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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Hello Mr Harry. Great tips, I really loved all the recommendations that you had to offer.
Here are few of my listings,please take a look. Any advices and your stay if you're looking forward to visitng India will be most welcomed.
These are fantastic tips thanks Harry. I havent had the opportunity to read through everyone's input here so forgive me if it is mentioned. I began hosting on Airbnb in April and must say I am very impressed with this site. One thing which is really bothering me a lot is this smart pricing because the tip suggestions are extremely low. I have had my listings on smart since April but am now changing them to base rates. Can anyone please advise on the smart price scenario?
Thanks for the advice; I'm a new host and I'll definately be taking some of these suggestions on board. I have a quick question about the verificaions and am hoping someone can help me out. I'm struggling to get my LinkedIn Verified; it doesn't even appear on the list of things I can verify (only google and facebook appear- see attached screenshot).
I wanted to know if I was alone in this?
Is this something specific to my location? (I'm based in the UK)
& of course what is the solition & what other verifcations are available to me.
Thanks in advance!
I almost always return to this post over and over again, your tips does work. I make a website, yes I did it myself, and I notice it is helping me get more booking. [Information hidden]
Thanks for these helpful comments. I didn't know about daily updates to the text of the listing. I will start doing that. The AirBnB app for mobile phones is very helpful in replying quickly to guest inquiries. Thank you.
I was looking in my history for this post. I wanted to say THANK YOU HARRY!
I struggled with my first listings and couldn't get any booking for a week. Then I found your tips and I followed most of them. The next day I got 2 bookings! Now it's 10 days later and I got 9 bookings already. I am so thankful that you took your time to make this list.
P.S. The biggest mistake I made was the name and the listing description that looked pretty but do not have the keywords. Hence, it didn't show up on search.
Have a good day everyone :)
@Jimmie, the levels have nothing to do with status. It's just the more you post on the forum, the higher your level goes up. If you're active on here, it will go up quite quickly, but it doesn't really mean anything!
Posting on Home Away gives even more exposure to my home page photo on Airbnb. I’ve kept different prices on different sites and am happy to tell you, I often get groups telling me they found my place on both sites and booked at the cheaper site. It is a marketing ploy but has made my guests seem like they got a better deal and after good inquiries, I often get 5 star reviews.)
I remember looking at your post some time ago when I was still very new to hosting and now, with more experienced, I can say it's great advice very much worth following. A couple of points though:
15. Ask for recommendations. I tried this early on, before I had many reviews, sending requests to several friends on Facebook who were also Airbnb users. Actually, I only asked for recommendations from friends who were former housemates so they could write about what it was actually like to stay in the house. However, despite all of them saying yes, it didn't work. There was some sort of technical error that kept happening (I have seen other hosts mention this on the forums too). The only one who managed it happens to be a director at one of Airbnb's competitors, so he's very tech savvy!
21. Some time ago, Airbnb posted a Q&A on this forum about search rankings and confirmed that regularly updating your listings makes no difference whatsoever to your position in search results. I don't know why they would say this if it wasn't true, but after that, I stopped constantly tweaking the listings like I had been doing. My bookings did not decline. Actually, they went up. So, I don't waste my time changing anything until it needs changing. Does being active on the forums help? I don't know. Maybe? I've not seen anything to confirm or deny this.
My listings are fully booked most of the time. I do worry sometimes when a certain month is looking quiet, but then the last minute bookings come in and it's fine. I am not sure what I am doing right, but I do most of the things that you mention, so I guess they must work! Having the Airbnb photographer round probably made the biggest difference and then having built up some good reviews.