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madlep Envato team says

http://www.envato.com/careers/open-jobs —There are no open jobs for the AudioJungle market at the moment.

Yup. This.

Keep an eye on the jobs page. There’s a lot of growth and hiring going on at the moment, so something might come up.

P.S. – if anyone is a Ruby developer who can work in Melbourne, Australia we’re very keen to talk to you :)

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madlep Envato team says

Ok good. I look forward to it. Thanks for the response.

You can wander over to the thread on Co-design with us on our faceted search project, and add this as a suggestion as it isn’t already.

As @KingDog said, we don’t have that yet :(


At least there is a trick (according to Envato API documentation) you can use to refine your search: For instance, this search query:
parallax | and | (blue | or | green) 

will search for ‘parallax’ and ‘blue’ or ‘green’

It’s not straightforward, but it can help refining the search.

That applies for searches done via the API, not the main site search (they use slightly different code paths, and apply the query term differently)

236 posts Marketplace Developer
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madlep Envato team says

@madlep

Sorry, maybe I misread this part for the $2m mark

“Access to a special Power Elite annual report about sales trends on the Envato Marketplaces”

http://elite.envato.com/ That said I don’t think anyone has reached the $2m mark yet.

Ah true, yes there is that. Not sure what that report contains, but being annual there is still a time lag in terms of what is selling on the marketplaces right now.

There aren’t many on $2m+, but there are a handful. No one is on $5m+ as far as I know.

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madlep Envato team says

I may be wrong but I believe this sort of data is only made available to top authors which kind of gives those doing well even more of an edge.

Elite authors get access to Google Analytics for just their own item pages – not the whole marketplace.

So they can see what traffic is coming in to their pages, where it came from (including marketplace search terms) and have some idea of how long people spend there etc.

But they don’t see global things like top search terms or anything that doesn’t result in a user visiting their page.

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madlep Envato team says

I usually check how the search works with the simple “Clouds” search.

For me result looks about the same as previously (and worse vs. before all these updates few month back). “Snow” item is still on the first place and no my previously good selling “Clouds” items on the first page. Currently my best selling item named “Clouds” on the fifth page. Above it so many snow, planes, moons, etc irrelevant to clouds items.

Looks like category name is still too much affecting search results.

Fixing sales boosts is on the way as part of the “secret sauce” stuff :) Not deployed yet though. Probably in the next few weeks.

At the moment it’s normalised based on the highest selling items on any marketplace – which happen to be on themeforest.net with some items getting 10,000s of sales. The effect of that though, is that on sites like videohive.net , where 100s of sales are more common, the sales count boost is so small it’s almost non-existent.

Fix will be to just look at the items in the search results, and normalise sales count boosting based on that.

So that should make the “clouds” query behave a bit better.

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madlep Envato team says

It’s a mix of a reversal, and page caching.

The popular items page is generated once a week, and shows data as it was at the point in time when it was generated. If there is a reversal after that, the item updates, but the popular items page doesn’t.

It is a bug, so I’ll make sure it’s on our list to fix. Probably not super high priority though.

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madlep Envato team says

^ is Stephen Colbert

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madlep Envato team says

Quick update on what has been happening in search land (it’s been a while sorry)

Not a huge number of visible changes in the last few weeks. Lots of behind the scenes work:

  • Upgraded elasticsearch cluster from version 0.90.2 to version 1.1.1. Moved to bigger cluster with more servers, more CPU, more RAM
  • Implemented an automated testing tool to give us better visibility on relevancy changes when we make code changes to search. We now have metrics on exactly how the order of items for the top 8000 search terms has changed between releases
  • More work on relevancy. Boosting on better data/metrics than just sales and ratings (this is a little bit secret sauce sorry, so can’t talk too much about it).
  • faceted search project in progress. There’s a 13 page official forum thread on that alone. Go read :)
  • Recommendation system in progress, so we can recommend complementary items better for users when they make a purchase etc. This isn’t search specifically, but it’s to do with data wrangling that we do, so the search team is best placed to build this.
236 posts Marketplace Developer
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madlep Envato team says

can someone that gets the game explain why is it that no matter what tag you search for in the search box, the site always displays only 30 pages of results?

search for thwe word ‘music’ and it displays 30 pages (each of 30 results, meaning 900 results) but it says it found over 150,000.

so why are the rest of 149,100 results being hidden?

Search results are limited to 30 pages to prevent automated bots from scraping search result pages, and causing server performance problems.

The logic being that humans rarely if ever go past page 10 of search results, let alone page 30 – well, buyers don’t. Sometimes authors do to find where their items place in results.

This is a pretty common pattern for search results. Google does the same thing (they limit it to 1000 results). If you go down far enough through the search results, you stop seeing links to more pages. Our UI shows a link to page 30 straight away, so it’s more obvious that we’re doing that I guess.

As part of the faceting changes , this might get reworked.

236 posts Marketplace Developer
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madlep Envato team says

Some of the dev team played with implementing bitcoin a while back as a proof of concept. Got something basic working fairly easily.

Don’t hold your breath for it going live anytime soon though. The technical side is the easy bit. The bigger task is working through all the legal, finance, and business process issues to use it for real.

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