It would be helpful to address the issue of just what links who can add where. Or, in the form of a question:
Who can add what links where?
For example, I’ve created over 2500 animations of bvh files on a YouTube playlist dedicated to the CMU Mocap Library. If I could link to this, I could offer Buyers their choice of these animations, with bespoke MakeHuman characters in short animated videos. I mean Buyers could choose from a range of genders, heights, ethnicities, and some basic clothing and hairstyles (as opposed to the Minions videos which are so popular on Fiverr).
I personally think this is cool, but when I’ve tried to link to my YouTube channel in the past, I’ve been smacked down by Fiverr.
I was made to promise to never post a link to my YouTube channel on my profile page, only to be told hours later to disregard that message. I haven’t reposted the link, because I don’t trust that I won’t get flagged again for the same thing, and I did make a promise.
I’ve similarly created “JobInterviewQs”, customizable mock interview questions for your desktop, tablet, or smartphone. This is another sample from my YouTube channel I’m not able to share with potential Buyers because of the paranoia situation on Fiverr. In my humble opinion, it’s a really cool idea with a lot of potential applications, that I’m just not able to monetize on Fiverr because I can’t show Buyers what I’m talking about.
I get that Fiverr doesn’t want people to communicate outside the platform, but it seems perverse to me that you want to pretend that Google doesn’t exist.
Why are Sellers encouraged to post links to their portfolios, only to be penalized for posting links to their portfolios?
Why are Sellers given lists of permissible URLs for their profiles, only to be penalized for posting these URLs to their profiles?
Why is it that apparently some Level 2 Sellers and above get these links approved by the Fiverr editors, but the rest of us can’t?
One of the strategies I like to use to get shh done is to apply logic and common sense to my marketing and branding strategies. Does Fiverr have plans to allow Sellers to use techniques like this, or will we be forever subject to Kafka-esque arbitrary decisions that constantly pull the rug out from under our feet, like my gig that had previously been approved being deleted while I was in the middle of negotiating a $95 dollar deal with a Buyer?
Stuff like that…