I found something a bit unfair with this kind of search display.
The newest items are made by authors who are actually active and ready to improve the marketplace with new stock. But when it’s sorted by the ranking or trending items (that in fact are not trending) it’s not always active authors with great skills that are displayed. You even have authors who are not active and didn’t upload anything new since a long time, and they are displayed in the 3 first pages. So these authors are rewarded with more visibility than those who are active and aware of new trends in design ?
To Envato team who work on this, i can provide you real feedbacks on my situation with this items display when we click on logo catergory. It’s not algorithm, but it’s my real life on the marketplace:
My sales are decreasing and presently when i sell logos, they are not the new ones. Before these tests, my sales on newest logos was really good.
So for my company, it’s not really good
Hope it will not stay like that…
I know that Envato is a really professional company and they will take the best decision…