B&B Guidebook Review
Bed & Breakfast Explorer
Formerly Oregon Bed & Breakfast Directory, formerly Border to Border Bed & Breakfast Guide, formerly Bed & Breakfast Explorer
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Date last reviewed:
- Area Covered:
- Formerly regional in Western U.S., now expanding US-wide & Canada; rating is based on national coverage, which is still expanding.
- Listing Type/Number:
- Around 600, heavily in original coverage area, with name, contact, some detailed discussion, rates. All have external links; a few have pages with 2 pictures, some text, but not much more data.
- From home page, select state from map or list. From state page, get featured inns and option to select region of state or city from list of cities (featured/other)
- If select city, get featured inns and any other links. Page also displays links to near-by cities plus a map.
- If select region, get all cities with links, alpha by city name.
Within results, featured inns have picture, short description, rates, link (if available); other inns have link. Inns listed alpha by city/inn on region page.
- Quality Assurance:
- Some inns may identify affiliations or inspected status.
- Has email list for inn specials. Evolved from print guidebook. Has a few basic listings along with detailed. Hosts sites for several local associations.
- Innkeeper Info:
- Promotion: Promotes site and internal pages. Has counters on Inn pages.
- Rates: Options range from $99 for contact info and link to to $499 for multiple pictures, 150 word description and priority placement; sign up & pay on-line. Owner also does extensive website design work for many B&Bs.
- Contact: (866)783-1900 or use box on contact page..
- Comments: Has Google® ads on some pages.
- Web Presence Evaluation:
- No. x of x guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com.
- Web Presence Evaluation:
- No. 3 of 78 guides evaluated by Inntelligent.com (5 star).
- Composite of INNSTAR/Inntelligent ratings: 8/10.
- Google® page rank of home page: 6/10.
- My B&B Results:
- "Platinum" listing provided about 5.6% of my B&B's website's guide-sourced unique visitors Jan-Dec 2005.
- Listing provided 4 proven guest-nights at my 1-unit B&B.
Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
A (of 20) - 8
B (of 20) - 12
C (of 30) - 20
D (of 10) - 10
E (of 5) - 1
F (of 10) - 0
G (of 5) - 1
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