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It is much more than that Fluff. It is also your peer group. May I ask what you charge per night because I have an idea that my under 110 price is sticking me with a bad peer group. Such as, the bed bug get shanked inn with private bath complete with urine all over it for 75 a night.
It is all a bunch of Fluff. No pun intended Fluff, LOL You know I want to say another word, but should not. smile. It is all a bunch of ****. My current score is 9.5, my closest bed bug hotel with 24 hour city cops and ambulances is 7.8.
Guess what makes that ****? My current score is 8.6 because of this peer group and their collective 'Peer" score is 6.6.
My hard work raises them to 7.8 and their lack of cleanliness makes me a 8.6. What kind of ***** is this? I mean really? Is this a socialistic scale? No offense. I am just asking because in the USA and most American sites my score is MY SCORE. It is what I have earned. I am 4.8 on Airbnb and 4.5 on Google.
That is me and my market interacting.
Not me and some random dirt bag notel group. I wonder if this will be deleted?
At the end of the day, this is all a bunch of FLUFF.
My property review score is 9.5, My 'Peer Group' is 7.8. Hence my property score of 8.6
My Three Month SCORE 9.5 My year score 9.0.
So here is the fact. All the above is total fluff because it does not matter how hard you work, or how much money you sink back into your business. We are only rated as high as our closest bed bug inn. sigh
I used a computer score average and it comes out to 9.05 So, what is up?
They need to get off of us. They are nothing more than then the yellow pages phone book. We pay them to advertise on their site. NOT to control our business. We need to step up and control our brands.
Yeah it is called we don't understand English and we don't give a rip because you are just a little guy. Booking wants our business and our money but does not protect or serve us. It is time to build your own brand. Stop depending on this new version of back stabbing yellow pages. Think about it. This year I have spent thousands with booking, but it is not enough to garner respect.
Booking is tanking us for our Peer group? Who are they? The local No Tell or another B&B? Yeah the bed bug inn that is who they compare us to which keeps our scores low. I am sick of it. No matter how man 10's I get in a row I am still 8.6 when my 90 day score is 9.4. Not fair.
They favor hotels but want the coins from the bnb's and they attempt to control us like dogs because they think we will take it, but we will NOT take it. We will build our brands on google, facebook, instagram and twitter and then we will NOT pay their fees we will keep the money we pay them to make our businesses look like crap. OH yes I did just say that. I am sure they will alter this. No freedom.