Well, that depends on Ollie’s caffeine consumption. So far today he’s had four cups of espresso, so I’m betting he’ll get to your review soon.
Just kidding. The vast majority of reviews are published within a couple of days, many within hours, but there are some reviews that require a little extra attention from our editors.
For example, did you review a business not yet listed on TripAdvisor? In that case, it may take us a little longer to post your review. To ensure the integrity of our hotel listings, we research every request before it goes up on the site. Considering how many destinations we cover, this process requires a massive amount of effort, a lot of googling, and a bit of detective work.
Did you go a little crazy with the camera on vacation and submit all of your wonderful photos along with your review? That might be another reason why your review hasn’t been published yet. It’s not that we don’t love your travel photos, but our tools were not built to handle a large number of photo submissions at once. It might take us a little longer to approve them all. Our bad.
Did you bend or break our review guidelines? (You don’t have to answer out loud.) Not sure? Maybe another look at our review guidelines will help you decide. If an editor isn’t sure whether a particular review falls outside of our guidelines, then a senior editor will probably be called in to look at the review before it’s published. That means it’ll require an extra-careful look from an already busy group of senior editors.
We wouldn’t be TripAdvisor without your reviews, and we aim to publish your advice as soon as possible so that other travelers can benefit from it. At the same time, our quality control goals mean that, every so often, one of your reviews might be delayed. Just think of it as a little extra attention from your friends here at TripAdvisor.