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Popularity? [message #13236] Fri, 28 May 2010 02:51 UTC Go to next message
avatar afrodri  is currently offline afrodri
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What exactly is the 'sort by popularity' feature?

It does not seem to be equivalent to views, votes, ratings, or sales.

Would it be possible to put back sort by views? I use views to adjust my advertisement strategies and to judge which models people are interested in (well, views and sales), and have been keeping detailed notes of how different strategies effect that. This undefinable popularity metric does not allow me to do that.
Re: Popularity? [message #13267 is a reply to message #13236 ] Sat, 29 May 2010 10:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar joris  is currently offline joris
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Sort by popularity is a new feature that tries to combine a lot of factors that go into a model being popular. We will do a blog post explaining it soon.

Views is indeed more transparent and we didn't want to interfere with your testing. But, we hope that this feature will let more people discover more interesting stuff on Shapeways.
Re: Popularity? [message #13279 is a reply to message #13267 ] Sat, 29 May 2010 23:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar afrodri  is currently offline afrodri
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Well, I'm all in favor of helping people discover new things, but wish the old 'views' mode was still an option. Would it be possible to have both?
Re: Popularity? [message #13310 is a reply to message #13236 ] Tue, 01 June 2010 05:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar woody64  is currently offline woody64
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Maybe it would be a nice feature to add some checkboxes to the user configuration which controls the calculation of the popularity view.
If not checked the part of the formula is set to zero which gives the shop owner the complete control over what he wants to view.
For example:
Views: Yes
Buys: Yes
Favorites: No
Stars: No

1 * ViewFormulaPart + 1 * BuyFormulaPart + 0 *FavoritesFormulaPart + 0 * StarFormulaPart = Popularty

Woody64

[Updated on: Tue, 01 June 2010 05:35 UTC]

Re: Popularity? [message #13318 is a reply to message #13310 ] Tue, 01 June 2010 18:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar robert  is currently offline robert
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Ok.

Just thinking out loud here but is there a real need to be able to sort your shop galleries by your customers? Maybe it is an option to have you arrange your items as you see fit?

Any thoughts on this?
Re: Popularity? [message #13359 is a reply to message #13318 ] Thu, 03 June 2010 20:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar woody64  is currently offline woody64
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I don't understand if I see your pint correctly, but my personal arrangement/ordering can be done in the default view.

For me as shop owner it's very interesting to answer these questions:
- how often was an item bought, viewed

Also the current options (last week, month, all time) is interesting.

Woody64
Re: Popularity? [message #13361 is a reply to message #13359 ] Thu, 03 June 2010 21:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar robert  is currently offline robert
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I can understand you want/need to know how your shop is doing.

Could a report not be more effective?

- Robert
Re: Popularity? [message #13362 is a reply to message #13361 ] Thu, 03 June 2010 22:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar afrodri  is currently offline afrodri
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A report would be great. Ideally, in a machine parseable format. Being able to track views as well as sales would be great. Ideally, knowing who ordered what (even if through an anonymous mechanism i.e. customer number but no personal information) would be a feature.
Re: Popularity? [message #13368 is a reply to message #13362 ] Fri, 04 June 2010 06:58 UTC Go to previous message
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Yesterday during the Shapeways Live webcast we came to the conclusion that contact with buyers would also be a good idea. Someone suggested it would be a great idea to promote contact so people could get feedback on their products.

 
   
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