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TravelingUSA
http://www.travelingusa.com

RATING: 2 INNSTARS
    Date last reviewed:
    1/28/2006
    Score: 42

Area Covered:
USA
Listing Type/Number:
Site says 2038 N&Bs. Most are basic with a little taxt and contact info; a few more-detailed listings add a picture and/or a link to inn's own page.
Description:
From home page, select "places to stay." On next page, select "Bed & Breakfast" and get a US map/state list. Result is list of all B&B's listed, 10 to a page, but can narrow the field by selecting a city from the drop-down list. On state page, can also change type of travel from drop-down list. Result is alpha list of inns. Those with expanded listings indicated by a US flag.
"Search by location" takes you to a US map, select a state for a general page on the state and a small map that can be expanded to show some detail. Then can select category, type of lodging, to get options above.
Advanced Search allows keywords plus selection of travel type, state, plus listings, articles or events.
Quality Assurance:
Other:
Has articles, other types of tourism resources. Has horse travel, family travel categories.

Innkeeper Info:
  • Promotion: Has individualized description/title tags on inn page.
  • Rates: Free contact/text/email. $35 for link, logo OR photo; $65 for photo/logo plus link, up to $250 for a page site. Sign-up, pay online
  • Contact: Not shown at site.
  • Comments: Has Google® ads on all pages.
    Web Presence Evaluation:
  • Not among the guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com.
  • Google® page rank of home page: 6/10.
  • My B&B Results:
    • Basic contact+sentence listing only, with bad email address
    • Listing provided no proven guest-night at my 1-unit B&B.

  • Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
    A (of 20) - 3
    B (of 20) - 10
    C (of 30) - 17
    D (of 10) - 8
    E (of 5) - 0
    F (of 10) - 1
    G (of 5) - 3

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