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Yes it’s a bit discouraging. I really don’t work on other platforms because Fiverr is superior in every way. So to have a scare like this is unfortunate. Literally the entire world has so much to worry about, this was one place I felt a little bit secure.

Hopefully, time will work out the kinks.

I have put so much effort into my gigs and portfolio and it would be a shame for new buyers to not have many choices on the first pages. As of now the same people are showing up day after day in the front pages. Great for them! Not so great for the rest. I just wonder how much more the revenue is from ads rather than TRS bringing in their normal revenue.

Well let’s try to stay positive. This too shall pass.

I have been on Fiverr long enough to realize there are ups and downs. When I have a down turn it gives me a much needed chance to catch my breath and relax.

The ads may or may not affect your business but only you can control where your mind wonders with it.

I think that this new feature can give us more opportunities and maybe will be possible to us depend less of just organic results, maybe we can stay less online without prejudice our performance.

I hope that Promoted Gigs give more orders, for keep investing in this. You know sometimes we pay ADS to get one client, and this client can order more than once. Let’s see if this will work, the feature is in beta yet, i wanna that they let us promote more than one gig.

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And if I’m not mistaken,
Isn’t Fiverr had this feature couple years ago.

Maybe in around 2016-2017 or something around that year.
I used to get an invitation where I could pay a little amount of $ to get my gig promoted.

Maybe a seller with 4 years above experience of joining Fiverr had the same experience?
Is this the same like that time?

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I don’t have this feature either, and all my gigs are over 4.8 stars, level 2… etc… And even if I had it, I wouldn’t use it.

I believe this feature can be abused quite a lot. Competitors can easily click on your gig and make you pay for basically nothing. Also, it mostly caters to the more expensive gigs I believe, I see no benefit in promoting a $5 gig, I might spend close to that on ads to get a sale, so basically I will work for free…

Competitors can easily click on your gig and make you pay for basically nothing.

That happens on Google sometimes. Some competitors want to exhaust your advertising budget so they click on your ads. Don’t know if that will happen on Fiverr. Sometimes when I search using filters, I can find my gig on the first three rows.

If my gig has been deleted - How could be show in promoted gig? - even i’m not able to view that gig.

Can your deleted gig be rescued? Or was it deleted forever? Maybe they want you to activate it again, perhaps with higher prices (I’m assuming you were charging $5 or $10 before, I could be wrong)

Well I am at the bottom, my entire account, all my gigs are at the bottom.

If you ever gotten an order from a stranger, chances are your gig was on page 1, at least for a while. I think that’s what happen to me with my other gigs, the ones that don’t get enough impressions. Today I got an order for Google ads, I haven’t gotten an order from that gig in three months, maybe longer. I wonder if the buyer used a filter, maybe he searched for sellers that were online or wanted someone that delivers in 5 days instead of 7. Who knows?

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Yes it’s a bit discouraging. I really don’t work on other platforms because Fiverr is superior in every way. So to have a scare like this is unfortunate. Literally the entire world has so much to worry about, this was one place I felt a little bit secure.

Hopefully, time will work out the kinks.

I have put so much effort into my gigs and portfolio and it would be a shame for new buyers to not have many choices on the first pages. As of now the same people are showing up day after day in the front pages. Great for them! Not so great for the rest. I just wonder how much more the revenue is from ads rather than TRS bringing in their normal revenue.

Well let’s try to stay positive. This too shall pass.

I have been on Fiverr long enough to realize there are ups and downs. When I have a down turn it gives me a much needed chance to catch my breath and relax.

The ads may or may not affect your business but only you can control where your mind wonders with it.

My average sale price is $94. All I can say is I hope it’s financially worth it for Fiverr to loose out on our incoming revenue.

Fiverr isn’t like a traditional company where profitable employees are protected. Fiverr has inflexible standards, you could be a TRS, you could be making $10,000 a month, but if your Order Completion Rate falls to 89%, you’ll be demoted to level 2.

