My status on Tripadvisor was just upgraded to “Senior Contributor.” It’s just like receiving a badge in Girl Scouts (which I very much enjoyed as a Brownie, Junior and Cadette). The more reviews you write, the higher your credibility. Also, hotels, and other travel entities are paying attention to a guests/clients that write Tripadvisor reviews.
Here are the Tripadvisor badges:
The spectrum of social media is a solar-system within the Internet universe. I don’t have a profile on all but do have some sites that I’m more loyal to and visit frequently. Tripadvisor is one of them. Their reviews help me to make informed decisions as to where I stay. I like how they rank hotels, restaurants, etc. In fact, it is the first place I go when I’m planning a trip. Check out their fact sheet.
As a long-distance runner, I plan and put a lot of time in preparations before an event. When I travel, I do the same. If you want to be informed and make better travel choices based on the experiences of others, then check Tripadvisor first. You’ll be glad you did.