Full time author here, feels great. Currently flying solo but I’m friends with quite a few authors so I don’t feel solo.
Month was looking great up until this week, only 1 sale in the last 48 hrs. =l
Someone hug me….....
It’s not just your project he took in this template, it’s also from another glitch slideshow: [removed]
Lmao he literally took two projects, combined them into one, wiped the sweat off his forehead and called it a day.
There’s also another project he made that’s copied/pasted:
[removed] Can’t find the original logo sting, but I’ve seen it before. Btw – yeah I know the rules, no calling out other authors/linking projects, but this is ridiculous.
I agree with the idea of a market wide invite/approval system seeing as how it would slow down over-saturation, but do you guys think Envato will lose money?
Here’s the thread: http://videohive.net/forums/thread/statements-page-not-found/187768
Apparently at the moment it changes your username into lowercase in the url, which is why you aren’t able to view your statement (and which is why cyzer and uniquefx can see theirs lol). Try replacing your username with the way that it originally is.
lassebauer saidI can only speak for myself, but I’ve tampered with a few of my projects in regards to their names. It seems whenever I change their titles to a shorter, more generic name, it’s a lot easier to find in the search engine.
As for your points on use of keywords and how the SEO works, I honestly thought the keywords and title had equal weight. Then perhaps it would make sense to create titles that combine descriptive words with some that make the project stand out? Or would that make the titles too long?
Both broadcast packages had extended names at first – which ultimately caused them to fall to the 4th and 7th page. After changing them to something more simplistic and slightly generic, they now appear on the 1st and 2nd page when typing the same keywords in the search engine. Same goes for a few of my glitch projects.
For the most part, I try to combine descriptive words along with something unique.
I setup a response time monitor for Themeforest a week ago. This is pretty typical of the last week. Here’s a graph of the last 24 hours:
Big spikes are taking 5-20 seconds to get any response (TTFB not page load). Monitor is in Dallas, Texas, USA.Take a guess what this does to sales. Envato needs to earn their 30% or more, and this isn’t cutting it. The marketplace is not accessible to buyers.
Can definitely confirm. From Dallas TX and it’s a roller coaster ride with these loading times. Today seems pretty slow.
Buyers are frustrating because there is no response for them.cyzer said
The main thing is to give good results to buyers and hide all old unused items without support.ZeroLink said
Me logging in every now and then doesn’t mean I’ll provide support, so buyers would still be upset.WordpressGurus said
...if they don’t provide support …. ...if they are not replying to support enquiries with in the certain period of time…
Like surjithctly said, support is not mandatory on Envato.
I know that nowadays almost all buyers expect support, but while it is not mandatory to provide support I don’t think Envato has the right to close any accounts for this reason, at least if the author has opt-out of providing support, isn’t it?Muse-Master saidIMO this is the important point. For example, if an old wordpress theme is not updated in two years and this is causing incompatibility problems with latest versions of wordpress, then Envato should take action and remove the item until the author update it.
What about Outdated items ? and item compatibility ? when they don’t login they don’t provide updates on their items.
Don’t understand why my post was grouped in there since the nature of my post suggest how support isn’t mandatory. (At least not for VH) Plus, as I stated before, me logging in every year and still remain inactive will render this development useless.
Would be a waste of development imo.
I don’t log in for 1+ year, My account is now disabled, I simply log in again to re-enable my account, I go back to being inactive. Lather, Rinse, Repeat.
Me logging in every now and then doesn’t mean I’ll provide support, so buyers would still be upset.