since the enormous growth of number of authors and items lately, and big pressure on market and it’s saturation, I believe Theme forest is maintaining this way of reviewing to loosen a pressure, and eventually force some authors to give up.
It’s a way to control both quality and quantity.
Cubell saidThis is already happening, we are forced to go that way, too because we don’t have other choice …
... And that leads to the other annoying fact about Themeforest – which is that in a few years from now, or sooner, authors who want to stay competitive and continue creating themes may have no other choice to but do it.
As i know im really new here, but here’s my opinion.
+ You guys might get use to have everything taken care of by envato, traffic, marketing, and we do excellent products, but, why do we have to depend on them?, if you guys know it’s unstable traffic from envato, so find yourself, build your own marketing tools and SEO your products.
We joined Envato for exactly the marketing and traffic reasons, mostly. And, to let us deal with only coding and design – we do create our items “SEO friendly”, but, you know that’s not enough. For what would we pay 25-50% of comition to Envato if not for marketing and traffic reasons ?
+ This is the market place, there’s others market place trying to catch up with envato, taking segments. So, dont worry so much, finally, Envato is a business, if they dont want to be taken the segments by competitors, they have to improve, and they wont reply or apologize for improving ux ui in the wrong way, but they will fix it
Envato more then once stated the importance of community and it’s feedback. Nobody asks for apologies, but some input, since, in the past they did it. There are no demands. Off course – it’s private marketplace, and they make rules inside – nobody forces us to stay here, we’re all free to leave.
+ UX, UI just a small problem, you see, 590 img not take user to live demo, so create your live demo, make it attractive, top of the page?, if your product good, suitable your customer demand, they will, absolutely they will try to find a “demo” button, at least, right?. And where’s the “suitable customer”?, from your SEO, marketing campain?.
The matter is more complex than just that. And sometimes, some small things, some small changes in UI/UX can make huge difference.
I dont think avada, theme x is just depend on envato traffic only.
Perhaps, but also perhaps they didn’t invest independently in “off-Envato” traffic and promotion until they grew big on Envato. And again, for what are we paying 25-50% if not for exposure, marketing, traffic ?
Afterall, i think it’s time for us to do something different than talk about the problem, hope envato hear, and sales still dive deeply.Comfythemes.
I hope too, because Envato helped us a great deal, and it was a really nice place to be for a couple of past years.
Aligator Studio Team
p.s. Dear reviewers, let’s be friends, not enemies please
I understand your frustration, I really do (we had our share of rejections), but please, that quoted sentence from above might not sound good to Envato team. I believe that reviewers are doing their job the best they can. Off course there are possible mistakes (they are only humans) and you should calm your nerves. Trust me, I know how it is to be (soft) rejected after months of hard work, and re-writes, re-designs etc. I know that review them is under really heavy pressure of new coming themes and authors.
As for your theme – it’s quite good, but, from my perspective, I’ve seen sooo much similar themes, that is really difficult to give some advice … Try with small tweaks with typography (maybe some more unique font), and demos -since those are totally separate demos, try to make them more diverse – I’m sure that it’s possible, that you created great options for that.
Don’t take this opinion of mine as a guide, I am not a reviewer, but maybe just to reflect.
I wish you best of luck.
@leokoo : I give up.
Sorry if I offended you.
I’m going to work now (for a change, hah )
aligatorstudio saidSorry, am just doing the same thing as you did Now we’re even yea.
@MVPThemes – there’s no point, Leokoo (sorry, man) cannot help himself but to see things from buyer perspective ONLY, thus he’s interested in keeping status quo because currently – he’s getting 5 Mercedeses for the prices of one (figuratively speeking, right?). No matter how bad is that generally affecting this marketplace. @Leekoo – there are even better opportunities for you as a buyer – I’ve seen some marketplaces selling bundles of 50 themes for $28 price – go get it, man (google it, and you’ll surely find it) ! There are also like a million themes for free, too.
It’s not the same so, we’re not even. But, ok, let’s leave it there.
Wish you all the best.
@Leokoo – please don’t use my username for your examples – I didn’t use any other author usernames, or either items – it’s against the forum rules, and it’s generally rude.
When I compare 15th May to 15th June 2014 with 2015 I see some hiccup but an increase in average sales per day:
Even that’s about 200 sales more each day there are far more authors/items available for purchase. So I think this is
- 2014: Ø 5448 sales/day
- 2015: Ø 5630 sales/day
theon of the reasons for low sales
@revaxarts : Is that overall Envato traffic/sales ?
If yes, then no wonder to Envato states everything is ok …
Things are then perhaps going this way (simplified) :
increase of no. of authors +
purchase polarization ( more buyers go popular themes / less for not-so-popular ) +
google algorhythm changes +
no banner advestising anymore +
price dumping =
—- —- —- —- —- —- -
lower traffic/sales of majority mid/small authors
Top sellers are going to have even more, the rest of us – bye, bye !
My prediction: Envato market place – dead in a 2 years … Hope I’m wrong
@MVPThemes – there’s no point, Leokoo (sorry, man) cannot help himself but to see things from buyer perspective ONLY, thus he’s interested in keeping status quo because currently – he’s getting 5 Mercedeses for the prices of one (figuratively speeking, right?). No matter how bad is that generally affecting this marketplace.
@Leekoo – there are even better opportunities for you as a buyer – I’ve seen some marketplaces selling bundles of 50 themes for $28 price – go get it, man (google it, and you’ll surely find it) ! There are also like a million themes for free, too.