Friday, December 28, 2012

Bundling with Reservation Nexus

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ResNexus has partnered with BnBwebsites so you can enjoy the best reservation system with a new amazing website.
Similar offers, like Buuteeq, start at $300 a month. The ResNexus and BnBwebsite online makeover package is better, much more affordable and even drops lower after the first year. There are no setup fees.
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Newest Live: River Gardens

A truly beautiful property! We enjoyed working with you, River Gardens! Here's the old site:



And here is the new website:


Newest Live: Inn of Many Faces

Congrats to going live with our newest website, Inn of Many Faces!








Newest Live Site: Mercury Equine Center

BnBwebsites branched out and built a website for a equestrian training facility. We really enjoyed working with Mercury Equine. Congrats on your new website!


Friday, September 21, 2012

Cheat Sheet

Have you ever wanted to update your Facebook cover photo, but didn't know what dimensions to make the photo? Or how about your Twitter profile pictures? Who knows what dimensions these photos need to be?

Well friends, I have good news for you. I came across this infographic that shows you what the dimensions are for most of the popular social networking sites. Take a look and post away!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Newest Live Site: Wimberley Inn

Congrats to our newest live website, Wimberley Inn!


The owner opted for the do-it-yourself website package. This package was a great fit because she wanted to utilize our easy-to-use content management system to build their own site. Because they were not paying us for the man hours we would charge if we were to build the site, this cut her costs down significantly.

A feature of the Bronze package she took advantage of was the unlimited training we offer. If she ever had any questions about using our CMS builder, she was able to call us and get answers.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Benefits of Blogging

The Benefits of Blogging.


Adobe Flash LogoBlogging, blogging, blogging. You hear us say how important it is for you to blog. But you think, what is a blog and who has time for it? And why should I blog, anyway? Many of you don’t blog because you don’t have a blog, or because you don’t see how the investment of time is going to help your business. Having a frequently-updated blog can be one of your most powerful weapons in your web marketing arsenal because it can be indexed and ranked by search engines. Here we give you a simplified run-down of how some of it works so you can get the most out of your blog.


What is a blog?
Blogger puts it very simple when they say " a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not."


Content on your blog can be beefed up with search engine keywords.
Say you have a website with 10 pages that have been optimized with keywords. Suppose you consistently blog once a month for one year. Now you have an additional 12 pages in the search engines that will point to your website. Having a lot of posts with quality content involving keywords helps you to be found in search engines.

Read the rest of the article. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Newest Site: Country Butler

We didn't manage to get a picture of Country Butler's old site, but here we debut the new one!
This website was a little unconventional from most lodging websites in that it was a website about lodging as well as property management services. That meant we set the home page up a little differently than usual. Congrats on going live!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

System Update


Greetings from BnBwebsites!


We are proud to announce a system update to our CMS (Content Management System). This update brings new features as well as a facelift to the look and feel of the CMS. Since some functions have changed (such as adding a page or a photo), we have provided a few training videos to help you navigate the new look. To access the training videos, go to www.bnbwebsites.com/training

New Features:
  • Pages:  The Navigation icon has been expanded to give you more versatility in page management.
  • File Management and Repository:  Upload and manage your photos with the new file manager, called “Files.” Create folders for each page in the file manager to keep photos and documents organized.
  • Content Restore Feature:  Restore an earlier version of a module (if you made a change but want to revert to a previous version).
  • Page Publishing:  Create a page without it being published to the web and publish it when it is ready. No more creating live pages instantly.

As always, if you have any questions or needs to be addressed, give us a call or shoot us an email and we would love to help.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Article: To Flash or not to Flash

When a visitor lands on your website, are they able to view all the elements you so strategically placed on your homepage? Is the layout pleasing to the eye? Will all the elements load on your visitor’s screen? And if your visitors are seeing all your information, how much of that will be indexed by the search engines? These are important questions to ask when using different types of technologies, like Flash, on your website. So what exactly is Flash, and what are the benefits and downsides of using this software on your website?

Flash is a type of animation software from Adobe commonly used in web programming. It’s a lot like a video with fancy special effects. In fact, the main benefit of using flash on your website is visual appeal.

With flash you can create eye-catching web pages that have a “wow” effect, complete with moving pictures and changing words that can draw a visitor deeper into your website. A good looking website does matter, and Flash can help trigger an emotional response in your potential customer that can result in higher online bookings.

However, there are a few potential pitfalls to using this software that may exclude certain visitors from viewing your website the way you had intended. To help you make an educated decision, here are a few points we think are important for you to know and understand before using Flash.

