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Updated Jun 19, 2022

 

Just to share a quick update that we have created the promised Resource Center guidelines for listing descriptions has been published and you can read it here.

 

Hi Hosting Community, 

 

A month ago, we introduced the Airbnb 2022 Summer Release with a new way to search designed around Airbnb Categories

 

Since then, we’ve gathered feedback from thousands of Hosts through our Community Center, Host Clubs, emails, and in workshops with the Host Advisory Board and Host leaders. Thank you for your valuable comments and suggestions. 

 

Today, we want to share an update on some of the important feedback you’ve shared.  More updates will follow. 

 

You can read about them here.

 

Please continue to share your ideas and feedback as it directly assists in how we evolve our platform. 

 

Your continued support, feedback and constructive thoughts on this and many of our release features is incredibly valuable and I encourage you to continue sharing here.

 

Thanks,

Stephanie

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Re: Host questions answered: Airbnb’s Summer Release

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London, United Kingdom
Level 10

Anyway, I have been informed that hosts can now call CS and ask for their listing to be considered for the category they feel appropriate (or removed from one they feel inappropriate) and receive an answer within seven days.

 

This is good news if it works and the CS reps dealing with this know what they are doing. Certainly, I would rather a person categorises my listings than AI.

 

I haven't called yet as I was already messaging with a rep about my drop in views. So, I have asked him why one of my listings appears in historical homes and iconic cities, but not the other two. I will report back if I get any answers.

Re: Host questions answered: Airbnb’s Summer Release

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Hove, United Kingdom
Level 5

@Jenn8  

@Stephanie  @Catherine-Powell  @Emilie 

 

Hi Guys, 

 

Having tried CS and leaving feedback via standard webpage, I'm hoping the admins may have another channel into AirBnb product team. 

 

Since the May release, search results do not mostly show my listings as Superhost but instead show a "rare find" tag. When I contacted CS they agreed it seemed to make no sense but they had no controls to influence the behaviour.  

 

However, just by fluke I found a search where the Superhost tag was displayed. That made me investigate a little further and now I see that it's not consistent. 

 

Here is an example: 

 

This search shows Superhost: 

 

 

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Just by moving the map slightly it disappears and is replaced by "Rare find" 

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Through experiment I have found that by changing the date range in the search parameters, sometimes Superhost is displayed although mostly it is "Rare find". 

 

It would be great to get some clarity on this inconsistent behaviour. 

 

Generally I think the Superhost tag is more important to hosts/guests than "Rare find" so if both could be applied, then Superhost should take precedence. 

 

Best wishes, 

 

Kevin

 

 

 

Re: Host questions answered: Airbnb’s Summer Release

Online Community Manager in
London, United Kingdom
Online Community Manager

Thanks @Kevin129 for testing this out and for the feedback! I appreciate that you've contacted the Support team and used the feedback form as well, I've shared it on my end as well. 🙂

 

Emilie

 

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Re: Host questions answered: Airbnb’s Summer Release

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Vienna, Austria
Level 2

@Stephanie  @Catherine-Powell  @Emilie @Juliane 

 

Hello everyone, I can literally copy what @Kevin129  wrote:

Having tried CS and leaving feedback via standard webpage, I'm hoping the admins may have another channel into AirBnb product team.

 

So, our story ... 

We have been getting around 800 views per month (might not be a lot, but we used to be completely booked from May to October in a highly seasonal coastal village in Croatia) before and we´re now down to 100 with ZERO bookings for September onwards. We were lucky enough to have had guests book May to August before the update and also had some returning ones. But I´m terrified what will happen after ... we have already signed up on other platforms with first bookings coming in already.

 

After the new release, we are desperately trying to find ways to fit into the right category. After writing, calling, etc. I was always only given the link to the general press release and the usual "MaChInE LeArNiNg" explanation.

 

After reviewing almost all listings in the immediate area, it´s still unclear to me why for example our place (literally 20 m form the beach with direct access to it) is not showing up in the beachfront category, while at the same time, properties 2+ kilometers from the sea are shown in the said category. Same for "design" and "beach" categories ...

 

I was really happy to have finally got to someone who was at least a bit interested in helping - support agent Roselle actually confirmed over the phone (great, that they are recorded) that it seems like it should be in those categories. She asked me to send over photos supporting my claims, which I did, and then ... nothing, complete silence!

 

Below are screenshots of the conversation (with dates) and photo of the house.

 

 [Private conversation removed in line with the Community Center Guidelines]

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Please, could someone care...? At this point, any reply would be appreciated, just to know if we should even keep trying on Airbnb.

 

Thank you!

 

All my best,

Blaz

Re: Host questions answered: Airbnb’s Summer Release

Online Community Manager in
London, United Kingdom
Online Community Manager

Hi @Blaž-and-Patricija0

 

I'm sorry to hear you've tried talking about this with the Support team and have not received an answer. I'll send you a message shortly so we can look into it more together!

 

Thanks, 

 

Emilie 

 

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Re: Host questions answered: Airbnb’s Summer Release

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Vienna, Austria
Level 2

Hi there. Thanks for reaching out, I hope we can resolve this 🙂 Much appreciated.

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