Before, if you searched for:
“2 x 500 native english”
You would be greeted with 3 gigs. Mine, and 2 others.
Now? Over 10 pages of gigs. Outside the three that were there before, not one of them is relevant. They are a mixture of translation gigs, logo design gigs etc. etc.
Looks like the individual search string search just became about 100x more competitive for people.
Incidentally, if you carry out a search for that term and select ‘average review’, most of the gigs on the first page come from logo designers. Oddly.
How a compaby can mess up a search system so abysmally is beyond me.
(my gig is paused, so doesn’t appear, but before I paused it, it appeared on page 10 of ‘relevance’ for that search term, not that anybody would find me like that anyway, just weird how my gig which includes that exact term in the title is not relevant to that search, but somebody photoshopping up to 2 logos is)