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Help Contents

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1.0 Introduction
2.0 Initial Setup - Creating A Hotelier Account
3.0 Hotelier Account Functionality - My Account - My Profile - Example Edit Password
4.0 Hotelier Account Functionality - My Listings - Create a Listing
5.0 Hotelier Account Functionality - My Listings - Edit Listing
6.0 Hotelier Account Functionality - My Listings - Delete
7.0 Hotelier Account Functionality - My Listings - Free For Life
8.0 Hotelier Account Functionality - My Listings - MyTraffic
9.0 Hotelier Account Functionality - My Credits - Overview and Initial £10 Free Credits
10.0 Hotelier Account Functionality - My Credits - Pay with Credit Card
11.0 Hotelier Account Functionality - My Credits - Pay with Cheque
12.0 Hotelier Account Functionality - My Credits - My Transactions
13.0 Hotelier Account Functionality - My Suppliers
14.0 Hotelier Account Functionality - My Guestbook
15.0 Logging On
16.0 Forgotten Password?
17.0 Logging Off
18.0 Frequently Asked Questions
19.0 How Can I Get More Traffic?
20.0 Using the Oz Geocoder To Gain More Traffic

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Introduction

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Dear Hotelier, Firstly Many Thanks for looking at our site.  The site has been totally redesigned, uses the latest Google maps technology, allows you to maintain your establishments own web presence like never before, and to prove it … 

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… YOU CAN SIGN UP FREE

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That’s right FREE no catches.  Sign up and you get £10 worth of search result Credits.

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At any time you can buy more credits or simply let your credits expire.  As the system is credit based, you are guaranteed to get return on investment as the credits don’t expire in terms of time.  That’s why we are confident you will continue to use our system.

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Signing up and getting your listing live takes as little as 5 minutes.

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We also have a FREE FOR LIFE OPTION which gives you free advertising for life. More on that later after you have created an account using your initial FREE £10 worth of search result Credits

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Initial Setup - Creating a Hotelier Account

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Right you have made a great choice.  Go to http://.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/

 

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Click <B&B Hotel Owners Advertise Here> from the left hand pane.

 

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Enter “Your First Name”, “Your Last Name”, Email Address”, “Create a Username” (You Choose), “Create a Password” (You Choose) and click <Submit>

 

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You have now created a http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk Hotelier Account.  There are several sections within this.  We will look at each of these individually.

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Hotelier Account Functionality - My Account - My Profile

 

3.1.

This is the Hotelier Start Page.  Scroll down it gives an overview on your account from which you can get to all areas of the site. Options include <My Listings>, <My Credits>, <My Transactions>, <My Traffic>, <My Profile>, <My Suppliers>, <My Guestbook>, <Help>

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Hover over <My Account> and select <My Profile>

 

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My Profile is displayed

 

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From “My Profile” you can edit your Name, Email Address and Password.

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Note:  You cannot edit Username

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To demonstrate we will change the Password Enter Current Password and a New Password and click <Submit>

 

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Hotelier Account Functionality - My Listings - Create a Listing

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Click My Listings, from here you can create and edit your listings.

 

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You do not yet have any Listings.  So Click <Add a Listing>

 

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Add details

 

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Enter a description.  Click <Browse> and locate an image.  Click <Submit>

 

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Your listing is displayed.  Congratulations!
You are returned to My Listings
From here you can <Edit Listing><Delete Listing><Map Edit>

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Hotelier Account Functionality - My Listings – Edit Listing

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Click <Edit Listing>

 

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You are returned to the previous Edit Screen.  From here you can amend your listings and also change your photograph.

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Also note there is an additional Status Drop Down Box. Should all your rooms be booked you can change this from "Online" to "Offline Suspended" When this is set to "Offline Suspended" your property will not appear in the results and thus you will conserve credits. Do not forget to set it back to Online.

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Click <Submit>

 

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Hotelier Account Functionality - My Listings – Delete

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Click <Delete Listing>

 

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Click <Yes> to Delete or <No> to Return

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Note:  If you do delete a property your credits still remain as they were leaving you to enter another property or re enter the original property details.

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My Listings - Free For Life

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Free for life involves creating some links from your website to one of the pages on http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk and each of our international sites. In return we give you FREE advertising for life.

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In return the International Hoteliers who are Free for life link the other sites including UK so you all get better search engine results, a free listing, and we make a small profit on some of the online booking Hotels.

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Note the links must be cached by Google

Our engine checks every few days your links exist, and if they dont changes your listing back to a credits based listing.

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On your website links page create links to (Must be cached by Google)

Please change the towns to well known town in that country so we get a mix of links.

