Oh damn. I didn’t know you could resubmit. Hmm…
News to me as well.
Hey Carmen, if you’re still watching this thread – am I interpreting it correctly that if I wanted to take a non-performing song out of my exclusive portfolio in order to see if it will sell elsewhere, I could resubmit it on my non-exclusive account? I had always thought this was against the rules (possibly based on that warning soundtrove posted).
I know that there are several of us with both exclusive and non-exclusive accounts, and may want to move songs from one to the other for various reasons.
I guess on the one hand this could only benefit Envato, in that there is still potential revenue from the song if it still exists somewhere on Envato. I could also see potential for abuse if a song is deleted and then resubmitted on a regular basis in an attempt to keep it eternally “fresh.”
I would first upload tracks to AJ as an exclusive item, when the track doesn’t do well after 6-9 months or longer, I’ll delete it and upload to my non-exclusive sites.
This is exactly what I plan for my exclusive profile, though I’m going to give songs a year before moving.
As far as other sites go, I have one where I do better than AJ, and several that are worth posting to but don’t do as well and aren’t as consistent.
I hate the “what do you do” question, but it’s true that’s a question I get asked a lot. I normally just tell people what my day job is (software engineer – people understand that and don’t ask any more questions). Sometimes I’ll go into trying to explain the stock music stuff – most people don’t understand, or think it’s just some silly thing I’m too old to be doing.
I haven’t been reading the forums much lately and missed this entirely. I also haven’t read the 200+ posts so I don’t know if I’m repeating things here, or if there’s some controversy or another about all this, but I was quite surprised to receive my first rating with a comment in an email today – that is freaking fantastic! This has potential to turn a universally frustrating system into an extremely useful feedback loop.
I’m sure there will be some uncomfortable comments from time to time, but to no longer be working in a vacuum is a very welcome change.
+1000 to the Envato staff – thank you!!!!!
Exclusive account will be 51% for a few months yet – I’ve still got the black paw milestone to look forward to first. My non-exclusive accounts, as reflected by others above, are still at 33%.
Congratulations on the bump!
I’m with Gareth, Erick and Antonio – packs have worked out well for me. They usually count for anywhere from 10-25% of my total revenue for a given month. I’m also convinced that they bring exposure to old songs that would otherwise get lost in the lists, and probably drive single sales.
I think it’s up to the author, like was implied above.
+1 – thanks! Ach, it’s that time of year again, isn’t it?
Welcome to the jungle!
Hey Juan, this is a bit old so you may have gotten in by now, but just in case…
In order to use Google Analytics you need to have an account with google, e.g. a gmail account. From there, you should be able to go to analytics.google.com, create a new account and get the tracking ID, and then paste it into your user settings on AJ. It sounds like you’ve already done that part, so going forward you should start seeing information tracking into your analytics account.
Google Analytics doesn’t report historical information real time, so it will be at least 24 hours before you see results come in for some of the graphs, and then these will be refreshed every day or so. Even then, the data really isn’t that useful until you’ve let it run for a while so you can see some trends. Also, not every metric is tracked by Envato so you’ll find that though Analytics has a ton of options, some of them won’t show any data.
However, you can see some things happening in real time – go to analytics.google.com, log in, navigate to your account > All Web Site Data, and click on Real Time under Standard Reports, and then Overview. For instance, I have one visitor currently, in Ft Bragg, California
Anyway, the best way to learn is to click around and see where you get results. There are a lot of metrics up there and the interface is kind of confusing. I still need to spend some time in it to understand what it all means – perhaps there is somebody out there with more knowledge who can give us a tutorial
Awesome work, Mike! Looks like putting your nose to the grindstone over the last few months has paid off, and especially so considering this is typically a slow time for a lot of people. Best of luck on the next 200 and beyond!