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.
PixelBuffet saidThat’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.
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.
Widely used CMSs like wp, joomla as well as their top plugins/themes are those tools primary targets.
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!
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
Have no idea, you should contact Google Adwords support about it.
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.
Project starts in about 17 minutes, if somebody knocks at your door as we speak, make sure you have the money ready …..
just kidding, all involved authors should be getting a mail right now – don’t worry, there’s plenty of time.