Top Gets A New Look

September 1, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

Editor’s Note: The following story about the new look to the website was provided by Grant Barnette, marketing and communications specialist with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and appeared in this month’s issue of the ARVC Report.

It has taken close to two years but is finally getting a new look. We are utilizing the latest in web technology to bring more campers to your park by making their web experience as informative and accurate as possible. Guests will not only have access to your website and e-mail address but can now be linked to your online reservation system no matter which company you use. Finding your park will be a cinch as well. Campers will see your exact location instantly through the use of your geo-coordinates and the latest in online mapping technology. You will no longer have to worry about your park being correctly located in an arbitrary regional map.

Our new site is going live at the same time as the new and will allow you to make changes instantly to your listing page on the new GCA site. No more waiting for your changes to be uploaded overnight. Does your park have a feature you want campers to know about but is not a choice on our list? No problem, we can add custom amenities to your listing instantly. Just give us a call (800) 395-2267 ext.13 and ask to speak to Grant Barnette to have your new feature added instantly on your listing.

Does your park have special events during your season? Advertise them on the home page free of charge. All you need to do is send along the details of your event to us and we will add it to the Featured Park Events calendar on the homepage.

Don’t worry about the features you already enjoy disappearing.

GuestRated will still be a part of each listing with the basic functionality still available to members free of charge. Members that participate in the Plan-It Green and geocaching programs will still have these logos added to their listing but with our new site campers looking for green parks or geocaching will see your park first in their search results.

Additionally, two new listing options, a silver listing and a gold listing, are available to you for a nominal annual fee. With a silver listing you can now have an interactive photo gallery with up to 10 pictures. A gold listing includes the photo gallery as well as an embedded video of your choice that will be available on your listing page as well.

But if you really want your park to stand out from the crowd, then our new Park Showcase is for you. With your purchase of a Park Showcase listing, your park is advertised on the homepage. Your listing will be the first that a camper sees when they start looking for a campground.

With all these new features it is easy to see why we are excited about the new If you think there is something we’ve missed or would like to know more about the new website please let us know. You can contact me via telephone at (800) 395-2267 ext.13 or e-mail at We look forward to hearing from you and rolling out the new site soon.


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