Smart Phones are changing everything about how the Internet does business. Now, having a mobile version of your website to appeal to the ever-growing percentage of people who regularly browse the web on their smart phones makes more sense than ever. But, not every business really needs one. So, what about Motels? For the most part, Motels depend on their guests picking them out of the lineup of similar businesses located on whatever main road they all happen to sit on. Or, we look for people who like to plan things beforehand, and are happy to browse through a whole website or two to find the perfect Motel for them. However, back to those Smart Phones, those lines are blurring together now with travelers not bothering to look anything up until they arrive at their destination, and when they look Motels they're doing it on a Smart Phone. Besides, there's a few other reason to do it, as well. There's the fact that...
It's Good SEO
One more URL out there that links to your content with the same Meta Data as your website is always good for your ranking. Or, if the Mobile site is a SubDomain of your main site, it's just one more page with index-able content for the search engine crawlers to gather up.
Here's a peek at our Mobile Site. It really pays to keep it clean and simple with these.
It Helps People Find You While On Their Phone (in the car for example)
There's been more than a few instances were guests driving in got some bad directions, or just plain forgot to bring a map. In this case, being able to get a Mobil Site up on a smart phone and, not having to navigate a full-sized site on a tiny screen makes a huge difference in how happy your guests are when they find their way in.
Here's the Mobile Site that our friends at the Nuvo Hotel Suites uses. Again, clean and simple is the way to go.
There's No Good Reason NOT to Have One
As a Boutique Motel, our primary market is individuals who are on the move. If you're driving through a strange city and you're looking for a place to stay, it's more than likely that it'll be a Motel you end up staying at. It just makes sense to a appeal to a mobile market with a Mobile Website.
Also, since there isn't really any development cost involved in the process, it becomes pretty simple to weigh the Pros and the non-existent Cons. Using a paid for hosting site like MoFuse, you can get going with your own Mobile Site in under an hour, for about $9 a month.
The Centro Motel is Calgary’s first Boutique Motel. Located in the Montgomery neighbourhood, just south of Calgary’s Motel Village and now on a completely unintuitive, yet direct, path from the airport. The Centro offers stylish, trendy rooms at competitive prices. Also, our parking lot is just massive. For more information on booking, rooms and rates, check out the home page, or Contact Us.