@pastordre [quote=“pastordre, post:12, topic:95597”]
I actually got these tips from Fiverr on this blog
I can understand your thinking. That article was posted September 23, 2014 so we are a LONG way from that now. More than half the article is no longer accurate or relevant. That is why you are getting lots of responses to let you know that these are not very useful tips now. The first websites I created (which weren’t great but it was a new thing) all had to be submitted to search engines one at a time, and there were several major engines like Yahoo, Alta Vista, etc. Google wasn’t even heard of yet. Although by 2014 things had changed a lot already, it’s even more true now.
There are lots of other things in that article that are also way out of date. The forum itself is a great way to get involved in the community, but it isn’t really for gig exposure. This is also from the article about the forum: “Create threads on a regular basis, participate in other threads, reply to all the comments directed towards you,” If you were to do all that today on your first day, you would be blocked from the forum for at least 24 hours.
Here’s a whole section in that post that could get you in trouble: " Enlist the help of your family and friends! Have them purchase your Gigs and leave honest reviews (after using your services, of course).
It also wouldn’t hurt to ask for feedback…You can add a postscript to your delivery templates asking them to
leave a “thumbs up” if they find your service satisfactory. "
If you were to ask friends and family now to buy your gigs, that might be OK if they really needed them, but if Fiverr suddenly saw several people in your household buying gigs from you and leaving you reviews, you’d be in trouble. If you ask for feedback now and you are a bit pushy about the rating, you’ll be in trouble. If you were to ask for a “thumbs up” the buyer would be perplexed, since Fiverr no longer uses thumbs on gigs.
I’m not slamming you at all, you are doing exactly the right thing by reading up and asking questions. I would just add that when using blogs or magazine articles for learning, check the date. Use material that’s been posted in the past year, or even the past few months. Good luck!