Posts by digitalscience

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digitalscience says

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.

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digitalscience says

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 :D

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digitalscience says

Suggestion: What about having a time stamp? Would be useful to see trends.

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digitalscience says

Congrats, that’s huge!

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digitalscience says

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 :D

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digitalscience says


Envato isn’t going to do anything about it, because they like bundles ;) Remember their last bundle was $1000 value for $30. For Envato, the cheaper the better because it beats out any other competitor marketplace – this is why Envato dominates and get’s incredible growth – so why would they change the formula?
They should change their formula before authors change marketplace.

+1 I guess they’ll make changes when the bubble bursts and growth slows down, but as long as buyers are attracted to good value and authors keep providing bundle type files – things will remain the same.

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digitalscience says

Envato isn’t going to do anything about it, because they like bundles ;) Remember their last bundle was $1000 value for $30. For Envato, the cheaper the better because it beats out any other competitor marketplace – this is why Envato dominates and get’s incredible growth – so why would they change the formula?

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digitalscience says

I’m actually having a better month compared to the last few. 15 sales. That said, I just got back to authoring after a very, very long hiatus.

Welcome back!

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digitalscience says

Thanks for the heads up!

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digitalscience says

Good to hear! I was thinking there should be a watermark on PSD Themes on TF – I feel like we expose our work too much, and it’s usually at high quality compression too, which makes it possible to lift elements off.

Also some tend to repost single PSD pages on the web, or use them for preview purposes in other stock items, so without a watermark we can’t tell if they have a licence or not. At least when we see an unwatermarked version we can assume it originated from a legitimate purchase.

PSD Theme sales could be better, and a watermark would improve sales.

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