Another quick though on the Holiday themed files… especially around Christmas time, when authors are submitting an insane amount of holiday themed content, would it be beneficial to set up a small section on the home page, solely for that holiday content?
It could be useful for buyers who come to VideoHive specifically to purchase those types of animations, and to separate them from the rest of the usual content that authors submit.
The section could be added or removed throughout certain times of the year, when there is an influx of themed content being submitted?
That’s why the automatic removal after 6 months might be great. Everyone would know the ground rules and reviewers wouldn’t need to make tricky calls.
If after 6 months, the market has voted decisively against your file (i.e. less than 5 sales) then it disappears.
It has to happen at some time anyway. Imagine Videohive after 10 years. There will be thousands upon thousands of redundant, abandoned, unsold files.-f.
I totally agree with the 6 month automatic removal, and think that would be a great way to keep the marketplace slimmed down, and full of files that people want to buy.
LOL I can only imagine the VH marketplace after several years! Even with the removal of files that don’t sell after 6 months, it’ll still be a HUGE amount of content!
I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the results of this thread.
Here’s a couple of constructive thoughts too.
- Encourage originality and development by making a category called The Originals. Anything that is particularly innovative goes in this prestige category. When a buyer goes here, they know they are getting the real thing, not some knock-off. For authors it’s an incentive to be original.
- Let the market decide on quality: Strip files automatically from the marketplace that have less than 5 sales after 6 months. This will get rid of more than a third of market place files. If the level were set to 10, then around half would disappear. No revenue would be lost – buyers will still find a file.
- Since nearly all files have a five or a four rating, then have an alternative way of sorting searched files… not by rating, but by number of ratings – or number of ratings per sale.
- Add a “search files of the week” into the main search criteria. Once again, an incentive for authors to produce ground-breaking, high-quality files.
As ever, my suggestions are not about banning smaller or lower quality files from the site – they are important to the site too- but simply about giving those authors who are inclined to produce something original a little more incentive to do so than exists at present. And ultimately about making the Videohive experience more stimulating for buyers. Happy buyers benefit every author, no matter what kind of file they produce.-f.
Graphic4444 is COMPLETELY right about everything he said above. Great recap!
I feel the same way in terms of keeping a high standard of quality. There are some projects that get accepted that just aren’t quite that good.
My fear is that the marketplace might become overwhelmed with low quality projects, and potential buyers will be discouraged by having to sift through all of the files that are sub-par.
I’m sure the marketplace has use for all the files that are submitted, but there is an obvious line between the quality projects, and the not-so-quality projects.
Of course, determining quality during file acceptance is a difficult thing to accomplish… where do you draw the line in terms of overall quality? And what would the guidelines be for not allowing a certain project to be allowed?
It would be a tough thing to turn down a project submitted by an author, stating that “it just ins’t good enough” for the marketplace, but maybe thats what needs to be done.
Hey, look at Apple and their App Store! They rule with an iron fist and don’t let a lot of apps get accepted for many various reasons.
I’m grateful for VideoHive, and think that we should be very welcoming of new authors. I, myself am new as I just joined in November.