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It’s hard to believe that 2017 is already history. As you embark on 2018, take a look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year.

1. New review flow

Reviews are a central part of how trust is built in the Airbnb community. Early in 2017, an announcement about changes to the review flow generated a lot of buzz on the blog.

2. Your guide to hosting success on Airbnb

Last January we asked several successful hosts for tips about how they provide 5-star hospitality for their guests. Read pointers about what they do to make their space shine, stay inspired, and more.

3. Make your listing stand out in search

Understanding how Search works has always been a topic that’s fascinated hosts and guests alike. Browse a few tips from this popular post about how to stand out in Search.

4. The senior nomads’ five keys to a great welcome

In 2013 Debbie and Michael sold their home and hit the road. In the years since, they’ve stayed in over 135 Airbnbs and given speeches at two Airbnb Opens. Read on for their tips on what makes a great guest experience.

5. The stats you need to succeed

After making some updates to the host dashboard, we created this post that provided a walkthrough of the new, more robust performance stats. Learn the thinking behind why we made some of these updates and how to use them to reach your hosting goals.   

6. Calendar updates to simplify your hosting

Coming in at number six on our list is a post from July about updates we made to the calendar. In case you missed it previously, check out this popular post to see how you can avoid double bookings, view your availability for a whole year, and add reminders to update your calendar.

7. Helping guests understand what to expect when they stay with you

Managing guest expectations is a huge part of setting yourself up for hosting success. For tips on how to prepare guests for their stay, browse this post from August.

8. Force of nature: discovering the Azores

In our Not Yet Trending series, we examine off the beaten path travel destinations before they become popular. Explore the story of these beautiful islands in our eighth most popular blog post of 2017.

9. Tips for hosting guests long-term

Long-term guests often have different needs than people who are staying just a few nights. In this post, German Superhosts Florian and Theresa share their top ten tips for making extended stays successful.

10. Understanding the guest cancellation policy

If you haven’t reviewed how the cancellation policy impacts you as a host, it might be time to revisit this post from May.