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Book on Google (2 of 4): What it means for hotels

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Google has strongly burst onto the hotel-transaction scene via its Book on Google (BoG) interface, awakening plenty of curiosity and questions about the real interest Google has with this movement. At first, it presents many similarities in regards to the twist carried out by TripAdvisor with Instant Booking. However, at the same time, it's very…

How to use Google Hotel Ads to strengthen your direct sales

Google is becoming a relevant player in the online hotels sector, something which makes the big existing players like Booking.com or TripAdvisor uncomfortable. However, Google’s strategy is different to the one of its competitors. It’s not becoming an OTA per se (such as Booking.com or, as it appears, TripAdvisor) and neither is it creating a…

The convergence of Google, TripAdvisor and Booking.com

Large Internet companies are evolving with a common objective: occupying the whole life cycle of the client, focusing especially on the most interesting and juiciest part from a money point of view, the booking or the hotel transaction. Historically, the life cycle phases have been occupied by the giants of the industry with well-defined limits.…

How to ask Google to stop posting ads with my brand’s name

By Pablo Delgado and César López. First of all, you must register the name of your hotel. It’s very simple… (if you’ve already registered the name of your hotel) Request to do so here: https://services.google.com/inquiry/aw_tmcomplaint?hl=enn Pay attention to the following: Fill out the form in the name of the owner of the trademark or in…

Google Hotel Finder: New actor in the soap opera – Blog Mirai

A new actor will appear on screen, the great promise, Google. It has the potential to stir up the hotel distribution soap and to get the other actors to adapt their roles. Will the audience accept it? Will it change the story or will it just turn out to be another cameo appearance? This actor…

Is it worth investing in Google Adwords if I show up first in searches?

Adwords is popular in travel industry and intermediaries like Expedia invest nearly $6 million monthly (source: Adage) in Google Adwords campaigns – inverting the money they get from partners. Pay Per Click sponsored results bring more and more attention of indivual hotels as well but many questions and doubts arise: Will Adwords bring more reservations?…