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Roadlodging.com
http://www.roadlodging.com

RATING: 3 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    1/26/2006
    Score: 53

Area Covered:
USA
Listing Type/Number:
About 250 detailed listings with picture, general description, attractions, and directions. Has about 7000 basic listings with a few duplicates; some of the basic contact listings may have links to inn's home page (allows 25 click-thrus per year).
Description:
From home page, search options are by state, by highway and by city.
  • Select state from list, get city list, indicating which have detailed listings. State page also lists highways in state.
  • Highway: Enter highway number and get list of states with that highway. Click on state for list of inns by city on that highway.
  • City: enter city name and get list of cities with similar name.
  • City page also has list of nearby highways and cities with listings.
    Quality Assurance:
    Inns enter "inspected by" and affiliations.
    Other:
    Has inquiry form. State page has links to road conditions, weather and maps. Guide cooperated in facilitating review and verifying data.

  • Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Promotes site and inn pages with keywords. Says "We advertise on other web sites and are listed on search engines"
  • Rates: Free basic contact allowing 25 clicks-thrus per year, detailed listing is $80 (may have specials) with 100 click guarantee.
  • Contact: Use form on site.
  • Comments: Has Google® ads on most pages, but not on paid detailed listings.
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • No. 11 of 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (4 star).
  • Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 7/10.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 5/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Listing provided about 3.4% (176) of my B&B's website's guide-sourced unique visitors Jan-Dec 2005 (mostly Mar-Sep).
    • Listing provided no proven guest-night at my 1-unit B&B.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 4
    B (of 20) - 16
    C (of 30) - 19
    D (of 10) - 9
    E (of 5) - 2
    F (of 10) - 1
    G (of 5) - 2

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