TA Meet the New Boss

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Anon Inn's picture
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As expected, the new TA app still hides B&Bs

And trumpets their achievement 

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This new format could actually help us. We are more prominently displayed on the more popular town nearby when you click on bed and breakfast. 

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Glad to hear it.  Haven't dived into nearby town info for us yet. 

 

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On the desktop there is no longer a differentiation between hotels and b&b. They're all listed together. I can't find a way to sort out the hotels.

Even if you sort by ranking, it doesn't mean you're going to get the best place first. The best place here, according to the sort, is only 'great'. The excellent listings come later in the list.

I think anyone who is paying is going to be annoyed because that huge 'view deal' button takes you to the OTA. It's not clear at all how to view the property.

If I click on the photo of a b&b I can get to a list of them. And it looks like ta removed the closed place from the list. Puts me that much closer to the bottom. I may have to use this in advertising: worst place in town, according to ta.

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I am using Safari and when I go to lodging for your town there is a menu on the left side for Hotels, B+B/Inns, Specialty Lodging, Vacation Rentals, and Hotels with Special offers.  I can also choose to see the list of B+B's by availability, rank lowest price or distance.  

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Maybe I didn't scroll far enough! It was annoying to type in town, state b&b and the ta listing was hotels.

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This is what I see when I type in your town name. You just check the B & B box

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Yes, basically what is showing in other browsers.  TA stated that they were attempting to be consistent everywhere.  So yes, you can pare down to B&Bs.  Am getting a number of hits through TC everyday, so folks are finding us.

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Am using FFox on Desktop.  When I go to your town and click on Lodging, I get just hotels.  On left side is a screening button for BBs.  And just checked, same in Chrome.

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Terrible.   Instead of showing reviews first, they are now showing 'deals' first.  You have to work to find reviews.   I saw one and wondered what other reviews this one person had written and there is no longer a link to this person's other reviews.  

Also, the 'deals' they have on our inn list amenities that are incorrect.   Like TV over 32".  No.  They are tiny. Also says separate tub/shower - which I would assume means you get a tub and also a shower, but in this room it is a tub/shower combination.   And (of course) no mention that the darned bathroom is down the hall. 

 

So, harder to navigate, more sales, fewer reviews, and incorrect information.   Yuck.

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If you click on the Reviewer's name, you will be led to their other reviews.  I like to check too.

This format was coming up consistently for me for several weeks.  The thread that I posted that now says: "Swirt Please Delete"  was re this, but it suddenly switched back, so I didn't want to alarm anyone and removed it.  For awhile, they weren't even showing rankings anymore.

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They show rankings but no in order. #1 here is like 10 down on the list Sad  Of  course they don't pay TA either Eye-wink

 

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I tried the 'click on the name' thing today and got no link.   Maybe they are messing around and listening to feedback, but yuck.

 

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

I tried the 'click on the name' thing today and got no link.   Maybe they are messing around and listening to feedback, but yuck.

 

Hover over the name and a box will appear with a clickable Name link...

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Momma Smurf wrote:

TheBeachHouse wrote:

I tried the 'click on the name' thing today and got no link.   Maybe they are messing around and listening to feedback, but yuck.

 

Hover over the name and a box will appear with a clickable Name link...

 

They make you work for it!   I think by expanding, they are becoming too big for their britches and will destroy themselves. They had a good thing going and now they are nearly impossible to read.

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Methinks they are trying to simplify clutter, which leads to complications.  Ugh.  I too, see them consuming themselves.

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Just typical for TA...B & B's are lost forever and they will not be going back. Hope you aren't paying them for your listing. I would never pay.

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I just went to TA to see if we got any new reviews.  I do NOT like the new format.   Huge ads of prices for all the inns in town.   Also they dropped the verbiage that tells people that that bargain room has a bathroom down the hall.  

 

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I've just joined TripCo nnect had a few clicks, no bookings from it though. CPC ranging from 8p - 14p so seems reasonable.

I don't have much availability at the moment, so probably not the best time to evaluate.

Thanks for the tip on this one Kenny.

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I wouldn't say it does a lot, but it is an inexpensive way to show up in the box as long as you have availability. 

 

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Yes, that's what I'm thinking. According to our TA stats we had around 2,000 views of our page last month, if TripCon nnect converts just a handful of thos into bookings I'll be happy.

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Not regretting my decision to cancel my Business Account at all yet.

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Ah. I got the email but didn't have the app. The email also encouraged me to pay for a biz acct to make my place easier to find.

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its idiotic from a business point of view we all make them commission money!

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