Here’s what people are saying about Wowi Zowi…
The Heartstone Inn – Eureka Springs, ARWe can’t speak highly enough of Roby & Carolyn. The quality, creativeness and professionalism of what they do is second to none. Initially we were apprehensive about the expense of creating a new website. The fact is we recouped our outlay in less than 2 months. The new website that Wowi Zowi created has paid for itself many times over in just a one year period. So for those thinking that you cant afford a new website, honestly you can’t afford not to have a new one created by Roby and Carolyn.
Rick and Cheri Rojek
Heartstone Inn and Cottages
Roby and Carolyn of Wowi Zowi have been the total answer for our website problems. They came to our small town in North Carolina from California. They spent three days here photographing our Inn and getting to know the experience we offer. We had lots of conversations that helped to capture and express the love and appreciation we feel for our Inn in the website and photos. The photos came out amazing and really showed off our Inn beautifully. We found them to be very professional and easy to work with. Our business has so improved. Wish we had contacted them sooner. It’s been amazing – money well spent!!! We thank them every day!
David and Dora Drohen
The Granville Queen Inn
Roby and Carolyn,
“You’re my heros!!! I took a Google Analytics class at the California Bed and Breakfast Inns conference in 2/09 and was amazed to learn of what a great job you did with Search Engine Optimization! My reports show a very low bounce rate on all of my pages (thanks for re-directing the way my pages read, look and are perceived…even the titles more accurately deliver to the customers), and I have a huge new customer base, along with a very respectable “time on site”…I don’t mean to brag, in fact-I can’t You did this. Amazing!. That website and those pages are giving my potential guests just what they are looking for…in a unique and beautiful design. You have far exceeded my hopes and expectations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services to everyone!
I have only one question…why didn’t I do this sooner?”
“Did I mention how strong the response has been? According to Google Analytics, my bounce rate is low on all of my pages, my visits are high…and my inn is full…what more can I ask for? Your search engine optimization techniques really do work.”
El Morocco Inn and Spa
Desert Hot Springs, CA
October 22, 2010
Carolyn and Roby,
Martin and I want to send you both a sincere Thank You for the fabulous job that you did on our website. We had no idea it would double our business. We have been in shock since or website went up on August 5th! Our charge reports from Retriever show a 100% increase from last August 2009 and September 2009. It looks like October will be the same! It was a pleasure working with you—you made the process fun and easy—
Martin and Bernardine Curtin
Catalina Island Inn
The Seven Gables Inn – Pacific Grove, CA Carolyn and Roby,,
We just wanted to give you some statistics about how the web-site has influenced our business.
So far this year, we have increased our business over 30% and guests, when they call and are viewing the web-site, are unanimous in their raves about the beauty of the photos and how well they show off the Inn.
Thanks again for all you have done to make our web-site one that attracts guests inquiries and encourages them to book.
Susan, Ed, and JR
Seven Gables Inn – Pacific Grove, CA
“You look mah-velous!” Billy Chrystal’s signature line perfectly fits the new pictures of our 108 year old Napa landmark mansion. Now you can see Napa’s favorite bed and breakfast in a whole new, brilliant light, when you go to http://www.beazleyhouse.com/rooms/index.php .
Taken over a period of nearly a week in late March by the famous duo of Carolyn and Roby LaPorte of WowiZowi, the pictures offer a glimpse of that Beazley House magic inside and out. You know it’s time to re-shoot your inn when your guests say: “This is much prettier than it showed on your website,” especially if you were the one who shot the original pictures.
Carolyn and Roby not only came with state of the art digital cameras but with a fresh eye and a fantastic ability to create images which perfectly capture the spirit of our inn.
Now, dear guests, you can see all we’ve done to spiff up the place this Spring including beautiful Damner shutters in the East Loft, Blossom View and Garden Rooms, complete re-do of the Snug, new blinds throughout the Mansion, new furniture in the Wedgwood and Sherry.
The living room has never looked so inviting and our FOOD! You’ve eaten it, you know how good it tastes. Who knew you could get pictures as good as our breakfasts! I said they showed the Beazley House in a whole new light, they even captured it at night!
Jim and Carol Beazley
While I’m relatively new to the Bed and Breakfast industry, I’ve been a business man for over 30 years and was schooled at the Wharton MBA program. This B&B was not my first startup either. Therefore, when we were starting up our B&B in 2009, I went looking for a good Marketing Team.
By selecting WowiZowi to build our Website and, First Rail Marketing to do the SEO (Search Engine Optimization), the results have been pretty extraordinary. We quickly rose to #1 on TripAdvisor in our area and, we’ve popped onto the first page of Google organic search for some time. Let me tell you a little more about the Marketing Team.
WowiZowi , Carolyn and Roby LaPorte, initially sold me on the quality of their work and their friendly and involved style. In fact, they have visited our property four times as they keep pace with our business development. WowiZowi understands that when making a B&B website, physically visiting the property is essential. Moreover, they are artists, they care, and they want to get it just right. This artistic approach, combined with experience and, attention to detail, and their focus on B&B’s, shows in all the Websites in their portfolio.
