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My profile does not show in search results on upwork

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Adrien M Member Since: Nov 22, 2016
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Hello everyone,

 

On the advice of a friend, I signed up to upwork.

However, when she tries to find me on the website, she can not find my profile.

 

I would like to precise that I have not filled up the VAT information nor done any test yet.

 

Is there any prerequisite for the profiles to show in results ?

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Adrien

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Sonia A Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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I was able to view your profile, Adrien.

Check if your profile is set to private. 

Tap View your profile > Profile Settings > Visibility

 

I hope this helps!

 

-Sonia

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Attiq A Member Since: Oct 29, 2016
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How can you view his profile if it is set to private? It definitely is public therefore, you are able to see his profile. His friend might be entering wrong spelling or he might be searching in the jobs search instead of freelancers search.

 

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Attiq A Member Since: Oct 29, 2016
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Just go to the "Profile" tab. You'll find the "Copy Link" option at the right side of the page. Just copy the link and send it to your friend. It's that simple.

Thanks.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "However, when she tries to find me on the website, she can not find my profile."

 

There is no satisfactory answer to your question about how to search for yourself on Upwork.

 

Upwork's search tool doesn't work like Google or other search engines.

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Adrien M Member Since: Nov 22, 2016
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Thanks everyone for your answer.
The thing is that I can find her if I look for her name as a freelancer, but it does not work the other way around, which is weird.
That makes me wonder if I show up in search results for my competencies.
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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
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Adrien, I have the same problem. Sometimes I am able to find my profile, sometimes I'm not. As I've not been on Upwork for long, I tend to like to use "Browse freelancers" to check that everything is all right. And when I can't find myself, I tend to wonder whether clients wll be able to find me.

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Luce,

 

I was able to find your profile pretty easily when searching for translators from French:

 

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Adrien,

 

We'll have the team investigate why your profile doesn't always show when searching by your name. I'll update you as soon as I have more information.

~ Valeria
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Adrien M Member Since: Nov 22, 2016
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Thank you Valeria ! Smiley Happy
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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@Adrien M wrote:
Thank you Valeria ! Smiley Happy


I can't find you under your name or your category. Of little comfort, I know, but I can only find my profile if I put my own name in. As either a translator or editor/proofreader, I am nowhere to be found - and I have been here a lot longer than you - so I don't think it is a question of being new.