The internet is the place where people look to find places to stay. In an online world where major brands like LateRooms, Booking.com, LastMinute and Expedia dominate hotel bookings there is a danger that the independent B&B / Guesthouse owner gets squeezed out. Not at iknow-uk!
iknow-uk has been successfully advertising UK B&Bs since 2003 and these properties still form the core of the places we advertise online. For most B&Bs we provide unrivalled exposure and bookings all year round. Our simple annual subscription model means you can receive unlimited bookings with no commissions.
All your online advertising taken care of in one place!
Ad Creation - We create a simple, comprehensive and effective advert for your B&B or Guesthouse within 48 hours of you placing your order with us.
Ad Content - The ad will have specially written descriptive text about your Bed and Breakfast which highlights all the main selling points that you highlight to us or feature on your own website. We pinpoint your property on a Google map and show any star ratings or Trip Advisor reviews you have.
Ad Quality – If we feel that your ad would benefit from additional material (like better quality photos) we will tell you, as there is no point paying for an advert that under-performs.
Contact details – We publish all your direct contact methods (email, web link, phone number) so you can take direct bookings and receive the full value of the bookings with no commissions.
Online Booking – We integrate with most of online booking systems designed for use by B&Bs, like Eviivo, Guest Link, Free To Book, Queensborough and many more. Commission arrangements vary with different booking systems, but we never charge commission for online bookings gained by our customers.
Special Offers – You can easily promote special offers on our sites, such as late availability or low season promotions. The best offers are featured in our regular special offers email sent out to over half a million subscribers.
Payment – We have a range of flexible payment options, including monthly payments, which you can discuss with us at any time.
No website of your own? No problem. We can create a brand new website for you in seconds once we have set up your iknow ad.
When people look for B&Bs or Guest Houses in Google they are specifically looking for something different and more personal than a hotel. We are found for literally hundreds of thousands of searches related to people looking for bed and breakfast accommodation. The types of search phrase used can be mainly broken down into:
The most important role for our website is to be found for thousands of different B&B searches so we can match the B&B to what the consumer wants.
In fact, our sites are found for over 100,000 different search terms for UK cottages. Here are just a few example searches
It's important to realise that we are not talking about paid ads (Pay Per Click) which easily cost £1 or more per click. These ads appear in the lightly shaded area at the top of many pages and only appear as long as you keep paying. Superb natural results like these are the result of a great website doing the right things for many years.