Are there any plans on fixing the AudioJungle search engine? We’ve been stuck with a lopsided and unfair system since December. It’s become extraordinarily difficult to sell new items in select categories because the algorithm aggressively promotes top selling tracks and leaves very little opportunity for new tracks to be discovered and sold.
Just take a look at the top new items list: http://audiojungle.net/search?date=this-month&sort=sales&view=list
Before the changes, the market was being introduced to fresh new top sellers every month and the list was thriving with great new tracks often selling 50-150 times in the first month.
Before algorithm update
Now tracks are barely selling 30-40 each month, and many of those that do sell were either featured or came from categories that weren’t modified in the change (‘Happy’, ‘Epic’ etc)
After algorithm update
Here’s an example of how crazy the search results are at the moment: - the first page is literally loaded with top selling items with hundreds and thousands of sales… many of which are several years old and aren’t even selling, despite maintaining such a high position and forcing new items down to pages 4+. How is this fair?
Not a new item in sight. It’s incredibly upsetting and frustrating for authors who are devoting time and energy into AudioJungle to see such a devastating change. What started with a clear request to reduce the weighting of titles in the search algorithm resulted in heavy bias towards sales, leaving no room for new and thriving items to be discovered.
A fair balance must be achieved by adding weight to item upload date and restorting equilibrium between proven top sellers, and new, emerging tracks. There should be more variety and diversity in the search results instead of a concrete top-sellers list, which the search results have now become.
Ergo, I beg the staff to take this into consideration for Hack Fort.