today I found out that my main gig, which is basically professionally submitting press releases to Google News was removed from the search results. I basically have a 100% positive rating and offer probably the most professional service here on fiverr if it comes to press release distribution. My gigs were always delivered within minutes to hours and guaranteed Google News listings.
This happened before and fiverr apologized and said it was a mistake. They then even featured my deal because of this mistake.
However, when contacting them again today, I got this reply:
The Gig you’re referring to is not something in our Editorial focus and the Gig will not show in Search results anymore. Our Editors decided not to deny your Gig but it doesn’t appear in Search results and we won’t be able to place it in Search results for you.
I wonder how something like this can happen, after a gig made 10000+ USD. I know that some gigs get removed etc if ita bout followers or illegal things like paid reviews, but what I offer is getting people’s press releases into Google News within minutes to hours, and suddenly this?
Especially as a tech editor of a large magazine I would be interested in a statement, as this would be big news for our magazine to publish, as fiverr on one hand wants professional providers, yet they punish them by removing gigs from the search results.
I would like to take this to the next level and discuss this with a manager, as if this is really the truth, it would mean that it is also big news for any seller and the freelancer niche, as fiverr on one hand wants people to be successful and once you are, they take it all away.
I quit my job because of fiverr two months ago, and my “thank you” is not not being able to found.
This is not the way to deal with professional gig providers.