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arslanayoub
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Proposal Boost Outbid

Suppose I submit a proposal for a job and place a bid. I am the first bidder, then four more candidates apply, and my proposal gets outbid.

Now, for the outbid proposals, in what sequence do they appear to the client? Is it based on the order in which they were submitted, with the earliest submissions appearing at the top, or is there another criteria on Upwork?

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NikolaS
Moderator
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Hi Arslan,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. If during the auction you are outbid, your proposal will no longer be shown as boosted (it will still be visible, just lower on the list). Also, if you are outbid and your Boosted Proposal didn’t lead to an eligible interaction, we’ll only charge you the standard number of Connects required to submit a proposal. If it led to an eligible interaction with the client while you were boosted, you will be charged the exact number of Connects you bid when the eligible interaction happens.

 

You can find more information in this help article

~ Nikola
Upwork

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aa15fbb3
Community Member

On Upwork, the sequence in which proposals appear to the client is primarily influenced by the order in which they were submitted. The default sorting is usually based on the "Best Match" algorithm, which considers factors such as relevance, skills, and past client feedback to rank proposals. However, the timestamp of when the proposal was submitted is also a factor.

So, if multiple freelancers bid on a job, and your proposal gets outbid by later submissions, those later submissions would typically appear higher in the client's proposal list. This is based on the assumption that the client is using the default sorting method.

It's worth noting that clients can manually sort and filter proposals based on different criteria such as "Newest First" or "Relevant Skills," so the default sorting is not always the only factor. Additionally, the client's specific behavior and preferences can influence how they view and interact with proposals.

If you're consistently finding that your proposals are getting outbid, you might consider refining your proposal strategy, optimizing your profile, or targeting jobs that are a better fit for your skills and experience. Understanding the client's needs and customizing your proposals accordingly can also improve your chances of standing out in a competitive marketplace.

yofazza
Community Member

It will go into any screwed lists determined by the notorious sorting algo.

 

Time has nothing to do with it. Beware of posts by 'prompt engineers'.

NikolaS
Moderator
Moderator

Hi Arslan,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us. If during the auction you are outbid, your proposal will no longer be shown as boosted (it will still be visible, just lower on the list). Also, if you are outbid and your Boosted Proposal didn’t lead to an eligible interaction, we’ll only charge you the standard number of Connects required to submit a proposal. If it led to an eligible interaction with the client while you were boosted, you will be charged the exact number of Connects you bid when the eligible interaction happens.

 

You can find more information in this help article

~ Nikola
Upwork
arslanayoub
Community Member

Thanks Everyone

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