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How Are Fiverr's Search / Category Rankings Calculated?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Quality1, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Quality1

    Quality1 Junior Member

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    I have 1000+ transactions, 300+ 5-star reviews, 100% positive feedback rating.

    Still, my ranking in the Fiverr search / category results is very poor. I should be in the Top10 if it was based on # of positive reviews - I'm like 100th or worse. All my transactions have come from sources other than Fiverr. (social media, email marketing)

    What's the deal? How do I get my gig to rank higher in Fiverr?
     
  2. ZennoBlaster

    ZennoBlaster Senior Member

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    If you look on the 5'er forum, other powersellers are experiencing the same issue. Probably f*cked up their algo, and might be fixed. Who knows?
     
  3. Ellie4294

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    How may favorite do you have try to get that, may be can help a bit.
     
  4. Quality1

    Quality1 Junior Member

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    Could you link me to the forum post(s) you're talking about?
    Fiverr's forum is a bit of a mess, I searched it with no luck.
     
  5. safex

    safex Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You will need to Check your Favorites - Orders & Feedback.
     
  6. Quality1

    Quality1 Junior Member

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    Seriously? BHW needs to curb these garbage responses that are posted only to get clicks for signature banners.

    Can anyone else weigh in?
     
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    While I agree the original answer provided by another Jr. VIP was brief - it was also correct. There is nothing we can do about a temporary glitch at Fiverr whereby they screwed up their own ranking mechanics. Once that issues is resolved I'm confident favorites, orders, and feedback will resume their normal significance in ranking factors.

    Perhaps BHW would do well to work on teaching new people grace, and gratitude. I can assure you these types of remarks don't sweeten the pot for any of us who can help you. Good luck though, and I'm confident you'll regain your former fiverr ranking glory soon enough.
     
  8. broking007

    broking007 Newbie

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    may be gig favorite do the job !!
     
  9. veboo

    veboo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Seriously dude??

    He was just trying to help you out ! It doesnt matter if it's a two three word answer or a paragraph. Favorites are one of the ranking factors up to my knowledge.

    Treat your gig as a website you want to rank up in Google. Here simply the SE is the Fiverr search. Try using Fiverr LSI keywords (Yep that' what I call them)

    I would have said more ; but due to your attitude I think this is enough.

    Get it straight.

    Hola!
     
  10. Quality1

    Quality1 Junior Member

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    Point taken. I still stand by my analysis of safex's post though - it offered nothing of value.
    Don't let the new account fool you; I've been in IM since 2006, lurking BHW since 2009.

    Looking for more input here if possible. Still not ranking as good as I should be.
     
  11. JamesAtlas

    JamesAtlas Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm dead serious when I say this. They will literally put whoever they feel like at the top manually.

    About a year ago they did a massive update of the site, and so many of their top guys got removed, while people who had like 15+ ratings got moved to the top.

    Whatever you do, don't depend on Fiverr for your income. They can change your ranking at anytime and give you no reason.
     
  12. Quality1

    Quality1 Junior Member

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    Jesus, how does this make any sense at all? Fiverr makes their money off commissions. Wouldn't it make sense to put trusted sellers with a track record of being able to fulfill lots of orders at the top?
     
  13. faibol

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    agreed, i have a gig with almost 700 positive reviews that lost it's ranking a while back and barley gets any orders now (used to get like 5-10 orders a day).

    fiverr's algorithm is horrible, i assume they change it to help the new gigs... their website has too much gigs and so it's really hard for new people to get any orders, so the try to help them out...

    it sucks, but there's nothing much you can do about it.
     
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  14. JamesAtlas

    JamesAtlas Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, and that's why they kept about half of their best sellers, the other half were removed(or rather, lowered by 300 places), and I have no idea why LOL. I do know, that there was no difference between who got to stay and who was removed. It was literally flip a coin.

    Another great lesson in why not to count on one income source. D:
     
  15. Quality1

    Quality1 Junior Member

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    Thanks for everyone's responses. Much appreciated!

    What about the "delivered on time" metric that appears in the seller dashboard - do you think it effects Fiverr rankings in any way?