Merchant Centric?

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What the heck is this? I got an email from this biz telling me a got a review on TA and here's what I should do about it. The review is MONTHS old and something has already been done about it. A heck of a lot of good it does in Nov to get an alert about something that happened over the summer!

Anyone else getting this?

Given they say they are a business that alerts you when there are comments about you on the internet (hello, Google alerts) I would guess they will get an alert about this thread.

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Since TA already sends an alert when you get a review, this biz doesn't have much purpose, in addition to being months late with their "alert".

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Trip Advisor is now calling me silly for not forking over for the business listing. They are calling and emailing me with a personal consultant.

I mentioned I am not interested and why, Thank you but no thank you:

Then another reply, of course...

Thanks for that JB.

I appreciate you explaining the reasoning.

For your information and knowledge your property had very high traffic this month and last. You are missing a great chance to gather more NEW customers and new travelers.

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AND, I'll bet 10% or more of my views are ME checking my listing and the comp's listings.

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Same canned email I got back from TA.

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I tried the business listing a couple of years ago when they offered a reduced rate but dumped it within a month and a half because of the low number of click throughs.  They got me for six months this past year after another reduced rate offer and I stayed with it through the term because of far better click throughs and comments from guests they found us there.  I got the phone calls with the offers of reduced rates to extend but didn't take them up on it due to knowing I would be changing our online booking service and making room in the budget for that.    I'll see how it goes and might re-up, but not at this time.

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