Yes, some gigs are getting benefits, i dont know if it’s intended by fiverr or it’s just a bug.
I’ll be short:
My bestseller gig is the 2nd most rated and better rated gig in Vector Tracing category (4200+ reviews, only 2 negative). If you doubt, you can just check the category, and if you find more than 1 with more rates than mine, I’ll buy you a $5 order.
So my sales dropped a lot last month and I started to investigate this. Then I realized that using the keyword VECTOR (the most important one) my gig was in the 2nd 3rd page (sorting by AVG CUSTOMER REVIEW), and some new gigs were STUCK in the top at the front page.
Even having one the best performances in my category, my gig was and is FLOATING between 2nd, 3rd, even 13th page, and these new gigs keeps stuck on top. Some of them have about 4% negative reviews.
This one in special has about 500 reviews (20 negatives). I got 500 positive reviews in just 3 months. This one got this in about 1 year. HOW COULD MY GIG IS GOING WORST THAN THIS GIG?
RESUMING: My gig is drowning little by little because these benefited gigs who no matter performance, are on top of rating searches. In the end, I passed from 2nd place in my category to 4th.
There are gigs with just 18 reviews (200+ times less than me) STUCK in the first page over a month.
PS: about 80% of the first page ranked gigs in my category, can be found in the first page using search keywords, why my gig and those 20% cant?
Or fiverr has a fail search system or just want to benefit some gigs with no reason.
does someone having the same problem?