When event organizers -- your potential buyers -- are searching for speakers on a directory powered by eSpeakers, they typically begin their search by selecting a topic and a fee range.
When the directory presents the buyer with a list of matching speakers, it has to choose which speakers to put at the top of the list and which are lower. It does this by assigning a score (called the eSEO score) to each speaker's profile and then displaying the results in order with the highest score at the top.
Speakers who understand how the system scores and use that knowledge will move up in eSpeakers search results.
eSpeakers Ranking Algorithm (eSEO)
The eSEO ranking score is computed using the factors displayed in this chart:
May change without notice. Other factors not listed may be used in computing the ranking score.
In the case of a tie, the speaker whose eSpeakers account was established first wins. Additional points are also awarded for speakers who are hired through Marketplace, complete the job, and receive a positive review from the buyer. All of the 100-point scores in a particular search result are shuffled at the top.
Some eSpeakers-powered directories (generally associations) choose to display results in alphabetical order; in these cases, the eSEO score is ignored.
Some of the items listed above require a PLUS level account. You can
to take advantage of every possible point.
Why Did My Score Just Go Down?
If you noticed your eSEO ranking go down unexpectedly, the cause is likely your calendar. Make sure that:
Your calendar has been updated by adding or changing some event in the last 60 days
Your calendar has at least 3 confirmed events in the future
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