304 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
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Endat
says

I just noticed that all new submissions are being copied onto a 3rd party site. This is not a piracy thread because they are not offering an illegal download.. but it is kind of fishy that all new items (across all marketplaces) are being copied onto this person’s website with a referral link back to the original item. I looked at the person in question’s profile.. they have over 500 referrals and NO items at all. Isn’t that leeching? Is this allowed?

If this is allowed, then I might as well pull some shady crap like this.. make some useless website that mirrors Envato’s thousands of items to give myself referral money.

3072 posts
  • Has referred 50+ members
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
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wickedpixel
says

Referral cut is a serious business for some, being the only thing they are good at. No harm done.. they just advertise stuff for that cut.

4578 posts
  • Located in United Kingdom
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Won a competition
  • Contributed a free file of the month
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ToivoMedia
says

Nothing to stop you doing that, not that I can think of. It’s not exactly entirely “leeching”, since it’s still promoting the items and giving them sales in the process.

6227 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
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VF
says

Not possible to stop, we have to live with those. I remember once my items directly managed to rank better in google but after few months all those referral link sites started dividing the search result (description copy/paste). From logical point of view, that actually prevents/diverts a searcher from easily reaching the relevant item page but as overall strategy, those referral sites makes it difficult to those who reaches pirate links accidentally – so there are some benifits with hardcore referral guys! :D

434 posts
  • Has referred 1000+ members
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature
  • Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market
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krafti
says

what is wrong if other people promote our files and improve our sales?

954 posts
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature
  • Won a Most Wanted contest
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aleluja
says

It’s not ripping. It’s just referring.

63 posts
  • Has referred 200+ members
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
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sanisoft
says

Should be actively promoted :P

531 posts
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Won a Most Wanted contest
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DoubleX
says

For VideoHive and After Effects projects this is a common thing, you can find tons of websites copying previews and descriptions and reffering back to originals. On youtube you can find every project 2-5 times and always uploaded by a different person. I’m trying to be positive about this, because they are actually bringing new buyers to the marketplaces.

1905 posts YOU TOUCH IT YOU BUY IT
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Became a Top 20 Author of the Month
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Won a competition
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FRESHFACE
says

Why are we even discussing this? :)

304 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
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Endat
says

On what grounds was this thread flagged?

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