The Benefits of Metasearch

Jan 25, 2019 | Latest News

Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, CC Search, StartPage. Every day, countless search engines are used to scan, rank, and navigate the infinities of the Internet.

In crowded cyber space, flooded with dynamic content and flashy ad campaigns, how do you make your brand stand out? This is particularly challenging when online information is accessed and filtered through a variety of search engines.

The solution? Metasearch.

Metasearch engines accumulate and categorise the essential data produced across a host of popular search engine sites. They do so by sending out simultaneous, automated queries to the likes of Google and Bing, and compiling their top search results into a master list.

The tool functions as an additional, highly effective marketing channel for your hotel. When direct links to the key metasearch platforms are complemented by well-managed campaigns, RevPar is strengthened, brand awareness is supported, your relationship with your guests is reinforced, and yield bookings are higher, coming in at a competitive cost.

In 2019, it is forecasted that the hotel industry will experience increased growth in direct bookings as a result of metasearch. If used optimally, hotels could seize the opportunity to be on level playing field with, or otherwise gain leverage over OTA’s.

But enough speculation. The proof is in the results.

Following In1 Solutions’ increased emphasis on metasearch in 2018, overall annual return increased by 50.2% when compared to the previous October. During 2019 our rate of return on investment for clients using our metasearch solution, has been strong, with competitive cost of sale for meta – both in isolation and as part of a combined paid advertising campaign. On average our meta campaigns have delivered an average cost of acquisition of 6.5%, well below the average OTA CPA.

Traffic driven by metasearch engines tripled from 2014 to 2017. With every passing year, these numbers grow stronger. Get in on the action. Contact In1 Solutions today for more information on our targeted metasearch solutions.