Even Listing Sites Are Clogged With Private Rentals

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As a dog-friendly B&B, we've gotten good business in the past from specialty travel sites for dog owners, like BringFido.com and PetsFriendly.com. 

When my renewal came yesterday for BringFido, I did what I always do -- check my Google Analytics -- and I noticed my traffic had plummetted this year. When I went to the site, I quickly found out why. 

Thought I'd share the email I sent back with my renewal. It's a little stronger than I usually am, but I think it conveyed my message and attitude clearly:

Jason:

After a great deal of debate, we decided we will continue to be a client of BringFido.com. The value you provide us has dropped significantly.

I have to report that our website traffic from your site has dropped considerably, due I suspect to the fact that you are now listing private house rentals. A quick search of hotels (sic) near Jay Peak -- which is how most of our guests search for us -  finds that we are well below the fold of the page, below eight private house rentals.

We’ll give BringFido one last chance, but as one of CNN’s Top 12 Dog-Friendliest Hotels in the World, it’s surprising and disappointing that our placement on your site is so low, and that our analytics report traffic from you has dropped so dramatically.

Best,

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Darren
Innkeeper & Owner

 

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  Yup!  They are on Trip, Booking, etc as well.  And Super 8 is on Air.  Go figure. frown

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Lee2014 wrote:

And Super 8 is on Air.  Go figure. frown

 

I guess that if you want to be found, you've got to be where people are looking....

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Bingo.

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