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Bed & Breakfast Explorer
http://www.bbexplorer.com

Formerly Oregon Bed & Breakfast Directory, formerly Border to Border Bed & Breakfast Guide, formerly Bed & Breakfast Explorer

RATING: 3 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    1/27/2006
    Score: 52

Area Covered:
Formerly regional in Western U.S., now expanding US-wide & Canada; rating is based on national coverage, which is still expanding.
Listing Type/Number:
Around 600, heavily in original coverage area, with name, contact, some detailed discussion, rates. All have external links; a few have pages with 2 pictures, some text, but not much more data.
Description:
From home page, select state from map or list. From state page, get featured inns and option to select region of state or city from list of cities (featured/other)
  • If select city, get featured inns and any other links. Page also displays links to near-by cities plus a map.
  • If select region, get all cities with links, alpha by city name.
    Within results, featured inns have picture, short description, rates, link (if available); other inns have link. Inns listed alpha by city/inn on region page.
    Quality Assurance:
    Some inns may identify affiliations or inspected status.
    Other:
    Has email list for inn specials. Evolved from print guidebook. Has a few basic listings along with detailed. Hosts sites for several local associations.

  • Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Promotes site and internal pages. Has counters on Inn pages.
  • Rates: Options range from $99 for contact info and link to to $499 for multiple pictures, 150 word description and priority placement; sign up & pay on-line. Owner also does extensive website design work for many B&Bs.
  • Contact: (866)783-1900 or use box on contact page..
  • Comments: Has Google® ads on some pages.
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. x of x guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com.
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. 3 of 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (5 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 8/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 6/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • "Platinum" listing provided about 5.6% of my B&B's website's guide-sourced unique visitors Jan-Dec 2005.
    • Listing provided 4 proven guest-nights at my 1-unit B&B.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 8
    B (of 20) - 12
    C (of 30) - 20
    D (of 10) - 10
    E (of 5) - 1
    F (of 10) - 0
    G (of 5) - 1

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