So I finally decided to try one of those marketing / promote-your-service gigs, and after shopping around for a bit decided to go with a TRS with 1k+ reviews because ain’t that how we all roll…
I won’t mention the gig or seller here but basically it claims to promote sites that are specifically related to brides or weddings. Obviously, I specialize in wedding logos so I went ahead and ordered.
The seller delivered in a day as promised, with a links to two FB pages, two Pinterest pages, and three obscure blogspot sites on which she had ‘promoted’ my fiverr profile and gigs.
When I checked the FB pages (each with about 1-2k followers), it was literally ad after ad after ad - likely promoting products from her previous Fiverr customers, and none of the posts on those pages have a single like or comment. It’s both sad and hilarious at the same time.
There was no original content at all, not even a generic picture quote or something. I asked her if her followers were real, and she affirmed that they are. I don’t know about you, but I sure am puzzled as hell as to why one would even ‘follow’ or ‘like’ a page like that.
Her Pinterest sites have 200+ followers each. I have 1.4k on mine, and I paid for this?
There is nothing organic about her social media pages, zero engagement, and I don’t think people can even see her posts because the algorithm probably won’t show them with such little to non-existent engagement happening.
The thing is, I can’t fault her as she basically did what was written on the can, and delivered.
But why do I feel so cheated?
Sure, you can claim to ‘promote’ a product, but you very well know it’s not going to drive any traffic whatsoever. Clients not familiar with social media may think it’s great, woahhhhh look at all those linkssss, but I can tell rightaway.
I hope this TRS reflects on the quality and integrity of her services.