For the past 1,069 days I haven't sank this low as position 12 on the ambassador scale.

I know there has been some algorithm changes, and however I haven't changed my habits, it seems not sufficient anymore to keep up the rank I used to have.

A lot of you can confirm, I am helping via PM and directly on your websites via the back office. Unfortunately, that doesn't count.

Since the latest change in the algorithm my dashboard is hardly reacting, not on blogs I write, and not on training I create, not on answers I provide.

I am not going to change my habits, because of the algorithm is changing. My whereabouts have worked for over a 1000 days, and suddenly isn't appreciated anymore because of a machine what says so. I am not going to "chitchat" in live chat to keep up my rankings. Nor am I going to surf every blog to place a "thanks for sharing" comment on it. I have never done that, never needed it, and I will not start this either.

I predict, I will slowly go down further and leave the ambassador stage. What ever happens, I always will be here to answer questions and help you out with website problems. I also will keep on sharing everything I find for you on the internet.

My welcome message, which is the only thing I do copy and paste here, will unaltered be shared with every new follower. And I will offer my personal help to everyone who starts following me and receives this message:
Hello ...,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network. From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary.....I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I just wrote my 100th training for WA. I have categorized them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile. Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes

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Sui_generis Premium
Loes, I was once 15 on the list. Now granted, I get sidetracked with other things in my life but I don't think you do. You can keep 20 balls up in the air at once. I swear you're superwoman in the flesh!

In any case, I'm glad to hear that you are not chasing the algorithm. I dislike when people write blogs just to keep rank up. It's a waste of their time the most. We are here to make money (which I still do when I'm away) AND to help each other regardless of recognition.

So, once again, kudos to you!!!

~Debbi
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Loes Premium
Thanks:) No, when I can't keep it up with my usual doings, so it be. I just wrote a rand post in general, but the underneath thought is that my dear sister shares our whole private family life on FB. So annoying!
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StevenEsser Premium
Ever since my rank has been slowly falling down. When I post something or help a couple of people on the many posts I follow, I go a little up again and right after straight down again. I am today at rank 99. I bet I will go to the top200 by tomorrow, instead of the top100.

But it doesn't really matter to me. I will keep on going with whatever I can do for both WA and my own sites. Whatever my rank is, isn't all that important, although I bet I can become top 50 in a matter of a few weeks if I really want to. Right now it is not the right time, I just want to work 99% on my sites and 1% on training, blogs and helping out.

Loes, you've always been a great person to me, not just because you are Dutch like me. Even though I know you just about a year now, I feel you are a great ambassador within WA. You got plenty of knowledge and you help out where you can. Don't change.

Ambassador or not, I am very sure there are a lot of really great people in the top 500 so to say that potentially are ambassadors too. In other words, you don't need to be ranked ambassador to be one within WA in my opinion. I feel myself as an ambassador too.

Steven
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Loes Premium
In fact, everybody who has a warm heart for WA is an ambassador, I see many helpful people here not even in the 200, and some who score highly are hardly ever around for answering questions.
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kiliwia62 Premium
Loes, I always do appreciate your posts, training and of course your help and I am glad you are on my network.

Sorry, that you are "going" down in ranking, but, in my case, it doesn't matter never really liked playing with it either, it's just not my culture.

I know it gets explained a lot why and how it works but quite frankly I really do not care.
I am happy to be with WA, enjoying what I am learning, enjoying giving and receiving help etc. and I do engage with other members.

Loes, you are a gem and your expertise will always be in need despite what your ranking might be. :)
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Loes Premium
I think I adopt your attitude Sylvia:))
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kiliwia62 Premium
You are welcome to do so my friend :))
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Loes... Aah... now I understand why I never receive comments from you on my posts - you're not commenting on posts in general. Because of your stature in this community and the respect I have for you, I find myself longing for your approval and input on my posts. I guess this is why I don't see the new algorithms as a negative thing, I see them as driving the behaviours that support this community to thrive.
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Loes Premium
I read a lot of posts, I just do not give thanks for sharing comments, the last post I read was a woocommerce post from you
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Loes.
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Loes Premium
I will keep an eye out for your next post, I get hundreds of notifications a day, I have to be selective in commenting and reading posts, otherwise, I need to employ an assistant:)
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Skydancer1 Premium
Its just a Number..

You are always an Ambassador as far as I am concerned..
Your training is fabulous and the information you provide is very helpful. To me that is more important than a rank. You are a constant flow of great useful information. Thank You.

No matter what your rank is you can know that you are truly helping others succeed.

Thank you for all you do. Do Not Change a Thing...

