I also posted in the other thread but seriously I haven’t seen sales & traffic drop like this in my entire time here on Themeforest (since beta in Dec, 2008). The vast majority of authors reporting the exact same thing tells me its not just a “bad” month due to holidays, or whatever this is something else entirely. Literally has to be some sort of change that was made recently, back end, front end, UI changes, etc…
I know sales and traffic vary month to month, but for a massive dive like this something most definitely isn’t right.
It especially worry some since I rely on the Envato Marketplace as the majority of my income.
Simple fix, leave the item promotions across Envato network sites and newsletters, ditch all the useless “Swag” hoodies, power rings, etc…ditch the ad campaigns/studio credits and just give us the cash equivalent.
Don’t get me wrong I do appreciate having the Elite Program, however “swag”, power rings and non-performing ad campaigns don’t bills. Simple as that.
So far this week sales & traffic are on an upward swing hope this trend continues!
Bought my new baby a few weeks ago, 2015 BMW M4 let the modding begin!
I’ve got a new bar & restaurant theme wrapped and ready for upload, but I’m a little leery of releasing it now with sales and traffic being at an all time low across the board.
For everyone to be experiencing horrendous sales and traffic this month, something has to be up. Envato staff, care to chime in?
Worst month I’ve had in YEARS…sales and traffic are literally down at least 50%
Also saw the same as everyone else sales doubled the average this month on the 4th, WTH is going on?
Contacted Mark waiting to hear back.
I don’t know about you guys but I’ve gotten numerous buyers contacting me with “I was informed of a theme update so I installed it and got a completely different theme, what gives?!?”. It was a nonissue up until one of the more recent WP releases when they added this update notification to the theme screenshots http://grab.by/HRLC . This is due to a free theme or plugin on WordPress.org with the same name and a higher version number.
To remedy this Mark Jaquith wrote up two awesome functions, one for themes & one for plugins to exclude it from checking WordPress.org for updates.https://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/excluding-your-plugin-or-theme-from-update-checks/