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digitalscience
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I think Envato has been preoccupied with monetizing support, instead of building a better market place, raising quality levels and also working on ways to attract more buyers, instead of scaring them off with support fees and hidden VAT amounts in check out.

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I’ve now gone from bad to worse…

Did pages views increase with tag tweaking? It’s still early to tell, I would wait till end of the week.

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So the best idea to get high sales is create a template or theme with hundreds of pages and demos :D
...or build something new that solves a problem that was previous unaddressed ;-)

I agree with this, but its not always a sure bet – the other factor is exposure being very limited, if you get approved on the wrong day of the week, you can slip off the radar quickly. I’ve seen some very unique / creative / new niche items from new authors come and go – however if you are a ready established author, then you’ll have more organic exposure from other items which can really help.

I think the overriding factor is buyers act with their wallets (as Collis once said) – they see a must have bargain deal, they buy without thinking, this is what really boosts items onto the popular pages, and not necessarily that’s it’s unique or a new type of niche. Customers like bargains, and Envato knows this! This is how they got so big.

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digitalscience
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Question now is do I possibly change the names of some items to include a trigger word, but then will that have an effect for off-site links etc. I presume so, which means I can’t really do much unfortunately.

You can change the title of an item, and the link will redirect regardless of the name, as long as it has the item id code.. try changing the title in URL and you’ll see.

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OK well I looked through search results and changed some tags in some items (still waiting for approval) however I found some things – for example I have a few WooCommerce themes, when I search for ‘WooCommerce’ many on the front page do not even have this as a tag, it’s also not in the name – so I am not even sure what they are using for a search criteria tbh. This is set at ‘best match’ so I’m quite confused. Any input by anyone would help :)

When I do this search, all results on first few pages have ‘WooCommerce’ in the title, I think that’s going to be an overriding factor to appear higher up. But also best match is a bit of a random script, showing top sellers, and new items, and everything else in between – so it’s difficult to tell how it actually works :D

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digitalscience
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zero spikes here, still absolutely horrible for me.

I think sales started to drop / fluctuate more since they updated the tags filter feature. And I’m thinking tags are a little bit more important than they were before, especially with so much focus on popular tags.

I’m just noticing on your items you’re not always using the full 15 number of allowed tags – some less than 10, it would probably improve your chances if you use all of them. And maybe rather use single words instead of duplicating the same word in multiple tags. In theory this should improve your results.

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digitalscience
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Haha wow that’s awesome! What are the chances!?

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digitalscience
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16 June is the record sales in 2015. In you the same? Why 16 June ? I did not do any promoting.

Same here, unusual spike in sales, after very slow sales..Not complaining though :D its interesting that some are experiencing the same sales trend.

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digitalscience
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So the source of low sales are multipurpose themes authors or prices?

Just prices. If things were priced more fairly, then sales would be distributed more fairly.

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What cars do the Power Elites drive?.. I’m curious :)
Miroslav here. LR RR Evoque. That’s the only beautiful car that can be driven on our roads. Engines on it are meh, though :)

Very nice! Haven’t seen those here in South Africa yet, seen a couple Porsche Macan’s but you right, it’s not the best looking Porsche haha – the boxster is a good choice!

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