Problem is, Google’s new measures are detecting these as ‘unnatural links’ to thin content sites (ie. sites that hold little to no informative value to users) – which in reality just isn’t the case. Envato is basically an online shop. Difficult times ahead I sense.
Matt, are you essentially saying we are being penalized for promotion if it exceeds some set threshold on links to a single page?
Thanks for the share, Adi. This might provide the kick in the pants I need!
It might just be the time of year (I had great, regular sales in May) so lets hope things improve.
I don’t know Gae. I have been doing Google searches to try to find my tracks and it appears that the changes that took place in April have effectively hidden me. I can do a search for MichalskiMusic and Audiojungle and I get no direct this to my profile page. That was not the case two months ago. I do get a few of my YouTube videos but nothing to Audiojungle. If I look at my analytics, I can see that I am just not getting any traffic wven though my traffic on Soundcloud, Twitter, and YouTube appears to be about the same.
I hope you’re right, but my brain is telling me that my exposure here has changed and there is little if anything I can do to improve it. I hope I’m wrong.
I have refrained from posting in this thread for a long time as it seems to me that one is either gloating or whining here. However, I am experiencing something I have never experienced on Audiojungle and I am considering moving on.
I have had one sale in almost three weeks. I have no idea what happened but after two years of very consistent sales even through a period of no uploads for a year, sales have inexplicably dried up. I am still doing the same promotion I have always done, but I am just not seeing any traffic. It’s as if I just disappeared.
April sales were the best I had seen in a year and May started well, but then everything stopped. Traffic stopped. Sales stopped. And I have no explanation. Seems Gae is experiencing something very similar. It seems that it is happening to a few at the benefit of others who seem to be thriving. It makes no sense to me and I am inclined to just move to another site as I do not believe there is anything I can do to improve my situation here.
Very disappointing after three years of modest sales to have the well just inexplicably dry up. Those who know me know that I am generally a very optimistic guy. I have seen periods of inactivity before but nothing like this. Very frustrated at the moment and I feel like I have to make a move to get visibility.
Best of luck to the rest of you.
Here is one that clocks at 1:15 but I am willing to increase the tempo to bring it inline with your requirements and I think it will still work well.
Best wishes, Michael
No, they used “Music and SFX <name here>” which implies just about anything and nothing.
It implies whatever a legal entity determines it implies.
I think it is worth pursuing. As I stated, it is not an Audiojungle matter. Opening up a dialog with the company that did this might not hurt, as long as it is rational and intelligent.
Where I do think Gae might get stuck is that it will be hard to find fault with the company that created the game even if they were around. Plausible deniability applies. They could easily state that they had no knowledge of the origins of the music.
The company providing the music should at least know they were caught and provide an explanation. Might cause them to think twice before doing it again. It might not. But I think there is a legitimate beef here. Opening a dialog probably wouldn’t hurt if approached properly.
Maybe this is something you should think about before placing your tracks for sale here… Welcome to royalty free music licensing world…
Ridiculous. Copyright infringement is not now, nor should it ever be, part of the royalty free music industry.
Gae, you own the copyright. This is NOT an Audiojungle issue. This is not a royalty free music issue. This is straight forward theft of intellectual property. Claiming someone else’s work as your own without the approval of the copyright owner is immoral and, in most countries, illegal.
If it were me, I would pursue this first by contacting the owner of the game and letting them know you plan to defend your copyright. Then, I would do just that. It may cost me some legal fees, but people who steal will continue to do so until they are held accountable.
That’s my $.02.