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davidfromafrica says

Brooklyn

I would second the comment above regarding [ link removed ] (US Only link!) as I’ve found them to offer excellent quality, and as is typical with online printers, prices that really can’t be beaten by local guys. That link should give you some sorta discount if you’re in the US.

I think they only cater to North American customers – so Europeans you’re out of luck.

I like Uprinting because:

-quality is good and service is fast - they actually have a website that is intuitive and easy to navigate, and doesn’t constantly barrage you with different shit. seriously, some online printer sites are awful. - they have some really nice rounded and die cut options that I havn’t found on any other sites. Particularly great for biz cards where you can get rounded corners, circle, leaf shapes etc for not too much extra. - typically have some good promotions and discounts

Anyway,

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davidfromafrica says

yeah, im with you on that one too.

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davidfromafrica says

Hey Jason

Yeah, any clues on whats upcoming??

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davidfromafrica says

So does anyone have any evidence – anecdotal even – of how users are ending up on a particular item? Google search?

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davidfromafrica says

Hi guys, can you provide more information on where exactly you implement the code?

Is it in the description that you paste it? I’m trying to figure out where to put this. thanks

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davidfromafrica says

Hi everyone

I’ve seen this come up a number of times on the forum and it relates to tracking your individual portfolio items and getting detailed statistics on the visitors & buyers. important things in my mind are how the traffic is arriving at an item (referral, site search, search engine search etc), views to conversions, visitor actions. etc

Right now, everything just feels so blind – like you throw some stuff up there and kind of cross your fingers. Once an item sinks off the front page, you really have no idea how users are getting to it. Site Search? Google seach? Followers? A random collection? Browsing categories? A flickr group? Sales in categories?

There’s just no way of telling!!! And its kinda frustrating cause you can’t tailor anything without this information.

I tried implementing a free java tracking script (http://getclicky.com) on an item but it’s not quite what i’m looking for. It does allow me to see visitors, locations and some other stuff, but unfortunately, doesn’t seem to be tracking keywords or referrers.

So my questions:

  • Can any of the envato devs comment on whether more details statistics are planned for authors
  • Has anyone implemented a free java or html script on an item that allows for more detailed tracking – specifically where users are coming from, including keyword searches?
  • does anyone have any thoughts on what’s driving traffic to items? I mean some of my itmes are not particularly high sellers, but they still accrue sales and i really have no idea how people are arriving at them. I’m guessing keywords are big for the site search?

Anyone – thoughts???? Comments, Suggestions?

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davidfromafrica says

well done Constantin!

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davidfromafrica says

Harvey….i get where you’re coming from, but it’s truly not my point to have a whinge; I really think there are a couple of flaws in the current system that need to be addressed.

Arik does a great job. If I’ve ever had an issue with a submission, he’s very clear and concise on what needs to be addressed, and he obviously deals with a massive amount of submissions.

I know what you’re saying about making sure to make ‘high quality’ files, but the simple fact is, after you’ve been staring at the screen for days making a file, you lose the ability to spot the simple little errors that would cause a soft rejection. It’s just human nature, and it’d be akin to writing an essay and making a couple of spelling mistakes. Anyone else who would look at it would quickly spot them, but because you’ve been so entrenched in it your eye just skips over the mistakes.

The point is soft rejections once fixed need to be reviewed more quickly. I’m not saying they should go right to the top of the pile, but surely they should be reviewed more quickly than if i resubmitted the item.

Arik – can you offer any insight into the point above?

The other issue is as mentioned, the delay in some categories, which seem to be ignored or only slowly reviewed. Can someone provide an answer on this?

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davidfromafrica says

Hi

I’ve seen a few threads referencing this and it still seems to be a problem on the site. Let me start by saying I understand that reviewers are busy, it’s christmas, etc, but there are some serious issues that need to be addressed in the reviewing queue as I can’t tell you how frustrating things are at the moment. This is not intended to be a negative thread about the site – but these points require urgent addressing by the site staff.

And I’m sure I’m not the only contributor who is feeling this way.

1- Soft Rejected Items: Surely items which are soft rejected for minor issues, which are then fixed, can be reviewed again fairly rapidly? At the moment, it seems like soft rejected items dissappear into some sort of netherworld. I had an item reviewed after a day, and now it’s been sitting in the soft rejection queue for 4 days??? This seems to be a frequent and common problem. It doesn’t make sense that it is quicker to resubmit the same item than to make an often minor fix to the existing soft rejected one?

2. Design Template Items It seems items in this queue take over a week to even get looked at. I’m not sure if there are other categories which are similarly treated but in comparison to web elements, the reviewing process is extremely slow. Surely all items should be treated equally, once you’re in the queue it shouldn’t matter what category you’re in.

Furthermore combine the two issues together (ie a business card which is soft rejected) and you have an extremely frustrating experience to contend with.

Thanks for listening

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davidfromafrica says

I agree and it’s extremely frustrating.

While I understand it’s the holiday season and that there are limitations on each reviewers time, and further that a new reviewer is being hired, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to expect an item which was soft rejected to at least get approved within a couple days of fixing the problem.

It also seems there is a massive delay in print items being approved. I’ve had 1 stuck for 10 days now. 10 days or so in the ‘queue’ which seems to skip print items consistently, and now another however long while the item is ‘further reviewed’.

As i said, i appreciate the committment and the dedication of the reviewers, but 10 days seems excessive. Especially as I had a web set get reviewed a day after submitting it. But now that is stuck in purgatory after being soft rejected…

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