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cyzer says

Great for established authors with a strong portfolio with existing old sales, but not great for anyone else – especially new authors trying to break in. The old way was not sustainable, and would not have helped the marketplace sites in the long run at all. Either for authors or buyers.

Ok so what’s the point then to be an established author? Whats the point in having a strong portfolio ? Isn’t that how the marketplace should work ? That high quality items should be popular ? Why try hard then ? why create high quality items if high quality doesn’t mean good sales ?

Madlep so you say that the successful items is no longer to be found – no longer of bigger importance? I mean yes there is the “Week’s Top Sellers”, and that’s it. How would anyone find a successful items in the search theme that they are searching for? If the item is not boosted because of being bought. What I see now is pure relevance on the items title and category.

I mean the search was changed and was being tried to fix but nothing is finished and i don’t understand what is going to be done when it is fully finished – what is the goal(??).

Right now no items can have creative minimal title because it just will be found at the end pages of search results. All what is now depending is the items title and some synonyms.

We need to know how the search works and what is important in the search – how is the product found. This is business – I need to plan strategy and to research the market, to know what kind of product to create and how to introduce it to the market.

Could anyone tell how is the search supposed to work at the end. Because now it’s hard to introduce and strategically plan new items.

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cyzer says

It is going to stay this way. Since the search engine doesnt boost the item because of the sales. Now it wount matter if your item is successful. All items are found in the same manner.

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cyzer says

Sunchannel yes it is. We dont have separate searches.

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cyzer says

Unfortunately, there aren’t that many videohive items that are relevant for “sexy logo”. It’s a problem with the content not being there, not with search not finding it. The results that come back all have a very low relevancy score, so more direct hits would place higher – they just aren’t there for that term. Could be a good market niche to get into if anyone wants to start creating new “sexy logo” items… :)

Well at least items which has something to do with “sexy”(tag,description) could be higher than those who doesnt have anything at all or have just a similar word.

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cyzer says

I generally reply to e-mails within a few days, depending on how many I have pending at the given time. If you’d like to forward it to me again, I’ll be happy to take a look.

Ok, I sent it again ;)

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cyzer says

I wrote email to Nissim but not getting any answer.. Nissim ?

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cyzer says

I have 60% drop in sales in compared to December and 50% in compare to months before December. So yes I blame search engine, cause only thing I sell now…SOMETIMES is my old templates I made years ago that was popular then.

yes because search is unusable – if you search for “sexy logo” you get logos which doesn’t even have anything to do with “sexy”.... I don’t understand how is that so…

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cyzer says

The old search four months ago worked perfectly. All the boosts and relevance were really balanced. I would suggest just reverse engineer the old search. Take a look how and what made impact and importance to items in the old search and do the same as it was. Trying to invent a bycicle is a waste of time… and unfortunetly for us authors this time costs money. Already loosing 30% to 40% of whole monthly amount i should be earning and just because of search change.

Search is really important to us and its drasticaly changed many authors are in shock.

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cyzer says
Relevance in a decreasing importance should be:
  • tag(because tags are limited to 15 and author has to have a really good through out thought before sumbitting item, so tag should be the biggest boost in relevance).
  • Description ( into the description authors write all the summary about item in more details, technical aspects, information about usability, items advantages)
  • Rating ( this should be high enough)
  • Item title (this one is really not so important sometimes because many authors tend to pick creative names which would just sound good like BlacKnight; Ultima; Vertical world.. and so on. So it is really wrong thing to make the highest boost depended on item title. If i would search for some soda drink in the world food market it shouldnt give me all the drinks with word “soda” in the name, it should give me cocacola sprite fanta mountain dew. And when i am searching for some holidays in mountains it shouldnt give me mountain dew as top match. Forget the items name. Its least relevant in videohive.
  • Date of upload ( in example: two items of same tags same descriptions should be sorted newer at first older second)
  • Sales ( this one gets attention when items are sorted by sales)
  • Category (only comes as a bonus if tag or description matches)
Main thing: Separate the searche for every marketplace. As I now understand the same laws applies to all marketplaces and same search is used across all items. This is very very very very wrong. You cannot make the same search work for themeforest and grapgic river and videohive. Each marketplace has its own need and numbers.
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cyzer says

Well… i could say a new featured file of the week is a very efficient use of that dedicated place in the front page….. but I will not say that.

Happy valentines day

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