I’m bringing this up to share insight from sellers who have experienced my current situation. 8 months ago, I had all my gigs dumped from first page to last page and since then I’ve been languishing in rock bottom pages.
As a result of this unjust situation, I barely received orders from new buyers and the little I earn have come mostly from returning customers. I tried to give it time hoping things would get better but sadly, nothing has changed for the past 8 months.
Mind you, I’ve been a seller for 6 years now working earnestly to bring value to the marketplace but what do I get in return? I thought Fiverr rewards hard work but unfortunately, that isn’t the case right now with the mysterious algorithm dumping old sellers in rock bottom pages and forget them there.
Even with the struggle, I still managed to reach the TRS threshold this month (awaiting the monthly evaluation) but I’m worried with the way things are currently going. My finance has suffered badly from this situation. Though I understand that gig ranking fluctuates but my case is different. I see gigs without any reputation doing well in search results. I see sellers with no rating whatsoever rank in first page but this algorithm let my gigs suffer in the last page yet without any sign of recovery.
If you ask me how I’ve been surviving, I’d say it’s been the grace of God. Initially I decided not to bother CS, but I couldn’t bare it anymore so I contacted them 3 weeks ago. Guess what; I got a bot response and my ticket was closed. I believe Fiverr is already telling me something and it is left to me to understand it and make a decision.
Thank you for reading.