How to Make Your Existing Website Pull In Many More Direct Bookings – Diane’s 5 Tips, Pistachio Cranberry Biscotti

The 5 Easiest Ways to Get More Direct Bookings

Improve Your Website Now With These Suggestions

Keep improving!! This is your biggest key to more direct bookings. Try doing this to your website:

  1. Add more opportunities to book (pop ups, chat box, Book Now buttons) and if you still aren’t mobile friendly, you need to Call now.
  2. Emphasize value for booking direct (Breakfast, Snacks, Afternoon Wine, late checkout, free tickets etc)
  3. Add Up-to-Date Rave Reviews, any awards, or good press to build confidence for potential guests
  4. Increase the attractiveness of your Calls to Action – how they look is as important as how they work
  5. Speed up how fast your website loads so travelers don’t lose patience and bounce from your site to shop elsewhere.

Bonus Suggestion: We Can’t Stress This Enough – Invest in Great Photos

These are just a few of the things that can be done with our 10-Hour Fix-My-Website Solution.

Of course you might need a brand new website and we can do that, too.

But if you just want to maximize what you have now, we can help.

Find out just how much you can improve your site – Call Diane Ringler at 949 481-7276

or Email for a consult.


Highlight the Fun & Romance

We at iloveinns launched a new website for an innkeeper last week and this is the first thing they said:

“I so wish I had done this 5 years ago!!!”

Guests want to know that your inn is not tired – and that’s what an old website says to them.

Here’s what innkeepers are saying:

Booking All the Time – “Thanks to our wonderful new website, we are booking all the time!!” Calif. innkeeper

Great Experience Working With iLoveInns – “You folks have been great to work with. We recommend you to everyone.” NC Innkeeper

Revamp My Website Please – “I want you to revamp my website and add pop-ups, photos, a better Things to Do page and other sections that need redesigning.”


Beazley House’s Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti

Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti

Prep Time: 20mins. ❖ Inactive Prep: 2hrs. ❖ Cook Time: 60mins. ❖ Serves: 18-20 pieces

1 whole egg

1 egg white

½ C. coconut oil

¾ C. sugar, +1 tsp. for dusting

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. cardamom

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 C. pistachios, hulled, coarsely chopped

½ C. dried cranberries (or cherries), minced

1-½ C. all-purpose flour

1-½ tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 325º F.

Whisk together whole egg, egg white and coconut oil. Then stir in sugar, salt, cardamom, vanilla, chopped pistachios, and cranberries. Mix well to combine. Add in flour and baking powder. Mix until well blended. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Divide biscotti dough half and roll into logs to fit onto parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Bake in preheated oven for 30 mins. Logs will flatten a bit. Let cool for 15 minutes or so. Then, cut each log into ½”-thick strips. Arrange on cookie sheet on side. Bake for 15 mins. then flip strips to other side. Bake for 15 mins. more until golden brown. Let cool 15mins. or so to firm up. Serve with a hot mug of Beazley House Blend coffee.

Cook’s Note: When working the dough, wet your hands with cold water or olive oil to keep it from sticking to them. More