Something’s wrong with this:http://audiojungle.net/popular_item/by_category?category=music
Seems to be affecting AJ but not TF.
Same but for VH -> AJ:http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/post-purchase-recommendations/138623
The top selling items (since 2012) have a broad VH user base and new VH users tend to pick music from already successful VH items. New music on the popular files page usually do not have enough relative momentum to stay there more than a week. The exception is when a featured track gets a good start among VH authors. There’s little AJ authors can do to change this. Unfortunately these old bestsellers are also being pushed to all buyers of VH items (see http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/post-purchase-recommendations/138623 )
I’m talking about this:
Everyone here may not have bought an item on VH so this may come as a surprise, but here’s some pretty nice opportunity of exposure for a selection of AJ items. Right after the purchase, there’s a nice big page with recommendations. It goes “You might also like:” – and then the usual suspects, the all time AJ best sellers. Now I think most community members would agree that the top selling music items already have their fair share of infinitely looped exposure. While there’s a good point in recommending good, trusted items – especially to new buyers on the Marketplaces – I really do believe we can extend the scope outside these “goldies but oldies” now. These are tracks from 2010, 2011 and 2012 – are we really saying there’s not been any good music uploaded since then?
Maybe increase the scope of favouritism and juggle the selection just a bit, include the “Featured” ones or add a date filter that at least keeps it fresh. These 5 songs are constantly being pushed, bought, getting in the “popular files” evidently by merit of being stuck in a marketing loop. No other track will ever get a spot. It’s quite annoying really. Is it just me?
+1 for raising the bar on approvals
+1 for improving search functionality (this is actually already happening!)
+1 for experimenting with “forced search”, ie removing top sales pages and linear sorting by sales (maybe just filter out those who have >10 sales and present them in random order?)
+1 for replacing front page ticker with “reviewers top picks”
+1 for making it easier for VH authors to use new music (maybe give them the music for free if it has less than 100 sales?)
+1 for making great music!
Maybe if all marketplace members were able to rate AJ items (without having to buy them), more items would have ratings (specifically 1 star ratings) and sorting by rating would make more sense to buyers?
SoundSphere saidThat’s actually true in many cases. Again, “low quality items” are the root of the problem, while “old items” are really just “new items from the past”. Think 4-5 years into the future, then it’s your files from 2014 that is considered “old”
Oops sry, this comment of mine meant to address old and low quality items that have little or no sales at all. Those are the kind of items that just clog up the search results with their tags, and on top of that, making the search process a lot longer and tiresome for customers, who need to navigate their way around low quality items. I assume that if those kind of items will be rid of, less customers will end up sorting the items by sales, which just make the rich richer and the poor..well.. still poor
I would guess though that this problem will be at least partly solved by being able to filter search results within a specific upload date interval. Unfortunately with the current inflow of new uploads, we will have more NEW low quality items clogging up the search than we ever had OLD ones. It’s really about being able to filter out quality, which unfortunately is (to some extent) a delicate subjective matter.
Maybe if all marketplace members were able to rate other author’s music (without having to buy it), more tracks would have ratings (especially 1 star ratings) and sorting by rating would make more sense to buyers.
This was one of my first concerns while managing multiple item pages. Ideally, i would like the possibility of using dynamic content (e.g. <iframe> tags or similar HTML/text includes). That way one could have for example top and bottom snippets with remotely updatable text/links/images.
There’s a workaround where we can use images hosted on another platform with links to dynamic bounce pages, however this is a bit cumbersome IMO especially when working with links to similar items. Also linking to collections is an awkward way to go and burdens the buyer with an unnecessary extra click.
The main issue for me is the constant updating of previous item pages (250+ now) whenever I’ve uploaded a new similar item. I’d very much like to have a bunch of updated lists of 4-5 item recommendations that I could edit in just one place, and then BOOM all item descriptions with the “include tag” are updated.
I can see the point in keeping description pages clean and layout friendly, but there’s no reason the included HTML couldn’t be filtered just as it works as of now.
I’m guessing the simplest way of implementing this is adding a “communal” field to the item description page which is then editable from the author settings page. However I’d also find good use for having multiple versions of this field, when dealing with different categories of items.
Cheers from Sweden!