I don’t think either that buyers look at the Top Authors page too much.
Usually when you buy something, you make a search using certain keywords, then you try to filter the results as much as possible to fit your needs. You don’t buy something just because everyone else is buying it…
That page is just a motivational page for authors
Yes, the search results page is changing. That’s for sure.
I use to search 3 certain terms every day to see how the results are displayed/changed and I usually check the search results page source code. And there are a lot of changes. Some of them because of the responsiveness changes, but others…I do not know why they were necessary.
I’m really glad this step is finally made. Why?
- I agree, most people do not buy from their phone, but I often search and filter items staying in bed in the evening on my phone/tablet, I add items to Favorites list then I buy them later from desktop. Going responsive will make this one easier and better.
- Descriptions will become more readable. Think about Google Play. All you have there is text+screenshots+ratings+demo video. The quality stands there in the quality of the product, not in the quality of the product’s marketing
- Come on people. We have all been requesting Envato to upgrade their marketplace to a responsive one, to look like a modern, 2015 website and now, when they are doing it, we are still arguing on pro’s & con’s
I have a question: the authors will start editing their items many times from now. Editing the item many times will negatively influence the position in the search results? (now, the search algorithm is quite complex and I am not sure if multiple edits are influencing it or not)