Cheers
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Loes Premium
Thanks Todd, I will not change a thing, I'll stay myself, regardless to the rank:)
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TSmithers Premium
As one of my top 12, you have always been true to helping others to the best of your ability without any concerns to rank. You put the information you have available out there for all of us to use and learn from and to make our own internet experience the best it can be while building out our businesses.

Two thumbs up to you and the others like you!
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Loes Premium
Thanks Travis, how nice to see you again, that has been a while! Thank you for the thumbs up ☼
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TSmithers Premium
I've been swamped and not spending as much time on my sites and WA as I would like but looking forward to getting things sorted out in time.
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Loes Premium
Glad to see you back here again Travis:)
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apache1 Premium
Yes, Loes I have noticed many changes not only those above the 200 mark but also within the top 200.

Regardless you keep doing what you do Loes we will always appreciate the support and the many helpful information you have shared with us.

Regardless of the ranking status, you will always be an ambassador to me and I am sure countless others.

Keep being yourself I believe in all you do both within WA and outside.

You will always be awesome.

Have a great weekend

Andre
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Loes Premium
Thank you Andre, very nice to hear that, have a great weekend too
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apache1 Premium
You are always welcome and thank you for all the support and help you have given me as well along our journey here in WA.
Namaste
Andre
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AriefWibowo Premium
Hi Loes,

I sank way faster than you. Yes, of course, it is because of my inactivity in WA.

I know that you will stay true to yourself and will not change just to go after the rank.

Thank you for helping me from the time I started and up to this point and certainly in the future (not that I am going to nag you).

Cheers!
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Loes Premium
Thanks Arief, it has always been my pleasure:) Have a great weekend!
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PatsyC Premium
Hi Loes, never change that's for sure.
YOU are doing things the way they are suppose to be done. I see what the others do and unfollowed them all. Chasing for that rank is immature, it's a game. Don't come to my posts with a couple of words, don't bother!

I stopped writing blog posts for quite a while wanting off that list but had to start up again. Why should I stop just to get off?
I also help via PM, that never stopped.

You have helped me out immensely, and I will always appreciate it!
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Loes Premium
Hé Patsy, thanks! I know we shared quite some PM's too:) It will always be a pleasure to connect with you ♥
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PatsyC Premium
You are welcome Loes.
I feel the same ♥ :D
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Loes,
Your attitude is superb on this matter.

Helping others should be the key to participating in the Community platform regardless of where you rank.

I have never tried to "game" the system.

I enjoy helping others and let the ranking fall where it will. Thanks for your boldness in sharing.

Bill
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Loes Premium
Hi Bill and Sue, it will be always my pleasure to work alongside with you both, thank you for your support! Have a great weekend!
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markr0675 Premium
Hi Loes,
yes the new system is kind of ... uh... off, it seems. My rank has gone bye-bye in the last several weeks. It doesn't seem to matter what my activity here is. But that's ok. I have come a long way on my website which is more important. I still see that people are moving up the ranks by posting multiple times daily or weekly. Many times the posts are not training or helpful, merely a way to keep the forward movement to the top 25 it seems. I suppose it has always been this way at WA. I've only been here 6 months. For those of you who have been here for years, you know the games that people play.

Anyway, I love your stuff. Your teachings are great! We all know where to find you if you slip out of the A-seat!

Good to speak to you again!
Have a great weekend!
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Loes Premium
Hi Mark, nice to see you again too, thank you for your support:) Have a great weekend too
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JamesJB Premium
Hi, Loes. I for one can confirm that you have helped me a great many times in PMs. You have always come back with more information than I had asked for, and you were always a human being, with feelings, behind your keyboard. Personally, I think you're lovely and very helpful in so very many ways.

'Chitchat' is useless small talk, and you are truly above that. I much prefer you to keep pumping out useful and instructional blogs, and training, then pumping out pointless 'chitchat' in live chat just to gain your 'rank'.

