It seems that the November and December 2012 are critical months. Items approved in these months do not have thumbnails and preview images. Thus, at least in my case.
You are not alone, 5 of my items are without thumbnail and preview images. I don’t know what to say!?
OK guys, here is my item: http://graphicriver.net/item/hero-image-scene-creator-mockup/12039819
Yup Ricard, you’re right, bla bla bla … etc.
Guys, I think you missed the message, here is not about the life duration of some items, but the one universal solution that will be beneficial to everyone. If we can not control the quality (I’m sure it can be controlled), some restrictions must be introduced.
Quality is a relative thing, cheap elements well organized can become a dangerous good, and vice versa. This is a marketplace, in this case the only buyers bring glory to an item, whether it’s a good item or not, they have the final word.
But one thing is for sure: Cleaning is the basis of health!
When my first article is approved, it was March 2012, the market was around 45.000 items and about 4000 authors. I remember this clearly as it was yesterday. GraphicRiver today has about 230.000 + items and there is nothing wrong with that, even more, that’s great, but it’s 5 times harder for buyers to find what they need. Each item must have an expiration date, although it’s not edible.
I have about 20 examples, but I chose one: I had an item that sold about 300 times, but, little by little stopped selling, while not completely stopped and took about 2 months without any sale, a sad one item, confused, lost in space. I decided to spare the pain that item and send the item to retire. There is nothing wrong with this. Retired item now stands proudly on my hard drive and watching me from the ranks of retired items. Sometimes I get a smile from the retired folder and it’s a nice feeling!
I totally agree with you, “A”, I am referring to each item that within two months has not made any sale (old or new item or maybe mine, it does not matter), this product is no place in a successful society, hard-working and creative subjects, who follow trends and tend to be committed to this marketplace.
I think that each item should have a counter that counts down the 60 days, when item is sold the counter starts counting again from zero. This would raise many minds and quality can be increased significantly.
And again, In my opinion, this should not be related to the Fonts, Logos, Infographics & Icons category (perhaps vectors).
I have the urge to write something!
There is no need to accuse each other, everyone has the right to try out one way or another. But there must be some guidelines that can not be written nor explained but can be very effective. If you want to be creative, you can not just go to the store and buy 2kg of creativity at a discount or a pound of knowledge and experience. It does not work that way.
It would be much simpler (and very effective) if each item had automatic deletion!
For example: If an item does not sell within 60 days will be automatically deleted from the marketplace. So for two months, we will have instead 230.000, maybe about 180.000 items, which is quite acceptable, and quality would increase to approximately 20% (of course, this is just a guess) But I am sure it will work!
This should not be related to the Fonts, Logos and Icons category (perhaps vectors).
I stayed on the 80 items for 6 months. For 6 months, I’ve done about 12 items, so I deleted about 12 older items, these older items are sold poorly and does not need to be in stock, because they are obviously out of date or they are not of sufficient quality.
Be an elite author does not mean that your items sell consistently. From my experience it’s the opinion of the authors who have not yet become an elite. Every day you have to keep track of what is happening in the world of graphics, what and how much to offer and how to be innovative, and in which direction, because not every innovation is a winning combination. But if the item has quality, some success is guaranteed.
How to know what’s the good quality with no experience or experience purchased at a discount? Well, we have our reviewers that would substantiate that.
This is my opinion and the way I work. Cheers
Same thing with my last 3 items, I can see the rating in my portfolio, but in the category where the item is located, rating is gone!