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dobre_dani
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Frustratingly low response rate in the past month

Has anyone noticed the rate of interviews plummet recently? 

According to My Stats, my profile views have dropped considerably from an average of 8 per week to 1. I used to get a fair amount of interviews each month, nowadays I somehow cannot catch the clients' interest!

Has prices dropped due to competition and I am bidding to high?

 

I am working with Excel. In the past months, I've seen many projects with ridiculously low budgets. Expert level with $30, for example.

 

On good old days of Elance, I managed to be on the first page of search results for 'excel vba'. Now I am on page 18. However, for a brief moment (can't remember, it was 1-2 weeks ago) I've seen my profile on page 10. Is there a rotation system so that all profiles get the same exposure on average?

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@Dani D wrote:

Has anyone noticed the rate of interviews plummet recently? 

According to My Stats, my profile views have dropped considerably from an average of 8 per week to 1. I used to get a fair amount of interviews each month, nowadays I somehow cannot catch the clients' interest!

Has prices dropped due to competition and I am bidding to high?

 

I am working with Excel. In the past months, I've seen many projects with ridiculously low budgets. Expert level with $30, for example.

 

On good old days of Elance, I managed to be on the first page of search results for 'excel vba'. Now I am on page 18. However, for a brief moment (can't remember, it was 1-2 weeks ago) I've seen my profile on page 10. Is there a rotation system so that all profiles get the same exposure on average?


 Yes, there is a rotation in place.

Thank you for your answer. What is the frequency of the rotation?

wlyonsatl
Member

It would be very helpful to you if you could see the pricing of the winning bids on new projects you have bid on, as Elance used to provide.

 

Unfortunately, Upwork doesn't provide this information, so freelancers are left to wonder whether their bid pricing is playing an important role in the success or failure of their bids.