I totally agree with you UniikMedia, because I had the same thought. This would be very useful. I myself clean up my own portfolio several times a year. Either I work over old files with low sales or I delete them. Why should we leave an item on this marketplace if it don’t sales?
Cleanups wont happen. They need to have big numbers:
Never remove them, because they produced by sweat and tears. And most importantly, we gave our TIME to produce them, and none can give it back to us.
Old items can also be helpful to get some exposure from the “inside” for authors’ newer items.
but it it’s old and not selling it should be removed since it’s just bloating the marketplace and obviously has no value to the end consumer…
I think that if some files are to old they shouldn’t be deleted from marketplace. There are some people that still needs them, they bought that item and they have a right to download it anytime they want.
For example that items just should be stopped selling on ThemeForest. I think that is the most flexible way of pleasing valuable customers of Theme Forest.
In the end we are here because of them…
I think it’s a good idea as it’s already hard enough for buyers to filter through the thousands of items so why not review old items with no sales.
1. I dont think something must be deleted since once it had been approved. I just want to ask – for why? What do you want to get with deleting something?? Besides, Some times i need some old school item And I’m really ready to pay for em.
2. But updated items must be shown again in the new items as i think. Updated items must be shown in “New Items” on the Main Page within other New items, or … in the special page something like “Recently Updated Items”.
And It’s really reasonable as i think.
I agree to the idea of re-reviewing the tracks to ensure the best quality.
I also agree with the idea of deleting the tracks that stay in a portofolio for one year without one single sale. That could actually increase the chance of you getting more sales. Let’s say, ipotetically, that 20% of all items on audiojungle never sold once during a whole year. Obviously those tracks are NOT QUITE what customers are searching for (although they may be masterpieces). But when the customer is searching for an item on audiojungle, that 20% is a lot of “junk” that is wasting his time. Eliminate that 20% and there is a bigger chance he will stumble uppon one of you selling tracks. I don’t think anyone expects that after one year with no sales the track would suddenly hit the roof and make him filthy rich.
We shouldn’t keep uselles tracks (at least for this marketplace) just to have a bigger portofolio. The proper songs give you the income not the big portofolio. Let’s say you are a client and you enter one’s portofilio. He has 30 tracks. Nobody would have the patience to listen to them all. If the work is really good, you listen to one song, the maybe another 5-6 of them. After that you would bookmark that page, so you could check him out another time. The song that never sold for a year (It maybe hurt you, it’s your prreeeeeciooous, but stop being so subjective) is trash. When you open the portofolio and half of it is full with that trash you listen 30 seconds (two tracks skiping from the begining to the middle then the next track) then you say NEXT.
The track that sells, THAT is quality. The rest of them have no relevance here.
This was also proposed multiple times on Activeden and the reason behind is simple: the number of items grows over time, eventually becoming so big that it’s nearly impossible for buyers to find what they’re looking for.
Authors usually split in: - those who believe that nothing should be deleted, no matter what. - those who think that item sales should be part of a natural selection process.
I’m for the latter in a brutal way: we do upload stuff here to sell it, not to show off our work. Items that have very poor sales in huge amount of time clearly failed their purpose and then should be removed.
Reviewers can barely keep up with the amount of new submissions already, to also add lots of old stuff to their queue would just make things worse.
- Please read our community guidelines. Self promotion and discussion of piracy is not allowed.
- Open a support ticket if you would like specific help with your account, deposits or purchases.
- Item Support by authors is optional and may vary. Please see the Support tab on each item page.
Most of all, enjoy your time here. Thank you for being a valued Envato community member.