How to Promote Your FlipKey Listing On Your Own Website

New awards, new badges, and new widgets mean it's time to update your website! We recently overhauled our publishing tools to better help you showcase your property on your own website. To help you understand what is available in your account, we're shining a spotlight on each of your options, as well as how to install them on the outside website you use to promote your rental.

Please note these are all new badges and widgets for FlipKey, and they should replace any badge or widget for FlipKey you currently have on your site. We are longer supporting those previous versions.

Still a bit confused on what a publishing tool is?

Publishing tools are online features that are easy to install on your own website or blog. Our badges and widgets help you display information unique to your FlipKey listing at no additional cost.

You can customize and add any of the FlipKey or TripAdvisor publishing tools directly to your personal website or blog. Here are some of the benefits of using them:

  • Convert your personal website traffic into bookings.
  • Distinguish your rental as a recommended property on FlipKey and TripAdvisor.
  • Showcase information unique to your FlipKey listing—just choose from our assortment of widgets.

A rundown of what you can showcase on your own website

Frontdesk badge: Show potential renters your guest review count and aggregate rating for quick reference.

Property badge: Provide travelers with a sense of confidence about your home and your reputation on FlipKey and TripAdvisor.

Reviews: Showcase your individual guest reviews and ratings. Show off your great reviews and give potential guests access to valuable insights from past renters.

Calendar: Display your availability calendar on your website with our updated widget.

What’s nearby: Add this to your site to help your guests find top-rated restaurants and attractions near any property you manage.

How to add publishing tools to your site

It’s important to note that there are hundreds of  website platforms out there, and each might have different installation instructions. You may need to talk to the company or individual who hosts or manages your website for detailed instructions on embedding your publishing tool.

Sign in to your account and go to the Account tab. On the left-hand side of the screen, select Publishing Tools. Scroll to the badges and widgets that you are interested in adding to your website, and click on the Get Your Code button to display the HTML code. Copy the code and paste it into your HTML page source on your website where you would like the badge/widget to be displayed. Please do not modify the HTML code. Editing the code will cause an error to appear on the page where the code is placed.

Information about recent badges and awards

When you sign in to your account, you might notice that you are the recipient of our Excellent Award. You also may have received our Best of 2013 Award—congratulations! These awards are a great way to showcase your credibility to potential guests and can also help increase bookings! Sign in to your account  today to make sure you install the latest version of these awards.

If you don’t currently see an award in your account, don't worry! You still have a chance to win one or both of these awards. Just make sure you know our tips for a successful listing:

  • Display 20+ photographs of your home and the surrounding area.
  • Describe your home using 2,000 characters or more.
  • Collect 6+ guest reviews.
  • Detail a minimum of 20 amenities.
  • Maintain a strong response rate.
  • Update your availability calendar.