A few months back, I did a comparison of the impact of the first St. Level’s Day, following the first monthly evaluation. We’ve now had four evaluations in total and I thought it would be interesting to see what that has done to the number of gigs on Fiverr, at each seller level.

With this in mind, I captured the number and percentage of *gigs* by level across 16 popular categories in the Fiverr marketplace - two under each of the eight top-level categories. I measured them on two dates, Friday 12 January and this morning, Thursday, 3 May.

I have shown the “before” and “after” results below, together with the difference between the two days. A few points to bear in mind as you read through the tables:

- This only measures the
*total number of gigs by seller level*in each category. It doesn’t measure number of sellers - however, number of gigs should be an OK proxy. - This is publicly available information that I took simply by visiting each category, filtering by level of seller, and copying the results.
- Highlights are purely there as a visual aid - I will explain this a little more in the notes under each table.

**The Day the Earth Stood Still (Baseline) Table - Friday 12 January**

The yellow highlighting on this table simply shows what percentage of gigs by level are *above the average* for that level of gigs as a whole.

**Armageddon Table - Four Months In - Thursday 3 May**

The highlighting on this table shows us where the biggest changes are.

**Deep Impact Table - Changes Between the Two**

Finally, this shows where the changes are. Again, the highlighting shows the areas that moved the most. Note that the percentage numbers here are *absolute* not *relative*.

*This means that if 10% of the gigs were at a certain level before, and only 5% are now, I will have shown a difference of -5% (an absolute value) not -50% (a relative one). This is probably only a definition that matters to stats geeks like me, so you can safely ignore it!*

So, what does this tell us? Here are my initial thoughts:

- The overall number of gigs between the two days went up quite signifcantly, by almost 16,000 gigs, so in aggregate, monthly evaluations are not dirving sellers off of the platform.
- 89% of all gigs are now in the “New Seller” or “L1 Seller” level, compared to 69% before the change.
- The “video” and “marketing” categories saw the biggest overall percentage shifts away from L2.
- There are only about 3% fewer TRS on the platform than before monthly evaluations.
- The biggest impact has been in demoting L2 sellers.
- Almost 20% of gigs lost their L2 or TRS rating and were demoted to a lower level.

I hope this is useful, and I would be fascinated with your thoughts. Let’s hear them!

*Note: My maths is not impervious - if there are any errors in my insights or calculations, please point them out to me in a private message, and I will correct them. Additonally, this is not a thread to complain about losing your level, there are plenty of other places you can do that. Thanks!*