Hello fiverr mates hope so you are enjoying good day and holidays.
Most of the gigs are chosen from recommended section for orders by the buyers, and every seller wants to see his/her gig in recommended section. However No one exactly know that how a gig is chosen for recommended section. or what are the merits on which gigs are selected for recommended section. also there are a lot of theories, some said a editor manually choose them for recommended section etccc.
I am not professional as you are, but i have a theory.
Firstly every good looking gig ( attractive sample pictures , good description, and tags) appeared in recommended section. They can be on first page of recommended section or any other page of this section. You can do this experiment after 2 to 3 hour of uploading your gig. you will see your gig either in new arrival or recommended. we usually browse 2 or 3 pages of this section and thought that our gig is is not in this section but this is not the way to search your gig for recommended section. For this, type title of your gig in search and then see the results, your gig will be there either in new arrivals, recommended or top rating.
Secondly think about promoting your gig on social networks or else, which is actually about increasing our gig impressions, clicks, and gig views etc. we also know that promoting our gig make our gig at top. so same is for recommended section that promoting our gig ( which is already appeared in this sections) will make our gig at top of this section.
So CONCLUSION is that every deserving gig appeared in recommended section but not on first page ( You can do this experiment after 2 to 3 hour of uploading your gig. you will see your gig either in new arrival or recommended.). and the position of your gig in this section depends upon your gig views, clicks, and impressions (means that promotion of your gig )
thank you. feedback from the professionals are welcome