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osigrandi says
Solutions, complains etc …. I reply in here as in other threads .. what’s all about that exposure ? People seem in NEED to be seen. “bla bla my item is not in the “recent items” So who gives a ** ? I think it’s not Envato’s philosophy at all. Are you all in need of money ? So get a job. In my point of view you all take this to seriously ! Enjoy art , do it and live it. If you can make some potential budget with it , so rock it , don’t complain ! If not , do more !

No offense, but this really is mostly about money. If you want a community for artists, try DeviantArt or something similar.

We can make art for our own enjoyment as well, not everyone needs to ego-trip on 3rd party compliments, and let’s be honest, most of the themes here are not fancy/creative, they’re business oriented.

You can’t possibly be serious and think that for authors like Kriesi, Epicera and the like, this is a pure fun and relaxing hobby, at least not when you’re clearing thousands and thousands of dollars in monthly profits.

You must think they spent 6 months on the redesign for the sake of ‘art’ too LOL . Hell, the developers agreed to work on it just for hugs and kisses and friendly pats on the back for a job well done.

Sorry, don’t feel to irritated with my comments :) I’m in a particularly cynical mood this evening…

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Roeven says

I’m actually having a hard time choosing a side. OctoFine put it very clearly, most people are here for the money. But as my money still jingles and doesn’t fold yet, I’m mostly here for fun.
As for the solution, go ahead. I don’t think it will change much, but it won’t get worse. I’ve never had any real good sales from the frontpage exposure, so mess around with it if you like. :P

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DanielKeller says
It all comes down to producing quality work. Quality sells itself with or without exposure on the homepage. just my two cents

+1

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Reaper-Media says
my money still jingles and doesn’t fold yet, I’m mostly here for fun.

Haha, I love that! :D Did you make that up? :)

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Daniel_R says
I’ve only skimmed over your replies, but I think the best way to overcome homepage exposure is to make sure your files come up with the applicable search keywords. The new design has put the searchbox more in the spotlight, which is very good. Of course, I can’t prove anything with statistics, but my guess is that most buyers stumble upon your files via search, definitely now that the category list is hidden in a flyout menu. And, trying to get more followers, also a new feature, will also help to get your files longer on the homepage.

+1 really good tip to try to add more followers, but any ideas? anyways, I am most of a buyer here and I don’t use too much the search function but the categories which are more hidden as you said.

Roeven you are so right about the quaility gives you exposure, if not, ask placdarms, his work is always the feature item of the week ;)

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Joost Moderator says
Maybe what Reaper Media suggests could be implemented if the recent items section could scroll back like the featured items does.

This way items that are still on frontpage and have exposure time left would stay there but if the user clicked the right arrow it would show “upcoming” files that were approved but just waiting to display on frontpage.

This way they would still be accessible and in some ways getting more exposure time, as they would have time in the upcoming section and then there alotted time on frontpage too.
I like that! :) +1

Same! I like the original idea a lot as well, Reaper-Media, but that suggestion might just be the improvement it needed. I don’t think that 2 queue’s is in fact a bad thing. The second one is fully automatic, as people have stated, so will not cost any extra manforce. You might have your file exposed just a tad bit later than you would normally have – in return, though, you recieve the exact right, equal, fair amount of exposure! That sounds like a perfect philosophy to me! :D

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DanielKeller says
my money still jingles and doesn’t fold yet, I’m mostly here for fun.
Haha, I love that! :D Did you make that up? :)

hehehe me too.. I’m here for fun, maybe I earn someday enough to fold my money :D

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inmotion says

I’m 100% with Reaper-Media. The only way to have all files the same amount of exposure on the homepage is with a second cue after the file is reviewed. Are there people who are going to complain that it takes longer for there files to be on the homepage? Of course. But at least it’s a fair system and all files will get the same amount of exposure. Anyone who thinks that exposure on the homepage is not a big deal should aks any author wo has or had an item on the popular page. The only way to get on the popular page is via the homepage. The homepage in it self is not that important for sales but the popular page is. I have 14 items. 1 of these items was for almost a whole year on the popular page. 80% of my earnings to this day comes from that one item. Ask yourself this, what would you prefere: 1) Keep the curent system as it is. Your file is going to be on the homepage quicker but there is a very big chance it will only be there for a very short time. Your great file didn’t get enough exposure for people to see how great it was and it gets lost with all the other thousand of files here on Flashden. 2) Have a second cue. True you will have to wait a bit longer. But at least your file will get a fair change to get on the popular page and have lots of sales in the following weeks, months, or even in some cases years.

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inmotion says
Solutions, complains etc …. I reply in here as in other threads .. what’s all about that exposure ? People seem in NEED to be seen. “bla bla my item is not in the “recent items” So who gives a ** ? I think it’s not Envato’s philosophy at all. Are you all in need of money ? So get a job. In my point of view you all take this to seriously ! Enjoy art , do it and live it. If you can make some potential budget with it , so rock it , don’t complain ! If not , do more !

No offense, but this really is mostly about money. If you want a community for artists, try DeviantArt or something similar.

We can make art for our own enjoyment as well, not everyone needs to ego-trip on 3rd party compliments, and let’s be honest, most of the themes here are not fancy/creative, they’re business oriented.

You can’t possibly be serious and think that for authors like Kriesi, Epicera and the like, this is a pure fun and relaxing hobby, at least not when you’re clearing thousands and thousands of dollars in monthly profits.

You must think they spent 6 months on the redesign for the sake of ‘art’ too LOL . Hell, the developers agreed to work on it just for hugs and kisses and friendly pats on the back for a job well done.

Sorry, don’t feel to irritated with my comments :) I’m in a particularly cynical mood this evening…

I don’t think you are being cynical. Just realistic. And you make a very true statement.

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GeertDD says
It all comes down to producing quality work. Quality sells itself with or without exposure on the homepage.

Very true.

Nicely related vid, I happened to stumble upon tonight: http://powazek.com/posts/2134

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