By Stephanie Ciccarelli
November 14, 2006
Discover the newest, hottest way to search for and hire voice talent... Announcing the Voices.com Top 100, powered by our new VoiceRankâ„¢ technology!
When we announced VoiceRank, we knew that you would definitely have some feedback to share with us, and we were eager to hear it.
Now that we're all getting use to VoiceRank, we'd like to let you in on some enhancements implemented from your ideas and detail how the VoiceRank engine works.
One of the most important things to remember is that Voices.com is a source of professional voice actors. With this in mind we tailored the results to recognize and reward the voice actors who work in the field every day.
Before I get too far into this post, I want to be sure that it is understood that VoiceRank is merely one way to find voices at Voices.com and complements the other tools available to clients.
Despite it being a new feature addition, we have always and will continue to place an emphasis on the job postings, categories and search features - in other words, this is technically the fourth way to find voices to hire.
Client participation is one of many components of VoiceRank. It's their way of publicly acknowledging the talents of a professional they have worked with by referring them on to other clients who use the Voices.com website.
It also is in place to recognize and reward members of Voices.com who present an informative web site to potential clients that best describes their voice and services.
One significant change to note: Only new Premium and Preferred talents are listed on the "New" list.
From feedback received, this change was necessary and better reflects the professionalism of the Voices.com website and service as a whole.
Now that we've covered the "New" list, let's explore the criteria for ranking on the "Top Rated" list.
Here's what makes up your individual voicerank:
â€¢ Uploaded demo(s)
â€¢ Image added
â€¢ Description of voice
â€¢ Language selected
â€¢ Accents included
â€¢ Union status selected
â€¢ Experience completed
â€¢ Skill areas selected
â€¢ Microphone description
â€¢ Computer Software entered
â€¢ Special Equipment detailed
â€¢ Delivery Options provided
â€¢ Turnaround Time estimated
To help you measure your progress, we've added a Profile Completeness Meter in your Profile.
To put this into perspective, only 77 people have Profiles that are 100% complete.
The purpose of VoiceRank is to recognize and reward professional voice talent and voice actors who are members of our site.
The "Favorites" list remains the same by only considering the total number of times that a talent has been saved as a Favorite by Clients at Voices.com.
To see the new and improved VoiceRank Top 100, click here.
To learn how you can rank higher, click here.
Stephanie and the Voices.com teamRelated Topics: Accent
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