We’ve been in this business for about 10 years. We’ve learned a lot about finding cheap flights and how to make a living helping people get from A to B.
Now it’s your turn.
Anyone can set up their own version of Dohop’s flight search on their website, offering visitors a great way to find flights. And we will pay them to do so.
For every lead generated, we pay YOU a little bit. The more visitors you have searching for flights, the more leads are generated and the more cash you earn. You can expect a lead value of about 0.07 EUR, meaning that for 1000 clicks on searches on your site, you earn 70 EUR.
When your users search, they can now do so from a form that looks like your branded version of this:
The whitelabel system is so easy to use and can be placed anywhere…. that is a functioning Dohop search box, by the way, just a bit of copy-paste code. Try it out. Go ahead. We’ve even filled in everything already.
The form is “responsive”, meaning that it adjusts to the users’ screen size; from a widescreen Mac to the teeniest smartphone, the search form will always look good. The results also adjust to the user’s screen size, just like Dohop.com does now.
The system can be set up in minutes, and you get up-to-date reporting on your visits and earnings.
We also simplified the set-up process, and you can choose which version you have, and how you want it to look.
Below is a screenshot example of a whitelabel that I created in half an hour (click the image to go the the site itself).
So… want to earn a little money by offering people Dohop’s flight search? Get your own whitelabel today.
When it comes to finding cheap flights, we have quite a bit to share with you. You see, we go through a lot of flight searches every day, and we have learned a few things that are good to keep in mind when searching for the cheapest flight available. Below you’ll find 5 great tips.
1. Fly on Tuesdays or Wednesdays
Most people fly on Fridays and back on Sunday. This means that more seats tend to be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and so you are more likely to find the cheapest seats on these days.
2. Only use carry-on
Many airlines are charging extra for luggage, so pack everything you can into your carry-on bag. Luggage is overrated anyway. Who needs more than a pair of jeans and a toothbrush anyway?
3. Use the low-cost airlines.
The low-cost airlines are your friends. Well, not really, but they are the cheapest way to fly. easyJet, RyanAir, Vueling, Norwegian, WOW air…. the list goes on and on. And they are all to be found on Dohop.
4. Combine low-cost airlines
Don’t just use one low-cost airline. It may be cheaper for you to fly with Ryanair to Alicante and then with Norwegian back, than it is to fly both ways with either one. Check out this search result to see for yourself.
5. Book 3 months in advance
Flight prices very rarely go down. It is always best for you to book as soon as possible, because the cheapest seats on the airplane are the ones that go first. So book early.
Secret extra tip: check Dohop Away for super-low flights from the airport of your choice.
So, we have this flight-finding gadget called Dohop, and it is used to search for a lot of flights, every single day of the year.
When a search is made, we log the airports flown from and to, as well as the dates the trip is to take place. This allows to see what Dohop users are searching for, and when they want to travel. Taken together, we can create a list of the places most people are searching for flights to for 2013. And here it is.
Dohop Users’ Most Popular Cities 2013:
4. New York
So, how are we making your flight-finding easier? Let us count the ways.
1. Faster results
Results show up with supersonic speed. We stripped our algorithms, upgraded the server temporals and re-adjusted the flux capacitors and now we present prices with eye-stunning speed.
2. Easier on the eyes
We made all the elements that matter (price, flight information and the buttons) easier to see and read.
3. Prettier on your iPad
If you are on an iPad, the new design will scrunch up to fit the screen. Same if you are using a phone to search for flights. The design gurus call it “responsive design”, we just hope that it means that searching for flights doesn’t mean that you have to be on the computer at home.
4. Smarter with your money
Wouldn’t you want to know if flying out a day early could save you money? Well, we do that now. If we know about a cheaper flight around the days you searched for, we’ll let you know with a little blue bar at the top of the results.
Now, go try it out for yourself. Go ahead. Look for a flight to that city you always wanted to visit. New Dohop.
We are a flight search engine. And every time our users find and book flights, hotels or rental cars, we make a little money. We recently came across a very interesting graph that caused our hearts to skip a beat.
The Bad News
The following image should scare us. We want user to find us when they look are looking for flights and hotels, and the graph below clearly shows that fewer and fewer people are doing so. In fact, judging by the steepness of the graph, we should be panicking.
The red line shows searches made for the keyword “hotels” and the blue line for the keyword “Flights”. As is clear, most of the world is increasingly finding their flights through other means than googling. (Except for Ireland, they still go nuts googling for hotels.)
The Good News
Dohop has been growing steadily since we launched in 2005 and search traffic is not really a big source of our traffic. The people who should really be worried are the ones that depend on traffic from these keywords. (Google, we are looking in your direction.) With their acquisition of ITA, Google is looking to cash in on those looking for these keywords, and as the graph shows, this is a rapidly diminishing group.
So no, we are not going to go broke in the near future, since our visitor numbers are growing every year, despite this clear decline in people googling “flights” and “hotels”. Our visitor graph looks quite the opposite of the one above. Google flights, on the other hand, may go the way of Buzz and Wave in a year or two.