Hey Airbnb hosts, started this list as an answer to a question but it turned up pretty big so im sharing with every one. Hope its helpful to some people and please upvote it if you liked it.
Here's what I’ve found so far in order to promote my listings:
That pretty much sums up what information I have gathered and tried during the past few months.
A nice round total of 25 tips to promote your listing.
I hope it’s not very overwhelming and that it is helpful for new hosts that want to get in the game!
Also i'd love to hear the opinion of some more experienced hosts.
Please gimme the thumbs-up if you found this helpful
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Family villa near Athens: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13364268
That's how Google ads work, they will randomly present your add in the front page, depending on the budget and settings you will pick.
In my experience, a very quick (and non professional) campaign I set up, with most of the keywords preselected by Google, achieved a CTR higher than 7%. Which I think is consider very successful.
Its really up to you to see if it's worth it, you can start with a small budget and sew how it goes. Make sure to get a 75-100$ free adwords coupon, there are plenty out there.
Let us know how it went :)
Super helpful. I also found that being able to speak at least a couple of languages helps.
Did you find it easy to do google ads? will they let you use your Airbnb link?
Excellent tips, many thanks! It would be great to hear some more if any!
Please check my properties if planing to have holiday in Croatia:
Thank you very much for your sharing.
Could you please help me to clairify more about " provide as many verifications as you can (I think you can have as many as 7)"
I don't understand " provide as many verifications as you can ". I do the verify on airbnb already, but how can I have as many as I can ?
Thanks for your kind words.
If you think you will enjoy further reading i have a more extensive guide with 60 tips here
Be sure to hit the thumbs up if lilked the posts, so that more users can find them and read them :)
Regarding your question, Airbnb likes to verify members through different ways, social profiles, email, phone # and official documents (like your government ID or passport). This makes other users feel safer that their host is actually a person who is committed to this thing and not just someone who made a fake email and created an account :)
Here is how to manage your verification methods:
In your Airbnb profile (not here on the community forums) click on the upper right corner on your face icon, then in the menu that opens, click on "Edit Profile":
In the next Screen, on the left side menu, click on "Trust and Verification":
Here you can add your social profiles and other types of verification that you like (should be in the bottom part of the screen that reads "Not yet verified" :
I hope this is helpful. The instructions are about the web site of Airbnb. There should be a way to do it from a mobile app but i went through this procedure as it is easier and available to most of the users.
Hope it helped :)
I would also suggest (sorry if already sugegsted by someone else) to translate your listing description in so many laguages as you can speak . It takes time (I still have to translate mine :-) ) but I think it's worth
I'm gonna run an airbnb property in Hoi An, Vietnam and your tips are awesome, so helpful. Thanks so much!
Wish that your business keep going well.
Happy Hello from Riga :)
Big Thank You for awesome tips! Highly appreciated!
I wish all great AIrbnb hosts many wonderful guests and you are warmly welcome to visit magnificent Riga/Latvia!
Happy & Sunny Regards from Riga :)
Thanks for the tips. I am quite new to Airbnb and so this is really helpful. Some of these tips I have already employed.
I did read somewhere; I am sorry I cannot remember where, that if people add your property to their wish list, it helps improve your listing and makes it a bit higher. If anyone would be kind enough to click the heart on mine and add them to their list, that would be fab. If you also list your link, I will do the same for you.