As many of you know, it is getting harder and harder each day to rise up in the search results due to saturation. Now coming from an author who’s already had the privilege of a couple of top selling items, this may come across as some kind of joke, but hear me out…
I emplore Envato to take a look at the current system and realise that it’s so competitive now that nearly NO new items can make it. When we release new items, they need a massive amount of sales in the first few weeks to even make a small dent. Otherwise they fall into oblivion. It’s next to impossible for new items to emerge and take their place in the popular files list.
Keep in mind that this change may disrupt existing popular files, so it’s not like I’m advocating for a system that will only benefit high selling authors. My top selling item is the second top seller of all time on AJ, and it has been an incredible ride, but it’s time for newer tracks to see the light. Customers don’t want to see the same old items year after year, right? It’s so demotivating for authors who want to continue releasing new content only to find that their hard work goes straight down the toilet merely days after the track goes live.
What I propose is a system with more balance. Top selling items deserve high spots in the search results, but trending new items should have equal opportunity. Making this change shouldn’t be too hard a task. Simply push new tracks higher and give them slightly more weight in the algorithm.
@BenLeong, could you please forward this post to staff? Envato needs to be aware of this.