decline in CGTrader sales
what going on ? last months, decline in CGTrader sales, what is the reason? site update?
yea a few days ago updated, check your conversation.
I think it's summer, vacation season. Usually July and August sales are never that great. Just wait for autumn - sales should return to normal level.
Indeed I noticed that something weird happened. 0 sales for 16 days, it's almost unheard of for me. But I did not worry too much because of the slowdown in the summer, but if there has been a change in the search algorithm, I'm starting to understand.
the reason is not in summer 100%, I compared with previous years (2017,2018)summer did not affect to the sales. In addition, sales have not changed at the TurboSquid. I think that the reason is- updating the algorithms,,,
I didn't notice anything out of ordinary. My last 3 moths were great in sales, this month is noticeably slower, but it's slower on turbosquid too, that's way i tend to adress it to vacation season.
My decline last months is very significant too.
Same here. I have a serious decline too. I believe, it is something about the last update. Some of my models images hold leading positions in Google Images search before and seems like it was main traffic of my sales. Right now it lost positions and TS previews of my models ranked much higher than CGtrader ones. Seems like something was done in CGt database what caused Google robots to drop images positions.
As a result, TS gives me better sales right now than CGt for first time in several years.
I am noticing a decline too since the change.
I see no effects from any updates or slow summer, no decline at all. Sales steady as a rock, same as year before, a bit better actually. Images still top rank in Google also see no effects there.
Big factor is category your in, if your in crowded category's then its probably normal you get mixed results. Summer will probably have some influence, lots of people go on vacation so that will have some impact.
But to the people with multiple accounts I would say look no further, especially those on the two big ones (Turbosquid versus CGtrader), swinging your own clients between these two is a big factor. You can get lower ranking on both sites and influence the Google results, that's probably main reason you see big up and down motions between both accounts successes (your competing against yourself).
Note, you will never rank as high on both platforms then someone serving all clients and direct marketing efforts to here or exclusively on Ts.
Keep in mind there are no special Ts clients, all Ts clients are at same time CGt clients, its only 2 to 3% of people (a small shrinking crowd) that never purchase outside of Ts. Its very few people and not worth swinging own clients for them. You are literally losing money on clients you swing to the 60% account and the risk of lower rankings on both sites and mixed results in Google. If you can add the 60% cut on top of products on Ts then its not that harmful to have an account there, if not, then its just pointless self sabotage.
For a while I even considered making my models on CGt as expensive as on Ts (also add 60% to them to avoid price cut-downs on Ts), but then tell in CGt descriptions people need to use the price offer button to get “guarantee” best price (under the Ts radar). But it just struck me how messed up I can make things for myself, its just not worth it to deal with Ts, its to expensive in every way.
Hmm, I literally joined the night before last and have 20 models up. I guess, reading this, I'll have to be somewhat patient for sales.
I also sell on the Unreal Marketplace and have a two-month old Sketchfab account. The UE Market's sold well for quite some time but seems to drop in May, quite specifically, for me. Otherwise it's consistent.
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