Fiverr Sellers: Before You Publish Your New Gig, Know THIS!

There's an important, irreversible item that you need to get absolutely right, before you hit the Publish Gig button and present your shiny new gig to the world.

Time to Take a Deep Breath

You're excited. You have an idea for an offering you'd like to make available on Fiverr, you've gone through the setup wizard, done the description, the price, the keywords, the frequently asked questions, and you absolutely...can' hit that pretty green Publish Gig button, But before you do, there's something you should know. There's a step you have probably overlooked; something most people are not aware of.

At the moment you click the Publish Gig button, Fiverr creates the URL you will be found by on the Internet in places like Google. The URL will look something like this:

As you can see, the URL contains the seller's name, followed by a wording you have chosen. It is taken from the "SEO Title" wording you used when you set up your gig. Let's imagine a

worst case scenario, where you were in a hurry to finish setup, and you weren't sure what the SEO Title was, or how it was used, so you just put in something like, "Check on this and add later," then wrapped things up and hit Publish. Well, guess what, you're going to have a gig that shows up in peoples' web browsers as:

Well! That ought to really impress future buyers, eh? And guess what? Once you've done it, it's set in epoxy. You're stuck with it. So it's important to get this step right, not because it'll look foolish if it's done wrong, but also because you'll miss out on an important feature that helps you to be found and earn money.

SEO Title May be Different Than Your Gig Title

Fiverr actually has some really good information on this in this article. As it explains, a good SEO Title isn't necessarily grammatically correct, but it does contain the drop-dead essential keywords you' are basing your gig around. So, while your "pretty title" might be "I will create an amazing logo for your shipbuilding business," the SEO title might be more obtuse, chosen from words you think will score you search points in Google.