If you’ve had no luck with an item on here you could use one of the desktop apps like http://www.twi5.com/autotweeter-desktop-twitter-application-for-automatic-tweets/4871/
Although a website script or wordpress plugin would be nicer, as you wouldn’t have to have your computer on all the time.
This partly exists on analytics.envato.com – but only external search keywords, not internal.
Adding popular “internal” keywords to the existing “external” keywords would be nice.
Maybe start out by showing only internal keywords that resulted in a sale? If I could see a keyword vs. sales matrix I could work some epic magic with external advertising to bring more sales in for my items by building on the successful keywords.
I have used “article” websites before.
A customer asks me to create a website, he has minimal content but wants to establish a “blog”. So we send the customer to the article website, they search for articles relevant to their industry and we purchase them.
Adjust the articles to suit, insert photos, arrange text, create hyperlinks, hazaar – you’re done.
Yes commission rates here are excellent, especially considering the customer base and exposure this market has.
Give this a read: http://freelanceswitch.com/industry-tips/thriving-on-a-code-marketplace/
Best of luck with your future items and welcome to Code Canyon !
Yes it would be nice for everyone to be featured, but featuring 1300 items isn’t viable – if an item (or author) deserves featuring, it will be featured. You can’t put rules on it (but unique idea + good avg. daily sales + positive item comments help!)
Best to sit back, relax and keep working on your next brilliant item. Plus – getting featured doesn’t really improve sales (compared with been productive/nice on the forums, advertising externally and providing good support – these are things you have control over and are proven to increase sales – don’t rely on front page / feature!).
The exclusivity of the author isn’t something we can decide on here, and really doesn’t affect anyone here. Best to send these type of complaints directly to support. That will be the quickest way to get your problem infront of someone who can fix it.
Lets dial back on the negativity a bit. These big “pro” items bring buyers to the marketplace, and increase exposure to other items. Some of the upcoming “pro” marketplace items will be unique, some will be competing against existing items, but either way they will be good for the marketplace.