Here’s a few things:
- You need to participate in a lot of different contests because each of the CHs are very different.
- Try submitting a few names then wait to see how they respond. Go back and try something different. For example, try some names that are very straightforward plus some names that are made-up words, for example. Try to figure out what the CH is looking for because so many of the briefs are too brief.
- Quality, which should be #1 on this list I suppose, matters a lot.
- Go back and look at your names compared to the winning names. I keep track. I also keep track of names that I had “loves” on because it tells me something, especially if I didn’t win.
All that said, my score has stayed pretty much the same for a very long time. One day, I got so excited because everyone was loving my names. My score did not change. Over the next few days, I lost all the love. A bunch of my names went from love to no thanks. I was crushed! And my score with CH ratings is very different than my win score.
By the way, I also look at the stats on CH ratings on every contest. Sometimes, CHs are loving everyone and sometimes they are No thankyouing everyone. I look at that before I enter a contest and I pull back on those who are rejecting everything. I’ll try a couple and wait for the orange faces and give up on CHs who give no feedback and just No Thanks everything.
I hope that helps!