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@All,

Looking at few pages of discussion, looks like our time wasted with self centered suggestions and attacks :|

ok!

Agree! Sorry for being part of it. I’m off.

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Actually I meant that you might,ve been 2 or 1 have the changes been introduced :). So the proposed changes should affect positively all new items regardless of their position in the top weekly.

Honestly I doubt that it wold change things that much. I have what I believe to be a good understanding of why different themes in TOP 10 are in their places. Number of sales is very important but not the exceptional key factor. I’m referring to Kriesi again – he already described situation earlier in this thread.

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... I’ve shown you couple of absolutely new items that got to Top 10.

Why should these items settle with the position the have? They may be higher in the ranks if the traffic distribution has been more balanced and the changes we are discussing have been introduced.

Please stop pointing to new items that have success and made it to the top weekly charts. Their sales are undermined as well by the current flows of the site. So how do you feel being number one or two :)?

If those files are good enough they will end up even higher next week!

And why should I “stop pointing to new items that have success and made it to the top weekly charts”? because it proves somebody wrong? :)

> So how do you feel being number one or two :)?

Actually it’s 3. It’s cool, but tough. Because you need to evolve fast to stay there. Much faster that you do before initial theme release.

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Look I’ve been selling here since 2007, I saw ActiveDen start from nothing, to something huge.. and as the top seller there I experienced all the flaws and learnt how they work in my favor. The exact same thing applies to TF.. except TF is much larger than AD ever was. I’m probably the only ELITE who will speak openly about the flaws, because the marketplace I was on is now dead, otherwise anyone else who is Elite and selling well, will keep quiet and point out other reasons why new authors struggle to have good sales.

I’m not saying that you are completely wrong. I’m also not saying that all is fine on ThemeForest. I just don’t agree that things are THAT bad. I also consider some of your ideas as too radical. That’s it.

P.S.: In the authors quiz that took place some weeks ago (about the Elite program) I mentioned that there’s lack of communication between Envato and authors. And that it’s not the best time for new author on TF, because your item can be buried beneath low quality clones.

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... I’ve shown you couple of absolutely new items that got to Top 10.

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Great files do pop up from time to time, but they need to be exceedingly higher quality and fill a new niche – what this site lacks is creating competition between existing niche files – to keep content new and fresh. Instead the niches become stagnant with same files which don’t change over years.

Sorry, I’m not getting the point. You’re not happy that new items needs to be better than old ones to complete with them?
Keyword “exceedingly” New files basically have to be the best file on the marketplace to compete with entry level top seller files. 5 years ago you could upload a file at the same level and it would be fair competition.

Sorry, cannot agree 100%. http://themeforest.net/page/top_sellers – there are enough new items.

Edit: Especially pay attention to 7 and 8 place ;) Is it enough?

Even here http://themeforest.net/category/wordpress you will see items that stands out.

Edit 2: + I’m still not getting why “same level” item should be competitor to original one. IMO to compete “new” MUST be better than “old”. Otherwise why would you need “new”??

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Great items appear in the rankings for sure but in lower position than they should be :). So you may as well be a victim of the current system. :)

A small glance into my portfolio will prove that I was “victim” many-many-many times :) Oh wait, it’s just because my items (well at least most of them) were/are not good enough for “popular” flies!

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What I’m saying is keep the exposure to new files consistent over the years, so that whatever files become popular, it will be fair and even the playing field between new top sellers and old top sellers and create more balanced competition.

+1 for for more balanced exposure for new files. But more exposure will not guarantee that item will become “popular”. Again, Kriesi already wrote about it.

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Edit: Regarding refreshing every 24 hours, that also needed but looks like that will still not solve the problem of “how an item of 9 hours initial exposure can receive competitive sales to reach weekly popular”. This is where we need a separate popular section dedicated for new items alone.

That’s where more fair distribution of exposure on the homepage comes in.

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