WPTavern reported this week that Envato have been experiencing a DDOS attack, they also said that a lot of theme authors have been experiencing a big drop ( 50-70% down) in sales with several forum threads dedicated to the subject. I have also seen a drop in affiliate referral income in the last couple of months with ThemeForest so that would match up with the sellers frustrations. There is some speculation as to what the cause is, but checking their Alexa ranking you will see a big loss of traffic, now Alexa isn’t the most reliable source of measuring traffic but it can be helpful to compare sites in the same nice as the audience will be similar. If you check any of the larger WordPress related websites you will see a similar pattern of traffic dropping, even WordPress.org has a near identical drop according to Alexa, the same with WPLift, WPTavern, WPExplorer, WPMayor and so on. I know traffic has dropped on WPLift the last few months as I have access to our Analytics reports. Some of this can be attributed to the summer slow-down which happens every year, less people online in the northern hemisphere always makes the summer periods slower. As you can see from these, all WordPress
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