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Gig Title Error


#1

Why am I getting an error when starting a new gig? This is the error:
1 error prevented this gig from being saved

Gig items Illegal characters in the title. Use only numbers, letters, dots and dashes.

My gig title is literally only spaces and letters. I even tried without spaces. This is it:
I will create a PROFESSIONAL informational video about your product for $5

what gives?

Sheriff’s Note: Moved to Fiverr FAQ since this is a common question.


#2

None of those solutions have worked.


#3

Check the text in the gig description - you may have illegal characters there e.g. a URL with http etc


#4

Maybe the all caps on professional have something to do with it?


#5

It also will often tell you below the title what aspect is wrong. I am not sure if it says caps or not. Can you copy/past the red text into your next post here… So we can maybe help you better.



Also if you repeat a word in title or description. Like Video, and then later say video again… Fiverr seems to flag that as too much use. (I think it was to stop seo spammers) but often causes issues for me because I do Youtube videos, and then need to describe the video…



#6

I keep getting this error for no reason: Gig items Illegal characters in the title. Use only numbers, letters, dots and dashes.



This is my heading: "tweet your message to my 210000 real twitter followers"



Why wont it let me save? Any ideas or just glitchy as usual?


#7

I have been having the same problem , I just wanted to edit my video that i uploaded , and i cant even go on that page, Any solutions ???


#8

I’m getting the same error and its driving me crazy!!!
its: give you a shout out on my health Instagram page for $5.

Someone please help!


#9

Be sure you don’t actually write either “I will” or “for $5” since those are added for you. You only want “give you a shout out on my health instagram page” without the quote marks. Putting “for $5” will cause the error.


#10

I wrote a Gig Title which got me a pat on the back saying just perfect. Then when I got to the end of the overview and I hit save. What happens? I get a note saying the title is no good. It needs spaces, letters and numbers. So I add the number of words I will provide and I still get the same note, along with one chastising me for having a title that is too long. This is very frustrating and there does not appear to be any instructions of any worth.

Example title: promote you on twitter/facebook


#11

me too dude. seriously what the hell. I need to get this fixed cus i have a gig that is pressing


#12

I’m having the same issue and all I am typing for my title is:
“I will create a high converting product/service image” every time I enter it I get
"Gig title should consist of letters, numbers, and spaces" and I thought it might be the “/” but it’s not that so I have no clue. Any suggestions.


#13

Yep, @heatwave15: / is not considered a letter, number or space. No punctuation.


#14

Yep, / is not considered a letter, number or space. No punctuation. Also, you can’t put I will in your title. It’s redundant. You should be able to use “create a high converting product or service image” without the quotes, if it will fit.


#15

Tags contains excessive use of the terms: logo what is error


#16

Although this is primarily a thread from a couple of years ago, here are some tips:

Make sure you don’t repeat the “I will” and “for $5” since they are included automatically.

When it comes to “excessive use” errors, it means just that. Using the same word too many times in the tags or other parts of the gig description is considered keyword stuffing. If you have 5 tags and you put: logo, beautiful logo, best logo, logo design, graphics - that is likely to give you an error. Remove the word logo in one of those tags and save again. (Example - change “best logo” to “best graphic”) If you get the error again, you’ll have to keep removing the word logo until it will save.


#17

No full stop plz … not


#18

My gig is approved.But it does not show server category page. What is the reason.? I don’t understand. Anyone tell me,what can I do?


#19

Do not type FULL STOP at the end of line. Will work perfectly !


#20

i m new on fiverr. anyone help??