RiverRockRetreat replied to a post in another thread saying to never decline because it would hurt your search rank.
I declined an Inquiry 3 weeks ago. I posted about it where the guest had asked if I would make an exception to the no parties or events rule and allow a baby shower with 30 guests. I declined the Inquiry as I thought it was appropriate to do so.
If there was some drop in search rank, it was either small or short-lived because I got several booking a few days later. Does declining inquiries actually hurt you, or does that apply only to Reservation Requests?