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dedalx says
Even buyers already compain about new design and search: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/feature-request-please-from-a-buyer/137954
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D-Music says

I can confirm that all sales dropped after design was changed. I can confirm this for current days and even for day when new design was switched on for some hours/minutes (in this time we have 0 sales). As prove I can also say that in this sunday we got so low sales count that we don’t have in sundays for past 2 years!

New homepage design is not very useful for people, you advertise only BIG SEARCH now, this mean most of all users will search for some tags to find right theme, this is good but your Search is very bad and you should not advertise it before you will make good search with advanced filters. Now most of all users go to search, can’t find what they search and goes away to another marketplaces.

This is how should work search on Themeforest: http://tf.marketopia.net/search

Check FILTER RESULTS on the right – this is what Themeforest must have!

Third party users already made it just using your API and FOR FREE, why you (BIG COMPANY, with BIG MONEY, with full access to your site, not just API) can’t do the same search? We (authors) asking for this in this forums for years! Made search like on example and sales on marketplaces will grove a lot for all authors.

Users need ability to find what they need, they don’t need new homepage designes that already was changed several times this year.

Our sales dropped around 50% after design was changed. Please return all back until you made good search!

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I certify sales fell sharply after the change the home page. I absolutely agree, why should advertise the search if it is realized now is very bad. Somehow time, I searched videos on videohive, and you know what? I could not to find what I need. I had to view the a bunch of the pages to find least something similar to what I was looking for. Envato, you should be more focused on the advanced search. Old design was not ideal, but at least it worked. Just my opinion.

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dedalx says


I can confirm that all sales dropped after design was changed. I can confirm this for current days and even for day when new design was switched on for some hours/minutes (in this time we have 0 sales). As prove I can also say that in this sunday we got so low sales count that we don’t have in sundays for past 2 years!

New homepage design is not very useful for people, you advertise only BIG SEARCH now, this mean most of all users will search for some tags to find right theme, this is good but your Search is very bad and you should not advertise it before you will make good search with advanced filters. Now most of all users go to search, can’t find what they search and goes away to another marketplaces.

This is how should work search on Themeforest: http://tf.marketopia.net/search

Check FILTER RESULTS on the right – this is what Themeforest must have!

Third party users already made it just using your API and FOR FREE, why you (BIG COMPANY, with BIG MONEY, with full access to your site, not just API) can’t do the same search? We (authors) asking for this in this forums for years! Made search like on example and sales on marketplaces will grove a lot for all authors.

Users need ability to find what they need, they don’t need new homepage designes that already was changed several times this year.

Our sales dropped around 50% after design was changed. Please return all back until you made good search!

+1000000

I certify sales fell sharply after the change the home page. I absolutely agree, what for advertise the search if it is realized now is very bad. Somehow time, I searched videos on video hive, and you know what? I could not to find what I need. I had to view the a bunch of the pages to find least something similar to what I was looking for. Envato, you should be more focused on the advanced search. Old design was not ideal, but at least it worked. Just my opinion.

I don’t understand why Envato always test new features on all authors and all real users. We are not laboratory rats:) We lost hundreds of dollars. When you made some great big changes in site you must be sure that this will not affect profit for everyone before add this feature to live site. For example Google test new features on limit part of traffic, to check what will happen after change for all system. Envato can test in the same way (show new design only for random group with 10% of customers, then check statistic about usability and sales and only then apply new feature to ALL users).

I tryed to find simple blog theme for WP on themeforest week ago and I can’t find what I need too (I have several key moments that I need in theme but I can’t search it with current search. All authors use only images in item page and this is impossible to search by “features”). I checked more then 100 pages from search and then go to another site to find theme.

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doru says

Our sales dropped around 50% after design was changed. Please return all back until you made good search!

There is a drop on sales here but my sales are quiet a roller coaster, and usually at the end of the month is more or less (20 – 30%) as the month before.

What I want to say is that I don’t have the necessary data to affirm this homepage change is at fault. Maybe is just another roller coaster on down level.

We will see.

What is worrying is seeing an elite author announcing 50% sales drop. I mean, the amount in sale each day and elite account makes can give you a better overview.

Question is: Did the sales drop is account specific (just leveling to other authors) or is at marketplace level?

I’m not sure if we will get an answer to this (with corporate secrets and stuff) hope is the first option because else we have a big problem here.

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dedalx says


Our sales dropped around 50% after design was changed. Please return all back until you made good search!

There is a drop on sales here but my sales are quiet a roller coaster, and usually at the end of the month is more or less (20 – 30%) as the month before.

What I want to say is that I don’t have the necessary data to affirm this homepage change is at fault. Maybe is just another roller coaster on down level.

