We’re testing a new feature called Promoted Gigs and want to share some details about what it is and how it impacts you.
Promoted Gigs allow sellers to invest in ad space for their Gigs on the Fiverr site on the first row of Search results. Promoted Gigs will be available to a small group of sellers during our Beta phase, which is happening now.
Our goal for this tool is to give you more control over your Fiverr business than ever before. Check out the Fiverr Academy FAQ (https://www.fiverr.com/academy/making-sales/fiverr-promoted-gigs-faq) for more details. See below for some other commonly asked questions:
Q: Why are we doing this?
A: Based on a survey we recently conducted and other feedback, we know that the majority of the community is interested in a Promoted Gig option. We’re running this test to figure out the best way to implement the feature.
Q: Who is participating in the the Beta phase?
A: We used a randomizer across seller levels. If you aren’t in the test and would like to participate, please leave a comment below and let us know.
Q: What do Promoted Gigs look like?
A: Promoted Gigs look like normal Gigs with a small “Ad” badge that appears on the upper lefthand corner.
Q: Where do the ads appear?
A: The ads will appear on the first row of Category page listings.
Q: How is it going to affect my business?
A: Sellers participating in the Beta will likely see fluctuations in traffic. The test will not impact sellers who are not participating.
We don’t anticipate that anyone who is not participating will experience less sales. For those who do participate, the goal is to enable those sellers to take their businesses to the next level.
Q: How much will Promoted Gigs cost when it rolls out?
A: We don’t yet know pricing details. The Beta phase will help us understand the pricing method that makes most sense for our community.
Q: How do you track quality?
A: There’s an editorial determination that will ensure the quality of any sellers and Gigs that appear as sponsored ads.
Q: How long will the Beta last?
A: A few weeks. We’ll update the community again about our insights following the conclusion of the Beta phase. Thanks for your patience!
Questions or comments? Reply to this thread: http://forum.fiverr.com/discussion/fiverr-promoted-gigs-3/