After signing up for Insant Match mid summer this year I was actually getting leads that were viable. Previous to then, I had connected with a lead that was even looking to hire...just window shopping at my expense. Finally, I was able to actually have real people who called me on the phone and even hired me. I was pleased with the way that Thumbtack was working. Then, all of a sudden things changed with the ranking system. In the last 3 weeks I have only 3 potential clients view my quote. I have narrowed my criteria when I went to Instant Match to draw only clients where in my area. I was receiving 5-7 views per day. Now....nothing....dry. Looking at my competition they are experiencing the same issues. Also because of the changes, I no longer see requests from potential clients from other regions of the US. These clients (yes actual clients) were the best clients I have connected with through Thumbtack and now I do not have access to these people who are seeking my services.
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