The incredible power of the internet
We’ve been very busy with inquiries. Really busy! I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to look over my Google Analytics to see how many visits my website and blog have received, where people are coming from around the world, how many are first time visitors- all sorts of interesting stats! Last week I was extremely busy. Overwhelming so! Well, I just found out why. On May 13th I had 2,551 unique visits to https://mermaidcottages.com/ and 97.8 % of these people were first time visitors to my website. Why you might ask? Again, these amazing computers can tell you everything. I could determine exactly where these inquires came from.
msn.com ran a story on line that had been featured in http://www.forbes.com/ and we were featured in the article! Here’s the article:
“Relax … Savannah, Georgia There’s a lot about Savannah that’s just plain good – good food, good weather, good people. The city’s one-of-a-kind architecture, dreamy gardens and laid-back culture make it the perfect place to escape life’s frantic pace. The Hamilton-Turner Inn (http://www.hamilton-turnerinn.com/) is one of the city’s chicest bed and breakfasts. Built in 1873, the house overlooks the equally elegant Lafayette Park.Avia (http://www.aviahotels.com/) is not your typical Savannah hotel. Housed in a modern block, the sleek rooms downplay Savannah’s occasional tendency toward the frilly. Hit the hotel’s wine bar for pre-dinner drinks.Elizabeth on 37th (http://www.elizabethon37th.net/) serves award-winning cuisine that uses local seafood, seasonal produce and house-grown herbs. Bonus: The restaurant is housed in a Victorian mansion.Kick up your heels at Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House (http://www.unclebubbas.com/), part of Food Network star Paula Deen’s empire. Shrimp and grits are a stalwart on this menu along with oysters – char-grilled, steamed, straight up – and pecan pie for dessert.If you like to get your fingers messy, Desposito’s is the place to go. Known chiefly for crab, it also serves up steamed, boiled and fried shrimp and oyster dishes. Want to learn how to cook Southern-style? Head to the 700 Kitchen School on Forsyth Park (http://www.mansiononforsythpark.com/) and try your hand at whipping up crab-stuffed eggs at the school’s “low country” classes (about $90 per person). If you’re looking to get out of the city, head for the islands off Georgia’s coast. Tybee Island is a 20-minute drive from Savannah and is chock-full of seafood shacks and long stretches of beach. If you decide to stay, check in at Mermaid Cottages (https://mermaidcottages.com/). “
Thank you to our friends with Forbes Magazine and on line and thank you to http://www.travel.msn.com/ for running this story as well!