It's a fact of life now that there are hundreds of companies trying to sell you internet advertising space. What's worse is that most of them are just trying to make money on actually designing the web page for a few hundred dollars and then leave you cold, placing your web page on some non-Inn related web project.
We aren't interested in that type of business. We are here for the long run. Here are just a few good reasons to subscribe with us:
We'll Get You Bookings:
Our web project has on average about 1,000 people a day visiting and using our site. We don't count "hits" (which is a meaningless term). We count individuals; people like you or me from all over the world using our server to find North American Inns. We publish our numbers for anyone to review.
We have testimonials from across Canada from Inn owners who are online with us. They get bookings. It's just that simple.
We Market and Promote This Web Project:
We aggressively market this web site on the internet in over 1700 different search engines and travel sites, as well as in print (eg: Canoe, The Globe and Mail, Sympatico Magazine, Chatelaine, Costco, AEROMiles, local newsletters, etc.), on the radio (eg: CBC morning radio) and by word of mouth.
We Use 'InnDUG' Technology:
'InnDUG' stands for Innkeeper Data Update Gadget, our technology that allows our subscribers to easily update their listing anytime they want.
It is available to Inn owners who have internet access. The update process is completely automated and immediate. It is secure and encrypted.
We Are Inexpensive and Designed to Stay That Way:
We charge $150.00 + GST / Year for a *complete* listing. Many others charge up to 10 times that amount without having nearly the audience that we attract. We *ONLY* list North American Inns. Our format is simple, powerful and internationally recognizable since we use graphics to represent data.
We have developed a proprietary database technology which allows us to offer an inexpensive listing.
Our database technology generates the content of the web project dynamically, as well as generating renewal letters, reports and other statistics about this web project. It is all self contained within one program. Many of our competitors create your web page by hand, tediously, without any method of tracking the data that goes into those pages. You'd like your description changed? No problem, we edit your record in our database and it goes online immediately, or you can edit your page with us using InnDUG technology.
Our database can tell us, for example, who is up for renewal in August, who has not renewed yet in July, how many people subscribed in the first quarter of 2002 allowing us to forecast our advertising budget for the next quarter, print reminder letters to overdue subscribers, generate your web page etc.
How does all of this technology affect you? All of these state of the art techniques allow us to cut overhead and keep the price low. It only requires 5 people to manage this web project since we have developed such a powerful database tool for tracking/adding Inns.
A good demonstration of this technology is upgrading your web page: For example, we recently added more information to the web pages, "Which Credit Cards Are Accepted". We have over 1,175 subscribers which normally means having to edit 1,175 web pages to add this information. Conventional methods would require someone going into each web page and editing them to add this information. But with our method, we simply modify our InnDUG engine to show "credit cards accepted" and instantly 1,175 subscribers on our site now contain this information.
You Have a Web Page Somewhere Else Already:
Great! But will anyone ever find you? When someone in Germany wants to find a Inn, they don't want to haphazardly look through random pages scattered across the Internet. They would want to find a standard Inn resource with hundreds of searchable listings shown in a commonly understood format. This is precisely what we provide.
A common analogy would be this: Say you had a nice poster advertisement developed. Anyone can develop the poster ad, but it's totally useless if you take that ad and post it on a sign post in your backyard. You would want that poster to be plastered in every major travel shop available. We offer you the poster (web page) and we offer to put it on our billboard (our web project).
As part of our subscription, we allow you an outside link to your other web page at no extra cost. We would hate for those other web pages to go unnoticed since you paid good money to have them developed.
We Have The Future In Mind:
Our internet web project has been very successful. Our future goals include affiliations with large Canadian internet content providers and perhaps a print book for people to carry around.
We are working hard to promote your Inn.
If you wish to become a member of NorthAmericanInns.com, please click here to read more.