First Rail Marketing has been an essential adjunct to the Web Developers. Cathy Weber stays on top of the fast moving changes in the SEO. And, she got us started with the right strategy, that of becoming number one in organic search or at least on the first page. She has also helped us spend our money wisely among the costly options of buying referring links, print ads, and Pay-Per-Click. Most importantly, when Google changed its scoring and brought out Google Places, she was there. When Google dropped TripAdvisor.com and B&B.com reviews, she was there.
WowiZowi ,and First Rail Marketing , have helped us through several phases of business development. In the beginning, when we knew little about the industry, their knowledge and advice was readily shared. They did a lot of the thinking for us at the start. This made our launch both efficient and successful. As time goes by, they have kept us on the leading edge of changes in the hospitality industry and Internet technologies.
I would advise any small business owner to make sure they spend enough on marketing. I see all around me, in our local argi-tourism economy of vineyards, B&B’s, orchards, retail, rafters, and restaurants, those that get marketing and those that don’t. Guess who succeeds? Also, for those who have not been to “B School” let me share a concept: marketing spans from the consumer to the factory floor. If you’re an owner of a B&B or Boutique Hotel, as you shop for a Marketing Team I don’t see how you can beat the WowiZowi plus First Rail Marketing combination.
The Heartstone Inn – Eureka Springs, AR
Hi Carolyn & Roby,
Just wanted to let you know we had the best October in 10 years by 25%! It is always our busiest month and it was crazy. We keep getting so many compliments on the website, it is great. Thought you’d like to know. Hope you’re having fun in sunny CA.
Rick and Cheri Rojek
The Heartstone Inn and Cottages
Dear Carolyn and Roby
You cannot imagine how thrilled we are to have found you for the design of our new web site. We had just given our rooms a new facelift and our old site was not doing us justice. Since the launch of our new site, that you designed, our advance reservations have far surpassed our best year. All phone calls are instant bookings and we are rushed off our feet to keep up.We can’t complain! We put it all down to your design and how our new site showcases the architectural style of our Craftsman Inn and differentiates us from the many Victorian Inns our town is so well known for.
It all began at a regional conference when Sandy Soule of Bed and Breakfast.com made the statement that if your guests come in and exclaim, “Oh, it’s much nicer than the web site shows!” then there is something very wrong with your web site and the photography needs to be addressed. My assistant, Julie, and I just looked at each other, horrified, as that is what we heard from our guests every day!! Immediately I began researching photographers and designers and figuring out a way to let my past web designer know that I would no longer be in need of his services. It’s difficult to sack your friend and neighbor!
My initial contacts turned me down as they only cater to one site per town. However they highly recommended WowiZowi. When I logged onto your website I was immediately ‘wowed’ (and continue to be) and I couldn’t wait to get started. Your ease of direction and patience with me was so appreciated. I am now working with Roby on an e-marketing campaign to let our repeat guests know to hurry and book as there are so many new guests finding us thanks to your exceptional work. Carolyn has put together a beautiful rack card that matches our web site design – a real quality product.
I have just checked in a guest and he commented, “thank goodness for your website. You were just what we were looking for and the site shows you off perfectly!” Everybody is smiling.
With much appreciation, your friends,
Robyn and Wolfgang Wendt
Innkeepers and Chef
Rhythm of the Sea
Cape May New Jersey
“We were so nervous about redoing our B&B website…we were brand new owners on a very limited budget, and this website would take up 90% of our first year’s advertising spending so we wanted it to be perfect. We could not be happier that we chose Wowi Zowi to design our site. It’s hard to describe just how wonderful Carolyn & Roby are…not only are they both creative perfectionists and excellent at what they do, but the most important thing for us is the time they took to really get to know us and our property. The “feel” of our B&B comes through in every page of our website. The most frequent compliment we receive from our guests is when we check them into their room and they say “Wow, it looks just like the website!”.
This was simply the smartest investment we could have made in our business.
In one year we have realized an average 20% occupancy increase for our B&B…the site has paid for itself several times over. No other advertising medium could have given us this type of increase. We are also thrilled to have such a great ongoing marketing tool at our fingertips, from posting specials to building a mailing list to simply having the public see how busy our bookings are…the site continues to be our best source of advertising.
Thank you Carolyn & Roby for being such awesome people and so very good at what you do! We look forward to a long relationship with Wowi Zowi.”
Christine & Todd Thomas
The Doubleday Inn Bed & Breakfast
Roby and Carolyn La Porte of WowiZowi recently created a new web page for my bed and breakfast. I must be honest, at the outset, I was reluctant to redesign my site, not only because of the expense of a new site (when in my opinion I had a perfectly good old one), but also because I was not fond of the new “flash” craze that had apparently gripped the industry since my first page was created. I had hired a marketing director to assist me, and he virtually ordered me to add flash to our website because it is such a great advertising tool. I was cringing inside, but I agreed to the addition of flash because, after all, I do want people to come to my place of business.
