I haven’t been reading the forums much lately and missed this entirely. I also haven’t read the 200+ posts so I don’t know if I’m repeating things here, or if there’s some controversy or another about all this, but I was quite surprised to receive my first rating with a comment in an email today – that is freaking fantastic! This has potential to turn a universally frustrating system into an extremely useful feedback loop.
I’m sure there will be some uncomfortable comments from time to time, but to no longer be working in a vacuum is a very welcome change.
+1000 to the Envato staff – thank you!!!!!
Exclusive account will be 51% for a few months yet – I’ve still got the black paw milestone to look forward to first. My non-exclusive accounts, as reflected by others above, are still at 33%.
Congratulations on the bump!
I’m with Gareth, Erick and Antonio – packs have worked out well for me. They usually count for anywhere from 10-25% of my total revenue for a given month. I’m also convinced that they bring exposure to old songs that would otherwise get lost in the lists, and probably drive single sales.
I think it’s up to the author, like was implied above.
+1 – thanks! Ach, it’s that time of year again, isn’t it?
Welcome to the jungle!
Hey Juan, this is a bit old so you may have gotten in by now, but just in case…
In order to use Google Analytics you need to have an account with google, e.g. a gmail account. From there, you should be able to go to analytics.google.com, create a new account and get the tracking ID, and then paste it into your user settings on AJ. It sounds like you’ve already done that part, so going forward you should start seeing information tracking into your analytics account.
Google Analytics doesn’t report historical information real time, so it will be at least 24 hours before you see results come in for some of the graphs, and then these will be refreshed every day or so. Even then, the data really isn’t that useful until you’ve let it run for a while so you can see some trends. Also, not every metric is tracked by Envato so you’ll find that though Analytics has a ton of options, some of them won’t show any data.
However, you can see some things happening in real time – go to analytics.google.com, log in, navigate to your account > All Web Site Data, and click on Real Time under Standard Reports, and then Overview. For instance, I have one visitor currently, in Ft Bragg, California
Anyway, the best way to learn is to click around and see where you get results. There are a lot of metrics up there and the interface is kind of confusing. I still need to spend some time in it to understand what it all means – perhaps there is somebody out there with more knowledge who can give us a tutorial
Awesome work, Mike! Looks like putting your nose to the grindstone over the last few months has paid off, and especially so considering this is typically a slow time for a lot of people. Best of luck on the next 200 and beyond!
Yay – that’s great news! Huge congratulations on the Elite milestone!
Serious question: If I delete an item with a lower rating will it bring my overall rating up or will those ratings still remain in effect?
I did this a long time ago (probably 3 years) on a different profile, and it didn’t have an effect on the overall rating. I don’t know what the system is like now. I wouldn’t remove the file just for this purpose, especially if you don’t think it deserved the lousy rating.
I do know that if you get a sales reversal it also appears to remove the rating. On my exclusive profile I received a reversal, and noticed subsequently I went from 22 ratings back down to 21.
Congratulations! It may not be as long as it now seems to get to that next milestone