I notice more and more hosts have received the superhost badge thus making it less valuable. What are you doing to try to snag bookings? I have close to 50 good photos of the room and the outdoor private garden; also Im just trying to get as many positive reviews as possible;which is why I like 1 night stays;Im pushing to have 100 five star reviews by August…
no, it just means you are supposed to know what you are doing and are not a first time rookie.Lots of superhosts have rather plain accommodations…
I’m a superhost and it seems to mean nothing at all as far as guests are concerned. To snag more bookings? I promote the listing a lot on social media. For example, last week I promoted a page on our site that talks about our dog-friendliness. Almost immediately we had two bookings from guests who are travelling with their dogs
Would love to hear more about your social media strategies. I’m on Twitter and Facebook promoting mostly outdoor adventure and attractions where I live, and then occasionally slipping in the Airbnb stuff. What have been your most successful posts (aside from dog-friendliness)?
I promote very regularly on social media. We have a website and I write posts about ‘special packages’. (like the dog thing). The dog-friendliness is winning so far! Luckily I have local social media accounts with loads of followers
This is the page I promoted: http://jaquo.com/dog-friendly-fort-lauderdale-rental/
I heard people have websites and promote their property there. I should try that.
Great website! I don’t do enough business I don’t think to warrant having a website. But maybe I should learn how to develop one just in case I ever become totally annoyed with abb.
Wow, great written content!
OmG, I can’t believe they won’t let you even have a dwarf citrus tree at your place. They would be thrilled with my place - every I see a sprout on a potato, I toss it into the yard and, bam, 20 more potatoes magically appear in a few months. And I can’t imagine not having the basics like parsley and herbs on demand.
Not to mention chickens… I love Seattle.
I recently started direct ad on google. Anyone that looks for accommodations in the area will see a sponsored ad for my airbnb property. They are supposed to only charge me for any clicks to my site. Been 4 days so far so have no info if it works or not yet.
Please keep us posted on how that works for you! Does it go to your Airbnb site or a regular website?
airbnb site for now and not even to just mine alone but any other competitors also but I am first listed. I want it to go to just my own airbnb property alone since I am paying for it. I may have it just start going to my facebook page if possible and from there it has the link to rent it from airbnb directly to my page.
I have gotten 8 unique hits to my site since it started a few days ago and 3,000 views.
I will be happy to keep abreast of this in order to help any others decide if worth it or not. It is also slow season so I wanted to try it for a few weeks now and then stop and wait till season about to start and then place the ads again. That way I can see the costs difference during periods of both extremes of market for this. My goal is that for anyone that wants a rental in my area at all will see my listing and consider my place.