Promoting your listing on FaceBook

Timothy18
Level 2
Honor, MI

Promoting your listing on FaceBook

I used to post links to my listings on FaceBook to promote them. However, I just tried that today and no matter what listing I try to post, only the Airbnb homepage shows up on the FB post. It's as if FaceBook ignores everything after the ".com" Anyone know if FaceBook has changed something and is blocking the ability to post your listings?

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Emiel1
Level 10
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

@Timothy18 

 

Are you using he correct links ?

What happens if you click on them ?

Maybe Airbnb server does not support "deeplinks" anymore from facebook.

 

Your homepage:

https://www.airbnb.com/users/5436991/listings

 

Your listings:

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29203953

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/39807583

 

You can also use other personalized links, which can be found in the listings.

Timothy18
Level 2
Honor, MI

Thank you for asking. I've tried both the custom link you can create in your listings and the one Airbnb generates that simply ends in .com followed by my listing number. Both can be pasted into a browser and they go to my listing. Yet if I post it on my FB page it only goes to the Airbnb homepage. It's frustrating at the moment because it didn't used to do that and I could promote my listings on my person FB page.

Emiel1
Level 10
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

@Timothy18 

i just tested it on my facebook: posting URL's to my rooms (or homepage) at Airbnb.com works well and when i click on them they show the right information at Airbnb website.

Be sure to prefix URL's with "https://" (not "http://")

 

Timothy18
Level 2
Honor, MI

That was a good thought, but I am using the correct prefix. I spoke to someone at Airbnb and they claim that it should work and they haven't made any changes. I've also tried the custom links you can create in Listings. I remain baffled since this used to work perfectly. Screenshot attached in case you see anything?Screen Shot 2021-01-27 at 2.51.29 PM.jpg

Timothy18
Level 2
Honor, MI

And I just tried posting the link in a comment section of a previous post and got the same result as above?

Emiel1
Level 10
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

@Timothy18 

This is the facebook preview picture you show here, i get that one also !

It can be removed with "x". But if you click on it, you will see your listing.

 

BTW

Try your homepage: https://www.airbnb.com/users/5436991/listings

Upload a coverphoto to your homepage, it will appear in facebook preview.

Timothy18
Level 2
Honor, MI

That seems like a reasonable work around, although before it would just show the pictures from the listing when I pasted the link. I'll give that a try. Thank you.

I am experiencing this issue, could you let me know what your solution was as Airbnb arent being helpful and I didnt follow your solution?

Emiel1
Level 10
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

@Timothy18 

OK, succes !

It is not an Airbnb issue, it is the way Facebook tries to generate a preview of a URL.

Something obviously changed, not to our advantage....

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