Changes are great, only if it promotes the common good. In this case, with the new search results layout, I don’t think it does. Instead, it promotes “unequal exposure” to everyone working on this site. How come someone new with 10 or 30 orders became top of the list while top rated/level 2 sellers are down below?
You really can’t expect buyers to scroll down below to find a seller when they can already see a service similar to what they’re looking as they go to search result, to the disadvantage of the long time sellers became new sellers are put on top of the list. Unlike before, when the listing was tiles or tiled in style, buyers can see not just one option but many good options, everyone has equal amount of exposure.
This site is featuring sellers on the search results and not the buyers; that is why the new vertical listing is not appropriate. Think of a store, buyers can choose well from any products because they can see many at once and not one by one like the new search result layout.
This change is upsetting. You are doing your best to get more buyers but your hardwork is rewarded with unfairness. I want to know what’s in the mind of the person who designed this new layout.
What do you think?