Geenee Blog

You will be able to find latest news, hints, suggestions, and updates from Geenee, right here.

Questions will be answered, and we will tell you what updates we have made, or are making to Geenee.

Another mention of Geenee

Geenee Holiday Home Exchange get another mention, this time from the site for people who like to look on the bright side of life  – which is always a good idea!

We Are Not Ants has written about Geenee on their page at We Are Not Ants.com – they don’t say anything that you won’t already know, but they could bring in some new faces in new places – they could just encourage someone to join who would be a perfect swap for you.

… which is, of course, looking on the bright side of life!  So it looks like we have learned something.

The home-swap holiday – in the UK Daily Telegraph

We home-swapped for a free holiday


An estimated 1.6 million of us will home swap this year in a bid to cut the cost of our holidays. Miranda and Nick Griffin, from London, will be among them.

And ended up writing an article about Geenee, in the Daily Telegraph, one of the UK’s most respected newspapers.


You can see the original post on the Telegraph website.

Have you got JavaScript working in your browser?

Like many other sites, Geenee needs JavaScript working in your browser to allow you to use the site fully.

Nowadays, most people have JavaScript switched on in their browser (or “enabled”, to give it it’s technical name).  But how do you check?

We have added a page to our site, to check for you.  And, if you have accidentally switched JavaScript off, there are instructions on how to get it working again. So if you are not sure, just visit our  JavaScript check page.

And if you are still having problems, drop us a line from our Contact Page – we will be only too happy to help you.

Want to visit a Featured City?

If you are looking to visit one of our Featured Cities – London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Paris and Sydney – then you can add this to your calendar. As well as saying that you want to visit a continent, or a particular country, then you can now also say that you want to visit one of our featured cities.

You can find your calendar either by visiting this page
http://www.geenee.com/my-geenee/mydetails/mytravels/

or by logging in, visiting your properties calendar page, and clicking on the link at the bottom,

“To update your calendar, click here”

And remember that, as this link says – An up-to-date calendar is one way to make your property appear higher in searches!

Google Buzz and Yahoo Buzz

No sooner have we uploaded our latest set of social networking buttons, than we get requests for two more.

So we have added Google Buzz and Yahoo Buzz, in the same place as all the others.

Any more requests for social network buttons?

More Social Networking

We recently added buttons to the bottom of the pages about the properties, so that you could mention properties on Facebook and Twitter.

We have now added buttons for StumbleUpon, Digg, MySpace and Reddit.

If you are a member of any of these social networking sites, you can now tell people about the properties – perhaps yours, perhaps one that you visited, or just one that interests you for some reason.

If you are not a member of one of these social networking sites (and with these 6 sites, I think that we have covered most people!), all you need to do is click the button at the bottom of the page, and the rest is simple.

And if you are a member of a social networking site that we haven’t listed, then please let us know, and we will see what we can do.

All 6 buttons appear at the bottom of all 4 property details pages – the main property, the pictures, the calendar, and facilities page – for all live properties.

Properties which have not yet been activated, and properties which have been temporarily suspended – probably because emails are not getting through to the owners – don’t have these buttons.

Social Network Buttons

We have added some Social Network buttons, to each Property page. You can give a mention to properties – perhaps your own, perhaps one that you have found that is particularly interested – on various social networks by simply clicking on one of the buttons at the bottom of the property pages.

If you are already a member of the social network, then information about the property will be shown, and all you need to do, is press the button, and it’s done. Alternatively, you can change the information as you choose.

If you are not a member of the social network, you will be invited to join.

Currently, we have buttons for Facebook and Twitter. We are planning to add more in the future, and if you have any suggestions for which social network, then please let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Not everyone is as honest as you

We have removed a member from our lists, because they were asking members for deposits – but members who paid these people deposits would never get them back. We understand that they have done the same on other holiday home exchange sites.

It seems that they wanted $2500 for a deposit – but the apartment that they were offering in New York City did not even exist!

They had only been listed for a few days before we deactivated them, and we have contacted members who have been in contact with them to warn them.

But this is one of the reasons that you are better exchanging with Geenee.  Geenee can hold your deposits for you, and that means that your money will not just disappear – we hold it safely for you, and with over 14,500 members, you know that your deposit is safe!

Be safe, be Geenee

Linking to your Property

You can very easily make link to your property page on Geenee.com, so that other people can find you, and exchange with you.

It’s a simple as this : http://geenee.com/123456

All you have to do, is put your property number in, instead of 123456 in the example above.

And if you can’t remember your property number, you will find it at the bottom right of the page for your property, Ref 123456.

This is can be used anywhere you like on the internet, including our forums, where we ask you not to put any contact details other than your Geenee page

You can find our forums at http://www.geenee.com/Community/

Geenee’s Login Page

The new login page might look the same as before, but is now more secure than previously.

The effect of this is, if you click “Log me in automatically next time on this computer”, then always us the same computer, you will be able to get in without being asked for your password, if you last visited Geenee within a year.

But if you use more than one computer, then the security will insist on you giving your password the first time you use each computer, after using another computer

The golden rule is (and this applies to all websites on the internet), if you are not on your own computer, never click “Log me in automatically next time on this computer”, because until you log in again, anyone on that computer can log in to your account without a password. And if you are not on your own computer, always remember to log out – which clears the cookie out.

Other alterations to the Geenee Log In  page, are that you now given more information about why your login failed. We also strip out any spaces that you leave before or after the email address or password.