Okay, so here it is again… this year’s video rollovers thread.
I wonder how many customers Videohive loses to other sites, because of this lack of a no-brainer functionality. We have been promised this feature for about 3 years IIRC. It’s ridiculous that a site like this doesn’t have it.
As the quantity of stuff on the site grows, this missing feature becomes more and more relevant. Customers need to find what they’re looking for quickly. Quality authors need to have decent odds of recouping their time on the quality work they produce, rather than it going missing in the quagmire.
For Videohive, this feature is part of the search and every bit as important as any other improvements to the search engine. In the meantime, competitor sites have dropped their pricing, upped their quality and their quantity of files. This is becoming a decisive factor in where buyers and authors are going to go in the future. If Envato doesn’t do something about it, it’s going to start losing both.
So I personally think it’s time for a bit of transparency on this issue. No more empty promises and procrastination. We need to know concretely what is being done about this, what the problems are and to be given a definitive time scale for when it’s going to arrive.Thoughts?
+1 I’ve been asking for years…still waiting. Envato devs, whats up? I’d much rather have video rollovers to look at than a bunch of internal header/footer ads that have cluttered vh lately. Video rollovers are expected for an ae projects microstock site like this, in 2014 at the latest; all your major competitors have them, it would be nice to see here.
Here’s my original request thread on the topic, from 3 years ago:http://videohive.net/forums/thread/request-mouseover-video-preview-windows-like-everyone-else-hasfor-more-sales/35749
i was hoping for implementation within a year, now it’s been 3 looong years and zero video thumbnail previews. Any plans? thanks felt for bringing it up again… let’s everybody ask, lol, maybe we’ll see it this year
if I were an author here and saw evidence of my projects being misused, I’d
1) file a DMCA/legal takedown with the offending site (I’ve done this hundreds of times for my business
2) .cc their webhosting provider and dns/domain registrar
3) file DMCA with their payment processor to shut them down.
for example there’s no way a place that offers modifications of your templates for less than the price of the project, could possibly be doing it legitimately since they’re required by law/license to buy a new license for each customization.
i play hardball and takedown offenders, that’s my approach, has been for the 15 years i’ve been online fulltime and always will be so
there should be some way to audit/check that envato templates are in fact being bought Every time a new client video is created; I’d be suspicious that they likely just buy it once and keep reusing it, like the five dollar place does
i’ve been buying significantly less here this past six months since the price increases; much more selective. in fact all my buying has dropped 30%+ across envato marketplaces due to price increases… chase away buyers and we stop buying (economics 101). i wish people would understand that when you raise taxes or prices, the result isn’t more money and sales, it often backfires and leads to lower sales, due to less buying activity overall.
lol vf thx +1
key to success in biz is FOCUS. too many internal ads and you get frustrated customers, lost/cannabalized sales and splintered efforts
I agree completely. Why on earth does page navigation suffer for an ad box? Makes even less sense on VideoHive as there are currently no video editing services on Microlancer. Buyers scrolling to bottom of a video/template page are presented with print and web customization services – the very definition of ‘spam’.
and thx doru, hadn’t seen that thread or I’d just have added to that, agree w/you
and here i thought i was the only one who noticed… pointed it out to my wife months ago and she shrugged.
we’ve all got too much time on our hands, lol. the curse of us graphically gifted i guess
I’d recommend envato remove that big honking “microlancer” box ad at the bottom of the page.. because it makes it very much harder to find the “next page” button to click on to look at more projects. it clutters the site, like that top bar with all the other sites on it.
clean is in, cluttered is out… just my .02
when as a buyer i look at:http://videohive.net/category/after-effects-project-files
and then want to click on page 2 link, I’ve gotta navigate around, scroll lower to find it.. that’s a saleskiller from site usability standpoint
for years I’ve recommended that, as any business should, envato should do quick online CUSTOMER SURVEYS once a year or so… you’d get so much more information than simply relying on us vocal few forum posters… try using surveygizmo or surveymonkey—or just a simple set of forms on the site