The Lodging Resource Newsletter Issue #12, April 2012

Hello again Lovely Innkeepers!
 
Late last month there was a fun meme going around and I decided to try to apply it to innkeepers, I got a lot of great comments when I posted it online and a quite a few people suggested the “what customers think I do” should be innkeepers relaxing on a porch with a glass of wine. It would be fun to create a few more of these, so if anyone has additional ideas please pass them along!!!
 
Recent Blog Posts From our Blog that may be of interest to innkeepers:
 
 
Facebook Business Page Checklist Worksheet
http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/facebook-business-page-checklist-worksheet/
 
 
Guest Post: The New Philosophy For Buying A Lodging Property
http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/guest-post-the-new-philosophy-for-buying-a-lodging-property/
 
 
Heck, Don’t buy my stuff, BUY MY STUFF!
http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/heck-dont-buy-my-stuff-buy-my-stuff/
 
 
Attracting Corporate Travelers to Bed and Breakfasts
http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/attracting-corporate-travelers-to-bed-and-breakfasts/
 
 
Helpful Free Applications
 
 
Pressitt
http://pressitt.com/
Pressitt is a free user-friendly Social Media News Release (SMNR) service.
 
 
Voice 2 Note
http://voice2note.dial2do.com/
Convert a voice message to text, very useful if you use evernote. http://www.evernote.com/
 
 
Think Free
http://member.thinkfree.com/member/goLandingPage.action
ThinkFree Online service provides a free web office suite with 1 GB of online storage.
 
 
Gliffy
http://www.gliffy.com/
Easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more!
 
 
Forfeng’s Favorite Posts of the Past Month
 
 
Half Of Facebook Pages Have Less Than 256 Fans
http://allfacebook.com/facebook-infographics-recommendly_b83557
 
 
How to NEVER Run Out of Blog Topics and Ideas Ever Again
http://www.thesaleslion.com/come-up-blog-topics-ideas-content/
 
 
Americans Hate Social Media Promotions
http://www.convinceandconvert.com/social-media-research-2/new-research-americans-hate-social-media-promotions/
 
 
Business and Social Media
 
 
How To Fold A Fan Napkin (plus other napkin folding tutorials to the right)
http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-fold-a-fan-napkin
 
 
What’s Going on at BBOnline?
http://www.abouttheinn.com/2012/04/whats-going-on-at-bbonline/
 
 
BBOnline – Now We’re Really Worried
http://www.abouttheinn.com/2012/04/bbonline-now-were-really-worried/
 
 
Unauthorized Buuteeq Web Site Pages Being Indexed by Google: An Update
http://blog.acorn-is.com/2012/04/unauthorized-buuteeq-web-site-pages-being-indexed-by-google-an-update.html
 
 
28 Link Building Ideas For Online Hotel Marketers to Get New Customers
http://www.first10marketing.com/blog/28-link-building-ideas-for-online-hotel-marketers-to-get-new-customers/
 
 
Six tips for an effective online press room
http://econsultancy.com/us/blog/9514-how-to-create-an-online-press-room-for-your-business A good addition to a post I wrote awhile back about Developing a Media Kit for your Bed and Breakfast http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/developing-a-media-kit-for-your-bed-and-breakfast/
 
 
[Infographic] How to Get More Pins and Repins on Pinterest
http://danzarrella.com/infographic-how-to-get-more-pins-and-repins-on-pinterest.html
 
5 Cool Pinterest Tools
http://www.mizzinformation.com/2012/03/5-cool-pinterest-tools.html
 

5 Pinterest Contests Examined http://socialfresh.com/pinterest-contests/

 

5 Top Google+ Tools and Apps for Marketing Pros http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-top-google-tools-and-apps-for-marketing-pros/

 

Google Plus for Hotel Marketing: The Quick Guide http://www.reviewpro.com/google-plus-hotels-6852 While this article is geared towards hotels, it has some good tips in it for any size lodging.

 
Are You Making These 7 Mistakes with Your About Page?
http://www.copyblogger.com/how-to-write-an-about-page/
 
 
8 New Google+ Changes and How They Impact Your Business
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/8-new-google-changes-and-how-they-impact-your-business/
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