Content Quality Guidelines

New Content Check Process

Users post a lot of new content on Synotrip everyday, so it usually takes 1-3 workdays for our Admin to check all the new content to see if they conform to our regulations. If they do, they will be published ASAP.

And system will add 1 point/content to your profile page after Admin's confirmation, it might take 1-2 workdays. Please wait a little bit longer.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

 

Requirements

All content posted on Synotrip must be valuable to readers. If Synotrip moderators feel it isn't valuable, it will be unpublished.

Click here to see if you currently have any unpublished content.

In order to ensure good order of our website, please abide by our user content publishing rule. If the following behavior occurs when you publish content, some of your points will be deducted accordingly.

1. Please don’t upload English content that can not be understood. Your content don’t need to be perfect but at least let the viewer understand. We will temporarily stop using your webpage and get in touch with you in time.

2. Uploading content of the same topic content in short time to get more points will be regarded as malicious behavior. Each tour guide can only upload no more than 20 posts per day. Otherwise, all related contents will be removed and corresponding points will be deducted. 

3. Upload content to the right category. Uploading Tour content to Attraction, for example, will be dismissed as well.

4. Synotrip is a space to provide foreigners to travel or live in China, it does not include:

——Goods sales. If you want to look for foreign buyers, please choose trade website rather than Synotrip.

——Providing other services. If you have a entitative shop, such as restaurants, bars, KTV, barber shop can provide services for foreigners, you can create a new account.Then add your information of store for free rather than as a "guide".

——Making friends or dating with opposite gender. Synotrip is a website which looking for paid trippers rather than dating site.

——Erotic services. Your page will be permanently deleted once found your personal information involved or implied to provide porn.

 

Type of Content for Publishing

Your profile is for writing about yourself and your services.

  • Regular Accounts can not leave any contact information (such as e-mail addresses, phone numbers, other social platform account information, any personal web links) nor add more than one location. Note that only tour guides with a Premium Membership can publicly list their contact information. More details about privilege of premium membership click here.
  • There is an exclusive field for Premium Members to fill in your contacts on the profile page, see screenshot below. You can leave your phone numbers, emails, social platform accounts info and only 1 link to your own website. Please don't leave any contacts or links in "About Me" or "Tagline" fields, it's forbidden.

       PA example

  • The profile picture must be clear and not include any watermark about contact information or web sites. Better be the guide’s personal photo. The personal security watermark should cover no more than 10% of the picture area (so as not to affect the viewing effect).
  • Username and Tagline section shall not include websites or contact information.
  • Synotrip is a platform committed to facilitate mutual communication and help between tour guides and tourists. However, we also hope that our users adhere to the principle of fair competition. If any tour guide is found and verified conducting malicious competition by registering multiple accounts, or more than one person using the same account, we will immediately stop all his/her accounts.
  • It will be a risk of being deleted account if you only upload ads or useless information, never publish anything related to travel.

 

Attractions are for listing physical places with addresses.

  • In the "website" field, enter the official website address only.
  • Only post Attractions that are not already on Synotrip. Before you post, do a quick search to see if the given Attractions has already been posted on Synotrip.
  • Do not post content on Synotrip that is also on other websites. All the content must be original.
  • The number of characters you uploaded on Attraction should not be less than 500 characters.
  • Do not post any form of your contact information in Attractions, such as your email address, phone number or other website link.

 

Photo-Album is for uploading tour-related photos

  • The picture should be clear and in the right direction;
  • Never include contact information watermark, such as your website address, phone number etc. The personal security watermark should cover no more than 10% of the picture area (so as not to affect the viewing effect).
  • Each album should have a unique name.
  • Do not shows any nudity. (Yes, it’s happened before.)
  • Do not post somebody other than yourself, such as a celebrity.
  • Do not upload photos of the same topic into different Mini-alums just aims to gain more points. We will reject all of such photos if you do so.
  • Do not post content on Synotrip that is also on other websites. All the content must be unique.

 

Tours are for posting tour packages.

  • Try to be original but could include some (no more than 50%) network resources.
  • The number of characters you uploaded on Tour should not be less than 500 characters.
  • Do not post any form of your contact information in Tour, such as your email address、phone number or other website links.

 

Articles are for publishing any useful or interesting travel-related texts that don't fit as any other kind of content type.

  • If some tourists evaluate your service by mail, you could publish the screenshots here and add some comments.
  • Do not post content on Synotrip that is also on other websites. All the content must be unique.
  • The number of characters you uploaded on Articles should not be less than 500 characters.
  • Do not post any form of your contact information in Articles, such as your email address, phone number or other website link.

 

Comments are for adding supplementary content or reviewing the published content.

  • It should be related to the published original content.
  • Each tour guide can publish Comments within 10 posts per day, at most 50 posts per month, and each comment shall not be less than 150 characters
  • Do not post any form of your contact information in Comments, such as your email address、phone number or other website link.

 

Reviews of a Tour Guide are only accessible to tourists to evaluate tour guide’s service. (The review button locates in tour guide's profile page.)

  • If some tourist evaluate your service by mail, you could publish the screenshots in the form of Article and add some explainations.
  • Each review shall not be less than 150 characters
  • Do not post any form of tour guide’s contact information in Review, such as email address, phone number or other website link.

 

Deduction Rules                                                                                 

To those users who is against the rules, we will take punishment measures as follows:        

1. Warning for the first violation;

2. 5 points deducted for the second violation;

3. 20 points deducted and account frozen for one week for the third violation.

4. If another violation happens, then points will be cleared.

 

Editor's Picks

We love to reward exemplary content - the kind of content that makes readers think "wow, that's interesting" or "wow, I've never seen something like that before" or even "that's really useful."

Content that is chosen as an "Editor's Picks" is seen by a lot more travelers. Plus, you get 20 points for each Editor's Picks.

Editor's Picks are shown much more prominently on the site:

  • They show up on the homepage in the Editor's Picks and Editor's Favorite Photos blocks.
  • They show up above other content on other pages.

When choosing Editor's Picks, we will take the following rules:

  • The content must be original.
  • The number of characters you uploaded on Articles and Tours should be more than 1000 words. Please post content with pictures, and make sure the content is easy to understand.
  • There shall be at least 5 photos there. These photos must be clear, high-quality, in right direction and original, and add detailed descriptions to the album.

We usually choose about 4-8 Editor's Picks per week, but there's no absolute limits about how often the content from same tour guide will be chosen.

 

The more valueable content you post, the more points and higher ranking you will get. So keep going!