I updated all of my gigs last night. I got an email this morning saying my SEO web content writing gig requires modification. Here is their stated reason, which appears when I go to my gig’s gallery:
“We ask that you do not use a Fiverr seller badge, your seller level, or stars representing your rating in your Gig images, video, profile picture, or any other Gig components. Seller levels and rating are not permanent and may change on a monthly basis. Therefore, this may mislead our buyer community. We ask that you modify your Gig accordingly.”
I’m trying to figure out what exactly in my gig triggered this.
- I do not use my seller badge or level anywhere
- My main gig photo is the same as always. I’ve attached it here.
I do not mention my overall rating anywhere, but I do mention past reviews. This is the most likely culprit, although these statements/representations will always be true because they happened in the past.
My gig images do include individual buyer reviews I received on writing samples I’ve uploaded. So do my other gigs, which were not flagged. I’ve uploaded an example of this, with the buyer’s username removed as per forum rules.
I’ve been doing this for quite a while because I think it’s a good bit of added social proof, but now I’m worried that this might be the problem and if I don’t change it, this gig and my other gigs may be denied in the future. Maybe it was just a mistake of the algorithm, but I guess I should probably remove the reviews from my samples to be safe. What do you guys think?
P.S. This also brings up questions about whether i can mention in my gig descriptions that I have over 450 positive reviews. Again, this is something that will never change, and it’s something I’ve been mentioning for a long time, but maybe Fiverr is not that discerning.