This is both unprofessional and unfair of Fiverr IMO - what do you think?
Back story: I launched a gig offering YouTube video embeds and it went live instantly. Not very controversial I would have thought, but over the space of a couple of weeks didn’t see any traffic, despite trying to optimize it. So I contacted Fiverr support and this is what came back (I’ve edited out the irrelevant bits)
"Rena (Fiverr Customer Support)
Apr 8, 11:43 AM
The service you have offered on Fiverr is not in our editorial focus and guidelines. Due to this your Gig will not appear in our search results. You’re more than welcomed to submit new Gigs via your Fiverr account and continue to offer new and unique services for future evaluations by our editorial team.
We do understand that there are pre-existing Gigs searchable on Fiverr and we are working to gradually remove similar Gigs. Unfortunately, we can’t restore it to our search results. Thanks for understanding."
Well, no, I don’t understand. If you don’t want the gig on Fiverr just don’t accept it - that’s fine, it’s your site. Then we’ll all know. But for pity’s sake, don’t accept it then effectively hide it, and not tell anyone. What a waste of time and utterly unprofessional
And BTW: not sure what the problem is with backlinks: I’ve seen thousands of gigs offering this, and lots of new ones as well, so I actually don’t really believe you.
C’mon Fiverr - either give the real reason or grow a pair and just reject gigs you don’t like.