Click here to continue reading...

Friday, July 20, 2012

Live Site: The Barn Inn

We are excited to announce The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast went live with their new site this week!


Don't those pancakes make you want to head over to The Barn Inn right now?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Newest Live Site: Admiral Peary

Congrats on Admiral Peary Inn Bed & Breakfast for going live with their new website! We don't have a before picture since they didn't have a website before. But here's the finished product:


Friday, June 29, 2012

Three Newest Sites

Congrats to our three newest sites this week, Serendipity Bed & Breakfast, Mountain Valley Farm and Manzanita Cottages!

Serendipity Before & After
Mountain Valley Farm Before & After
Manzanita Cottages Before & After

Friday, June 22, 2012

Newest Site: Russell Young Farm

Russell Young Farm is our newest live site! We were fortunate enough to build it just shy of the one month mark from when we started. Thanks to Jaime and Glenn for all their hard work in making this happen!

Before:
After:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fast Track is your way to an Affordable Website


Fast Track Flag
Get A New Website for $399!

BnBwebsites understands that it can be hard, even impossible to do what’s needed for your business when the funds just aren’t there. In an effort to keep costs down, you may have considered or tried to build a new website all on your own. However, you know that it can be frustrating when you have nowhere to go for help. To elevate the industry, we have found a way to help those innkeepers that can’t afford a much-needed new website. Our Fast Track package provides all the tools and help so you too can have a beautiful website.

With this new package, we get you started with one of our designs, a custom header and SEO-optimized Home and Contact pages.

Then, we give you the tools and resources you need to finish your own website, including videos that show you how to use our easy to navigate CMS “website builder” system. If you ever get stuck, give us a call or an email. We give you unlimited training, showing you how to work the system and build your website. When you are finished, we’ll look it over and give any suggestions and pointers.

Our Fast Track program is $399 for the setup, with a $50 a month service charge that includes unlimited training and hosting. For more information, visit our website at bnbwebsites.com/fast-track.htm

If creating your own pages are not your thing, no worries! We have packages where we do everything starting at $1200. Check out our pricing page for our different packages.

BnBwebsites offers beautiful websites with great optimization at a fraction of the cost. On premium packages We offer financing, unlimited minor changes and a 90 day money back guarantee so there is no risk. Contact us today for a website analysis. Don't wait to get a new website. The sooner we start your new site, the sooner you start booking more rooms.

Congratulations to the following on their new websites!

Summer Cottage Inn

Summer Creek Inn

Inns of the Valley

Canyons Bed and Breakfast

Prescott Pines Inn


BnBwebsites - twice the website, half the cost.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Website Curb Appeal

Fred was recently interviewed by Jennifer Durrant over at Suite Exchange about increasing your website's curb appeal. Check out what he had to say, as well as other tips that Jenn included in her article.

Read the Improve Your Website's Curb Appeal article.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer Cottage Inn

A big shout out to our newest live site, Summer Cottage Inn in Cape May, NJ.

Here's the before:
 And here is the after:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Summer Creek Inn

Congrats to our newest live site, Summer Creek Inn in Rapid City, SD.

Here's the before shot:

And here is the after:


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pinterest for B&B Owners

Our friend Jenn over at Suite Exchange just wrote a very informative article about how innkeepers can utilize Pinterest to promote their Bed & Breakfast. What is Pinterest anyway? Why should you as a business owner use Pinterest? 

Read the Interest in Pinterest article here.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Google Analytics

What is Google Analytics?
Google Analytics is an amazing tool for website administrators and owners. It “gives you fresh insights into how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how you can keep them coming back.(1)”

While some of the features on your Google Analytics report are self-explanatory, here we break down a few of the not-so obvious ones.
 
Read the rest of our most recent article about Google Analytics Basics here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Johnson Mill Live

We wanted to shout out a big "Congratulations!" to our newest site, Johnson Mill in Midway, Utah. Take a look at the before and after shots of their website below!


Thank you to all who made this possible!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Builder Tip

When making a modification to your website, a good practice is to create a duplicate module at the bottom of the page. That way, if you mess something up, you still have an original.

Create a duplicate module at the bottom of the page to play around and see how it will look rather than editing the current module. To do this, click on the pencil icon to open the module for editing. Highlight all the text and press CTRL+C (copy). Open the new module and press CTRL+V (paste). Make your edits to the new one. When you have the new one looking how you want, go ahead and delete the old one.