The Lodging Resource Newsletter October 2012

Hello again Lovely Innkeepers!

I hope you all had a good summer and hope this years foliage season is going well.

Image courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Atlantic-Innkeepers/173813961095 and someecards.

And for a laugh: Dangerous TripAdvisor Reviewers to be Tagged http://tripadvisorwatch.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/the-most-self-important-tripadvisor-users-to-be-tagged/

Reminder to past and new readers: Please try to address the action items (a note will be next to items  in this newsletter marked in red) because they are IMPORTANT! saying (action item) Recommended at least to skim.

Recent Blog Posts From our Blog that may be of interest to innkeepers:

30 Ideas for your Bed and Breakfast to Pin on Pinterest
http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/30-ideas-for-your-bed-and-breakfast-to-pin-on-pinterest/

A Quick Tip for Bed and Breakfasts to leverage Facebook Photos
http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/a-quick-tip-for-bed-and-breakfasts-to-leverage-facebook-photos/

Bed and Breakfasts, Steps on Evaluating a Marketing Company
http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/bed-and-breakfasts-steps-on-evaluating-a-marketing-company/

Another Quick Tip for Bed and Breakfasts to leverage Facebook Photos
http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/another-quick-tip-for-bed-and-breakfasts-to-leverage-facebook-photos/

Twitters New Pay to Play
http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/twitters-new-pay-to-play/

Final Follow Up to Facebook’s New Play to Play
http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/final-follow-up-to-facebooks-new-play-to-play/

Favorite Recent Blog Posts from around the web

Strategies for handling cancellations and no shows
http://suiteexchange.com/2012/09/10/strategies-for-handling-cancellations-and-no-shows/

The Science of Blog Timing
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/science-of-blog-timing/

LinkedIn Lets Colleagues Cut to the Chase with One-Click Endorsements
http://socialtimes.com/linkedin-lets-colleagues-cut-to-the-chase-with-one-click-endorsements_b105334

The 5 basic rules of calculating fan/like/follower value
http://thebrandbuilder.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/the-5-basic-rules-of-calculating-fanlikefollower-value/

Introducing Trove: Already The Best Facebook Search Around & Set To Tackle Other Social Networks Next
http://searchengineland.com/introducing-trove-facebook-social-search-133229

[Infographic] How to Get More Pins and Repins on Pinterest
http://danzarrella.com/infographic-how-to-get-more-pins-and-repins-on-pinterest.html#

4 Tips for Increasing Pinterest Traffic to Your Blog
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/b2b-pinterest-tips/

7 Pinterest Tips for B2B Companies
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/pinterest-traffic-to-your-blog/

Pinterest Delivers More Traffic than Yahoo – How to Leverage the News
http://www.sitepronews.com/2012/09/27/pinterest-delivers-more-traffic-than-yahoo-how-to-leverage-the-news/

Google Places Local Listings Broken: Bugs and BOTs (action item)
http://blog.acorn-is.com/2012/09/are-bad-google-bots-breaking-your-places-local-listings.html

Bugs and Bots, Part Two (action item)
http://blog.acorn-is.com/2012/09/bugs-and-bots-part-two.html

The New Apple Maps is Coming! Is Your Hotel Ready? (action item)
http://www.bluemagnetinteractive.com/blog/2012/09/12/126-new-apple-maps-is-coming-is-your-hotel-ready.html

Preparing for Apple Maps (action item)
http://blog.acorn-is.com/2012/09/preparing-for-apple-maps.html

How to use great customer service to trigger social media attention [15 TIPS]
http://www.tnooz.com/2012/07/25/how-to/how-to-use-great-customer-service-to-trigger-social-media-attention-15-tips/

Helpful Free Applications and or Notes
Grovo: a great way to learn the inns and outs of social media and other internet based programs.
http://www.grovo.com/

How to test your website and mobile website for mobile phones
http://www.testiphone.com/  for the Iphone
http://www.mobilewebsites4u.com/tester/nokia.htm  for other types of mobile devices

About Heather Turner

Innkeeping Tip and Tricks: Please check out some marketing ideas for Inns and B&Bs, Blogging ideas, Facebook Tips and Social Media Tutorials http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/marketing-for-lodging-resources/
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