If you do drift away from the rank, you will always remain one of the true Ambassadors here, one who has helped so many without being asked to, and one to go out of her way to assist others in need...these are the steps of a true Ambassador, and you, Loes, are a perfect example.
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Loes Premium
Thank you, James:) You've become a true friend during the time we've been here, and no, chitchat is not my style
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JamesJB Premium
Thank you...it makes me feel good being a friend to you, as you have been to me.
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frmcf Premium
Hi Loes, I want you to know that when I found you in the WA Community and began following you that you have been a great inspiration for me. Even though what you have been doing lately has not helped your Ambassador stats it has been a blessing to me and I feel confident in saying that you have also been the same for many others in the WA community. I hope that you don't let the machine dictate who you are. You are an inspiration and I really mean that. As always, I wish you the best of everything! Frank
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Loes Premium
Thank you, Frank, I very much appreciate your comment:)
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frmcf Premium
You are very welcome :-) Frank
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roamy Premium
Hello Loes
You need to change nothing, you`ve offered value since I joined WA and you do not need to change.
Sometime ago I realized that there was a "competition" to post, never mind what the post was some of them were "in my opinion" out of place.After that I stopped being active here, I reply to friends othewise I stay in the back ground.
I hope you do not mind your ranks going down,those of us who`ve known and appreciated and continue to appreciate the value you bring will always appreciate what you post.
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Loes Premium
Thanks Roamy, we go way back and we have seen climbers and slip downers again, I just wanted to say that, however, my rank is going down, it's not caused by a lack of interest or that I am less active than before.
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Dmorrow Premium
Loes, there are a handful of members that I will always look to as my ambassadors no matter what the charts say! You are one of those and I don't care what the new guidelines say or who is listed in that group! You are in that group for me because I know that you know what you're talking about and will always give me a correct answer based on how we are taught here at WA and because of your awesome trainings and tips you so willingly share with us all! Some people should have permanent status as ambassadors - you, dear Loes, are one of those people!
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Loes Premium
You make me blush with this ode, Debby, thank you:)!
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Dmorrow Premium
You deserve that and more Loes!
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Give It A Go Premium
Hi Loes.
You have been a big help to a lot of people here. Even if the new system does end up moving you out of the Ambassador level, which I hope it doesn't, you will always be known as 'our' Ambassador. The people who have been around for a while know where to turn to if they need to look up a training etc, they know who you are and how much you have given to this community. Keep doing what you are doing because you are appreciated by many here.
Ange
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Loes Premium
Thank you Ange, how sweet of you:)
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Give It A Go Premium
You are very welcome :)
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Loes, I appreciate the computers that work for me, but I appreciate people that work WITH me for so much more... their support, guidance, empathy, motivation and inspiration, to name just a few of these abilities. You offer these to us in 'bucketloads'. I never look at the numbers next to people's names, I just appreciate them for their humanity to others. Please just keep being you, Sue :)
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Loes Premium
I will, no matter what rank ever:) Thanks!
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laparra1 Premium
Loes, do not forget you are Dutch! All Dutch children from a young age on know how to swim which is necessary as we live below sea level.

All you have done, do and will do in the future is and will be appreciated. That machine can fussle off.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Loes Premium
Thanks Taetske, greetings back from the North of Holland!
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SongbirdDL Premium
Loes, to me, you are one of the most gentle and kind ambassadors around, full of integrity too. I got a lot of help from your training. You will always be an ambassador to me. Thank you for all that you do. I will always appreciate it no matter where you are rankwise. :)))
~Danielle
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Loes Premium
Thanks Danielle ♥
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Mark1957 Premium
Loes, you have no need to post an explanatory note as we all know that you are one of the very best "guys" we have here at WA.

Keep on doing what you do and nobody will care if you have that tag beside your name, even though I know it's quite nice to have.

Ambassadors come and Ambassadors go but regardless, you'll still be "our" Loes!!

Mark☺
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Loes Premium
Thank you Mark, much appreciated!
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Lazyblogger Premium
Ranking in WA is not my cup of tea. More focus on Google, Bing, and Yahoo. I learned a lot from you and many others and the time you take to write some important information on how to make your business better, I just comment on those, that is all.

Thank you for all the training and resources that you provide for this community and myself. Make it a great weekend Loes.
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Loes Premium
Thanks David! Have a great weekend too!
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Chezbrown Premium
Loes, I think it is more confusing now that it was before. I have noticed a lot of people have been moving up and down rank recently. Chris is down at 28 now and he has been doing work so I don't know how they are working it. I feel the same about the Live Chat as a lot of time it is people having a conversation about something other than what they need help with at WA. xxxx
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Loes Premium
Not every change is for the better Cheryl
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Chezbrown Premium
I have to agree with you there Loes, sometimes you are better to leave things as they were and just get on with what you were doing.

I never see the point of changing things just for the sake of it. I can't make up my mind if these changes to the ranking algorithm were a good or bad thing. xxxx
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Loes Premium
It certainly shook some grounds, Cheryl
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Sylvain34 Premium
Thanks for sharing Loes...no i'm kidding :-) Great post.

I know some things change and everybody is going down, me too...

As you said, i don't have time to chitchat all day on live chat to see have a good rank. I know some people are doing that, but i don't want to.

Keep up what you do, and even if you leave the ambassador stage, this isn't a big deal actually i'm thiking!

Sylvain
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Loes Premium
Thanks Sylvain, I will keep up what I am doing, it's a habit, I am doing it for over 3 years in a row:))
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Sylvain34 Premium
Then everything is going to be fine :-)
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Loes Premium
We'll see:)
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