How to Claim Your Business on TripAdvisor
Haven’t claimed your business on TripAdvisor yet? Now’s as good a time as any! Being on TripAdvisor, especially if you’re in the hospitality business, is a great way to get noticed by potential clientele. You want to be seen easily by those who need your services, and having a positive reputation on sites like TripAdvisor is half the battle.
So, if you own or manage a travel-related business, such as a bed and breakfast, hotel, resort, travel agency or restaurant, start the process now to be seen on TripAdvisor, a global travel site that gets more than 50 million unique visitors a month and more than 60 million reviews.
Here’s the process in a nutshell:
- Step 1: Click on the TripAdvisor for Business page and choose the kind of business that you own or manage, such as hotel/accommodation, vacation rental, restaurant or attraction.
- Step 2: Enter your business name and city, then choose your business from the results.
- Step 3: Click “Register now” when your official business page appears.
- Step 4: Select which task you would like to perform from the “Management Center.” You can choose to “monitor travel reviews” so you’ll be alerted to all reviews with the ability to read and respond.
How to Get Your Business Listed
There are two ways to go about this. You can either request a listing for your own business or a TripAdvisor user can write a review of your property and start a listing.
Prior to requesting a listing, go to www.tripadvisor.com/Owners to see if a traveler has already added your business. Simply type the name of your business in the box. If you see it in the drop down, that means a traveler has already initiated a listing. Choose your business and click the “Claim Your Business” button. This will confirm that you are indeed affiliated with the property.
What do you do if your business is already listed? It’s a good idea to claim that listing as your own rather than create a whole new one. Remember, TripAdvisor only allows one listing per property.
Requesting a Listing
If your business is not listed there yet, you won’t see any matches in the drop-down search results, so click the “Get listed now” link. This will take you to a page where you can request a listing for the property.
You’ll need to provide some information about your business to begin, which will be used by TripAdvisor editors to confirm that your business meets the strict listing criteria as well as to determine which is the best category for it to be placed on the site. Be as specific as possible.
Give your name, connection with the business, and email address. TripAdvisor will send you a message when your listing is published so you can then register your affiliation with the property and use the many free tools available to you.
You’ll also need to provide your company’s official name and address and mark its correct location on the map.
You’ll also have to answer questions about your type of property to help TripAdvisor display your business in the appropriate category. Be sure to include as much relevant information as possible.
The description you add will help travelers learn more about your business. Keep it short and accurate so guests can scan just the highlights.
Choose a Photo
This will help make a solid first impression with users, and will appear on your listing page. Upload a .jpg or .gif photo without borders, logos or files larger than 100kb.
Submit Your Listing
After you review all information, verify that you are a representative of the business and that the information you’ve submitted is valid. Click “Submit.”
TripAdvisor editors will review your listing, verify details and confirm that your property meets the proper guidelines – a process that takes about five business days.
Contact Boost Reviews
Listing your business on TripAdvisor is important for visibility, as are online reviews that put your company in a positive light. Boost Reviews can help you with that. Contact us by phone or request a call back with our online form.