In the long run, it doesn’t matter if I like my own website, it only matters if it successfully drives guests to me. To make a long story short (I know – “too late!”), we did add flash, but Carolyn and Roby did so in such a tasteful and subtle way that I love it! I love the whole site, and it illustrates our B&B perfectly. Carolyn and Roby captured the essence of our bed and breakfast on the new site so the feeling comes through complete. We’ve had tons of new traffic since our new web site was released. And lastly, but not leastly, Carolyn and Roby are wonderful, nice, generous and fun people, and it is a pleasure to work with them. I highly recommend Wowi Zowi!
Avalon Luxury Inn
We are so fortunate to have found Wowi Zowi. Not only were they able to, in a professional and creative way, update our company logo to reflect our new direction, they also put together an amazing website that evokes the mood of our property while enabling online reservations and visitor tracking. Through design and technology, they have allowed us to display our uniqueness and grow the business in our very competitive marketplace.
General Manager – Casa Tropicana Inn and Spa
Hi Roby & Carolyn,
Just had to let you know today I had a phone meeting with marketing and the difference since the new website & photos are in and they are are fantastic!!! Thanks for working your magic for me!!!!!!!
I appreciate you!
Lyn, Maison D Memories
It is so nice to be able to work with a group that has the talent and experience to take the idea seeds from your head and plant that idea into your website. However, these idea seeds you give to WowiZowi are magically nurtured and creatively cultivated to create a magnificent presentation that will certainly bring attention to your media whether it be in print or on the web.
What I like most is that I am confident that the project will get done and done right. In those very rare occasions when something does not go quite as planned they are eager to make it right and willing to go the extra mile.
Thanks Carolyn and Thanks Roby and your support staff — you are all really great.
— Dr. Bradley Shapero
Premier Health Care
I have worked with Carolyn and Roby at Wowi Zowi for the past three years. It is so refreshing to work with people who are so creative. I had been accustomed to working with web people who were creative, but lacked follow through. Carolyn and Roby combine creativity with excellent customer service and follow through. They have helped me increase my existing business and they have helped me build a new business. I feel fortunate to have found them.
A Loving Alternative Adoptions –
Infant Adoption Coach
Thanks for creating an awesome web site. It has helped my business grow beyond expectations in just two short years!
Michael K. Magnell
The people at Wowi Zowi are very easy to work with. They deliver what they promise with professional design, and answer phone calls and emails quickly and efficiently. We had another web site company that charged us more and did less. I recommend this company if you are looking for a change or are just starting up.
Anza-Borrego Foundation and Institute
Roby & Carolyn of WowiZowi are great people to work with. They are both so talented; Carolyn in coming up with a creative design; and Roby in putting it all together to make a smooth running and effective web site.
First they asked me for the basic elements of what I wanted in my website. With their expertise in this field, they added many suggestions and ideas I hadn’t thought of.
They incorporated every thing I wanted with their suggestions and a great design, culminating into a beautiful website. I always get compliments on my website from my patrons, friends & family. It is very creative and extremely beautiful. They are a joy to work with.
WowiZowi has been fantastic to work with. They created a masterpiece of a site for the Marine Monument at Park Semper Fi, www.marinemonument.com. As a result The Heritage of San Clemente Foundation was able to exceed our goal for the construction of The Monument and Park Semper Fi. Thank you WowiZowi!
G. Wayne Eggleston
Executive Director, The Heritage of San Clemente Foundation
Mayor, San Clemente 2005-2006
“When I started working with Wowizowi, all my website problems went away. They are so fast and creative. My customers tell me my company is setting the benchmark in my industry when it comes to our website. Wowizowi also has great resources for streaming and editing multimedia. I highly recommend them!”
Carolyn and Roby LaPorte, owners of WowiZowi, have truly helped us with our website presence. Our first experience with a Website Development Company was with a person who was artistic, but lacked the technical skill. Our next experience was reversed, lots of technical skill, but woefully deficient in artistic skill. Carolyn, the Artist and Roby the Technician, provide the essential ingredients (I own a Gourmet Store) that all businesses need in order to market yourself effectively, efficiently and within your budget. Thanks, Carolyn and Roby for making our site one of the most attractive Gourmet sites on the Web!
The Village Gourmet
San Clemente, CA
I wanted to write you a short note thanking you so much for my outstanding website. My colleagues in the IECA, Independent Educational Consulting Association, have been writing me notes week after week explaining how impressed they are with the professionalism, the layout and the ease of navigating my site for important information. They simply love it. The site has also attracted the eyes of reporters from USA Today and the National Honor Roll who are writing articles about college admissions. You all do such incredible work and I feel so fortunate that we are able to assist each other. I am also very excited about Ariana’s email working now, and already I am getting the information I need from her in order to help her even more.
Thank you again,
Founder and Executive Director
I have worked in the field of Techknowlege for over 25 years and I am also a singer songwriter and have worked with a number of design companies and I must say WowiZowi is the cream of the crop. From my web design to the design for my CD cover, they are the best in the business. And if you are looking for the best for your project, I strongly recommend WowiZowi.
Singer / Songwriter