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digitalscience says

A simple algorithm would be to find items with matching tags to the item purchased and then order the advertising by sales – the devs could probably build this in an afternoon.

Just a simple thing like that would not only show customers what would be more relevant, but also distribute exposure more fairly so that potentially everyone on the marketplace could see a boost in sales. But instead Envato just channels everything to the power elite authors.

A lot of authors seem indifferent about these things, but I can assure we are ALL missing out on sales with this type internal promotion to a select group of items.

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digitalscience says

I buy a few photo’s and I’ve noticed it always goes to ThemeForest. But even if some marketplaces show other marketplaces besides theme forest still I think when you purchase something, it should show top items similar to what you purchased. We can’t keep showing the top sellers of all time every time, because how would authors who are close to being top sellers compete when the entire marketplace is promoting the top sellers. That’s not exactly a fair or competitive play field :D

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digitalscience says

I recently purchased an image from PhotoDune and on the page after purchasing I noticed the advertising for ThemeForest themes. Now I understand Envato is a business (and many of you will say this) but why show the top selling themes from ThemeForest when I was shopping on PhotoDune? Why not show top selling or interesting PhotoDune items? Or images relating to what I purchased, like more pictures of “human hands”.. why do I need to see WordPress themes?

So basically for every purchase on the ENTIRE marketplace, each customer will see an advert for the top selling items on ThemeForest? wow, no wonder their selling power is so strong :D

I understand Envato wants to promote top items, but this seems incredibly biased and how exactly are authors suppose to compete with this type of promotion? At least alternate or show stuff that actually is related to what customers purchased.

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digitalscience says

I saw this account before and recognized the themes from ThemeForest, I always thought she was a freelance designer who worked with top authors… and thought wow she is good :D so I guess not!

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digitalscience says

Cool username :D

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digitalscience says

Happy 23K, that’s huge!

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digitalscience says

I wanted to buy this theme : Apex Responsive HTML Theme which is located at..

We had some issues with our theme files going offline on Envato, but the issue was resolved about 20hrs ago, really sorry to hear you had this experience.. but this was something out of our control. Hope Envato can help you out!

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digitalscience says

acting like you know what’s going to happen in the future is best left to the likes of Nostradamus or the Mayans. :)

well that’s another topic and don’t get me started on that … ask VF :D I did successfully predict 4 million members on the summer/winter solstice, so who knows ;)

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digitalscience says

We have to use our imagination here, but say heavy bloated themes were priced higher – they would still sell but would level the playing field for lighter single purpose themes. So if value for money wasn’t the overriding factor and everything was priced accordingly what would the main factors for selling be: originality, uniqueness, latest trends, quality, front end design, light and clean code, usability etc… this is what would make a better marketplace. If $40 files could become top sellers for the week, then these are the types of new trends we would see.

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digitalscience says

I don’t understand why most of the people think that only multi-purpose themes can have good sales? There are plenty examples out there that prove just the opposite.

Yes generally speaking multi-purpose themes sell the best, but that doesn’t mean all multi-purpose themes become top sellers – that’s not the point. The facts are that most of the top selling items are multi-purpose heavy themes, I think this is obvious.

If authors spending all their time on one single item wasn’t profitable, then authors would spend more time making several themes – but the system is geared towards creating high risk / high reward type files.

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