So, I’ve been out of office for 7 days because I needed to finish some big projects and finally catch a break in this heat that made it almost impossible for me to focus on my work (out of 7 days I ended up having 1 day off, yay!)
Today, the out of office period ended and the last time I used it when it was still called “vacation mode”, it affected my ranking negatively, it took me a couple of days to get my first request, no new orders came in for a while.
This time, however, I am back and already received 5 new requests, I’m not sure why, but my ranking also improved. The big projects I delivered aren’t actually accepted yet so this couldn’t have improved my ranking. I’m not sure if the algorithm now decides to “boost” the sellers who just came from their “vacation” or they are being rewarded for being swamped with work, but in any case, going out of business actually had a positive impact on my account.
I thought that was interesting and worth sharing. Anyone experienced this too or went out of business and did indeed not receive any new requests / orders in a while?