As a camper sharing platform, we want to generate the ideal match between each renter and camper as well as their owners. The algorithm that lies behind our search results searches the thousands of campers we have on our platform and matches them to each specific renter’s search criteria.
The algorithm takes various criteria into account when showing the search results. The presented order depends on numerous factors, some of them influence the results stronger than others. We have three major principles the algorithm considers when defining the order of results: Reliability, Match and Customised Variety.
Renters rely on our platform to find a camper for their vacation easily and within a reasonable time. Search results show them the most reliably bookable campers close to their entered location.
We provide a number of filters to help renters refine their search and find a camper that matches their needs perfectly. Campers who match the individual search criteria of a renter tend to rank higher in search.
We want renters to engage with profiles of reliable, matching campers while we also want to show them the variety of campers they can choose from. The algorithm takes care to give renters enough time to look at matching campers. At the same time, we personalise search results and renters have the chance to see an updated list of campers frequently.
Do the search results take camper location into account?
Yes, among other factors, the location of a camper still plays a role for the search results. For example, a camper may rank higher than another, when it is closer to the pick up location entered by a renter. Search ranked by location only often didn’t lead to the best results for our renters. Now the results equally consider the principles of Reliability, Match and Customised Variety together with Location.
Will PaulCamper change the search algorithm over time?
Yes. We constantly develop our search algorithm to ensure a nice renting experience for renters and owners.
How can Owners influence search results?
As a owner you have some possibilities to influence the search results indirectly by making your camper profile as good as possible. Here's what you can do to stand out with an inviting and eye-catching profile.
- Be active. The sooner you respond to renter, the better your response behavior will rank. Better response = reliability!
- Enter all special features and equipment that make your camper attractive for you and others. The more details potential renters can see, the better the chances of a booking request.
- Write a very personal description for your camper. This creates closeness and gives profile visitors an idea of what they can expect from a booking with you.
- Set your camper beautifully in scene. Create profile pictures that immediately make you want to go on vacation.