Also, unrelated, but you guys may want to look into it. The form kept throwing validation errors when trying to reply to your message, but would not highlight or specify the error. I was able to overcome the issue by adding a space into the title field. Os: Linux, browser: Chrome.
@elegrit correct, there is a maximum number of pros that will be shown on the list. The list of pros that offer work remotely will be much more competitive and tougher to climb and show up in as opposed to the list customers see when looking for pros locally.
As I continue to look through your account and your list locally, it does appear that you should at least show up somewhere on that list. I just double checked to find out that it can take up to 24 hours for a new account and profile to be shown and I apologize that I didn't come to realize and share that with your first post. So let's give it another day or so and if you're still not showing up in the search afterward please feel free to follow up and we can take another look.
@elegrit if you deselect the filter, Remotely (phone or internet), when searching for yourself, you'll see that your business is indeed being shown. As Kameron mentioned, the list of pros that offer work remotely will be much more competitive and tougher to climb and show up in as opposed to the list customers see when looking for pros locally. To be shown in that list, I would recommend getting a few more reviews. Remember that you're able to get 10 from customers outside of Thumbtack. Promoting your services will also help you as it gives you a rank boost.
Let us know if you have any other questions!
I've followed all the steps to have my profile show up. It doesn't even show up at the bottom of the search! I've read through all your articles. Thumbtack: please make this easier for pros to show up.
@droneskyphoto I took a quick look over your account and you've got a great profile going so far. The biggest thing you'll want to focus on is to collect some reviews. Reviews are the number one thing that customers look for and they also have a large impact on your ranking. By sharing your public review link you can collect up to 10 reviews from customers of yours that were not found on Thumbtack. To learn more you can visit this page: Ask for reviews.
@Lai I just did a search for a makeup artist in your area, and you are indeed showing up on the list. I do understand where you're frustrations are coming from and that you're wanting to appear higher. It looks like you set your targeting preferences again just a few weeks ago. When you stop targeting and then start again, it can take a little bit of time for your ranking to go back up where it was. On top of that, you're in an extremely competitive market.
You have an outstanding profile, awesome reviews, and a quick response time. You are doing all of the right things. So just give it a little more time and keep doing what you're doing. If you're still not seeing your rank increase within the next week or so, please contact our support team.