Posts by digitalscience

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digitalscience
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Gareth_Gillman – Your thinking has one major flaw. If the sale falls, increase marketing and you will be ok … but increasing advertising = less profit. ROI is not an abstract concept, and placing the products here, rather everyone is doing it as an exclusive author so shop should take care of the traffic and answer on that kind of situations.

+1 Spot on

4966 posts Interactive Design
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digitalscience
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^ I would suspect traffic to be slower since Envato changed their business model with the author / buyer fee plan, because at the same time they announced they’ll be stopping the bundles as it no longer works with that model. And everyone knows those bundles were driving a huge amount of traffic and new buyer accounts to the site. So it’s common logic that without bundles we would expect slower traffic overall to the site. We can’t really tell from top authors if traffic is down because they use their own independent methods to drive traffic, but I’d say overall the feed back is slower traffic and also that we don’t have bundles to bring in more traffic. Bringing in our own traffic is expensive, that’s actually meant to be Envato’s job since we’re giving our work to sell at low prices, this system only works for us if Envato can deliver with high traffic – so yes the topic of traffic is important.

4966 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience
says

^ Strong opinion from someone who doesn’t have items for sale. Of course we’re going to worry about traffic and SEO – this is what some of us do for a living. I’ve been here 8 years and although sales are a random event, over time you can get a feel for the overall trend and when there is some tinkering on the system going on – it’s like a sixth sense ;)

4966 posts Interactive Design
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digitalscience
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Brace yourself.. bundles are coming ;)

4966 posts Interactive Design
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digitalscience
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Where in the terms does it say we allow Envato to sell services on our products on another website? The current terms is specifically related to micro stock selling. I know this is a ‘test’ but it has basically been implemented, and the survey suggests it’s going to stay that way.
The issue is we are ‘selling’ on their platform – therefore their house, their rules. They don’t need to specify this bit in their policies as it’s nothing to do with selling your item but rather part of their service and platform which adapts overtime. You will never control a 3rd party platform.

But we’re the copyright holders, and this new feature suggests Envato can handover our product to random people and make revenue – surely we have to agree to this first? I would’ve thought authors would have more say in the matter.

4966 posts Interactive Design
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  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience
says

Where in the terms does it say we allow Envato to sell services on our products on another website? The current terms is specifically related to micro stock selling. I know this is a ‘test’ but it has basically been implemented, and the survey suggests it’s going to stay that way.

4966 posts Interactive Design
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digitalscience
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Not many questions asked in the survey which will gauge authors overall feelings / concerns about this service – considering we’re the sellers and its our products.

4966 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience
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I agree that posting the same generic message on ever single item is wrong and should not be allowed – its blatant spam, and they’re not adding any value to the site by saying the same thing on every item that gets approved.

But authors posting occasional comments on items they like is fine, keeping in mind that number of comments is part of the ‘trending item’ algorithm. I personally welcome author comments on our items as it means more chance to be trending and more sales, but the GLWS thing is annoying, it’s better to say something that’s more sincere and genuine (to indicate you actually spent some time looking at the item) – like great design, or great colours etc – designers like feedback too.

4966 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience
says

Search is rubbish now, Envato needs to do subtle changes, not change the whole algorithm on a whim without fully testing the impact on the ecosystem.

4966 posts Interactive Design
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  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience
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In my opinion. when a sale is made on Envato market, that should be seen as one transaction. When an installation service happens on the same product on another website – Envato Studio, that should be seen as a secondary transaction.

Therefore the author, as the owner and seller of the product, should always take a share every-time a transaction is made involving their product .. so the author, as owner and seller of the product, should actually be providing Envato a licence first to allow Envato to sell installation services on their products on another website.

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