Posts by pixelentity

488 posts
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  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
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  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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pixelentity says

Well there you have it, 2 authors from the list would rather stay as we are now. So that’s the way we’ll stay.

DOK

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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pixelentity says

For one, there is no aggressive attitude. Do you see anywhere I am typing in “ALL CAPS ?”

All I’m asking for is data. Is that so much to ask for? Like what’s the landing pages? What’s the Click-Thru-Rates? What keywords are you bidding on? What types of experiments are you running? Other people have asked about the landing pages as well.

Hit me up, I’m not selling anything, I just want to help you guys out with the PPC campaigns and I know I will be able to increase visibility and provide suggestions to help the cause. I do not want to get in on the action, just help you guys with the campaigns.
Landing page address has been already sent to all the partecipants, project page with tech details will be created on our site, any author who joined will be granted read access to Adwords/GA from where they could get all possible info about the campaign.

But asking for that data before, like we need to persuade you to buy our product, tells me you still missing the point of this project.

So you’re GAQI and only want to help us? Then i have nothing against you handling the whole AD campaign yourself as long as

- all involved authors would agree
- you will do it for free.

BF

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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pixelentity says

@xstortionist

60 out of 75$ will go directly to google, 15 are for general expenses related to the project so i don’t get where such aggressive attitude is coming from since it is obvious to anybody we’re not making any direct,personal profit from the project.

I personally invested countless hours in developing the backend, setting the campaign, integrate it with GA, building scripts to track conversion and estimate sales and you know what ? i did it for free the first time, i’ll do it for free again.

This is a community project: you trust us, you join – you don’t, nobody forces you. Frankly, we have better ways to invest our time than trying to sell shit to other fellow authors.

BF

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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pixelentity says

Hey,

We’re pretty busy at the moment finishing off a piece of work and will be sending instruction to everyone as soon as we can. Don’t worry all is well, you’ll hear from us soon.

Cheers, Donagh.

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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pixelentity says

Also once you get the site back up and running, research every plugin you’ve used to see if anyone has reported vulnerabilities.

I had a WP site hacked in a similar way, and it was because they exploited a vulnerability in a plugin.

That’s actually the most important thing to do as the huge majority of compromised sites are due to script kiddies/hackers wannabes running tools (they just downloaded) to find and exploit well know vulnerabilities.

Widely used CMSs like wp, joomla as well as their top plugins/themes are those tools primary targets.

BF

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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pixelentity says

I agree that the prices need to be reviewed and increased.

Not only has the quality of the themes gone waaaaay up meaning authors are putting more time into their work, but the cost of living has gone up also. Because of inflation (different for each country/currency) this means that year on year, the amount our earnings is worth has actual gone down by several % per year.

  • So the standards have gone up (increasing the value for the buyer)
  • The prices have stayed the same (decreasing the value for the author)
  • Inflation means our earnings don’t stretch as far as the previous year.

Not good, not good at all. Envato has probably the best theme portfolio of any online marketplace, so the buyers will still come. They also understand that each year everything must rise its price to at least keep pace with inflation. Heck they have probably already raised their freelance rates for this same reason. So there is only one loser in this situation and guess what, it’s the Authors. Hurrrrray!

DOK

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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pixelentity says

We do a little, twitter, Dribbble, Facebook, devient art, but prob the most effective is to have a “Buy this item” link in the actual preview on your own server, because then all of the direct google traffic can turn into referral and sale pairs.

In March we did

948 clicks > 24 registered members > 20 deposits

In general over the last 6-8 months we’ve had between 12 and 20 deposits per month, but the best thing is that these referrals usually come with a sale also, and since we are at the 70% mark, that means 100% of that purchase is ours.

Once we start selling WP themes, the value of these referrals will increase because the item prices will be higher, which will be nice :)

DOK

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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pixelentity says

Have no idea, you should contact Google Adwords support about it.

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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pixelentity says

Did you have any issues with Google about this? Because my AdWords account just got suspended this morning and I’m a little bit shocked :) I used a coupon from my hosting account and was advertising three of my products. Have you had any similar issues?

Not really, only issue we ever had is they being slow to review/approve banners. Their support is generally fast and friendly so i’d suggest to contact them asap.

BF

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
+3 more
pixelentity says

Do you plan on posting results? I would like to know what you are using for keyword strategy, it would benefit everyone who has some experience with PPC .
Yeah, we will update this thread as the project goes on

BF

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