(or for the Tobago link another Caribbean Island note the link is Country rather than towncity)

http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?townCity=Milton+Keynes
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.ie/propertysearch.asp?townCity=Cork
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.carib.com/propertysearch.asp?country=Tobago
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.us.com/propertysearch.asp?townCity=Miami
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.in/propertysearch.asp?townCity=Goa
http://australia.bedandbreakfasts.net/propertysearch.asp?townCity=Adelaide
http://newzealand.bedandbreakfasts.net/propertysearch.asp?townCity=Auckland
http://southafrica.bedandbreakfasts.net/propertysearch.asp?townCity=Durban

Please change the towns to well known town in that country so we get a mix of links.

(or for the Tobago link another Caribbean Island note the link is Country rather than towncity)

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Select My Listings and hover over it and click <Free For Life>

 

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Free For Life screen appears

 

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Click Edit Back Links

 

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Create the backlink on your website and enter the "Webpage on your site with link back to us" and click submit.

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You are currently linking http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk for which your listing is completely FREE! :-)

We also have worldwide sites. We are asking for your assistance to build up the links for these sites. As people sign up for Free for Life on these international sites, we also ask them to link our other sites and thus all the sites benefit from being ranked higher by the regional search engines as importance and thus position is affected by the number of other sites that link them.

Could you link the following sites that do not compete in the UK Marketplace.

http://www.bedandbreakfasts.ie
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.carib.com
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.us.com
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.in
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.hk
http://australia.bedandbreakfasts.net
http://newzealand.bedandbreakfasts.net
http://southafrica.bedandbreakfasts.net

In return Irish, Caribbean, American, Indian, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and South African Hoteliers are all linking http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk when they sign up for Free for life. The pages that you appear on.

Their links .. then make the pages upon which your listings appear perform better in the search engines.

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Hotelier Account Functionality - My Traffic

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Click My Traffic

 

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The system shows 50 credits

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In another window I have searched upon the postcode or Torquay to simulate a user utilising a credit
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?postcode=TQ1+2QS

or
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?townCity=Torquay


 

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Scroll Down to Fawlty Towers

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I click the “Link to website” (mimicking a user which counts as a credit)

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Now I return to My Account and click “My Traffic”

 

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The credit use is now displayed

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Note:  The “Suggested Number of Credits for 1 Years Traffic is a calculated indicator of how many credits you will require based upon forecasted credit use. So in this case 1 credit has been used in 1 month thus 12 Credits would be required. (Obviously only 1 day of the month has so far been accounted for, but after a month this is a very accurate representation)

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I can now go to My Credits which will show 49 credits (50 minus the 1 we just used simulating a user)

 

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Hotelier Account Functionality - My Credits - Overview and Initial £10 Free Credits

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When you sign up we give you £10 worth of credits FREE

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Click <My Credits>. 

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Many sites use a fixed fee, however if you are a large Hotel in Central London or a popular tourist spot you are likely to generate more traffic than a small guest house in a tiny village, therefore we use a credit system so you can pay for as many or as few results as you like.  The more you buy the cheaper it is.

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When your property is returned in search results by a user searching, it can be clicked on to Send you an Email or To view you website.  When this occurs a credit is deducted from your Credits.

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The amount of credits you have is displayed in “My Credits”

 

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From this page you can buy more credits (Remember you have 50 free).  For larger amounts you can pay using a cheque.  For the 2 smallest amounts this is simply not cost effective due to admin and banking costs.  We use a secure payment server which encrypts traffic when paying online so its safe.

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Hotelier Account Functionality – My Credit - Pay with Credit Card

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Click “1k Credit Pack” Credit Card Link

 

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Click <Save and Check Out>

 

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Click <Continue>

 

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Scroll down and Click <Complete Order Now>

 

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Click <OK>

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Payment is authorised and you are returned to the http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk system

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Your credits have been updated.

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Hotelier Account Functionality – My Credit - Pay with Cheque

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Click “1k Credit Pack” Cheque Link

 

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The payment opens with the details you entered pre filled in

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Enter “Billing Country” and any other mandatory fields not filled in.  They are marked with a *

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Click <Submit>

 

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An email is sent to the email address in the form.

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Note:  Credits are added to your account when the Cheque has been processed which may take up to 28 days.

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Click <Account> which will return you back to “My Account”

 

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Check your email account

 

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Above shows the invoice that is emailed to you

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Click <Account> which will return you back to “My Account”

 

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Hotelier Account Functionality - My Transactions

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Click <My Transactions>

 

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As transactions are paid for they will be displayed in here.

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Hotelier Account Functionality - My Suppliers

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Click <My Suppliers>

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If you have a supplier that has provided excellent service to you, and has a website we can link to, please contact Joanna (joanna.wilton@bedandbreakfasts.co.uk) with your recommendation. Please send us feedback if they don't live up to expectation too - we will quickly remove them from this directory.

 

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Any suppliers reccommended by you will be added to the directory.

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Hotelier Account Functionality - My Guestbook

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Click My Guestbook

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On this page integration of my Guestbook is described the easiest way is just to link from your website to the URL shown as on the image below. Whilst doing this you may wish to also consider implementing our FREE For Life advertising.

