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RATING: 5 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    12/16/2005
    Score: 90

Area Covered:
USA
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.
Description:
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.
    Other:
    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 innkeeper@bnbfinder.com.
  • Comments:
  • 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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