I can understand your apprehension. I was worried that changing mine would slow orders down. I kept reading how you were having problems, and it did concern me. But, I took a chance on Jan. 1 and made the change.
After 10 days, I just had to put my gigs on vacation mode again because I had buyers ordering multiple articles at one time. While I’m happy the change didn’t affect my gig placement or anything like that so much, I do have a feeling that I will lose a couple of clients because of it.
While I can’t stop Fiverr’s issue with search issues, I did want to make people aware of what I was doing. So, what I did - to make present and future clients aware that I was raising my prices - was put it in my profile description a month before I did it. That way if there were any issues, they would see ahead of time that I was raising my prices.
I wish I could say I knew the secret to help you MissCrystal, but I just don’t. I don’t understand it either. Maybe it’s just the category I’m in; dunno!
Good luck! I hope you get it sorted out.