Is Envato focusing too much attention to top selling files? A case study

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erwin_schro
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+ 1 to all suggestion for better exposure old updated items

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doru
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“Is Envato focusing too much attention to top selling files?”

partially yes, is just an really old system that was made when no one even knew if this “online marketplace” will actually work. There were a couple of items, you show them by date, then you show those who got some sales,

off course is not a good system when you have millions of items. How to improve this system needs to be done by people who are very good on this particular user interface area, probably not many of them on this planet and very hard to find even if you have money to pay.

now envato is taking the step by step approach, change a bit there, see what happens, change something else if sales don’t go to hell. Very risky but as long as your income is not going down there’s no hurry.

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mothinkers
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Anyone else can see this? I can only see this page on Videohive, not the other marketplaces, it seem like envato is focusing even more on popular files!
What do you think about it!

Edit Changing the image! Left the balance visible :D

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VF
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Anyone else can see this? I can only see this page on Videohive, not the other marketplaces, it seem like envato is focusing even more on popular files!
What do you think about it!

That’s not Popular files. That’s just featured item thumbnails enlarged – not a problem.

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felt_tips
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The problem is that where once upon a time the featured file might be a new and exceptionally unusual or creative piece of work, the guys who choose them also now seem to wait until a file has proven or is proving itself in terms of sales before featuring it. So the featured file is also pretty strongly affected by sales too.

It’s true that there are very few ways for the middle ground or new files to get exposure. Envato is a system where a tiny, very visible percentage rises to the top and earns well (mega-well in the case of TF) and the rest sinks to the bottom, not covering the time input with anything even approaching a subsisitence level of pay.

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Anyone else can see this? I can only see this page on Videohive, not the other marketplaces, it seem like envato is focusing even more on popular files!
What do you think about it!
That’s not Popular files. That’s just featured item thumbnails enlarged – not a problem.

Yes, i’ve seen that VF, In fact, I wrote popular files. Just wanted to hear some consideration.. I think they’re VEEERY BIG now! :ohrly:

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FlossieWood
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I think we have a real problem with it in AJ we really need a search function that is more categorised for the buyer. I haven’t seen another stock library with such a general search anywhere! Please can we have this Envato????!!

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wickedpixel
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I have a problem with the sub menus that show at hover. They all show the first item “Popular items” and it kinda makes the viewer to click that link, instead of looking for “All Items” option or other ones.

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erwin_schro
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I have a problem with the sub menus that show at hover. They all show the first item “Popular items” and it kinda makes the viewer to click that link, instead of looking for “All Items” option or other ones.

What a fantastic balance you have there! Sorry out of topic :)...let’s move on…

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pezflash
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This discussion comes from Flashden times…
I don’t think things will change, no matter the ideas that could merge up on forum.

Populars featuring strategy returns more money for Envato. That’s all and it happens on any ecommerce business. Legit enough. Move on.

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