I did try to talk a little about what I’ve seen discussed regarding this topic when I first replied, but it was deliberately low key since the “search” issue has been a hot button topic on and off for some time. I don’t always shy away from hot button topics and I don’t usually mind discussing them, but personal life circumstances have me limiting what I spend my energy on. The other issue for me is that when I have time I read everything I possible can on the forum and the debates about search have gone back and forth so much that I admit I find them a little repetitive now. Some of those threads did make people angry with each other because people are passionate about their work and their Fiverr accounts. Here is what I said earlier:
I’m not going to elaborate a lot about this, but I see that Fiverr has recently put lots of emphasis on some new marketing campaigns (i.e. “DOER”) and on new badges and such. I really don’t know how that will go for Fiverr, buyers, or sellers, I’ve decided for now that my best bet is to watch and wait while also focusing my own efforts on maintaining relationships with my regular buyers and acquiring new ones with personal marketing instead of through Fiverr-based marketing.
I based my decision on what I’ve seen some other successful sellers do during this difficult time with algorithm testing and transition. I can tell you that the sellers I’ve seen do the same have seemed to do well with personal marketing in a way that is proportionate to their research, effort and sometime a marketing budget of their own. I can’t report much on my own results since I had to take a brief hiatus from all but some one-off custom orders. If I have more information later, I’ll be glad to share it when I have more time.