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How to rank your listings higher in the search results


How to rank your listings higher in the search results


Aug 10 • 1 minute read

On HousingAnywhere, listings that appear in the first 5 search pages, receive 3 times more booking requests from tenants!

Would you like to see your accommodation listings in the first search page? Don’t worry, you don’t have to pay anything! We reward the accounts that have the best scores in terms of responsiveness to tenants questions and booking requests. As well as the quality of details provided about your listing and the pictures' quality of your property.

Here are the factors that influence the ranking of your listings in the search results:

Response rate

The response rate calculates how many initial inquiries from tenants you reply to. Replying can be sending a message back to the tenant, or taking an action such as declining the tenant, or making an invitation to book. Ideally, your response rate should be 100%.

Response time

The response time calculates the average time between receiving the initial contact request from the tenant and your reply or action. Make sure that you are answering as soon as possible, ideally within a few hours. It’s proven that there is a direct correlation to the speed of your response and booking conversion!

Number of successful bookings

The more successful bookings you have, the better your visibility!

Advertiser’s booking ratio

We calculate this ratio based on the number of achieved booking versus the number of active conversations. You can get more relevant conversations by ensuring that your listing has all the relevant information needed and your calendar availability up to date. The fastest way to influence this ratio is by using the ‘invite to book’ feature.

The length and detail of the property description

Write a complete description informing the potential tenants about the characteristics of each room, apartment/flat, neighborhood area, rental condition etc.

Learn how to write an appealing description to attract tenants .

Number of photos in the listing

Photos are just essential! We suggest you to add several photos of the room(s) and common areas, from different angles, in order to find the best perspective and show the room(s) off in the best possible way!

Learn how to take professional looking photos of your property with your smartphone!

Your rental price

The more competitive your rental price, the higher it will be ranked!

3 simple steps to improve your search ranking quickly:

1) Make sure to complete your property listing with as much information in the description.

2) Make sure you have good quality photos of each room.

3) Make sure you respond to all requests as quickly as possible!

Be patient though, as the calculations don't include conversations from the most recent 7 days (in order not to negatively affect your metrics directly after receiving contact requests).

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