That's what I suspect... Thanks for the write-up. I was about to go make a job to bid on myself and see what the client sees. I'm glad I only wasted a few days on the jobs tab I should have known it looked too good to be true. Maybe a few years ago. I do small jobs with a very high conversion rate, I knew something was wrong after there was absolutely nothing. Really though if you think about it isn't it fairly obvious? They are doing a HARD push to use promote. I notice my listing didn't even show. I mean wasn't there at all. Period. Which isn't what they said if I turned to promote off. I asked about it since I read the listing was free and the rank was based on Promote and stats. The customer service rep was like "Yeah well that's probably promote" This way they get in my field 3 pro's for sure paying for each lead which also obligates us all to try harder for each job. They figure more profit for them and happier customers who get more pro attention. Its a move in the direction of the Home Advisor business model. Unfortunately, I notice that they did it poorly and a lot of customers aren't contacting enough pro's to get a response and if they push for that then they admit they are triple billing for each job like HA well they push for 6 -__- Anyways it's not surprising and I'm sure they will make promote mandatory soon. I mean they already did basically unless you want your profile invisible and your quotes buried. I can get more leads off Craigslist than the jobs tab... I don't have a problem with them raising their rates and streamlining the processes so long as it works. If they don't get Promote ironed out balanced soon though I'll just drop them from my lead generation options. It's too bad it looked good. Anyhow thanks for confirming the Job's tab is dead. Bummed I missed it.
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