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Netflix’s New Bed & Breakfast Design Show, Innkeepers Book Direct Campaign, Southern Living On Tipping Innkeepers, Egg Clouds

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Watch This B&B Design Show & Come Up With a Good Idea for Your Bed & Breakfast This new series on Netflix was geared toward struggling bed and breakfast hosts – especially, for those with 19,000 competitors in places like Brooklyn. Marketing and design help is offered by Pete Lorimer and former Trading Spaces designer […]

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Convince More Travelers Your Inn is the Best Option, 5-Point Checklists

Convince More Travelers That Your Inn is the Best Option

Convince More Travelers That Your Inn is the Best Option   Get a new website and you can actually convince more travelers that your inn is the best option and they will have the best experiences. Some qualities to look for include: Original, Fresh Content Content is important in the web world, unique and up […]

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The Bed & Breakfast Innkeeper’s Department Store Discount, Joining iLoveInns.com

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Wicky Up Ranch, Near Sequoia National Park   What Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Said This Week “(The JC Penney deal) was specifically what prompted us to rejoin. PS..we just got a new king bed for one of our suites from JCP and I’m super happy – Saved a ton! – $400.”  Sharon Piper, Innkeeper 8/16   “Bedandbreakfast.com […]

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Bed and Breakfast Offers Secret to Success, Southern Porch Parties, Book Direct Letter to Guests

Wicky-Up Ranch, Calif.   What We Heard This Week “I’m in the CELEBRATION business. I dare any man to take their wife to an airbnb for their 25th wedding anniversary.” Penn. Innkeeper   “Hi, gang. Dave used to be such a help to me when we were in your directory. We stopped all advertising about […]

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Innkeeper Reports BedandBreakfast.com Going Away Oct. 1

Innkeeper Reports BedandBreakfast.com Is No More

Innkeeper Reports BedandBreakfast.com Is No More   BedandBreakfast.com is no more (as a company) as of Oct.1, according to one innkeeper’s recent discovery. Here’s what Dave Pollack of ForFriends Inn reported:   “One of our favorite, friendly and approachable referral websites is no more! BedandBreakfast.com was purchased by Expedia Group in Q4, 2015. Now, we’re fully seeing what […]

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Hundreds of Inn Websites Showing “Connection Not Secure”, What to Learn From Airbnb, Getting Last Minute Summer Guests

Was Your Website Marked NOT SECURE On July 25? This is what your website will look like in the popular Google Chrome browser if you did not migrate your site to HTTPS after July 25. Google announced that all websites that didn’t migrate to HTTPS will be marked as “not secure” on July 25 and […]

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60 Appetizers Served at Bed and Breakfasts, No-Charge Reservation System, Home Page Checklist for More Bookings

Chesterfield Inn, NH

Chesterfield Inn, NH How to Be An Island Of Calm When You’re Crazy Busy Smile – High-stress teams dealing in trauma and emergencies are able to maintain both their cool and their humanity. They don’t dismiss the seriousness of the situation; they simply relax and smile in a comforting (not fake) manner. Race Car Drivers – Slow […]

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Google My Business for Bed and Breakfasts, Chat Box Gets Results, Do You Need a House Car at Your B&B? Sundried Tomato Hash Browns

5 Tips to Manage Google My Business

Fun at ForFriends Inn, CA   Chat Box Gets 4-Night Reservation We installed a Chat Box on the 11-day-old ForFriends Inn website. Here’s an email from the innkeeper, Dave Pollack: “Sitting at home on a Sunday evening (last night) and the Chat box popped up. It was a guest on the site inquiring about availability and rates […]

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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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