Hi Emile, thanks for the response! I really appreciate you taking time to join this discussion.
However, it would be nice if we could get more precise answers.
When you said “We are working to combine them” via email, I got an impression that connecting Market and Elements via the same links was just a matter of time. What does “we are still reviewing” actually mean, what is currently happening? Does that mean you are working on the technical solution for connecting markets and elements, or does it mean that you are reviewing how clients act and whether this is worth doing? What technical limitations do you face and why they can’t be solved for so long? We have a lot of CodeCanyon authors here who would understand what you are talking about, so please share it with us so we can better understand what’s happening.
We don’t know what is the vast majority, as we don’t have access to numbers. So we don’t know on how much revenue are we missing out.
Again, we don’t know the exact numbers here… Even if this is true and most clients don’t go to Elements, no one should lose any money from clients that do go there.
We can’t just say that only some clients go there so it’s not that bad. That still doesn’t make it right or fair. We deserve a cut for every customer. We do the work, we bring the clients. Every client counts. I don’t want to accept clients that do go to Elements as a “collateral damage” and just move on.
Would you agree that it would at least be fair to disable all Elements banners for traffic via affiliate links while you are working on a solution? Until Market and Elements are connected, we are doing free promotion for Elements. No one wants to work for free.
I’m gonna repeat what I said earlier… Most of the affiliates tagged here generate thousands and thousands of clicks. Probably more than 10 000/month. Even if only 10 people sign up for annual Elements they just lost 1200$. That would be from 0.1% clicks. Just think about that for a second.
I bet not one of them would say oh it doesn’t matter, most of the people don’t click on these banners anyway.
Yes, I forgot about this. What about the people who are not spending only a lot of time and energy on promotions, but also paying a lot of money on google ads and sending traffic to Envato products? They did not signed up for paying promo for Elements either.
@emile_b I know you understand that this is a big and urgent issue, so please make this a top priority in Envato affiliates/partnerships team. We need to know how and when this will be handled. Thanks for your support!