#22 Making Effective Use of Your B&B Websites

Welcome to the B&B Academy podcast.

I'm Karen, the founder and owner of Bed and Breakfast Academy, helping aspiring and existing B&B owners to create a B&B lifestyle you'll love living with guests who become loyal fans and keep returning.

In today's episode, I share practical steps to take control of your B&B marketing in 2024. Learn more about how you can make more effective use of your website to get more direct bookings.

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Read the corresponding blog post

Other blog posts mentioned in this podcast:

How to Use FAQs to Effectively Market a Bed and Breakfast

How to Use ChatGPT to Write Blog Posts Faster as a B&B Owner

Podcast Summary:

  • Introduction: Discuss the significance of a Bed and Breakfast (B&B) website and the need for regular evaluation to ensure it remains current and accurately represents the business.
  • The Purpose of a B&B Website: Highlight the primary goal of a B&B website which is to generate business by converting website visitors into guests. Discuss how showcasing unique selling points and providing clear online booking options can facilitate this.
  • Website Discoverability: Discuss the importance of website discoverability and how to determine if your website is being found.
  • Use of Google Analytics 4: Explain how Google Analytics 4 can be used to track visits to your website and gather important data.
  • How Guests Find Your Website: Discuss the various ways prospective customers might find your B&B website.
  • Website Aesthetics and User-Friendliness: Discuss the importance of accurately portraying the B&B experience on the website and ensuring the site is easy for the customer to navigate.
  • The Importance of a Blog and Email Sign-ups: Highlight the benefits of having a blog and an email sign-up form on your B&B website.
  • Conclusion: Recap the importance of having a well-designed, user-friendly, and discoverable website for your B&B business. Discuss how each aspect of your website contributes to creating an online presence that fosters guest engagement and conversions.