Have you noticed that less and less buyers are taking the time to rate orders, for the last month or so? Well, I’m not only a seller but also a buyer here on Fiverr. As a buyer, what I noticed is that now buyers have to actually write a review if they want to rate an order. So now they have to do both, the stars and a custom written review.
In the past, buyers only had to rate the orders using stars. Fiverr generated a generic review like “Outstanding Experience”, “Poor Experience”, etc. But now it’s mandatory to actually write something and I can see that less and less buyers are willing to do that. I guess most of them are too lazy to write even one word.
Before this, I received reviews everyday, delivering the exact same thing. Now most of them don’t really take the time to do so. Many of them even order my gigs again, (meaning that they liked my service), but they still won’t rate the orders. Only a few actually take the time to do that.
It’s not only me, though. I checked my competitors, and gigs that used to get dozens of reviews per day, now only get a few reviews per day. Still more than me because they have hundreds of orders in queue and deliver many more orders than me on a daily basis, but it’s obvious that they are being affected as well.
So what do you guys think about this? Do you like that now buyers have to actually write an actual review, making the rating system somewhat more honest? Or do you hate this because now it’s more difficult to get reviews? Reviews that ultimately are very important to get gigs going here on Fiverr.