So instead of showing popular files that are more likely to be liked by the user and bought, let’s show him files that were bought at most 10 times or that have at most 50 sales in, ideally, more than 6 months. He will surely find what he wants! Great idea!
Dream-Theme saidI think this is absolutely wrong. For older items numbers of sales are the major factor.
Number of sales is very important but not the exceptional key factor.
Yup very wrong… a good example is the PSD category.. Collis (Envato CEO) created one of the first PSD templates in 2008 (2 pages).... it is currently the highest selling PSD file and quite often it appears on the popular page under PSD category to this day… Is his file even close to the level or even as up to date as newer files? – not by a long shot… it only sells purely based on high sales.Now apply this to every other older file on the marketplace with high sales, and you’ll see how flawed the system is – because the formula works exactly the same way as Collis’s PSD file. The evidence doesn’t lie. Buyers are actually missing out on good content, because they end up buying stuff from 2008 instead of 2013 purely because its hard to browse content and find relevant stuff..
It sells because it’s a part of a tutorial on nettuts. If a file has lots of paid advertising and links and banners but it’s 5 years old, it should get the same exposure as a non-advertised product added one week ago?
Why? If a file sells very good, it’s in my interest(as Envato) to promote it to more people instead of promoting items that don’t sell in the long-run. What you’re saying is that an item from 5 years old with 100 sales should be promoted and have the same exposure as one from 1 month that has 1,000 sales.
That’s not good business
Yes, Microsoft is not your partner or your client, you can’t use it.
I’m following this thread for quite a while.. and it’s a real shame to watch how necessary and useful topic becomes an exposition of peoples ugliness, jealousy and selfishness:
“Hmm, my stuff is not selling. Maybe it’s not good enough? Nah, it’s all those nasty top selling items.”
SOME OF YOU instead of making your products better, just want your fellow authors to have less sales so it does not hurt your ego. Bravo!
I’ll have to agree on this. I opened this topic just for the homepage exposure and maybe for a better search filter, which are the things that should help all the authors, however, some of the authors seem like, if they don’t have sales, no other authors should have big sales. That’s indeed a shame.
If you’ll notice on most of the online shos they sort the products based on the number of sales, even if it doesn’t show the number of people who bought it(it’s definitely not the same thing), however, the number of sales is there for a reason. You can’t expect a Mac to sell the same vs a Huawei laptop, so you can show the Huawei laptop first.
The items with higher sales are there for a reason, the buyers are happy, everyone’s happy, it means something, it deserves to be there and to be bought.
they’re not legit
Anps, so you like the way it is now, right? I agree, things will change in the future, hopefully, but wouldn’t you like to know exactly what’s the progress in the search functionality, when approximately will we have any changes and other things like this?
You’re fine with them saying they’re listening for all the feedback and taking it very seriously. The same thing has been told for years, they were always listening for feedback, tell me of a company that doesn’t say “We really appreciate your feedback and we’ll definitely consider it bla bla”.
There are lots of Ghost / Muse / phpBB3 / etc themes that with or without the exposure make almost the same amount of sales because they’re not popular right now on ThemeForest. Instead, if we’d keep only the most popular categories on the homepage, exposure would increase, sales would increase and I don’t see any disadvantage.
Ok, maybe it’s too much to include only WP, but including only WP, Magento, Joomla, Site Templates and maybe Drupal would be okay, from my point of view.
Fiddling with the current tools seems like short term fixes, split TF into 2, ThemeForest for CMS and TemplateForest for everything else, and you’ve just doubled exposure time. TF is getting crowded lately with all the new CMS and frameworks being added, just look at the menu/submenus, of course exposure time will be small on home page with 40 thumbnails and as many categories.
This looks like a good idea, in the end WordPress has like 70% of the marketplace’s sales, show only WP themes on the homepage and for the rest of the items, leave the categories where they are so the buyers can select them http://prntscr.com/23djyn
You’re listening, but doing nothing This is the kind of corporate-like reply we don’t want to hear. We want results, to know what’s happening behind, when can we expect some improvements, when can we expect some changes?
Saying you’re listening and taking out feedback seriously doesn’t mean anything to us(at least me) anymore, sorry.