The "How You Compare" feature allows us to view other Pros in the same profession as us by displaying three other Pros as "Most Popular In Your Area". Of my Private Cooking Lessons service, the first most popular Pro is someone who has 0 hires on Thumbtack. How does that make him popular?
Why are the other two Pros listed as "Most Popular in Your Area"? One is from Bethel, CT (60.3 miles distant at just over an hour travel time) and the third is from Seldon, NY, which is 88.6 miles from me clocking in at 2 hours 35 hours travel time. These are not my area.
Basically, Bethel CT is closer to The George Washington Bridge (which links NYC with New Jersey) than to me. Seldon, NY is in the center of Long Island, NY. I am in the center of Connecticut.
@ChefOfAllSeason the pros shown in that section are the 3 pros with the most conversations recently in the selected category.
As for how far away they are, pros that are shown will be within a 50-mile radius. Mind you that radius is in a straight line (as the crow flys), and not driving distance.
@MR Thank you. I tried out the distance calculator and it confirms that both Bridgeport, CT and Seldon. NY are well outside a 50 mile radius "as the crow flies". This is a great tool. I hope to gain more insight about area criteria here on TT. Thanks again.
The 50-mile radius we discussed mainly applied to the specific section of the Insights that you asked about.
Opportunities shown in the Jobs tab will be shown up to 150 miles, but you can use the filter on that page to narrow down what you'd like to see.
A "Great Fit" will apply to a new opportunity in the Jobs tab and not to an actual lead. Which is why it was not shown in your inbox. In order for it to be tagged as such, it will need to be within your preferences. I did check all 3 service areas that you offer to see that Shelter Island, NY is not listed. If you can get me the customers name on the project I can check into this further.