 

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Click View My Guestbook, and your Guest Book opens in a new browser window

 
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Enter Name, Where From, Your Message, Enter Anti Spam Code and click Submit. The Guestbook is updated, which is the same as doing a new View Guestbook

 

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Close The Guestbook

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Click Edit Guestbook

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Hmm Basils behaviour may have offended, lets delete this entry.

 

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Click the Check Box <Mark This Entry For Deletion> and Click Delete Marked Entries

 

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Logging On

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From http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk click <B&B Owners Advertise Here> on the left hand side. Then click the link to Login.
Or
Go directly to http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/my-login.asp

 

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Enter Username and Password and Click Submit

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Note: You can log on using your email address or username

 

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You are now at the My Account page from here you can access all the Hotelier functions

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Forgotten Password?

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From http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk click <B&B Owners Advertise Here> on the left hand side. Then click the link to Login.
Or
Go directly to http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/my-login.asp

 

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Forgotten Password? Enter your e-mail address, tick this box, press submit and we will send it to you on an email. The following screen is then displayed

 

16.3

Check your email.

 

Hi Basil
Here are your details for BedandBreakfasts.co.uk

Username: fawltytowers
E-Mail: basil-fawlty@hotmail.co.uk
Password: sybil

Thank you.
BedandBreakfasts.co.uk

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Above is the email that is sent by http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk

 

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Simply now enter your credentials and click <Submit>

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Logging Off

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Click Log Out

 

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The system then logs you out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I have multiple properties from 1 account?

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Yes, there is no maximum, all managed from one account.

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If I have more than 1 property do I have to buy separate sets of credits?

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No your credits can be used by all the properties in your account.

Q3

I have registered with http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk How can I help to ensure the site performs well in terms of Search Engine Placement

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2 Ways
1st Use our site yourself to book accommodation.
2nd Create a link on your website to http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk Search engines score sites on content and the amount and quality of other sites that link to them.  By doing that you ensure everyone on the site will get more traffic.

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How Can I get More Traffic?

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There are 2 ways to get more traffic. It is worth noting that the second way traffic based links, directly influences your position in the Search Results.

1) Come Higher in the Search Results.
2) Get Traffic based links from Restaurants, Councils, Bars, Attractions, Theatres, Universities, Nightclubs, Sporting Venues, Gardens, Parks, Clubs, Comedy Clubs etc to pages that feature your property.

a) Make a list of every one of these that is near you. Most will have websites.

b) Search for them on the internet and if they have a website ask them to add a one of the pages below to their links page to show nearby accommodation. This way you derive custom from their website and they provide a facility to allow people who require accommodation to visit them.

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State Parameter

These state links can be emailed to sites of local state interest to add to their links and useful sites pages to drive more traffic to your property.

http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?browsecounty=Aberdeenshire
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?browsecounty=Anglesey
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?browsecounty=Antrim
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?browsecounty=Argyll+and+Bute
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?browsecounty=Ayrshire
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?browsecounty=Bedfordshire
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?browsecounty=Berkshire
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?browsecounty=Borders
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?browsecounty=Buckinghamshire

Etc

The counties are all listed down the left hand navigation in the template of http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk

TownCity Parameter (Simply Change the Town Name)

These town links can be emailed to sites of local town interest to add to their links and useful sites pages to drive more traffic to your property.

http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?townCity=Milton+Keynes
http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?townCity=London

Etc

Postcode Parameter (Simply Change 4810 to Desired Postcode)

Postcode links can be emailed to sites to create links for any organisations website maybe in a particluar suburb/address to add to their links and useful sites pages to drive more traffic to your property.

http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?postcode=ST10+4DB

Lat Long Parameter (Pin Point Accuracy See Section Below)

Lat long links can be emailed to sites to create links for any organisations website giving pin point accuracy of their location to add to their links and useful sites pages to drive more traffic to your property.

http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?lat=LATNOHERE&lon=LONNOHERE

Lets study this a little more in depth using the UK Geocoder, which shows how you can create pin point accurate pages ideal to send to local businesses, attractions, churches, clubs etc all which will advertise your listing and generate you traffic.

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Using the Oz Geocoder to Gain More Traffic

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This great tool allows you to locate the pin point Longditude and Latitude of any place in the UK. You can then add these coordinates to a URL which can be emailed to organisations, for use on their website links page to further gain you traffic.

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Click the UK Geocoder link from the homepage on the left hand side or go to http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/uk-geocoder.asp

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Drag the pointer to desired place of interest. You can zoom in and out using "+" and "-" buttons.

You will notice the Lat and Long coordinates automatically update dynamically as you do this

 

20.4

Click the Satelite picture to view photo image

 

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Click "Open This page to search for hotels around this search point" or right click and copy to get the url http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/propertysearch.asp?lat=51.501530105691&lon=-0.140419006348

 

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You can now email this URL you have created, to the webmaster for the desired place of interest to put on their website and derive additional traffic to your Hotel/Bed and Breakfast.

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