It’s a phenomenon that I’ve come up against as well – drops in sales really seem sporadic and unpredictable. The introduction of the similar items (from other authors) on your page that AJ introduced last month helped initially, but then I guess they tweaked their algorithm and sales stopped straight away after picking up nicely.
The way AJ works with regard to keeping older tracks selling has been discussed in another thread a lot. The similar items feature seemed like a step in the right direction, but from my experience it’s not helping anymore, so either that’s because it’s the end of Summer or the algorithm changed making it less useful.
The longer term hope is that the much awaited advanced search will help older tracks thrive a bit more, but of things are still too difficult to find when that comes out, then the best sellers will continue to be the first choice for most people as I expect no one will waste time tryin to find other people’s tracks if they’re on a time limit / lack patience (which is most people).
Anyway, to answer your question, it’s very weird your sales have dropped suddenly after a withdrawal (unless there’s some ‘penalty’ involved in withdrawals from AJ accounts! Conspiracy theory here we come). What are you doing to promote your work outside of AJ? I assume you’ve gone the Twitter, FaceBook etc route and have a website set up?
Do you cold call / email companies you think may be interested? My biggest dilemma is that it takes loads of time to market my tracks while also making new ones. Some people are lucky and do nothing to market their work (or write in such a way that it markets itself well as it hits demand spot on), but I wouldn’t rely on AJ’s system to keep you selling consistently as uploaded tracks tend to archive and disappear with the current set up (unlike other libraries).
Have you tried Google Ads? I’ve heard of some positive results from that once you identify some strong keywords…Taco
I thought I was the only that had a major drop in sales after the new “similar items” feature was introduced! I’m in no way complaining by the way But my page visits have dropped as well as my consistency of sales from my first two months on AJ.
Thanks for the love everyone. Its always very encouraging and motivating!
Well everyone, I’m happy to announce my first 100 Sales as an Audio Jungle Author ...I figure I would share the milestone with you guys. Oh, and while I’m at it, my paw should be changing after a few more sales so I will pre-celebrate that as well (lol).
Now off to 500 sales I go!!
Wahoo! That’s a whole lot of awesomeness!
I noticed that too…lol. And yes, Envato is AWESOME .
What’s up Jon? I freelance and produce music projects for people which includes orchestration, mixing, and optional mastering if they choose. I’m working on my first “major” project (major for me) which is ten song R&B/Pop album for a local female singer.
I also am a server for a Restaurant here in town to compensate to make ends meet. The goal is to one day be totally independent of course
Great News…Congratulations friend!
Great job Joel…way to pave the way for authors that have come after you. You’ve earned it and I hope to follow in your footsteps in the coming years.
Simply click your edit tab and simply write your request to change category (and which category you want to change it to) in the “note to reviewer” section. I recently had to do this with one of my tracks. It will need to be approved by a reviewer. I hope that helps