Things have been a bit slower round these ways this month and I wonder if it’s due to the rise in popularity of Airbnb in the city I live in … when I first started hosting a little over 1 year ago there were about 250 air listings in my city - now there is in excess of 1000+! And yet despite this, I still appear top (or very close to the top) in the search results when I put in my city (I don’t use the ‘nearby’ option). However, this is only when using my own computer or smartphone. When I use someone else’s phone or a different IP address, I’ve noticed I appear further down the search results … HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED THIS? Could it be that Air is flattering us into thinking our listing appears higher up the search results then it actually does ?
My next question is regarding the use of other platforms…
I have heard quite negative things about most of the others, however, WIMDU intrigues me … it seems to have a good, sound-minded community similar to that of Airbnb (just not as popular) - and best of all - no fees!!
So has anyone else used Wimdu and how do they find it?
And lastly - the pictures on my air listing were done professionally by one of their photographers - and have the air stamp in the corner … they look great!! Would it be wrong / illegal to re-use these pics and simply crop out the watermark ??