I’ve been spending my downtime filing dmca requests hence no forum.
In the last few days, I’ve had 54 sites with my stolen content reported to their web host. Looks like around 20 of those sites have been taken down already. Almost all will end up getting removed from European Google searches. I am hoping once news starts to filter out that I have done this to people I will have no issues.
Although, one person who I did this to sent me a message about five minutes ago saying;
‘that’s not the way to do business. You are going to lose customers if you get people removed from the searches’. That is the first I have heard from him in over a month. His website was taken down about ten hours after I emailed his host with proof he stolen the content.
Positive feedback is on the up. The one cancellation I had was a couple of days ago. The guys account got deleted shortly after he placed the order. I kinda didn’t realise as I was waiting for a response. Then yesterday he PayPal charged back and Fiverr cancelled the order from their end, which is annoying as he hadn’t been online in two weeks (it only went very late three days ago). And that is the only cancellation in about a week and actually an undeservered one imo since the customer was neither on the website or gave me any information. Customer support told me the guy logged in and cancelled but I know that’s not true because it still says ‘last active 13 days ago’ on the conversation. I hit level level two for a few hours then when that PayPal charge back went through I went back to level one. Will take fifty more five star ratings (roughly) to get me back up now but meh.
The negative on that one is actually weird as it does not appear on my gig, it just appears on my profile.
Oh and my average delivery time went up to 300 days for about an hour. One of my regular customers noticed an order from 2015 he had not submitted information on. He did. I delivered it im about five minutes but I think because it was so old, Fiverr glitched out and looked at the date it was ordered originally rather than the date information was submitted. It fixed itself when I delivered the next gig.
I don’t think any gig in my queue is at risk of cancellation now as almost everything is regular buyers or gigs which are not late at all. There is one customer who is going to leave negative feedback in a few hours for lateness as I delivered one article before the gig went late, asked for feedback. He got back to me after it went late. If he had got back to me on time it would have been done four days ago. Now I’m. Up don’t it at 4am and he has pledged to leave negative feedback on it when delivered.
Why am. I not cancelling? Well. From what I can tell, negative feedback hits a gig less than mutual cancellations. I tested my theory. Had a customer cancel for late delivery. No loss in search position. (the feedback was actually removed by CS). Had the same person mutually cancel a gig, I instantly fell back tenet positions and since they made it more difficult to see feedback using the mobile app now, I think it’s better in the long run for me to tell people to cancel for late delivery if I don’t want to deal with them.