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  1. Certainly a nuisance and a telltale Second Life is prioritizing cheap revenues over corporate image (one of a sucessful, independent plattaform), I can finally feel this year SL is not on a existentialist crisis, but this could be just my own particular perspective. Saying that, I can´t avoid but notice, that kind of destructive process some enterprises dare to make, when the leader of the meeting ask his minions around the table on how to maximize their profits and cut some losses?, and they decide to remove the lettuce on a burger to make their business more profitable, on the next meeting
  2. Hello there, I´m pretty aware my reply is too late for your issue, but I hope it will help others who read this thread just like I did today. I faced a similar (if not the same) issue as you today, and I share the same feeling, my UV mapping is perfect, my mesh model is perfect, everything is perfect (as done several times in the past, *cough* don´t send the newbie tuts please *cough*)... but yes, we are noobs at the end, and getting to the point, I noticed the problem starts at 3dsmax, basically, when you finish your model and your UV Maps are complete, you start thinking about baking textu
  3. Drake1 Nightfire wrote: How do you know? Where is your proof that LL "suddenly changed the algorithm"? How do you know the free items aren't selling better? Okey honey, I am not interested in a mindless discussion, I think I answered this question earlier in the thread. Let me be a bit agressive towards you, and forgive me for that, I´m not that kind of person: I think you do not understand the issue because you are not a merchant period. or at least.. a "relevant" merchant, no disrespect intended. What I mean is, you have not been affected at all by the problem and you only know about
  4. Drake1 Nightfire wrote: Screw it, you know what. i went onto the Mp, under the avater accessories>jewelry>rings catgory and hit best selling.... you spout off about freebies and cheap items pushing the "high quality merchants" off the fromt page. Just to point out, JCNY has a 10L mood ring in the 3d spot. perhaps you need to rethink which merchants are to blame. smiles, well, I won´t considere JCNY a high quality product line, but certainly, they do not produce that many freebies as you suggest, I personally do like Earthstones the most and where are they on these lists even rel
  5. VonGklugelstein Alter wrote: there is no tuning..it is their default template which is higest sales volume and age > oldest first as the algorythm.. Incompetent marketing trend is more acurate. Agree.. btw.. "fine tuning" was the "wordage" they used in the reply.
  6. Drake1 Nightfire wrote: You are stuck on the "best selling" filter.. i have asked many many people in SL that use the MP how they sort things... number one answer: RELEVANCE!! Get off your high horse and deal with it. Are you still selling things? if so stop complaining, if not perhaps you need to revamp things. well this is kinda of dumb, "relevance" is the default for all searches, no action is supposed to be taken by anybody to sort of lists by relevance. And who said "relevance" is not also affected? to my understanding, all the sortings have been affected in more or less degree. Th
  7. Rival Destiny wrote: So you are saying that LL has deliberately 'fine tuned' the search system so that their revenue stream will generate far LESS revenue? Is this some new kinda masochistic marketing trend? Yes.. is my guess.. but "VonGklugelstein Alter" has mentioned/suggested (and I agree) this happens every now and then (2-6 months), and the problem is always fixed due to pressure from merchants, so... its more like a problem waiting to be fixed by a person taking a nap @ LL headquarters (think about Homer). btw. I not sure if their revenue stream is affected at all, a study should
  8. Drake1 Nightfire wrote: the OP stated that JCNY only had a freebie on the front page (I'm assuming the 10L item is what she calls a freebie) and all of their other best selling items were getting pushed down the list due to the other freebies.. as i stated many times, perhaps the freebies are selling better than the higher priced items since a lot of people have less money to spend in SL. Yes to the first statement, and no to the rest... I stated quite clearly in my last post that the freebies did not get their new position "due to hard work and steady sales", not at all. This was the r
  9. Drake1 Nightfire wrote: I'm sorry but, are you freaking kidding me? You weapons are at most $40L. Griefer weapons at that. Best selling is just that, the best selling items. Whether they are $2000L or $1L. 99% of SL users do not sort by best selling. they search for a specific thing and sort by relevance. By the way, most SLers with any money don't but freebies. So I am not sure what you are worried about. Well.. just imagine the case of Mr. "I", my beloved competitor, he was ranked mm... 6 in relevance also best selling.. since this update, he lost ground on both categories completely
  10. Spica Inventor wrote: hehe. It looks like L.L. finally decided to stop pumping the expensive stuff to the top of the list and have the search listings by relevance based solely by sales volume. Seems things around a 1000L$ where being pumped to the top for a while. I don't know how they are weighting things now, but it seems much less biased toward expensive stuff last I tried my typical search phrase. Hopefully prices will come down more now so that alot more peeps will come in and play the game as a result. ;-) You certainly have some imagination but no, it won´t happen. What is at
  11. Nefertiti Nefarious wrote: For all of that time I have been hearing that freebies are ruining the SL economy, that freebies are hogging the choice spots in search, and that freebies should be banned and their creators run out of town. They whined about it on SLExchange's forums They are still whining about it on the Linden Marketplace forums. ===================== I just looked at the "rings" category, sorted by relevance, with search term "wedding rings", and within the first 20 results, the price of the rings was from $1 to $1599. Maybe to you that is "partially flooded with freebie
  12. smiles, that is not true. At the beginning of Xstreet, you were able to buy your way up to the top just by purchasing a premium spot, if you had a low quality item with poor sales, without money to purchase blue spots the freebies should have surpassed your items easily, thats no mistery. The system now is somewhat different, you can still buy your way up to the top... *cough* fake sales *cough*, but only as long as your money flows into the strategy. The real sales must start pumping money or your business venture will crash (and the zombie freebies will eat your items alive) and your relev
  13. Smiles, you got the right results freebies and more freebies... and not the relevant/best selling items who should be appearing. Its just that.. you are not accustomed to how the results look normally with those terms, thats why my original post is called "...flood of freebies on all marketplace search results" because I searched a few more terms with similar results. "freebies" aren´t always best selling items. If you have an item of low-medium quality, (and definitly not a high quality or best selling item), you will be overrun by freebies yes, they are 0L$, expect them to be sold faster,
  14. Smiles, Thank you for your answer, but I must point out to other merchants and future replyers: I´m not complaining against the "evil freebies". I should have pointed out, the store I´m concerned about is "big" enought and has enought steady sales to be on top position on his category (1-3 due to competitors) from the past two years, both in relevance and best selling categories. Sales are high, and the problem is important for us, just to be clear: the items our main accounts are selling, provide an income around 70,000 L$ per day approximately, to give a number (it varies), clearly I do eve
  15. Smiles, I understand your point, its normal for some people to misunderstand my message as a complaint agaist the "evil freebies" on marketplace.. I have read similar posts before, sadly, that is not the problem I´m pointing out here, not even close. I usually monitor marketplace terms, such as "youtube", "ring", "hair", etc. and similar common terms to assess and monitor sales, and other issues.... daily, and since yesterday, there has been a flood of freebies (not only one but a LOT) climbing up to the top positions in no time, this is obviously a change in a variable, a glitch in the sys
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