Here is our entry for an App Landing WordPress Theme:http://themeforest.net/item/delicious-responsive-app-landing-wordpress-theme/8824066
Nice one Jarel and Kai Loon!
I find the criteria for ‘trending’ a little confusing still (yes I read the article). For example, one of our latest items has had over 300 sales and 15 five star reviews in just over 2 weeks and it is not considered trending? I would have thought this would be the very definition of trending! Could anyone shed some light?
Agreed your file would be a strong contender to be classed as trending. I think Envato changed the algorithm this week because last week it seemed fairly calculated based on rate of sales. Today however I saw one file with zero sales but alot of comments as “trending”, and there was also another file with one sale and also “trending” whereas files with over 100 sales aren’t trending.. so something seems strange with the algorithm.
Interesting.. why so much interest from Microsoft though?
I think that how items should be trending has been seriously misunderstood, right now our LiteMag theme has sold more and faster than the themes that came in at a similar time, it has a lower comments vs. sales ratio because we are supporting everything on or support forum, and it looks like that is having an effect on the trending status. More comments on Themeforest doesn’t equal happier customers, in fact most of the comments on the items are requests for bug fixes or adds to the theme, so it’s quite the contrary.
+1 It seems comments has a large part to play with the trending feature, there is a file with only 1 sale and several comments, and it’s trending.. comments can be negative or positive or just be neutral asking questions – so it shouldn’t be an indication of a trending file, and 1 sale in my opinion isn’t enough to indicate a “trend”. And on the same page there is a file with over 100 sales and it’s 5 stars, and it’s not trending…
Devs – this trending algorithm needs an adjustment – just show items that are selling well in a given time period, leave comments out of it – unless you have a bot that can judge what the comments are about, I wouldn’t count comments at all. Trending should just be about the rate of sales. Now you’ve created a loop hole. where people can ask their mates to comment and they can become trending.
How does this trending feature work? I see newly added files in the last 2 weeks that are selling well and are on popular pages aren’t trending, but similar files uploaded around the same date with about a 3rd of the amount of sales are trending. There’s one example of a file that got 100 sales in the first 5 days, but is not trending but a similar file with 10 sales uploaded at same date is trending… seems like this is just a random script because it doesn’t make sense
Suggestion: What about having a time stamp? Would be useful to see trends.
Congrats, that’s huge!
am I wrong if I’m thinking that this situation started since the announcement about those plugins’ vulnerability?
+1 I think those giant red warning banners across the site has something to do with the slow down in sales this week. It’s not good for building buyer confidence