Just a recommendation. The "Find Sellers" section gets more visitors than any part of the site, but it only has 3 slots for Promoted Deals, and the other results are just sellers sorted by whoever has the highest Sales Percent, and its the same 7 profiles forever above the fold. The homepage has all the promoted deals but they are below the fold and below the "Buyers Stats" section at the top so they are hard to see, they should be moved to the top of the Home area. The "Find Sellers" spot should have 10 Promoted Sellers spots so that people who pay for a Promoted Deal get the exposure they should get instead of sellers who aren't paying and merely have a high "Sales Percent" which is biased toward new profiles.
Then this becomes only a pay as you go proposition for sellers. Vendors should be rated by performance, customer satisfaction, and integrity, not on the size of their marketing bankroll.
But its the same 7 sellers below the 3 promoted spots all the time. There is no rotation or anything, its unfair. 3 promoted spots to service 40 people with promoted ads, seems inefficient.
That's a different proposition all together, plus I've seen sellers move up and down all the time in the rankings, depending on their ratings etc. Udimi should never become a "pay to play" platform.
Selling and buying solos is pay to play. You have to pay to be on the homepage, you have to pay to to be in the Solos Deals area, and the top 3 spots of the Find Sellers area are paid. I'm just saying there should be more than 3 spots for the 40 promoted sellers in the Find Sellers area.
Wrong. You don't have to pay for the privilege to advertise as a vendor, or to be a buyer here. Promoted sellers are on the homepage anyway. If you buy a solo deal, Udimi will promote the heck out of you, plus promoted sellers are also located right at the top of the find sellers area too. Isn't that enough for you?