I've been considering my options with regard to increasing my rental's visibility (0 bookings for the last 12 days or so), and one thing that looks like a good idea (and basically free!) is to set up my own website. (Of course, there are a number of other things I can do.)
Doing this well could be a fair amount of work, though a basic web site will probably not be so much work. Among other things, basic means that the web site will not accept bookings. At least initially I think I'll have a link to my Airbnb listing and some pictures and a bit of description about the rental and myself. Also, a hits counter. Fortunately, I already have a VPS which I can use to host such a website.
I'm wondering how many of you have their own websites for their listing, and if so,
have you found it useful in increasing visibility and bookings?
did you design it yourself?
would you like to share a link?
what software did you use, and what hosting site?
Thanks in advance.