Sharing information

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Level 10
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I wondered what the advantage for me would be when i choose in my listing the first option "listing and booking details"

(see screenshot):.

BTW with current setting i feel there is now advantage. In previous days sometimes messages were recieved "guest booked a place at....", giving me the impression i missed out on a potential booking (But sometimes that specific guest had just booked one of my other rooms, so it was nonsense)

 

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Re: Sharing information

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Berlin, Germany
Level 10

@Emiel1  In the past, this feature was used to pressure hosts to lower their prices. Never have I gotten a notification that someone viewed my listing but ultimately booked somewhere that cost more, even though of course that certainly happens all the time. You can't trust that Airbnb isn't manipulating the data it displays to hosts with features like this.

 

What advantages might it have? Well, if you're genuinely unsure about how to price and what amenities to offer to remain competitive, I guess it can give you some inspiration. But how much can you really extrapolate from the fact that someone clicked your listing and booked a different one? What changes would you make based on the resultant speculation?

Re: Sharing information

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Oregon City, OR
Level 10

@Emiel1 @Andrew0 

 

I opted into this a couple of years ago— with exactly zero observable result.

Re: Sharing information

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England, United Kingdom
Level 10

@Emiel1 As @Lisa723 we used to have this enabled and got zero feedback. Recently we've switched it off as I don't think it works.

Re: Sharing information

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level 10

@Emiel1 

The second option, "Booking details" it was my choice long time ago.

I do not want that competitors see my listings and its prices by using that feature.

I am considering to change it for "None".

Re: Sharing information

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Balearic Islands, Spain
Level 10

I have never seen this before. Where do you find it? 

Re: Sharing information

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Level 10

@Elaine701 

When managing a listing, choose menu "pricing and availibility" and scroll down to the bottom, section called "sharing settings".(i am using the website)

Re: Sharing information

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Balearic Islands, Spain
Level 10

@Emiel1 

 

I don't have it in the app. I'll try it using the web interface. Thanks. 

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