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Bedros says


Marketplaces doesn’t need a new search engine. All marketplaces need a major deep items clean-up. Simply if you delete all old and not sellable items will create room and exposure for new and modern items. How many years should pass before you realize this minor changes will not help.
Sounds like an aggressive strategy, but honestly if an item has 0 sales for more than 1 year then it should be deleted!! no point in keeping it. However this strategy may no be applicable on certain types of items like photos and audio tracks and maybe logos.

No, and the biggest “no” in the planet. Each item here is a result of hardwork in some sort of way, and we must not forced to delete any of the items, in any period of time. Especially in a marketplace that a single author is uploading 4 items in the SAME day with the exactly SAME design and nobody notices it. What you’re proposing is simply unacceptable.

Even if an item sells only one time in a period of not 1 but 2 years, who can say that the author of the item doesn’t need that $2 dollar or $20 (or whatever)? The count of the items you have is still important in a degree even if you have the best search system in the whole universe.

And yes, we still need each single one of that pennies even if they only come once in a 2 year period.

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Bedros says

I have requested Staff reply, just wanted that Envato development team knows about this

+1, ok.

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Bedros says

Ok.
Just letting you know, also checked with Firefox latest and IE 11 and everything seems fine there too.

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Bedros says

Hmmm, interesting ; everything seems fine on our side. Sorry for the non-sense question but, have you tried to reset browser settings? (cache & history)

Kind Regards,
Bedros

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Bedros says

So, day and day after fellow buyers are trying to find support over the forums. It’s obvious that we should make it clear that if one tries to receive support, they should get in contact with the author of the item first by using their profile page, instead of searching help on the forums. Why not to create a simple PDF that states the point above, and name it something like “READ-THIS-FIRST.pdf” and include in download package?

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Bedros says

+1

I was just about to post this, and then I saw your comment. Usability is seriously affected by this change, so please consider putting the pagination back at the top of every page, Envato! As it is now, I need to scroll all the way to the bottom to navigate to another page, which is seriously bad.


Hi friends, Please add that “Page Number” buttons to top part of the search results too (They should display on both top and bottom parts of the screen). You’re now pushing 50% of the buyers to buy from the search results’ FIRST PAGE.

Users should be able to use those page buttons on top of the search page too.
This is very Important for old items’ exposure because “To see Is To Click”, as always on the net.

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Bedros says

^ Related point to the above, from my buying experiences (here and everywhere), I never skip paginations (located anywhere) as long the result displays decently big numbers like: “200 matching items found”

Yes that’s the point, that’s YOUR buying experience , because you already know where to look and how to buy on web and that comes from years of experience. But purchasers need those links to SEE them, to know what possibilities they have, VF.
No visibility = less exposure

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I think there is no reason to assume the bottom-only pagination as a bias towards first page.
To see is to click. It’s forcing 50% of the current visitors to buy from the first pages’ results.
I see the other way. 50% of users searches keyword and clicks top pagination instead of giving much attention to filters. Talking about past habits of regular buyers.

Respect your thoughts but it’s an obvious USABILITY failure and it should be fixed immediately.We already presented more than enough options to buyers to filter them. Buyers can do whatever they like to do with those filters, because they are already visible enough. Even the recent “search filter changes” reflect the basic internet rule..: “Seeing the links”.

Now, the filters are more obvious (more visible) for only one reason, to make users click on them. Without the absence of page navigation buttons on top, there is no doubt that current structure encourages more purchases from the first page, unfortunately.

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I think there is no reason to assume the bottom-only pagination as a bias towards first page.

To see is to click. It’s forcing 50% of the current visitors to buy from the first pages’ results.

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Bedros says


Then he needs to press the End key one time and click on the page he wants. Not so bad, imo.

Exactly, or the browser’s “Back” button, or use browser history. Even if scrolling was the only option, scrolling UP would be just as cumbersome as scrolling DOWN, I guess.

I think it’s mostly an issue of being used to having it in the top and looking for it in the wrong place. Anyway, not a big deal to me now but I did find it annoying at first.

And now we are just started to discuss even the most basic principles of User Experience and Usability. I can’t even believe that we are talking about this. Sometimes it seems so weird to me and I start to ask myself this question..: “Why we have to fight for something obvious and already proven countless times on the web?”

If a visitor sees a link, they click on it. Because they see it. If they don’t see it, or most importantly if they need to do an extra movement (like scrolling, or clicking on a dropBox button to see the CATEGORY links like they did for the item categories pages when the first homePage update came) they DON’T click on it most of the time, and most of them will start to think “hey, what kind of navigation is this, am I supposed to scroll all the way down again to see the other pages?”. On the web, if you’re by with marketing your products, your visitors should never ask those kind of questions, that’s the golden rule. You should give them the answer before they even ask. And no, most of the time they will not use the “back” button on their browser.

Visitors only interact with what they see on the page itself. This is already proven trillions of times on the internet when it comes to marketing. And we are marketing our products. Exposure is the key here to be able to sell, and it is as important for the old items as it is for new items. Exposure is ONLY possible with VISIBILITY.

Please Envato fix it and place those “page Links Buttons” on both top and bottom of the pages, as you did on the forums’ pages for the same reasons…

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