Congrats on the feature, Benji! You are a great talent and a great person as well I hope you see a nice sales bump!
Hey, thanks again everyone! I really appreciate it
Hey everyone. Thanks so much!
These paw levels are so much fun to achieve and this milestone has been just as satisfying as all the others. AJ has been a life changer for me and my efforts here have helped me develop into a better composer, songwriter, producer, and mixer than I was when I started 4 years ago.
Huge thanks to all the authors whose work made me realize how much I could improve my own music. And thank you to everyone who posted helpful tips on the forums about promotion, mixing and mastering, and other composer/author concerns. I was reading them, and these posts helped me out in uncountable ways.
Good luck to everyone in their AJ endeavors, and again a sincere thank you for all the kind messages
Awesome!! Way to go, Pizza
Did your wife use one of those new edible fonts from fontsquirrel? The edges look very crisp
Perhaps there could be a new system where authors could rank their tags? A revised search algorithm could then ignore the title and look at the tag ranks. If an author creates a track and within the tags ranks their “inspiration” tag #1, it would have the equivalent effect of naming the track title “Inspiration”.
This is essentially what is happening now anyway. Right now if you want “inspiration” to be your primary search tag you must title your track “Inspiration”.
A revised search based on ranked tags can essentially work the same as the current title search, but with the algorithm functioning more behind the scenes instead of upfront and obvious with the titles. It certainly would look like a more creative marketplace with inventive and “inspiring” titles instead of uninspiring clone track names.
Okay, maybe I am fundamentally misunderstanding something here. For everyone using shortened URLs on YouTube, when you look at the Envato analytics and click on “referrals” do you see YouTube listed there?
In the past, when I used the full AJ URL I saw YouTube on that list. Using smartURLs and now Bitly links I do not see YouTube in my referral list. My new Bitly link stats indicate clicks in the past 36 hours yet YouTube is still not listed in my Envato analytics. Do shortened links just get lumped into the “direct/not set” stats or should they actually show where the referral is coming from?
Thanks, I’ll look into Bitly. I just checked my smartURL stats and I was definitely getting clicks that were not counted in my Envato analytics.
Thanks everyone. Yeah, something’s not right here. It looks like since I switched it to a smartURL link I have received absolutely zero YouTube referrals from even my most-viewed videos. Seems really unlikely. I’ll change it back to just the regular full link and see if things change.
I thought I was clever by streamlining the appearance of my YouTube video descriptions and using smartURLs for my referral links (I made sure to include the ?ref=pinkzebra at the end of the forwarded link). However, I have some concerns now that those smartURL links are not registering as referrals. Is that possible?