Thursday, December 7, 2023

25 Point Checklist to Audit Your Hotel's Total Online Presence | By Stephanie Sparks Smith - Hospitality Net

Last updated Friday, July 1, 2022 02:54 ET , Source: NewsService

Your digital presence is more than just your hotel's website. Studies show that people check between 7 and 35 sites before booking a hotel.

Therefore, potential guests need to see you multiple times before your hotel is a part of their consideration set. Your hotel needs both exposure to the right target audience as well as a consistent presence to get them to check rates then book.

Are you telling a consistent story across all your digital channels?

Since the pandemic, many hotels have had to pivot their target audience. But, not all markets have enough business to go around.

This 25-point checklist is intended to identify gaps in your total online digital strategy for most branded hotels. Once you identify where your needs are, you can begin working out a strategy to increase your hotel's total online presence.

1. Market Trends

Visit Trends.Google.com (free) to search for "hotels in [Insert hotel city]" to view the search volume for your area. You can do multiple searches to see recovery for searches for particular markets and compare as many as 5 years of searches.

2. Unique Selling Propositions (USPs)

Define what makes your hotel unique against the competitive set as well as other hotels in your name brand. Remember, not all guests know your "brand standards" and most guests need to have information repeated to them. Unique Selling Propositions in the content of your hotel website, your on-page search engine optimization strategy, imagery, copy in your ads, social...

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