Had a great week!
3Ddym that’s impressive!
Hmm… Not so sure about the white background
@ AmigoProductions — Because besides more TimTams being an Elite doesn’t really get you anything useful. After selling $250k they give you a $1k advertising spend. At $5 million, they give you a $2k laptop. Google Analytics data is the only real reward you can’t buy for yourself with all that success. Unfortunately access comes at the $75k mark, so afterward there’s not much to look forward to as your rate is already maxed out.
Thanks for your detailed reply GravityDept, that does make sense in a way. But out of all things I really do think envato can think of a better way to award elite authors.
I mean if you’re an elite author already – it means you’re doing really good and chances are you won’t even care that much about improved analytics because things are already working out pretty well… see what I mean?
On the author hand, authors like myself who are still trying to figure out what methods and campaigns work best (apart from working hard and doing your best to release high quality items), could highly benefit from taking a look at in-depth analytics.
Understanding which of your referrals system and campaign are doing great at an earlier stage will allow us to concentrate our efforts in that direction in order to maximize sales and reach to those potential / converting clients.
The way I see it, it makes perfect sense to open this up to all authors (or at least as an opt-in option), because it would do good for all of us and to envato of course. Hope what I’m saying makes sense?
Yay! Just reached 400 sales! Countdown towards the 500 starts… Now!
There are some tracking pixel services that work by using an image, which you can place in the item descriptions. This could be used to track landing to some extent. However for sales tracking the only way is through elite Google analytics.
Thanks for your reply dtbaker. I’m aware of tracking pixels services but that doesn’t really solve the issue. As I said I have several ways to determine which campaign / page on my site send the most traffic to Videohive, but that doesn’t mean much if I can’t tell which of them is converting best.
I don’t see how giving only Elite authors improved Google Analytics stats makes sense. Of course I support all Elite authors and I’m really glad they have more features than non-elite users – they definitely deserve it, but I don’t see how or why improved Analyitcs should be available only to them?
I have several campaigns set up (Google adwords, facebook, YouTube advertising and so on), and I also do lot’s of work across my websites with tracking specific goals with Google analytics.
While I’m able to track how I’m doing in terms of the goals / ads I’ve set up and the best referral to my items on Videohive, I’m not able to determine which of the sources is best in terms of conversion (i.e. the person who came from my website made a purchase vs. the person who came from facebook didn’t).
A while ago Envato moved the analytics tab to a more prominent place (the tab row above the item), which is great a saved me personally a lot of time because I love looking at the data and having it there makes it easier to access. But unfortunately that data isn’t really that valuable… I can see the amount of pageviews / entrances / avg. time on page / bounce rate / exits…
+ referral sources, which to me is the most important part. I prefer to have 10 pageviews from a high converting source than 100 pageviews from a low converting source. But at the moment that data doesn’t give me that info.
Bottom line is – all of these campaigns (and analytics works) I’m doing aren’t worth much if I can’t determine the best performing source. If I could have more data about where my sales are coming from, I’d be able to focus my energies on that specific campaign.
If I’m not mistaking this feature is available for elite authors, but that doesn’t make much sense.. If we could all track our best performing sources, we could all potentially make more sales and as a consequence Envato would make more money.
I’m not sure whether this is a technical issue or anything else, but I’d personally love to have access to more data. Perhaps if this is to tricky to activate for all authors at once, it could be an opt-in feature for authors who are interested.
Looking forward to hear your thoughts (does anyone know of a way to track sales that I’m unaware of?) and hopefully also get an official reply from Envato staff.
Thanks a lot! Daniel
Great start for me! But perhaps it’s because I released a new item.. That always causes peaks in sales.
If that’s the case it’s great news for all of us! Anyone else experiencing the really fast review time?
Awesome, thanks DOGmotion! So perhaps we should close this thread. It’s better to keep the conversation going in one place