I’m glad you remembered me about this @fonthaunt, and you didn’t misunderstood my points, even if we disagree some points.
But as I always say, I know fiverr do these changes to earn more profits, such as this doubled fee (from $1 to $2, its just 1 dollar but it’s 100% more). Fiverr is a company, and their main objective is profit. This is the only way to a company survive.
What I don’t understand are these changes which are clearly bad for fiverr, buyers and sellers. I it really breaks my head to understand why favor low rated gigs instead high rated? Why create such crazy level system (where a seller who hhave 100% rating in 3 aspects and 89% in one will get demoted, when a seller who have 90% in all aspects can keep it’s level).
In my point of view, sometimes fiverr tries to prove that 1 is higher than 2, even they know it’s not.
unfortunately buyers dont care about levels and rating, and etc. The sellers who is found first has more chance to get and order. And those who are found first nowadays, aren’t the best ones.
The best sellers in my opinion, those who I believe should be the first to be found, are those who brings fiverr buyer’s a best experience, attached with more revenues per order. I resume, those who makes buyers happier for the highest price possible.
If you take a time, please search for the keyword “LINE ART” and take a look at the similarity of the first gigs to be found. This is the reason I stick with: those to be found first should be those who are the best.
EDIT: (if you check half of those who appear on RELEVANCE and RECOMMENDED and BEST SELLING are gigs who are delivering the same arts, for many different buyers. I have no access to fiverr data, but I bet my account that these gigs are all related with something that break fiverr ToS).
In the past those on top were those who were good. Nowadays are those who may be (or may not) good. It makes no sense to me.
This is simply meritocracy. I dont want to discuss politics here, but the best way to rule a country is with a Communist/Socialist orientation (the theory is perfect), but the one which really works is Capitalism (we all no it’s not the best, but it works).