Extremely bad so far. Last month was good, and I was very motivated to upload more tracks, even do it on a weekly basis. Not any more. Coincidence or not, but november is by far one of the worst months on AJ for me so farm and I think the search engine beta testing has something to do with it. Hopefully it will get back to normal
Sale drop here as well. First I thought it was just bad luck, but after reading the stuff about the search engine, I think that has something to do with it, especially since I’m not the only one experiencing this.
I know that the search engine was supposed to change, but I didn’t know it has. What are the changes?
If you only change the colors and heading font yes it’s bad. If you customize it so much that it doesn’t look similar to the original product it’s not bad. Put yourself in the client’s place
This situation highlights what I feel is the single biggest issue on the table for AJ right now. Tiered pricing is needed urgently so that we can all feel good about hearing our AJ music on a national TV ad campaign. The vast mismatch between a $17 AJ license and the usual $10,000-$25,000 spent on original music for a national commercial is almost too painful to fully contemplate.
We all signed up for this and we all knew what we were getting into, but there needs to be some adaptation and evolution of the business model. I don’t think it makes sense to anyone that it should cost the same to license a track for a national Suzuki TV ad as it does to license the same track for a YouTube cat video.I truly hope we see a new licensing structure soon. No one feels good when there is money left on the table, and a major financial opportunity is being missed here.
Hopefully Envato will remove the rating system for AudioJungle, it just makes no sense to keep it. That or turn it into a positive rating system only, like SweetWaveAudio suggested.
This is funny and ridiculous at the same time. Mistake or no mistake, this big retail company should really find another ad company to work with.
@wiseguys, first off I love your files so can’t imagine how you would have any problems.
I think we are on the same page with it, as I see the potential of what you suggest. I think the opt-in option is a great idea, I just fear that not everyone is as sensible as others and the minority as Final Destiny said may potentially argue with results and them not fully understanding design or code principals to make the relevant changes etc may lead to not only them not benefiting from the potential of your idea but unfortunately may ultimately become a headache for envato and reviewers.
Thanks Alex, unfortunately the design mentioned in the first post is a WiseGuys design (I am the designer of WiseGuys and 50andJack).
I agree that not all authors will be on the same track with the reviewer, there’s nothing that can be done about it, but I think most authors would benefit from this service. I know you can’t please every author, but the main idea is to have as few unpleased authors as possible.
So if such service would result in a substantial decrease in the number of unhappy authors, that would be a step forward and not backwards. Not to mention that reviewers would benefit from this as well, so it would be a win win situation