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5 Steps to Redesign Your Bed & Breakfast Website Without Affecting SEO, Plus Daring Book Direct Offer

Top 5 Things To Do To Protect Bed & Breakfast Rankings for New Websites

The Top 5 Things To Do To Protect Bed & Breakfast  Rankings for New Websites A redesign needs to be carefully managed so your SEO position doesn’t slip. Here’s how to increase your SEO strength instead. (5 of the 10-Steps)   Step 1: List of all pages from your current B&B website It is important to list […]

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Who is Buying Bed and Breakfast Inns, Historic Cocktail Recipe, City Planner On Good Airbnb

Peter Shields Inn

Peter Shields Inn How to Pass the Torch When You Sell Your Inn We liked the new page on The Beazley House website. The finely crafted pages incles a tribute to the Beasleys, shows what’s going to stay the same (seems they’ve hired most of the inn staff) and eloquently reassures guests that it will.. All […]

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Learning From the Best, 3 Happy Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers, 4 Super Sites

I Love Inns-Built Websites

When to Start a New Website Here’s the problem many innkeepers face: Busy Season – There’s money to do a new website but – no time. Off Season –  There’s more time to do a new website but – no money.   Solution? – Start Now – We’ll use the time while you are busy to get a […]

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Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Make People Dramatically Happier, FTC is Against Booking Deception, Meghan Markle Breakfasts

Inn On the Creek

“Book Direct” Move Isn’t Going Away Inn On the Creek above – like most well managed inn – are showing guests strong benefits to booking directly on their websites. The Book Direct button above says “Book Direct to receive the lowest rate.”   What We Heard this Week “We have a 10% discount in our […]

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What Some Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Are Saying About OTAs, Memorial Day Deal

Cliff House, Newport RI

Cliff House, Newport RI   Memorial Day Deal Good through Monday 5/28 Platinum Level Listing for Gold Pricing – Now thru 5/228 Only You Save $120 & NO Commissions Platinum Level Gets: Top of search returns in your city You will be listed in a total of three cities 20 photos A detailed description of each […]

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3 Ways to Make Your Bed and Breakfast Website Soar

Alpenhorn Inn’s “Stormy” the Eagle   3 Quick Fixes for Your Website SEO Your position on Google and other search engines affects how many people find you. Working on your website’s SEO is an important part of your marketing. 1. Make It Fast A website that loads at a snail’s pace has a negative impact […]

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Websites That Will Inspire More Direct Bookings and Beat Competition From Big Hotels

Geneva on the Lake, NY

Who is Getting the Reservations That Could Come to You? “The average B&B website conversion rate (bookings divided by unique monthly visitors) is typically below 2%. For example, imagine 100 people visit your website – less than two will complete a booking. 98 will go with your competitors or with the OTAs. So that means […]

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2 Easy Tips to Increase Direct Bookings

Panorama Glass Lodge – Grabs Visitors with Photos Direct Booking vs OTA While OTAs are a boon to most inns, almost ALL inns and hotels want to increase their own direct bookings. Here’s one way to do it – increase your website conversion rate. “The average lodging website conversion rate (bookings divided by unique monthly […]

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Airbnb Tax Offer Rejected by Lancaster County, Make Book Direct Work

Hamilton Turner Inn

Keep Adding Fresh Color Every Month Bob Villa recommends – “Pack your garden with color year-round, purchase pots and fill them with flowers that have different bloom times. Place the pots with blossoming plants front and center in your garden. As the season progresses, move the pots around to make the most of the flowers, […]

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New! Innkeepers’ Year-Long 60% Off JC Penney Program

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As an INN Operator, we understand that time is money and you need to find the products that are important to you. We have the Top products you need at the best price! Textiles Small and Large Appliances HOME Décor Guest Room Amenities Flatware and Counter top electrics and MORE!   Iloveinns.com has partnered with […]

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