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dorde says

maybe something like this:
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7118/tabs.jpg
Ajax powered tabs. Active tab is bigger, and every tab can show last 40 items in each category.
Also tabs can be under buttons “SHOW POPULAR ITEMS ” and “SHOW MORE RECENT ITEMS ”.

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miseld says

I Just got a idea, why not add Random author button (and block)similar to FFOM . Every 1h or 30min. one of the authors show’s up at homepage with last template.

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Mocarg Moderator says

Dorde this idea is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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gdpotter says
I Just got a idea, why not add Random author button (and block)similar to FFOM . Every 1h or 30min. one of the authors show’s up at homepage with last template.

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Daniel_R says
Agree with SanHoi, just separate MG (StockFootage) from AEP they killing author exposure.
You guys do know that if you click Project Files up top you won’t see any files from Motion Graphics or Stock footage right?

I believe he ment that project files and stock footage have different queues. So when someone uploads stock footage you project file stays in one place.

Heres my idea:

We still have the categories tab….what do you think should be the benefit to separate footage from project files in the front page? Assuming you are guessing project files will sell more?

This kind of implementation will break the general layout design as it has to be similar in every marketplace.

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flashato says

File exposure on VH as changed a lot in this last year.
Before, there where less authors, and your file was in the main page for days/weeks…It was better to show up on Monday,instead of Saturday or Friday,ect .Today, in 2-3 day you re out,design or no design
So the goal is, create files in categories less populate,but requested,try to make them useful all the year, (not only in S.Valentine or other) ,spend more time on it and create different version (You will have more users interested)choose carefully your tags in order to have a long life in search,try to give a “fast”and efficient support,chance are that buyers will come back to you.
Don’t put to much exceptions on sales of your file,so if it wont sell you will be less disappointed, if it sell you will be more happy.
My 2 Italian cents :)
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graphic4444 says

great ideas so far.

SALES Idea for authors (the new/less experienced ones I’m talking to here), I’ve seen a lot of mediocre/junky “0 sales” sub-$15 projects here the last couple of months…

We had this conversation before… and briefly the quality went up and we saw some great projects, early summer.

But now it’s slipped again. And so the great over-$17 type projects are being lost in the shuffle of crappy recent cheap, brief, derivative projects. Boo.

For the new authors, I’d highly recommend instead of banging out some junky cheap project that won’t sell anyways (and gets priced, correctly, low since it’s not that good to start with)... like many have been here the last 6-8 weeks… eg look at all the huge number of ZERO sale cheap sub-$15 projects lately (Mark, start rejecting more, please! it’s a waste of everyone’s energy to encourage crap projects; let’s get back to quality again).

Instead I recommend that new authors create killer projects (like Inlife’s Abyss comes to mind immediately), that are high quality and will sell well. Yes you need to put more time and energy into them, and no there’s no guarantee that they’ll become immediate hits, but it’s a total waste of time to create mediocre stuff (like the projects that were bought out from another ae site last year that never did sell).

Buyers want QUALITY . And yes we’ll pay up $20-$30 for good projects, a bit higher if they’re truly stunning… as seen in the sales numbers. You guys should carefully look at what’s been selling.

What sells is:

a) killer, original, creative commercial broadcast/movie type projects

b) great original themed-projects that have a professional ‘edge’ (the nice touches like small moving text, or minimal but effective use of optical flares, sparingly, like lens flares, dont overdo)

c) projects with a variety of shot comps/3d camera work, for flexibility.

Lol – stop the madness with crappy openers/logos/spinning video boxes/prerenders that don’t sell.

Just carefully look at what does sell… usually high-quality, well developed projects sell well enough here, even right out of the gate. And it would solve the problem like you say flashato of good projects getting less exposure because they’re being diluted with mediocrity.

Don’t let this place be the dumping ground of less-quality poorly conceived projects by amateurs… let’s keep it slick, professional like the top-selling respected authors here have made it. Now it’s at the point where I seldom even look at the sub-$15 projects lately because their quality has been so low. And they take up/waste valuable real estate. It used to be there was a lot of good-quality sub-$15 projects; now it’s just being used as a quality filter. Let’s get back to some brief/high quality sub-$15 projects as well as the higher priced ones, and completely stop accepting junky/lower quality stuff like we’ve seen a lot of this last 6-8 weeks.

The ACID test: for example, really – look at the current 30 projects, there’s only 6-8 at most that are even any good, worth considering, of the lot. eg how many of those 30 would You buy, if you were a guy creating professional/creative videos for your business website? ‘nuff said.

I say this out of kindness; create what the market wants, not what’s easy to make. “What do they Really want to buy?” should be at the top of your mind, always, in business… at least that’s how I’ve sold a lot myself.

It’s a fine line between cheesy/amateurish/hack and professional looks, mostly it’s in the details, that take time to code, that makes the difference.

Like as a recent example, Abyss, is professional looking; I used it in a video promo the day after I bought it: http://videohive.net/item/abyss/129997

That’s something I’m pleased to use in production and it’s really cool. Compare projects like that against whatever you’re considering submitting, and ask does it match up, or close, in the quality?

or this one for instance, another good recent one (3-4 pages+ back though I had to dig, to find it): http://videohive.net/item/break-thrue/127389

To sales,

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MarkBrodhuber Envato team says

Ken you’re feedback is always MUCH appreciated, I wish all of the buyers here spoke up as much as you do! I’m jotting down some notes from your post and will be going over everything in the coming days.

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ivezicm says
We had this conversation before… and briefly the quality went up and we saw some great projects, early summer. But now it’s slipped again.

Instead I recommend that authors create killer projectsl. Yes you need to put more time and energy into them, and no there’s no guarantee that they’ll become immediate hits, but it’s a total waste of time to create mediocre stuff

Just carefully look at what does sell… usually high-quality, well developed projects sell well enough here, even right out of the gate.

Don’t let this place be the dumping ground of less-quality poorly conceived projects.

I say this out of kindness; create what the market wants, not what’s easy to make.

It’s a fine line between cheesy/amateurish/hack and professional looks, mostly it’s in the details, that take time to code, that makes the difference.

My favorite parts.

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Mocarg Moderator says

Ken your feedback always pushes me forward… I am currently working on a project and your words made me stop and boost up my project file…

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