Post by High Priestess on May 15, 2016 15:25:53 GMT
It helps you get more guests if your Airbnb profile and listing(s) are searchable using Google or other internet search engines. This is because some guests, perhaps the more internet-savvy ones, can use internet searching to help them find listings that suit their needs/desires. The Airbnb system itself does not have a keyword search (*which in my opinion it should) but you can search on Google to find listings that fit with what you want.
For instance, say I am a nudist and want to find Airbnb listings that cater to my lifestyle. (I'm not actually a nudist but this is just to create an example). I just now did a Google search for "nudist, Airbnb" and got these listings and profiles, among others:
To set your settings so that you can make sure to be searchable on Google, go to "Account" and then "privacy" and then check the box in "your listings and profile in search engines" www.airbnb.com/users/privacy
Post by High Priestess on May 17, 2016 0:07:12 GMT
THough if your landlord doesn't allow subletting you have to do a bit more too to disguise yourself on the site -- such as not show photos of the building, not show recognizable photos of the interior, not show photo of yourself... and then go thru the complicated dance of informing guests that they have to represent themselves as your relatives to anyone who asks!
Post by Olivier François on May 17, 2016 8:18:55 GMT
And if you are subletting without the owner autorisation or renting illegally (even if you don't know it) know that airbnb host garantee will not be available in any case (see: www.airbnb.com/terms/host_guarantee section II and X). Many cases actually reported on french and spanish forums.