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I went through my portfolio and see that a lot of my titles are long. I also tested out the search engine. Essentially, in order to find a track, people would have to type out the exact title. No wonder I haven’t been getting any sales. I thought it was something I was doing. What are the point of tags and descriptions when it appears that the main search factor is the title?

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Hello all
I’m novice, but initially decided to name my tracks dually: unique (or rare) main part and relevant second part hinting on style or mood.
Good idea. Unfortunately given the way the search engine currently works, all the single-worded titles will have priority (sometimes even if the user searches more than one keyword) over those with more creative, multi-worded titles. This needs changing.

Is this true? If so, you gotta be kidding me! So can I rename all of my tracks to 1 title so that I can put food on the table to my wife and child? Or will AJ reject all of my name changes? I know this definitely needs to change, but if the system is flawed, everyone has to do it to make money. No wonder there are tracks with 1 word titles making thousands of dollars a month—especially if it gets featured. So add on top of the 1 word title advantage, a featured track, then it automatically gets trending, then it gets a lot of sales, and then it’s atop of search results, and then it gets even more sales, and now eternally at the top. Meanwhile, potentially better tracks (yes, better) sit collecting dust because they have 2 words. When will you act on this staff? I don’t want to have to name my tracks 1 word titles.

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I named a TV track “Dirty Flint” today. that is all, carry on. ;)

priceless! :)

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+1 for this thread! (not sure if I did that yet)

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I completely agree. The title of the track should not be relevant in the search engine. Otherwise all tracks tend to have the same four titles.

But when a staff member agrees that the title is very important in the way it’s searched, then people would be mad stopping the practice of naming them the way they are currently. Catch 22.

And titles are important outside of this particular search engine framework in PRO libraries for example and also RF ones, but obviously work in a different way as previously mentioned.

The tags/keywords become far more important, but if it was changed away from the emphasis of the title here at AJ, then I don’t think 30 keywords would be enough.

The title of a track IS important. It’s importance is nullified by naming it the same as everyone else. It becomes a drop in the ocean. By having a unique, original title, you can name it something that makes it stand out in a meaningful way. Whereas now, we are just trying to enter some keyword into the title to get it noticed by buyers. This is rather dubious, and almost angers me (and I am pretty mild mannered). As I said earlier they need to increase the number of keywords if they do this. This is actually quite unprofessional in my opinion and i am surprised it has not been addressed sooner. As earliest stated, someone said they could not name their track “Inspirational’, which sold several times, but then after forcing to change, it stopped selling. So, what about a certain track with a similar name that has never had to change its name, and has made tens of thousands of dollars in just 1 year? I am not saying a track with titles like inspiration or inspirational don’t deserve to sell, but there needs to be more consistency.. I see countless track over the course of the wee with the exact same title “Inspiration”. So is “Inspiration” allowed, but not “Inspirational”? And, what’s the difference?

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So we’ve had various AJ staff agree and publicly state their opinion. Will you act on this Envato? This is a very serious issue and I think will help level the playing field in an already l vastly lopsided market. Many markets do not allow the title to be generic, and there is good reason for it, and that is to avoid the very issue we have on AJ. Allow more tags, have the search more weighed by description and tags and not sales, and buyers will find what they actually need, not just the same thing everyone else buys entitled inspiration.

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Can we include a single freebie within the ZIP folder? (a bonus track).

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Agreed! 100%. I feel like there needs to be an increase in the allowed number of tags as well -in order to distinguish our tracks even more from one another’s. With so many tracks, even the tags start to get redundant. 30 allowed tags is not much, especially when compared to other markets. Along those lines, there should also be a tag counter so you know how many you’ve written, but that’s getting off topic lol

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I was really happy with this one, but no sales :(

http://audiojungle.net/item/inspirational-ukulele-drive/11326611
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Thanks for the comments! Like the original, in the “Chorus” part I added an acoustic strummed guitar. I supposed that doesn’t make it Indie? I really have no other clue what genre it would be. Bottom line though, it probably won’t get accepted. I don’t know why, but I just feel it needs to be like a mirror, you have the first part, then the “Chorus” and then the first part again but just a little different. I suppose I could develop it more in the future. Thanks again! :)

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