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VF says

I couldn’t do this. Leg is to walk and hand is for communication.

hehe, I don’t need this functionality, so no problems! :D

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VF says

^ Made 255 sales. Purchased 255 items :evil:

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VF says

This is not good for long term relationships :D

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VF says

^ Where is the search? :D

Search / boost / Authror’s other item popularity / portfolio size / google traffic consequences… :?

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Populars featuring strategy returns more money for Envato. That’s all and it happens on any ecommerce business. Legit enough. Move on.
It will not help in the long run. If the initial exposure time – popularity benefits – searchability aren’t balanced, we can’t expect consistency of profit – including Envato. About time :D
Maybe the question here is “Who is we?”
Also, i think Envato is already in the long run, considering the last 6 years with the same strategy.

The general assumption is “we + Profit” means authors and Envato :D Opinions may differ but I believe past 6 years model not necessarily prove its stability when changes happen to the industry and trends in the immediate 1 – 2 years (TF, CC). Buyer’s purchase behaviour may drastically change due to external trends.

Anyway, more than the initial exposure issues, improving the search system will solve most of the headaches for qualified items (May not apply for TF and I don’t care :P ). Any new item which loses sales due to top seller should succeed slightly through search. Failing on both is actually a loss of authors as well as marketplace.

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VF says

Yes but the point you’re missing here, is if you’re on Amazon and searching “Health books” and then you see a link to “View Popular”, you won’t be taken to a page with the most popular items on Amazon.. you will be taken to a page with the most popular Health books. The opposite is happening right on the front page of each marketplace – which is the page with the highest traffic. If you break down new items by category, and choose “View Popular” you see the most popular items on the whole marketplace NOT of the category.

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These are the reasons why we can’t just stop with current system and should expect change from Enavto’s side. As already mentioned by many, the current exposure system was formed at the FlashDen times when the size of library and users were tiny. Now the marketplaces grown, number of items / Uploads / Buyers become 10+ times higher. Surely the exposure between new items and top sellers needs to maintain a proportion.


Populars featuring strategy returns more money for Envato. That’s all and it happens on any ecommerce business. Legit enough. Move on.

It will not help in the long run. If the initial exposure time – popularity benefits – searchability aren’t balanced, we can’t expect consistency of profit – including Envato. About time :D

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VF says

MSFX really means…

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VF says

Anyone else can see this? I can only see this page on Videohive, not the other marketplaces, it seem like envato is focusing even more on popular files!
What do you think about it!

That’s not Popular files. That’s just featured item thumbnails enlarged – not a problem.

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VF says

@Creattive it will appear as part of the sort element A/B test in the next week or so. Sorry to be vague. Anyway, once the A/B test finishes and if we choose to go forward with the new sort buttons, this sort arrow will be part of the new sort element.

These days, it looks like A/B tests being made without considering the recent changes. Very recently, we changed the sort system. Now the new one resembles almost the same as the previous one with just cosmetic changes. Couldn’t understand what result you guys are expecting to observe through A/B test?

I mean if you are sure about the necessity of a change – just change and proceed with it’s long term goal – no matter if users use it or not for “now”. When the complete set of navigation elements shipped, then only a conclusion is possible; The question is what will be the intended full set of features. Not sure if I miss something, but is this turning into “design by committee”?

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VF says

A suggestion:

What about adding a new page that shows all the items uploaded in the last week – regardless of number of uploads? Actually the number of items will be nearly same every week, so the buyers wont miss browsing new items and they can view them whenever they have convenient time in a week. Also this will help syncing the weekly popular item’s exposure.

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