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What Happens When You Spam People Outside of Fiverr?


#21

Sorry but How?? I did not get the buyer from fiverr so I am not breaking any tos but I am bringing a buyer to fiverr. my life is not all about fiverr. I can promote my personal works on facebook and twitter or google ads and put my email for further contacts, if I wish i bring the buyer to fiver if I don’t then we do business somewhere else. Simple.


#22

Social media is designed for any business to get some sort of following, whether paid or organic.

I can understand DMing people you don’t know etc. being classed as spam, but Fiverr is giving the social share link etc. so that users can share their gigs on social media and shouldn’t be punished for it.

If this is causing as many problems as it seems it is, perhaps Fiverr should introduce some sort of social media etiquette guide for their social sharing buttons - what should/shouldn’t be done etc.? What’s the point in having social shares being shown in gig analytics etc. if users are going to be punished for actively using them when their use is being encouraged?


#23

Good idea. I also recommend sharing other people’s content, commenting, don’t just be pushing your stuff out there all the time.

One of my favorite realtors has 482K likes, 472K following on Facebook.

He shares pictures of his dinners, his kids, the views from the amazing places he visits, his vacations, and very rarely something commercial like a listing, or his HIGHKICK wine.

Other realtors who are a lot less popular, share only their listings.


#24

Thanks for this advice. I will remember.


#25

What also happens is that sites get sick of so much spam being posted and simply block the domain.
Both Reddit and Quora have done that in the past which Fiverr staff had to try and work with them to get them allowed again.

In addition, the tons of spam posted (links to Fiverr gigs) makes other users believe that the site is full of spamming no-hopers - that’s what most internet users see those who spam by the way - useless and worthless services. Don’t be like that!


#26

Why would Fiverr help us with Quora or Reddit? How does it benefit Fiverr?

When I get banned, I don’t ask Fiverr for help. Once Facebook banned me for 30 days, I did something else.

The trick to avoid getting banned is don’t spam, and stay within your echo chamber. The moment you step out of your echo chamber, bad things happen. People will report you just because they disagree. At least with politics, with other stuff, people aren’t so uptight.


#27

I understand. I’m warning you because Fiverr sometimes gets ridiculous with that no-contact-outside-of-Fiverr thingy, and people get in trouble even though they didn’t actually do anything wrong.


#28

Careful with “I heard”. The terms of service which everyone should read at the latest after they got a warning, are pretty clear.
You may or may not get a warning, an account could as well already get permanently disabled at the first violation, or the second, it’s up to Fiverr’s discretion to warn or suspend accounts when their holders violate the terms, there’s no guarantee about 3, 2 or even 1 warning.

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#29

When sites like Quora see a ton of spam with Fiverr links they ban the entire domain meaning nobody can post any Fiverr links in Quora and that’s bad for Fiverr. As Eoin mentioned, I think Fiverr resolved it with Quora, but there are other sites where Fiverr has a bad rep because of the spammers.

Facebook doesn’t block Fiverr links, but there are groups where you’re not allowed to post any Fiverr links while it’s OK to post links to other premium freelance sites. If you post Fiverr links, then you’ll be kicked out without any discussion. When you join the group one of the requirements is that you agree not to post any Fiverr links.

It sounds ridiculous, but in certain communities Fiverr has bad rep and drastic measures have been put in place to keep those spammers away. That’s why I makes me :roll_eyes: every time I read a recommendation here “promote in social media”, especially when it’s coming from newbies who have no idea what they are talking about.


#30

Look the thing is getting exposure. Because if people from Facebook are getting into your link and buying stuff from you on Fiverr they won’t they will just contact you on Facebook if they are interest. This is Fiverr’s Algorithm when you get like more than 20 to 40 clicks from social media your GIG get stuck on TOP. Personally what I did is just changed the title to keyword and added professional photos and my market research was great. I was doing something having demand but low competition.


#31

Thanks for the explanation, that makes sense.

Fiverr must think we’re all influencers with 500 to 10,000 friends.

That’s not my experience. When I go to analytics, my “social gig views” are usually between 0 and 2, and that’s only for one gig, and by 2 I don’t mean 2,000, but 2.

The other gigs display “No data available for this graph type.”

And yet one of my gigs is usually on the first row.


#32

Mine too but then I look at it in a different browser and it’s farther down on the page. So you really never know if you see it there because you’ve looked at it before or not, or if others see it there too.


#33

Yes, that is correct. I can only speculate about where my gig is. What I do know is that today my sales were amazing, 4 orders for one gig, 4 orders for another gig, $128! It reminds me of the good old days, I had to raise my prices. I just hope nobody demands a refund later on. I’m at 90% order completion rate, that’s not a good place to be.


#34

But if you got into a discussion on


#35

I like that font, it was released by Microsoft in 1994.

I googled it and found a very interesting article about it. Apparently, two graphic designers threw a tantrum because their employer, The Children’s Museum, forced them to use it. They even created a website to ban the font.

A film producer, even did a study in which he claims that comic sans “makes readers slightly less likely to believe that a statement they are reading is true”

There are also defenders of the font, but from my research, the amount of infighting is amazing. Even the holocaust museum was condemned for using the font.

Graphic designers truly see the world in a different way than the rest of us.


#36

That’s understandable.


#37

A children’s museum sounds like a decent place to use it. The frustration is its proliferation in not-so “play-like” situations, such as the Holocaust Museum. I received bank wire instructions- pretty official, pretty important stuff from a financial institution- in Comic Sans or a very similar font and it was just so off. You don’t have to be a graphic designer to know there’s definitely something wrong.

Beyond psychology, there are some technical reasons to dislike it. I’m not a typography expert, but:

  1. Harshly fixed width (throws of weight)
  2. Kerning (character spacing) is unbalanced
  3. Intended for low-res displays pre-anti-aliasing

This article and a couple others go into that with more detail and give some interesting history.

So ultimately I don’t hate it, by any means. I just hate using it when there are thousands of free font families that fit the bill much better.


#38

I think people are taking the “Comic” too literally.

Times New Roman for example has nothing to do with the Roman Empire, so should we avoid it in a monument honoring Arminius?

I agree that some fonts only work for some occasions.
ITC Bauhaus is great for German stuff.
Western Bang Bang is great for cowboy stuff.
Trajan is apparently extremely popular for movie posters, and a lot of designers hate it for that.

Comic sans on the other hand, seems to be very versatile, like Helvetica, a font that can (and has been) used on many different occasions.

Either way, it is the client that chooses the font in the end. As much as we don’t like it when they mess with our work, it’s part of the job. Only artists have total freedom, the rest of us are just trying to get paid.


#39

That name alone has derailed several class discussions while I was in school. I adore the font myself but many state it needs to be avoided. Fortunately the topic of Comic Sans got me an A when I did a research assignment on it.