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AlumoAudio says


Still a relatively slow month for me. And have absolutely no idea how to rectify it. New uploads are seemingly having little effect, yet others are reporting it’s boosting sales. I do find it interesting that certain authors are suddenly bringing in noticeably higher sales however. Can’t help thinking there’s a little ‘manual selection’ going on behind the scenes here, in a sort of ‘sort wheat from chaff’ process.
What do you mean by that second paragraph? How would it work?

Sorry, I was just speculating out loud on what I’ve observed, that’s all. Nothing to take too seriously.

But it did occur to me recently that the folks at Envato have every power to maximize the exposure of certain authors, especially those particularly productive exclusive authors, in order to get them ‘on the main stage’ as it were, and get that ‘healthy image’ out there.

Unfortunately, us non-exclusives must get out of the way in order to make this happen. That’s what I’m beginning to think is happening here anyway.

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AlumoAudio says

Still a relatively slow month for me. And have absolutely no idea how to rectify it. New uploads are seemingly having little effect, yet others are reporting it’s boosting sales.

I do find it interesting that certain authors are suddenly bringing in noticeably higher sales however. Can’t help thinking there’s a little ‘manual selection’ going on behind the scenes here, in a sort of ‘sort wheat from chaff’ process.

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AlumoAudio says

I would favour if authors had a chance to choose, like “Approval time is now between 8 and 10 days. You can choose when you want your item to be published later: () 11 Days () 12 Days…” and so on. I don’t want my items to be published as fast as possible, I would rather wait instead of being approved on a low traffic time on a weekend.

But then, of course, everyone would choose ‘the best’ time, and you could only imagine what would happen then.

Anyway, the ‘best chance to get clicks on your item’ is to create high quality, highly usable tracks, with optimum, relevant keywords and description. It’s that simple, really.

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AlumoAudio says

So, let me get this right, Polusono is arguing that review times should be at a constant rate, so we can anticipate the timings, in order to get maximum exposure on the front page for sales?

Sorry to ruin the illusion, but can I point out that in over 2 years, with 60+ upload occasions, I have only witnessed TWO separate occasions where my track sold during it’s fleeting moment on that front page. And even then, that was a long time ago.

I still fail to understand why people get so transfixed on review times. Absolutely baffles me.

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AlumoAudio says

I just used my first initial because I hate typing.

Haha, that made me laugh dude! :)

Regarding my profile name; Phil asked me about this when I did my interview for Envato Notes a couple of years ago. Here’s my answer:

What is an “Alumo?” It sounds like a rare species of bird? (PhilLarson)

It does now you mention it! Sadly there are no types of creature or hidden meanings involved; the name Alumo (pronounced ah-loo-mow) was originally taken from my freelance graphic design outfit and I decided to recycle it here on AudioJungle, for no better reason than I was just being lazy! It doesn’t actually mean anything to my knowledge, and it was a name that I conjured up when looking for a short, punchy word that didn’t really have much existence on the internet and that began with an ‘A’. The thinking behind it was that my business would appear alphabetically at the top of lists for exposure. At the time, I convinced myself it would be a great idea, but hasn’t quite worked that way just yet!

So there you go.

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AlumoAudio says

Good job Luca! I also noticed the reviewer and Envato staff badge on your profile too, so again well done on both achievements matey! You’re looking to have every badge available at this rate! :)

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AlumoAudio says


No probs Graham! :)

Geez, just looking back through at my responses on this thread though, I’m really starting to come across as a hardcore AdRev evangelist. Apologies for that, but I don’t actually think anyone else here has used it as much as me, so I guess I’ll just carry on!

Envato, if you want/need me to shut up about all of this, please just pm me! :)
Please do carry on! I think you really are into something with this new tool, that just might become our industry standard. You’re paving the way for us all, thanks for that Matt! :)

Thanks PurpleFog. I guess I’m a little wary of posting about things like this in public. I’ve recently been hearing talk both on and off the forums that some authors feel they are being ‘financially penalised’ when they discuss matters on the forums regarding our industry that aren’t necessarily in Envato’s immediate business interests; especially those that may potentially be viewed as controversial or inflammatory by fellow authors or more importantly, buyers.

Of course, this is most likely a case of confirmation bias and maybe a bit of paranoia rolled in for good measure!

In the meantime, I’ll continue adding my input on the matter. Hopefully the folks at Envato may also find it useful! :-)

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AlumoAudio says

No probs Graham! :)

Geez, just looking back through at my responses on this thread though, I’m really starting to come across as a hardcore AdRev evangelist. Apologies for that, but I don’t actually think anyone else here has used it as much as me, so I guess I’ll just carry on!

Envato, if you want/need me to shut up about all of this, please just pm me! :)

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AlumoAudio says

I uploaded my watermarked tracks via Soundcloud about 4-5 weeks ago and thus far no results…..maybe no-one has ever used any of my tracks! :)

Actually, the main source of our lifted music is YouTube itself.

If you have a video on your YouTube channel that features music that’s high in demand (ukuele, epic cinematic, etc) and it’s tagged and titled well, and appears regularly in searches, you’ll be amazed at how many kiddies quite happily stick it through their YouTube to mp3 ripping sites, and chuck it on their vids, no questions asked, no licenses bought. And that’s where AdRev seems to do it’s work best.

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AlumoAudio says

Adrev does appear to be working already as my latest (watermarked!) Youtube upload got flagged for third party music. So it does recognize both the watermarked version and original even though I only submitted the original tracks to Adrev. Anyway, just found that funny, I now filled in the details for my youtube channel on the account page and hope adrev will recognize my channel and whitelist it.

LOL, AdRev recognises the music on any video with your music on, including those with watermarks on it. That’s the whole point! :)

Also, why would you want to whitelist your own channel? Remember, views of your videos are monetized and you could even benefit from higher views, because you are allowing ads to run on it. Just thought I’d point that out.

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