Hello. I want to show you small but really useful tweak which can allow buyers to find their perfect item much quicker. Let me know if you like it, so I could try to start a discussion with Envato about this improvement. And I wish to invite here @scottwills, who has started the discussion about improving the search process.
I realize that this this tweak could be VERY useful for AudioJungle buyers.and it can save their time. I am not sure if it’s so important for other markets, but I suppose that in many cases it can be helpful or at least neutral. Let me explain.
One of the common problems of buyers is the lack of knowledge of the industry “naming” and “tagging” convention. Especially if they aren’t native English-speakers and if they are rookies. For example typical buyer might have a problem with the difference between “epic” and “action”. Or with genre, for example a dubstep track with strings can be named “orchestral dubstep”. This means that they might have problems with aiming proper category and sub-category.
Current model of categories allows similar tracks to be uploaded into various categories. For example “orchestral dubstep” can be uploaded to “cinematic” or “electronica” category. Even more - there are some “orchestral dubstep” tracks in 14 other categories as well.
I suppose there is a similar problem in other markets like VideoHive and “openers” which aren’t always in the “opener” category, but also in “logo” etc. Correct me if I’m wrong.
There should be more advanced filter which can allow buyer to filter single categories or/and subcategories from search results. Typical Windows check boxes would be enough. Check in or check out action should refresh the results. It looks like relatively easy programming and there is a needed space in the layout.
List of categories should be divided into categories in simple “drop-down” list.
Let me show you my MS Paint amazing design:
Why it will be useful?
Buyer is looking for a soundscape to his Horror-RPG game. He types into search engine only “game music” because he doesn’t know the “topography” of AudioJungle and he is not into the musical naming convention. He gets the result: https://audiojungle.net/category/music?term=game%20music
So with this improvement he can try to reduce search results using the list on the left. For example he realizes that he doesn’t need results from the “corporate”, “rock”, “electronica” category, “dramatic, action, adventure”, “comedy” and “romantic sentimental” subcategories from “cinematic” category, “children” category, some of “hip hop” sub categories, “house”, etc. etc. etc. So he stays with a part of “Cinematic”, “Ambient” and few others categories like “Experimental abstract” or “Vocals, voice”. Very practical and so inspiring!
Let me know what you think about this. Especially if you are an AudioJungler but authors from the other markets and members from the Envato staff are welcome as well.