As many of us have expressed here, I am mystified as to the logic Upwork uses in deciding the order of listing of Freelancers in a search.
Searching for equivalent rated CPAs:
specifying 90%+ JSS,
billed at least hour,
active in last two months,
and CPA in title results in a listing of 12 Freelancers.
Of the 12, 9 are Top Rated and 3 are not.
I am among the 9 that are Top Rated and yet I appear last in the listing of the 12 - on Page 2.
It sure appears that being "Top Rated" means nothing in Upwork's logic in order of listing in a search.
Not whining - just wondering why I receive very few invitations.
I suspected that this shifted every time someone searched, but didn't expect this much variance.
I just ran exactly the same search you described and turned up 38 results, among which you were # 17.
Just ran it again with my filters.
If you got 38, you may have missed a filter.
Now lists 9 - 7 Top Rated; 2 not.
I am still last.
The search results and the order depend on who is searching, time of the search, whether the search is ran in relation to a posted job or not and other factors. Additionally, the results are rotated so different freelancers get a fair chance to appear in search.
I just run the search you described and your profile appeared on the first page among first 10 freelancers.
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