We have created an algorithm that will improve search results so that dog sitters with a complete profile will be positioned in first place.
When a client searches for a dog sitter in their town, we take into account certain elements that determine the order the profiles appear in:
- Availability (calendar recently updated)
- Last visit on the website
- Number of photos in the album
- Positive evaluations from clients
- Response to message rate
- Booking confirmation rate
Take into account these criteria and your profile will always be positioned at the top:
1 - Update your profile
We cannot repeat it enough, if a client makes a booking reservation on a date where you are not available, it is simply because you have not taken the necessary time to update your calendar.
The “update availability” criteria is essential for your positioning in the list when someone is looking for a dog sitter in your town. The more you correctly update your calendar, the more your profile will be visible.
Moreover, by updating your calendar you will avoid clients making reservations that you will have to cancel, making you look unprofessional and unreliable.
To update your calendar it is simple, go onto your Gudog profile page. You can mark the dates you are not available with a red circle.
2 - Regularly check Gudog.co.uk
Another criteria in order to maintain a high ranking on the list is that you check your profile regularly. A dog sitter who regularly manages their profile, their messages and their reservations is a dog sitter who, by being diligent, will have a higher place on the list when someone searches for dog sitters in their town.
3 - Your photo album
The more photos you share on your profile, the more you will be visible. Share photos of your animals, dogs that you have looked after, areas of your home that the dogs will have access to.
Not only will your profile go up the the top spots on the list, but you will also get more bookings because you will attract clients and seem more trustworthy than someone who just puts up a profile picture.