Scoping your property sites to Google
All Direct Basic and Direct Premium customers are now able to scope their properties to be listed with Google Vacation Rentals. Once you've setup Direct:
When you save new properties to GVR, we will begin to sync your sites with Google so they can be reviewed according to their listing requirements. It can take up to two weeks before new properties appear on Google.
Pending: Your property will display a Pending badge while Google is reviewing it.
Live: Once your property is live on Google, you will see a green View on Google button. Click on the button to open the property's GVR landing page.
Issues: If there are any problems, we will display a yellow Issues badge. Hover on the badge to see the feedback from Google.
Requirements to list on Google
A direct booking site, either:
Entire properties only; no private rooms, no hotels, no grouped properties
A Direct payout method
A full address
A summary of the property
At least one amenity
Minimum 8 high-resolution photos (recommended 20+)
Must include at least one photo of living room, common area, and bathroom
Recommended resolution: 1920 x 1080 px
Maximum height and width: 4000 px
Maximum size: 10 MB
File format: JPG, JPEG, PNG, WEBP
No watermark or branding should be in the images
The image order is auto-generated and cannot be changed
Note that the maximum length of stay on Google is 30 days, so if your minimum stay is greater than 30 days, those dates will appear as unavailable on Google.
Monitoring your performance
Once your properties are live on Google, you'll start seeing how your properties are performing directly on the GVR tab.
Impressions: the number of times your property page is viewed on Google Travel
Click-through rate: the number of times a user clicks through from your Google Travel property page to your Direct property page
Bookings: the number of times that the guest, after being redirected to your Direct property page, completes the booking request and you confirm the reservation
We have several improvements coming next to GVR:
✅ Done: We now sync your aggregate review score from available OTA channels
✅ Done: We now display your GVR listing status and URL in Hospitable
✅ Done: We now support non-Hospitable sites
✅ Done: GVR listing performance data is now visible on the Direct Channel tab
🚧 Custom branding for GVR listings
Syncing your Direct cancellation policy