager Dropdown Improve the UI to be clearer which Channels are iCal vs API Improve the help text Airbnb - Fix a bug where availability blocks might not be resent if they failed to be pushed the first time Rentals United - various minor improvements Taking Payments Worldpay - fix a bug that would sometimes cause payments entered manually in Bookster (MOTO payments) to fail Improvements to the sign up pages Booking Screens Improve the title meta tag which is shown to the User in their browser tab or window name Add the accepted cards (e.g. Visa, Mastercard etc.) to the footer of every page when a Guest is going through the booking process Now that they are hosted on the exact same domain as a Bookster Website, tell robots (e.g. search engines) not to index the booking screens Availability Searching Applies to both multi-property search engine, Template and Custom Websites. Availability Date / Party size UI: also update the max party size to reduce zero results searches Arrivals / Departures Improve layout when printed Add some new help text to explain what the pages are and how they work Owner Statements Change how we handle finalisation with retained payment Highlight loss making statements better Default to NOT carrying forward when finalising

April 2021 release notes

Written by Robin Morris

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See what people are searching for in Google and how many clicks those searches get

Book Direct Toolkit

If you have the Book Direct Toolkit set up on your account, there are now a few statistics to gauge how your website is doing in Search available right on your Bookster homepage.

Clicking through from them will take you to:

  • A summary page to get some more insights on how your website is ranking in Search
  • A link across to more detailed reports
  • See what people are searching for in Google and how many clicks those searches get

Minor Updates and Bug fixes

Channel Manager

  • Property Channel Manager Dropdown
    • Improve the UI to be clearer which Channels are iCal vs API
    • Improve the help text
  • Airbnb - Fix a bug where availability blocks might not be resent if they failed to be pushed the first time
  • Rentals United - various minor improvements

Taking Payments

  • Worldpay - fix a bug that would sometimes cause payments entered manually in Bookster (MOTO payments) to fail
  • Improvements to the sign up pages

Booking Screens

  • Improve the title meta tag which is shown to the User in their browser tab or window name
  • Add the accepted cards (e.g. Visa, Mastercard etc.) to the footer of every page when a Guest is going through the booking process
  • Now that they are hosted on the exact same domain as a Bookster Website, tell robots (e.g. search engines) not to index the booking screens

Availability Searching 

Applies to both multi-property search engine, Template and Custom Websites.

  • Availability Date / Party size UI: also update the max party size to reduce zero results searches

Arrivals / Departures

  • Improve layout when printed
  • Add some new help text to explain what the pages are and how they work

Owner Statements

  • Change how we handle finalisation with retained payment
  • Highlight loss making statements better
  • Default to NOT carrying forward when finalising