Reviews play a crucial role in future booking opportunities for both hosts and guests. If you are someone who manages different tenants using relevant software or an owner who uses a channel manager like Hosthub, you always need to make sure that all of your properties are consistently getting positive reviews, not only on the OTAs, like Airbnb and Booking .com but also on your own direct booking website.
- Higher ranking
The more positive reviews you receive, the higher your property’s SEO ranking score is going to be, which eventually leads to more bookings.
- Customer trust
75% of guests check reviews before booking a rental, and 9 out of those 10 seem to consider it as important as a personal recommendation. Reviews reaffirm your good name and status as a reliable rental host. The more (positive) the reviews the more trustworthy you become.
It is, therefore essential that a collection of real guest reviews be maintained on your own website, which would constitute not only the backbone of your web presence but also a means to create a database of loyal returning guests. As more travellers than ever are taking the time to search and read reviews of various accommodations before booking, vacation rental owners can not afford to miss out.
Thus, we are very happy and proud to announce our partnership with Revyoos, the only all-in-one review aggregator for short-term rentals. Vacation rental owners and managers with direct booking websites can now regain control of their reviews!
Here’s what this means for you and how you can take advantage of it:
Launched in June 2020, Revyoos aims to give you control over your reviews. It is an easy-to-use platform specially designed for property owners or managers with direct booking websites. With Revyoos, you can gather & show all your reviews spread across different channels in one place, your own direct booking website.
- Automatic collection of all your reviews and responses from Airbnb, Booking.com, VRBO/Homeaway, TripAdvisor, and Facebook on a daily basis.
- In bulk importing your reviews & responses from other platforms through uploading a CSV/Excel sheet
- Direct request to your guests to write a review for your properties
- Projecting all your reviews on your own direct booking website through a fully customizable widget
- Tracking and Analyzing your reviews
Currently, reviews are split over many listing sites and OTAs and this is out of our control. With Revyoos you can manage all your reviews from one place not only at property level but also at company level. In addition, KPIs can be set to conduct a periodical follow-up and facilitate decision making based on data.
- Improving Trust & Credibility
By displaying all your reviews from all your channels, you convey a sense of transparency as your guests can easily verify that said reviews come from credible sources.
- Improving your SEO
Reviews are known to have a positive effect on your SEO efforts, your own website as well as on Google’s organic results.
- Improving your Conversion
Reviews are one of the most important factors in terms of reputation and booking conversion. Each review helps guests decide whether to book with you, so a higher volume of positive reviews is correlated with higher earnings. With Revyoos you will have the chance to strengthen the volume and the legitimacy of your reviews.
Hosthub customers can sign up for a 2 – month free trial. You can sign-up here!
Plus, if you are a Hosthub’s direct booking website customer, this is another critical tool that you can add to your arsenal!