How is the order of the results determined?
By using the search results we try to make the best match between a guest and a nature house. In order to determine this match, we look at several factors with which we determine the order of the search results. The exact conditions are confidential, but include the following elements:
- wishes/search behaviour of the guest
- guest experiences
- content of the advertisement
- Type of landlord (we work together with tour operators, these are always shown at the bottom of the search results).
By combining the above elements in an algorithm, we try to make the best match between guest and host. Hosts can influence their search results through the following points:
Cancellations & Response time: Hosts that do not reject bookings can be ranked higher in the search results. This allows us to avoid disappointed guests. It is therefore important that you, as a host, always have your availability and prices up to date. The response time to bookings can also influence your ranking in the results.
Guest experiences: advertisements with good experiences can be ranked higher in the search results. This takes into account the number of bookings, the average general rating and the average nature rating.
Direct booking: we have noticed that it is important for guests to know quickly where they stand after they have made a booking. This allows houses that have opted for 'direct booking' to get a better position in the search results.
Advertising content: good quality advertisements can get a better position in the search results. We look at the number of photos, the length of the texts and other information that can be given in an advertisement. We believe it is important that the advertisement should provide as complete a picture as possible of the nature house, so that it is clear to guests what they can expect. It is also possible to look at the number of periods offered and the corresponding prices. A good price is very important to be able to make the right match.
Guests can influence the results in their own way by means of the following points:
Search: when you as a guest are looking for a certain place, we find it important to determine the order by the distance to this place. In this way, as a guest, you get a nature house that best suits your wishes.
Filtering: by means of filtering you can specify your wishes. Only nature houses that match the chosen filtering are shown.