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B&B Guidebook Review
Better Bed and Breakfasts
http://www.betterbedandbreakfasts.com

RATING: 3 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    1/23/2006
    Score: 63

Area Covered:
USA plus Canada, Australia.
Listing Type/Number:
About 667 by my count, with picture, short description, rates & no. rooms, link to outside site. 69 have "snapshot page" minisite with up to 6 pictures. Remainder have link, short description & picture. Inn pages have map links.
Description:
From home page, select a state. State page has detailed map (not-interactive) showing active cities. Can then select a city from the list. Result is chosen city and nearby inns within 20 miles.
State page also has option to Browse all B&Bs in state, which gives list, alpha by city name, all on one page. Each has short description, link, large thumbnail picture.
For inns with more detailed page, click on "select B&Bs"
Text search on any page allows entry of city, state or partial inn name.
Quality Assurance:
Allows inns to add published review or guest comment.
Other:
Inn pages may have links to on-line reservations/availability. Has specials. Has recipes. Has links to travel resources. Guide cooperated in facilitating review and verifying data.

Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Uses individualized keywords on "snapshot" listings. States "Partners with other travel websites advertising specials, uses pay per click advertising with Google and Overture."
  • Rates: $75 for picture, 50 words description, link, recipe, review; 6-photo mini-site with higher placement is $145. Additional fee for specials and featured status.
  • Contact: webmaster@betterbedandbreakfasts.com
  • Comments:
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. 19 of 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (3 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 6/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 6/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Listing (since expired) provided about 2.4% (125) of my B&B's website's guide-sourced unique visitors Jan-Dec 2005.
    • Listing provided no proven guest-nights at my 1-unit B&B.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 7
    B (of 20) - 17
    C (of 30) - 17
    D (of 10) - 10
    E (of 5) - 2
    F (of 10) - 7
    G (of 5) - 3

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