Today we’re announcing the expansion of tests we previously announced for ThemeForest are now also being rolled out for search results on CodeCanyon.
Below is a recap of the information you’ll need to know to get involved in these experiments. We’d like to get as many CodeCanyon authors as possible to set these features up so that our data set is stronger.
Key Features for Items
We’re adding the ability for you to showcase the best aspects of your item directly on the search results. This change will allow you to highlight the main reasons why a potential customer should pick your item.
In order to add Key Features, simply edit your item page and add up to 3 Key Features to be displayed in the search results. You can highlight what makes your item unique or a key selling point. Here are some of the selling points that you can use:
- User features
- Technical features
- Who/what it’s for
- Amount of styles/demos
- Special pricing/discounts (within our guidelines)
- Included plugins
A 45 character limit per Key Feature applies to help customers scan through the search results quickly and you will not be able to use HTML.
Key Feature Guidelines
You must follow the below guidelines while adding your Key Feature(s):
- Do Not treat the key features like tags and stuff them with keywords.
- Ensure that each line is unique. Do Not repeat the same feature more than once.
- Do Not use ALL CAPS or special characters.
The following image shows how the Key Features would look on the search results and it is subject to change:
Key features will be publicly viewable in about a week. Our goal here is to give authors some time to add these in before we turn them on so that customers can see them. If you add them and don’t see them right away, don’t worry, that’s on purpose.
Add additional images to your item to help it shine
Did you know you can add screenshots of your item too? Soon we’re going to start displaying additional images on Search Results pages. Give your item the best chance by adding screenshots.
Edit your item, in the Item Attachments area, upload a new Preview Screenshots .zip file containing your images.
Images must be named in the order that you want them to appear, for example, 01_[filename].jpg, 02_[filename].jpg, 03_[filename].jpg.
These images can be a maximum of 900x900 pixels, and may be cropped when displayed on the search results page to the same aspect ratio as the main preview image. Images must be JPGs or PNGs.
We’ll be monitoring this post for the next seven days answering questions. Please remember our community guidelines as you post.