B&B Guidebook Review
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Date last reviewed:
- Area Covered:
- Listing Type/Number:
- About 2100 that list detailed info. Base listing gives a pciture with description, activities, amenities, policies, weather link. Also has link to additonal picutres, inn's home page & availability page.
- Offers multiple choices from home page (some of which are also available from internal pages, as well).
- "Map Search" gives a U.S. map; selecting a state gives map showing regions (using state list on home page skips this part) and a list of cities with featured listings . Select city to get Inn list (alpha by inn name within listing category) which indicates which have featured listings. Also provides list of nearby featured inns, listed by distance.
- 'BB Fast Find' or 'BnB Search" allows option of state, inn name, innkeeper name or zip code, and get page as above; may enter partial city name & state.
- 'BnB Your Way' advanced search from home page allows selection of city, state, policies, amenities, type of accommodation; also accessible from state & region page. Get a list by relevance score.
- Has specialty searches at bottom of home page (business, pet, family, weddings, G/L, etc.)
- Quality Assurance:
- Provides for affiliations and inspected status. Now includes guest comments.
- Some inns have on-line availability using Webervations or several other systems. Has specials. Has gift certificates. Has inns for sale. Has newsletter. Amenity list includes those most asked for. Available on hand-held devices. Has My Inns area which allows users to save searches. Have to go thru several pages to find an inn. Guide cooperated in facilitating review and verifying data.
- Innkeeper Info:
- Promotion: Includes localized keywords on detailed pages. Provides monthly unique visitor data. Has significant pay-per-click presence on search engines.
- Rates: Range from 3 pictures/link/details for $99 up to 13 pictures/priority placement for $299; additional city is $50 for lower levels. Sign up, update pages & pay on-line.
- Contact: (888)469-6663; email email@example.com.
- Innkeeper Blog comments: Innkeeper B&B Directory Reference
- Web Presence Evaluation:
- No. 5 of 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (5 star).
- Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 10/10.
- Google® page rank of home page: 6/10.
- My B&B Results:
- Level 2 listing provided 11.5% (601)of my B&B's website's guide-sourced unique visitors Jan-Dec 2005.
- Listing provided 5 proven guest-nights at my 1-unit B&B.
Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
A (of 20) - 19
B (of 20) - 19
C (of 30) - 25
D (of 10) - 9
E (of 5) - 3
F (of 10) - 10
G (of 5) - 5
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