We will see.

What is worrying is seeing an elite author announcing 50% sales drop. I mean, the amount in sale each day and elite account makes can give you a better overview.

Question is: Did the sales drop is account specific (just leveling to other authors) or is at marketplace level?

I’m not sure if we will get an answer to this (with corporate secrets and stuff) hope is the first option because else we have a big problem here.

We sell for 3 years, we know that sales drops in weekends, summer and August especialy, but we have statistics from all years and days and see what and how goes before and now. I’am 100% sure that current sales decrease relevanted to homepage design change and if you check all thread pages not only me see this (some other elite authors too). Our several partners (Elite authors too) have the same decrease now.

As I see by Staff answers overall sales on marketplace not drop down and this is easy to explain – now more traffic goes to TOP10-30 items in categories and featured items. People use homepage search for simple searches like “Responsive WordPress”, “WordPress theme”, “Blog theme” (even search field placeholder help to search exactly this). What people will find? Of course TOP Sales items will showed in search first and they will buy it, Avada and other top themes now have traffic incease. But all other good, but not old themes and new just released themes now will lost all traffic and sales. And this is very bad, because situation changed only for us – for Authors, not for Envato (they still have the same profit, but from another authors – who have top items). In this case Envato may not change anything and not top or very old authors will lost everything..

Even on my 27” iMac I see only Search and featured items when I opened homepage. What will see users with regulars monitors (1280x) ? Only search! New items section now work like site footer – nobody will use it.

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BetaMotion says



Our sales dropped around 50% after design was changed. Please return all back until you made good search!

There is a drop on sales here but my sales are quiet a roller coaster, and usually at the end of the month is more or less (20 – 30%) as the month before.

What I want to say is that I don’t have the necessary data to affirm this homepage change is at fault. Maybe is just another roller coaster on down level.

We will see.

What is worrying is seeing an elite author announcing 50% sales drop. I mean, the amount in sale each day and elite account makes can give you a better overview.

Question is: Did the sales drop is account specific (just leveling to other authors) or is at marketplace level?

I’m not sure if we will get an answer to this (with corporate secrets and stuff) hope is the first option because else we have a big problem here.

We sell for 3 years, we know that sales drops in weekends, summer and August especialy, but we have statistics from all years and days and see what and how goes before and now. I’am 100% sure that current sales decrease relevanted to homepage design change and if you check all thread pages not only me see this (some other elite authors too). Our several partners (Elite authors too) have the same decrease now.

As I see by Staff answers overall sales on marketplace not drop down and this is easy to explain – now more traffic goes to TOP10-30 items in categories and featured items. People use homepage search for simple searches like “Responsive WordPress”, “WordPress theme”, “Blog theme” (even search field placeholder help to search exactly this). What people will find? Of course TOP Sales items will showed in search first and they will buy it, Avada and other top themes now have traffic incease. But all other good, but not old themes and new just released themes now will lost all traffic and sales. And this is very bad, because situation changed only for us – for Authors, not for Envato (they still have the same profit, but from another authors – who have top items). In this case Envato may not change anything and not top or very old authors will lost everything..

Even on my 27” iMac I see only Search and featured items when I opened homepage. What will see users with regulars monitors (1280x) ? Only search! New items section now work like site footer – nobody will use it.

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Either they don’t know what they are doing, or they manipulate everything in a certain direction.

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mateuszstaniszew says

Well, no offense, but I don’t like the new top. I miss this box with bigger number of current earnings.

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doru says

Even on my 27” iMac I see only Search and featured items when I opened homepage. What will see users with regulars monitors (1280x) ? Only search! New items section now work like site footer – nobody will use it.

I see this

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VF says

Even on my 27” iMac I see only Search and featured items when I opened homepage. What will see users with regulars monitors (1280x) ? Only search! New items section now work like site footer – nobody will use it.

I think regular buyers don’t depend on homepage to access new items but they can use “All Items” page with couple of pagination clicks. So losing the home page exposure isn’t a real death but if an item moves into 2nd and 3rd page in faster manner, that will cause more damage.

Also in the long run (not about 2020 but kind of 2015-16 :D ) the search should raise, take care new items sales and home page attraction should vanish. Otherwise, the frequency of uploads will again cause initial exposure troubles.

Regarding the big space for homepage search, I would prefer that approach only after upgrading the entire search system / filter. NOT NOW :zipped:

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dedalx says


Even on my 27” iMac I see only Search and featured items when I opened homepage. What will see users with regulars monitors (1280x) ? Only search! New items section now work like site footer – nobody will use it.

I see this

Yes, looks like we are on Google website, not Themeforest. Or some landing page with “domain for sale” (most of all have just big search bar).

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