We are a property management company that has 160 vacation rental units that we rent out throughout the year. We have a well performing website that is responsible for over 60% of our reservations. Due to the property management software we use, we can list our properties with "channel partners" that can interface with our listings and availability calendars. Some newer, small ones like PickPackGo offer to do this at absolutely no charge, others have a small commission for returned bookings through their portal. Listing is painless. They can have our individual properties and photos up in a matter of hours. I can appreciate the marketing standpoint here...they more eyes you catch the better your chance of booking. But strictly from an SEO standpoint, is there any downside to affilliating with as many of theses guys as possible? The links do not point directly to our website, they in turn point to our availability search engine , on servers run by the property management software firm...for example (secure.instantsoftwareonline.com/StayUSA/Property.aspx?coid=0826&propid=SQUAW).
While these channel partner links are not directly linked to our site, I do get some presence in the search engines from these availability pages. Again, I'm just wondering about any SEO ramifications to this process.
Thanks all. I appreciate your consideration!