We just saw the newest change to the market’s homepages, and we still can’t believe it. They are pushing almost 650 PIXELS the market items just to blatantly advertise Envato Elements.
Speaking frankly, this aggressive Elements advertising has become disgusting and disrespectful for all Market authors. Not only we have this new ad on all homepages, but we still have the banner on top,
Check this screen: 60% of the “above the fold space” is used for advertising Elements you don’t even see a single item of the market
and to end the joke, when someone chooses the market option with the “continue browsing themes” button, it redirects you to the main category page which ALSO HAS AN ELEMENTS ADVERTISEMENT so those new boxes doesn’t even matter because Envato keeps trying to push Elements, even after the buyer chose to stay on the market
situated almost on top, when If someone wants to quickly see the newest items, they have to scroll all the way to the bottom!
Even when a buyer searches for something, at the bottom of the results, you can find 2 MORE ADS.
As a team that relies on Envato to make a living for themselves and their families it makes us really sad and frightened because Envato is toying with our future. This just reeks of cash grabbing desperation at the expense of hard working authors who redirect their customers to the market.
There hasn’t been a single positive change for Market authors in years, instead of revamping the homepage to help market items, all efforts are going into pushing Elements. Is this the “homepage refresh” @collis was talking about in the Envato Annual Public Impact Statement? 2019 Envato Annual Public Impact Statement
Sorry if we seem a bit blunt but when companies make this kind of changes, showing a total lack of disregard for their the authors and risking their livelihood it makes us wanna speak up.
Authors of Envato Market, what do you think of this new change? We’re @ some of you to see what you think. @fuelthemes @WPExplorer @tommusrhodus @MVPThemes @enabled @getbowtied @anps @ProgressionStudios
We are also @ some Envato staff to see if we can get a response to this @steve_lam @jamesgiroux @trent-aus @collis @BenLeong @KingDog do you think is fair with Market Authors to have such an aggresive ad campaign?