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DDStudios says

Hi guys ! , i’m sure this topics was discussed before but I want your opinion on that new and enormous problem we face here.

I’ve release a theme 3 1/2 days ago .. and it was on the homepage for .. 2 days .. !!

I’m really frustrated about that situation right now because my theme is selling well and if I had 2-3 more days on the homepage like we had 4-5 month ago .. that would be really good for the prosperity of that theme .. but now .. im affraid its gonna stop selling because there is SO much new item ..

I really think im going to work on 5-6 new theme without releasing theme .. and I’ll wait that this problem is resolve before launching them once a week .. because now .. It feel like i’m losing some precious exposure.

What you guys think ?

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jremick Staff says

This was discussed awhile ago in relation to the JS and PHP items on the home page along with templates.

While I’m not going to bring back the topic regarding JS/PHP items on the home page (that’s been taken note of by Jeffrey and others and will be worked on hopefully), I will say that this is normal.

As more items are submitted to Theme Forest, more items will be approved and the less time each item will spend on the home page. This is not something we can avoid. In a sense, we’re victims of our success.

I’ve seen this coming for a long time now. There are ways to compensate though. Do the best you can on the fine details of your work, your branding, etc. and start building a social media network. For example, if you have 1K followers on Twitter, you can tweet about your new template and ask for retweets. You’ll get more attention to your template and if your work is good enough, it might be featured on blogs or other websites. :-)

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ADG3studios Staff says

And don’t forget your search tags too, put some extra effort in those, and ppl can also find you through the site search :)

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vasilios says

There may have been a little hiccup of extra PHP /JS files because of the competition that’s currently going on, but it’s ending this Friday so you may see a drop in files being added quickly. But like Jarel said, there’s no stopping more files getting added as the marketplaces grow.

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PixelBin says
There may have been a little hiccup of extra PHP /JS files because of the competition that’s currently going on, but it’s ending this Friday so you may see a drop in files being added quickly. But like Jarel said, there’s no stopping more files getting added as the marketplaces grow.

Wait… why is it ending this Friday? :O

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vasilios says
There may have been a little hiccup of extra PHP /JS files because of the competition that’s currently going on, but it’s ending this Friday so you may see a drop in files being added quickly. But like Jarel said, there’s no stopping more files getting added as the marketplaces grow.

Wait… why is it ending this Friday? :O

The competition is ending Friday… http://net.tutsplus.com/competitions/contests/phpjs-competition-win-an-iphone-3g-s/ I didn’t mean that no more scripts will be uploaded. XP

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Been recording visitor stats for our items that were on the home page.

They get a lot more hits while on the home page, but not sales for some reason. Some items get more sales after they leave the home page. Cant figure out why. This is PHP scripts tho, could be different for templates.

I think more people are finding items via search rather than just finding their perfect item by chance on the home page? Could be wrong.

I’d be happy if another row was added at the bottom of the “recent” items that was just for PHP /Javascript items. Leave the main home page recent items for templates :)

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jonathan01 says

Good points xmdsys – however in the post you are referring to (and one previous to that one) I and several others mentioned the idea of tabs for PSD / HTML / Wordpress and Scripts – you would have to have a huge amount of submissions to diminish the effect of home page exposure doing it that way.

I still stand by the tabs idea as the best way forward for everyone.

As for tags many authors have also voiced concerns of reduced sales since it’s introduction – we all agree that it could be a coincidence with a slowing summer market and economic downturn – but as for increasing your sales thru tags I think it is more of an effect that if you don’t have good tags you just won’t sell as many as you normally would of done.

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PixelBin says
Been recording visitor stats for our items that were on the home page.

They get a lot more hits while on the home page, but not sales for some reason. Some items get more sales after they leave the home page. Cant figure out why. This is PHP scripts tho, could be different for templates.

I think more people are finding items via search rather than just finding their perfect item by chance on the home page? Could be wrong.

I’d be happy if another row was added at the bottom of the “recent” items that was just for PHP /Javascript items. Leave the main home page recent items for templates :)

I have a simple guess, but I think I’m correct. The reason why there’s more hits on the front page, but not sales, is because people often look at the item, bookmark it, add money to their accounts, and later purchase it (maybe after it is no longer on the front page).

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contempoinc says
I have a simple guess, but I think I’m correct. The reason why there’s more hits on the front page, but not sales, is because people often look at the item, bookmark it, add money to their accounts, and later purchase it (maybe after it is no longer on the front page).

Or its other authors clicking through and checking out the competition.

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