It took me a long time to understand that. I had to give up my churn and burn philosophy. Had to start working harder on each order, taking my time, rejecting potential clients, never clicking “deliver now” until the client has seen the work and is satisfied, telling people to message me before ordering, etc.

Also, Fiverr has taught me they don’t believe in tradition, they’re willing to change anything and everything at any time for any reason.

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They’re hand-picked currently so that could be why (I’m not sure why they really need to be though). Out of level 2 sellers and TRS (though I assume it’s mostly TRS who have the feature currently).

Also I don’t really understand why it says it’s only for gigs with at least 30 reviews. Surely gigs with less than 30 reviews would need promotion a lot more than those with more reviews?

Maybe one day they might make it available to levels 1 and under too, as well as make it an automatic thing rather than a manual selection of sellers.

Did they think about the new sellers who are just started, I m one of them, I already struggle to get my first order and now it s going to be more difficult because we are out of this features… I feel like we are in the situation of “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer”.

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Will this be beneficial for a new seller like me?

Will this be beneficial for a new seller…

Probably not, because new sellers don’t qualify for the program. Perhaps you didn’t read the announcement. Only vetted Level 2 and TRS level sellers qualify to participate, and only if they have gigs in the listed categories.

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Why can’t new and level 1 sellers do it?

New sellers and Level 1 sellers cannot use the program, because that is how Fiverr has chosen to maintain the program. It would appear that sellers have to build a reputation for themselves, earn sales and reviews, and be someone buyers want to hire, before they are allowed to promote their successful gigs via ads in the program.

Truth be told, the ads program would be completely overwhelmed if New Sellers and Level 1 sellers – most of whom don’t have any experience as freelancers – started spamming their gigs in ads. The program is a way to supplement a seller’s marketing efforts, not a substitute for sellers who have done nothing to reach out to their target markets.

It looks like Fiverr views the program as a bonus for sellers who have worked hard to become higher level sellers. If you want to be considered in the program, then you are going to have to achieve the requirements Fiverr has established.

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New sellers and Level 1 sellers cannot use the program, because that is how Fiverr has chosen to maintain the program. It would appear that sellers have to build a reputation for themselves, earn sales and reviews, and be someone buyers want to hire, before they are allowed to promote their successful gigs via ads in the program.

Truth be told, the ads program would be completely overwhelmed if New Sellers and Level 1 sellers – most of whom don’t have any experience as freelancers – started spamming their gigs in ads. The program is a way to supplement a seller’s marketing efforts, not a substitute for sellers who have done nothing to reach out to their target markets.

It looks like Fiverr views the program as a bonus for sellers who have worked hard to become higher level sellers. If you want to be considered in the program, then you are going to have to achieve the requirements Fiverr has established.

It looks like Fiverr views the program as a bonus for sellers who have worked hard to become higher level sellers.

I don’t see how it’s a bonus when my views have plummeted and got lower every day since the program has launched. It seems to become a necessity. I am curious if other level 2 and top rated sellers have less views and no messages from new customers. It’s definitely happening to me.

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Did they think about the new sellers who are just started, I m one of them, I already struggle to get my first order and now it s going to be more difficult because we are out of this features… I feel like we are in the situation of “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer”.

For new sellers the recommended is send everyday 10 offers in the Buyer Request, this feature help a lot who is starting in the platform. This feature don’t will work if new sellers with level 0 and 1 starting to Promote the Gig without having experience in the platform… you know the sellers with level 2 and TRS, worked for more than one year to reach this level.

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This probably isn’t going to work well for the average Pro gig (Pro verified service) either.

Fiverr says:

To ensure a quality ad experience for the buyers, only hand-vetted sellers who meet all our quality metrics can participate in this program.

Fiverr Pros are hand-vetted for different subcategories but many or most Pro gigs seem to have less than 30 reviews (maybe especially the higher priced ones) so many wouldn’t be able to be promoted with this, despite them being hand-vetted/quality gigs according to Fiverr.

Maybe they might make a different rule for Pro services or maybe Fiverr don’t want them promoted with this (eg. because Fiverr promote them enough in other places).

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