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SEO Best Practices for Authors on the Envato Marketplaces  

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Jun 16
2014

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In recent years, SEO has become one of the top priorities of many online businesses. But many people still don’t really understand what it is, and how they can utilize it for their online businesses.

The subtle art of becoming more easily found in a search engine’s results—commonly known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO)—can help you drive a lot of targeted traffic to your item pages. Today I’ll share some tips with you that you can easily implement to drive more visitors to you pages via the various search engines.
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New “Compatible With” Feature Added For ThemeForest  

by posted in Submission Tips
May 22
2012

ThemeForest has a new feature we hope you will like. We’ve added a new field to the upload page that will now allow you to select certain compatible services in relation to your upload type.

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Dealing with Rejection – Part 1  

by posted in Submission Tips
Mar 1
2012

Dealing with rejection

Although it happened to all of us, no one really likes it when one of their files gets rejected on the Marketplaces. Whether it’s a hard or soft rejection, you feel a bit like Charlie Brown when the football always got yanked out by Lucy right before he tried to kick it. In this series of articles we’re going to look at how we can dust ourselves off and get back in the game when we face rejection.
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Submission Tip: Check Out Patrik’s Useful Collection of Stock Photos  

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Jan 30
2012

Collis recently posted a useful article about copyright and how it affects authors, with a particular focus on stock photos. If you missed it, you can read it here: Use of Assets in Previews on Envato Marketplaces. It is important to use properly licensed images in your previews.

The article may have you wondering where to find appropriate images. While you can find great stock photos on any number of sites around the Internet, GraphicRiver Reviewer Patrik Larsson has put together a useful collection of images from PhotoDune.

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Submission Tip: Read the Instructions when Resubmitting Soft-rejected Items (AudioJungle)  

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Oct 26
2011

Howdy talented authors! In an ongoing quest for transparency, we bring you another submission tip. These are regular juicy tidbits about our review process, and address issues that can trip up authors. This tip is aimed at AudioJungle authors, but may be relevant to authors in our other marketplaces.

Today we have a brief look at resubmitting soft-rejected items.

If your file gets soft rejected, and your are instructed to resubmit only the preview or main file, please do not attach the other one.

Chime in at the comments if you have any questions and thanks for reading!

Submission Tip: List the Correct Files (AudioJungle)  

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Oct 24
2011

Howdy talented authors! In an ongoing quest for transparency, we bring you another submission tip. These are regular juicy tidbits about our review process, and address issues that can trip up authors. This tip is aimed at AudioJungle authors, but may be relevant to authors in our other marketplaces.

Today we have a brief look at the files you need to list.

You should be aware of the files we do and don’t need list to avoid unnecessary rejections. You can find these listed on  the AudioJungle Wiki. Here is a summary:

Files we do need:

Files we don’t need (sound):

  • Birds / Nature Field Recordings
  • Bleeps, Blips and “Computer” Tones
  • Button Clicks
  • Clocks: Ticking
  • Doors Opening or Closing
  • Guitar Sounds/Chords. Examples: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Telephone: Rings, Dialing, Tones
  • Water: Flowing, Drips, Drops, Waves

Files we don’t need (music):

  • National Anthems
  • Tracks using only one instrument and only one note played at any time.
  • Tracks demonstrating excessive dissonance.
  • “8-bit” computer/chip music.
  • Basic drum/percussion loops.

Chime in at the comments if you have any questions and thanks for reading!

Submission Tip: Choose an Appropriate Category (AudioJungle)  

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Oct 19
2011

Howdy talented authors! In an ongoing quest for transparency, we bring you another submission tip. These are regular juicy tidbits about our review process, and address issues that can trip up authors. This tip is aimed at AudioJungle authors, but may be relevant to authors in our other marketplaces.

Today we have a brief look at categories.

Choose an appropriate category. You should not submit effects or music to the top level Sound or Music categories. We can take the extra step to edit your category, but if you submit without choosing a category too frequently, your item make get rejected to inform you.

Chime in at the comments if you have any questions and thanks for reading!

Submission Tip: Submit to the Correct Queue (AudioJungle)  

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Oct 17
2011

Howdy talented authors! In an ongoing quest for transparency, we bring you another submission tip. These are regular juicy tidbits about our review process, and address issues that can trip up authors. This tip is aimed at AudioJungle authors, but may be relevant to authors in our other marketplaces.

Today we have a brief look at queues.

Make sure you are submitting items to the right queue. Sound effects should not be uploaded to the Music Pack queue, naturally.

Chime in at the comments if you have any questions and thanks for reading!

Submission Tip: Write Adequate Descriptions (AudioJungle)  

by posted in Submission Tips
Oct 12
2011

Howdy talented authors! In an ongoing quest for transparency, we bring you another submission tip. These are regular juicy tidbits about our review process, and address issues that can trip up authors. This tip is aimed at AudioJungle authors, but may be relevant to authors in our other marketplaces.

Today we have a brief look at descriptions.

Description. When in doubt, the easiest way to write an adequate descriptions is to use your tags. Choose a few search tags first (you can have up to 30), and then make a few short phrases using some of those tags.

Chime in at the comments if you have any questions and thanks for reading!

Submission Tip: Improve Your Tags (AudioJungle)  

by posted in Submission Tips
Oct 10
2011

Howdy talented authors! In an ongoing quest for transparency, we bring you another submission tip. These are regular juicy tidbits about our review process, and address issues that can trip up authors. This tip is aimed at AudioJungle authors, but may be relevant to authors in our other marketplaces.

Today we have a brief look at tags.

To improve your tags, think like a buyer. As a buyer, what words would you enter into a search that would return your music? This way, you can more easily come up with more efficient tags.

Chime in at the comments if you have any questions and thanks for reading!