Generally speaking, our powerful search engine surfaced the most relevant profiles first, based on your search input.
Our primary criteria include:
Search filters (such as availability, rate, etc.)
Geographic area (if added to the search query)
Aside from the primary criteria noted above, we then layer on the following inputs to surface the most relevant freelancer profiles possible:
Review (from past clients) and recommendations
Ratings (from past clients)
Response rate (when responding to new project proposals)
As with most search results, the most relevant freelancer profiles (based on your search criteria) will show up on the first page. However, that doesn't mean you should overlook any results on the following pages. For all you know, you might find that 'diamond in the rough' on page three!