Online exposure, distribution and bookings are routine these days for hotels, especially for the larger chains who employ people specifically to manage their online advertising. For the independed hotel owner in an online world where major brands like LateRooms, Booking.com, LastMinute and Expedia dominate hotel bookings there is a danger that your online presence is not as effective as it should be. Not at iknow-uk!
iknow-uk has been successfully advertising independent uk hotels since 2003. We provide unrivalled exposure and bookings all year round with a simple annual subscription, 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 hotel within 48 hours of you placing your order with us.
Ad Content - The ad will have specially written descriptive text about your hotel 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 independent hoteliers, like Eviivo, Guest Link, Free To Book, Queensborough and many more. We also integrate with the larger branded sites like Booking.com, LateRooms and Expedia. 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 search for a hotel online they are often looking for something specific, like location, price or a particular facility like a swimming pool or pet friendly. We are found for literally hundreds of thousands of searches related to people looking for hotel 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 hotel searches so we can match the hotel to what the consumer is looking for. 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.