If I don’t enter dates, my listing is on the top of pg 6. If I put in specific dates, it does much better.
I have 64 ratings, and currently 86% 5 stars. It used to be in the high 70s, but I’ve been telling my guests that anything under 5 stars is bad (see other threads on this forum), and it seems to have had an effect. I have a 100% under 1 hour response rate. I’m also a Superhost, and barring some catastrophe, will be one for the next cycle. I don’t have guests scheduled till the end of April, and all my reviews are in. I think one can conclude that Superhost doesn’t mean much, other things being equal. However, if I apply the SH filter, I jump to 10th place and the number of rentals drops to 80. Bombay does not have many Superhosts.
My booking are slow too, also for no apparent reason. Since late February I’ve only had a handful of bookings. I’ve have more days blocked off than usual, so that may have had an effect. @bushcat69’s analysis does not look at what effect that has on bookings. Between July 2016 and Febuary 2017 it was quite busy.
It’s unclear whether ones placements in search results without specifying dates is significant. I would expect people to search for specific dates. Then again, I don’t really know what people do.