November 2016

5 Interesting Bed & Breakfast Website Design – Learn By Seeing

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They Won a Travel Channel Hotel Impossible contest but didn’t get a thumbs up from our website design team. http://www.adorainn.com/  This a clean design although dated and compartmentalized too much. it is well maintained on calendar events. There are some severe issues however, with navigation – for example if you are using  Chrome as your browser, home […]

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Secrets to More Bed & Breakfast Bookings, Expedia Payback If You Do This, 21 Low Carb Pancake Recipes

Pulling Out All the Stops for Summer Bookings A Deal Customers Can’t Afford to Miss Pulling out all the stops for getting summer bookings, the beautiful Hillbrook Inn (above) found ways to lure guests off their couches without the inn giving up dollars. When sent to their newsletter list, there’s no commission to pay either! […]

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Plan Your Joy Now – 12 Inns of Christmas

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  12 Inns of Christmas   1886 Kelley & Young, California Welcome glass of wine. Stay 3 nights and receive a 30% discount (Up to $228 saving) 50% discount off food and wine pairing… Read More     Lyons Mansion, Kansas Flights of Fancy” at Lyons Twin Mansions of historic Fort Scott, Kansas A Treasured […]

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The Number 1 Way for Bed & Breakfast Inns to Research for Your Next Website

The #1 Best Way to Research for Your Next Website Look at 100 Good / Bad Websites **** – It’s an easy way to educate yourself so you know what the possibilities are. Get out a notebook or start an email to self during the process and take note: What do I like about this […]

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How to Triple Your Boutique Inn’s Recommendations, Saw Off Your Footboards

5 Reasons Belinda Sawed Off Her Footboards  I’ve often thought about how limiting it is to have a footboard – perhaps because we have a lot of 6’2″ people in my family. (My kids are glad I married tall.)  Jumping Rocks photographers made these recommendations: “Remove footboards from the beds in small or medium-sized rooms. Belinda […]

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SCORE Wants Your Bed & Breakfasts to Succeed, 4 Amazing Innkeeper Ideas for Specials, Do This if Your Inn is Out in the Country

Fall is the Perfect Time to Find a Mentor – Free Innkeeper Shares What Free Consulting from SCORE Did for Her Inn Lynne Griffin of Lancaster, Pa.’s Australian Walkabout Inn found helpful advice from a SCORE mentor that has built her clientele in an extremely competitive area. Here’s what she said, “I think the most significant […]

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The Really Cheap Photographer Who Gave an Innkeeper 40 Awesome Photos for Their Bed & Breakfast Website

Find a $200 Photographer and People Will Stay on Your Website a Lot Longer   How to Find a Really Cheap Photographer  The photographer one of our staff met this month didn’t carry lights or lots of equipment to get these arresting shots. Just a tripod and a camera! But — the camera was an […]

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No Cost Marketing 90% of Bed & Breakfast Inns Aren’t Using

5 Inns Reveal the Good, the Bad and the Ugly and How to Fix it   Good Design, Good Title Tags Chatham Gables Inn Good Website Design and Good Title Tags – Study the title tags – always include city and the region (Cape Cod and Chatham in this case). This is something many “designer-types” […]

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4 Ways to Tell If Your Bed & Breakfast Website is Mobile-Friendly

4 Ways to Tell If Your Site is Mobile-Friendly the Way Google Likes It Google says a website is mobile-friendly if: It avoids Flash and other software that doesn’t play well with mobile devices. It sizes the screen to fit the device (and nixes horizontal scrolling). It has readable text that doesn’t need to be […]

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One Photo Brings Bed & Breakfast Innkeeper 7 Reservations

Lifestyle Photo Brings in $4,000 in One Use Thanks to industry photographers like Jumping Rocks, finding great photos is easier than former years. This morning I found a fabulous photo in a New York Inn’s newsletter and in response to my inquiry, the innkeeper said, “Yes! 7-10 reservations.” (Least expensive room $399.) Some booked for […]

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