This is the jungle…
Yeah, that’s pretty shocking… Something should be done about this, Envato is turning into a second Fiverr.
This my nightmare coming true… i really, really dislike how cheap this looks.
Have some damn selfrespect and respect your work… this is garbage.
They have no respect for their work and no respect for other authors.
This is really sad story with $5 price. Meanwhile sales are dropped dramatically this month.
I enjoy a good quote of irony from time to time. This one is gold! Really, really good point.
I agree with all the issues with sales numbers being the main competitive focus.
As Flumen said These figures have become even less relevant since ADP. I guess from Envato’s point of view, sales numbers are an easy way to indicate a track’s popularity. I just wish they would stop doing the easy thing and start doing the right thing.
Yap there are many layers of irony The more forum posts about this as well, the more authors learn how they can game the system. The more forum posts about the problems with Elements, the more customers hanging around the forum learns about how good deal it is for them and we all to some degree advertise it. Maybe thats why Envato does not want to chime in and calm down the frustrated authors
To stop rewarding sales number so much would also help with self purchasing/self rating and other destructive copycat behaviour. ADP has made this activity very easy. I’m very grateful for ADP, but it has completely changed the game, while the old search system is the same and does not harmonise.
Yes, if you change one thing, the other stops working. It is necessary to change the system and approach
Touché! You have a good turn of phrase André, I always enjoy your posts. They inform very well.
That is totally true and there is a saying for that… “the more you mess with crap the worst it smells”
Once the price goes up the “gaming the system” charge could be made. Appalling standards IMHO.
we all saw it coming when ADP were announced though.
I always suspected this site was going to eat itself and it seems to have finally happened. It’s just a shame that Envato seems to have ended up hurting the very authors that got them to this place in the market in the first place but I guess that’s hardcore economics for you.
I thought that here they earn money.)))
+1. “Best Match” should be distributed on the amount of money earned from the new track, and not on the number of sales (because the number of sales “today” means nothing).
Awful. The search system itself pushes the authors to dumping.
I believe that a track worths the price if the customer is really interested in it . 15-20$ is not the ruin for nobody.
I’m in music more than 40 years, so I keep my prices, as adviced from the AJ system… and I do that because I think seriously that it worths. And I encourage all authors do the same.
I guess the thing is that buyers know why is price sow low at this time. It is not about the quality but about promotional purposes. They want buy these $5 dollar items before the price goes up. I can hear solid quality music with $5-$10 price even elite authors do so. Yes, i agree that top sellers should be based on revenue only not sales amount.