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MadOzMedia
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May not help the new upcoming Author’s. Customer lands on my page and want’s to buy my file and if he’s given a choice of similar item’s might lead him away and create confusion in his decision and I might loose a sale. If I’m featured on other author’s page and there are top selling author’s, Chances are that I would loose to the top author’s as the client’s decision might be based on the sales and the popularity of the author.

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Basspartout
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Although my first reaction also was ‘OMG :shocked: !! What is ‘AuthorXXX’ doing on my page now!’, (especially if it’s a famous author’s item!) I think in the long run it is a good thing. Customers get to see a lot more similar items from a lot more authors than before. I use the same similar items bar on Photodune everytime I get stuck in a search and still I have my favourite authors I often go to or return to.
Because, let’s face it, how was it until now? People started searching then soon gave up and went to the popular items page and bought the same thing over and over again.

I dont know about you guys, but I have heard MORE than one good Ukulele track here on Audiojungle and if this new similar items feature FINALLY helps getting those tracks more exposure, then it will be a very good thing!

It all depends of course on how good the algorithm will work showing those similar items.
And one rule will always apply:
Even when I go to photodune with the intention to buy something from a new and unknown author, why do I often end up with a picture from Yuri Arcurs? Because his work is so absolutely awesome and professional and it stands out!
Wishing us all lots of sales and success with this new feature and of course, a lot more satisfied customers will bring more customers and that’s good for all of us.
Cheers, Basspartout

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ZtarrZound
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It’s a start. For that alone i’m thankful :) to a degree. Still so, so much more that can and should be done.

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Alumo
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Actually, I take it all back. Just noticed one of my tracks is on AudioQuattro’s Sky track lol! ;)

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StudioEtude
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Frankly, this function works not correctly. On my page, I see the author with a similar track, and turn to the page where this track, I do not see my track …? If this is similar to the tracks, my song should also be on this page … thus there is no feedback … I think that the developers must still work on it, but in general, I like this idea. And again, for some reason of similar tracks repeat the same authors, I think there should be different authors with similar tracks … And I noticed that there are authors who have a similar track, the same authors (owners of page) example : http://audiojungle.net/item/old-fashion-dance/2729253

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Depard
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And one more here. My track called “This can’t be the end” and 7 “similar” items. As I see, 6 from 7 items just have word “can’t” in title, and this can’t mean that track is similar:)

Check out here: http://audiojungle.net/item/this-cant-be-the-end/1226604
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StudioEtude
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Because, let’s face it, how was it until now? People started searching then soon gave up and went to the popular items page and bought the same thing over and over again.
I dont know about you guys, but I have heard MORE than one good Ukulele track here on Audiojungle and if this new similar items feature FINALLY helps getting those tracks more exposure, then it will be a very good thing!
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StudioEtude
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And one more here. My track called “This can’t be the end” and 7 “similar” items. As I see, 6 from 7 items just have word “can’t” in title, and this can’t mean that track is similar:) Check out here: http://audiojungle.net/item/this-cant-be-the-end/1226604

Most likely, this function works with an algorithm based on tags and keywords. If so, then this function will not work correctly because you can write – anything …

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vibecode
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Most likely, this function works with an algorithm based on tags and keywords. If so, then this function will not work correctly because you can write – anything …

In particular we can write exactly the same tags as the top author`s item at which we want to be shown. Bingo! “I love this system” :D

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BCrutchfield
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I think that this system will be readily abusable if it doesn’t actually ‘listen’ to the tracks and just goes off of description/tags like it seems to be doing.

If this is true, people can just tag all of their corporate/cinematic/etc items the exact same way and likely end up with all of them being in their ‘similar items’ list. You can see this phenomenon already happening on portfolios of authors who have dozens of files per category/sub-category.

Or like vibecode pointed out, people can aim their description/tags/titles at getting placed into a popular files related items list and try to game the system that way.

I think the best way to help out the buyers would be to finish up that new search engine thats been shown in the forums. I remember seeing several buyers in the forums express frustration with the current version of it, and I think that a new, more comprehensive search would help out far more than a similar items list would.

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