I don’t know the process of tweaking the search engine, so I can’t really criticise Envato staff for their efforts - ultimately I don’t know how the site works and the implications behind changing the search algorithm - but, it does seem peculiar that we only have the two modes of title-dominated vs sales-dominated search results. I thought that tags and description would be a sufficient source of information for a track to use as a priority in search, but tags have been described as “irrelevant” by the staff, so I don’t know. All I know is that the ranked tag system is a sure-fire way to solve the issue.
If nothing else changes, and we get the old algorithm back, I certainly won’t be complaining. I’ll gladly take generic titles if it means our new tracks will get their critical initial search exposure back.
Right now the search is beyond destructive for new tracks. I can’t risk uploading any new content knowing that it will never debut high enough in the search to be seen.
Unfortunately whilst I honestly believe that we all have the best intentions to help improve Envato and the experience for buyers and authors, I can’t help but feel like we’re being treated by the staff as if we are complaining, or asking for something that is unreasonable.
I’m not here to complain - I’m here because I want to make AudioJungle even better.