Most of the fellow authors are building everything themselves here.
Bedros saidMaybe the “fact” that it is not little is just your own illusion? I guess it is as much exposure to us as starting a thread in forums or…complementing on someones item… nothing we should worry about too much in terms of boost in sales..yes it was perhaps more relevant when new items were presented bang on the front page and not on the far forgotten footer..
boomopera saidNo, it’s not actually “little” ; new items need exposure and that category links was the key for that. All we want is “equal” and “fair” exposure right for all fellow authors.
Sure, every little helps..
Real illusion is hiding the links from visitors and expecting them to click on them.
^ Eight days ago they said that will bring those buttons back but will take some time because of “envato birthday and a lot of new stuff shipping”. Please allow me to be a bit sarcastic, bringing those buttons back is not like building space ships and shouldn’t take that long! We all know, exposure and visibility are everything! Right now seems that only Envato staff doesn’t know it. I will repeat what a fellow author said in a previous post: one-click is better that two-clicks and visible is better that hidden.
Yes but did you think why it has not been implemented yet? They (Envato) have the information whether those links were in fact crucial to generating sales or not, so bringing those links back just cause it seems logical from an AUTHOR’s point of view does not make sense. And the whole new items list was moved down the home page for a reason too, cause I think its only viewed by other authors, not buyers.. I can not imagine a scenario where the majority of buyers hover over the new items list, feeling lucky, clicking on totally random items to look for something specific.
But we can imagine a scenario where at least some of the buyers are looking for something new and fresh, and the word “SOME” can make a real difference for those who are trying to feed their family with an income from a stock market.
If visitors can see links, they can click on them ; if they can’t see category links, they will not click on them.
I’ve uploaded an item and right after 24 hours it is almost gone from the home page. Exposure and VISIBILITY is key for all fellow authors ; so please bring back those category links above the “new items” section instead of the meaningless dropDown.
Honesty doesn’t need a reward, it’s contrary to its meaning.
But dishonesty should be absolutely punished.
There are many fellow authors here working very hard to feed a family and their sales are stolen with those dishonest “practices”.