Hand-selected, original logos for sale
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DESIGNER

ApplexDesign
2019-02-04

Maybe I did not understand how the dribble service works.
What are the invitations for?
I opened an account without an invitation.
https://dribbble.com/ApplexDesign

Did I do something wrong?

Thanks for your comments



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2019-02-04

I sent you an invite.



DESIGNER
ApplexDesign
2019-02-04

Thank you very much!!!
I noticed that there are more options on my account!



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2019-02-04

Yes, with player invite you can follow other people, your posts will be visible to more people, you have 48 shots a month, but it is still far from pro package that costs 5 dollars a month. I don't have pro because I don't know how much benefit there is from it, do people actually buy through dribbble with buy button that pro accounts have. (Buy through dribble meaning they click on buy, but it still goes to logoground through dribbble).



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-02-05

That is exactly what I wanted to know. For me the only reason for a PRO account is the BUY button. But is it worth $ 60 a year if it is just a link to that specific LG logo. Perhaps it is more obvious than a clickable URL, but that is the only difference IMO.



DESIGNER
businesslogo
2019-02-05

Welcome to Dribbble @ApplexDesign, i follow you. :)



DESIGNER
ApplexDesign
2019-02-05

Thanks @Brandmaistro,
so, is not it a good idea to upgrade to the pro version?



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2019-02-05

Hello,

There are many features included with a Dribbble Pro upgrade. For more information, you can visit these two pages:
http://help.dribbble.com/#pro
https://dribbble.com/pro

One of my favorite features is shot scheduling. Many users also like to add attachments to their Dribbble shots. Goods for sale is also a great feature because of the link juice (more on this later) and because there is a special page in Dribbble that lists them with prices and categories (which can be filtered). Here's a link showing all recent goods for sale marked as logos in Dribbble.
https://dribbble.com/goods?category=logos

By the way, the "Buy Now" button is fairly prominent on the actual shot page when viewed in a full window on a browser; as an example, here you can see it in one of my logos: https://dribbble.com/shots/5891540-Dactylogram-Logo

But most importantly, that big green button is a real referrer link, which is very valuable in terms of SEO. In Dribbble, any text URL added to the description automatically gets the nofollow and noreferrer attributes within the HTML code. What this means is that, adding a link in a Dribbble description doesn't help with LogoGround's ranking in Google at all, as opposed to the real "Buy Now" button which is real link juice (link juice is the SEO term to refer to the value or equity passed from one site to another). Plus, since Google Analytics won't see that traffic as coming from Dribbble, adding a link in a Dribbble description won't help with LogoGround statistics, in terms of traffic source.

Among the many features included with the Pro upgrade, there is the Dribbble Playbook: https://dribbble.com/playbook/info

Unfortunately, this is a great idea with a flaw; it is served over HTTP instead of HTTPS. For those of you who have Pro or are planning to upgrade to Pro, I would recommend contacting Dribbble and requesting that Playbooks be served over HTTPS. More details about this issue on my January 31st post near the middle of the following topic:
https://www.logoground.com/discuss.php?topic=398

So, about the price of the Pro upgrade... Here's a bit of history:

The Pro upgrade was $19 per year when it was first introduced in April 2011.
https://dribbble.com/stories/2011/04/21/pro

Then, in March 2012, they raised the price to $20 per year.
https://dribbble.com/stories/2012/03/06/all-pro

In January 2017, Dribbble was acquired by Tiny (as we know, often, acquisitions come with changes).
https://dribbble.com/stories/2017/01/17/transition-game

In June 2017, they raised the price to $36 per year.
https://dribbble.com/stories/2017/06/04/the-good-the-bad-and-the-lovely

In January 2018, they added the ability for prospects (uninvited players) to upload shots to their profile.
https://dribbble.com/stories/2018/01/18/prospect-uploads

In the middle of December 2018, without any announcement, they raised the price to $60 per year.

By the way, ever since Pro was introduced, it was only available to invited designers. But, since the last price change in mid-December, they opened Pro to any uninvited prospect; which arguably created a noticeable decrease in quality in the past seven weeks (when viewing recent shots), as anybody with $60 can skip the wait and get self-invited. In my opinion, their initial invite-only model was far superior.

So... Is Pro worth it? Well, it depends. Before making a decision, each designer should take a look at all the included features of this upgrade, then evaluate their own personal needs (and their own personal budget).

Hope this helps,

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-02-05

What if you want to be a Dribbble PRO. Do you have to re-label and re-locate the URL's, (and adding a price to the logos), so they refer to your LG page? If you have 10 logos it is easy, but what if you talk about 100+ or more?



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2019-02-05

Yes, adding a good-for-sale in Dribbble is a manual process. For each good-for-sale, you need to enter a title, a URL, the price and the category. Yet, it goes really fast; the trick is to have two browser windows side by side to be able to easily copy the text from LogoGround and paste it into Dribbble. With focus and a steady hand, this can be done in exactly 15 seconds for each logo. So, for 100 logos, this should take about 25 minutes.

Hope this helps,

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2019-02-05

For me the only question is how many people buy logos through dribbble, whether it is on logoground or any other site. If any of designers on logoground sold a logo through dribble on logoground then it is a different story and may be worth thinking about upgrade. Other than that I have no interest in upgrading to pro, all other options are irrelevant to me. One thing that matters is selling logos. Attaching files, playbook it is all secondary for me, don't get me wrong, If someone likes those features and want to upgrade just because of it, I respect that.



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-02-05

So: Somebody sold something because of Dribbble?

I guess it is hard to measure, because you don't know where a seller come from. Unless... you ask them (like I do) and the are helpful to provide that information.



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-02-05

@Ortega Graphics

Well, I added a few logos to my Dribble account, but 100 logos in just 15min... That's a pretty good result :-)
Maybe with some practice I can break your time record ;-)



DESIGNER
eclipse42
2019-02-05

Yeah I know, so I am just curious about personal experience from designer on logoground that are PRO users of dribbble. If dribbble helped them selling more because of PRO package then it is something that can benefit more designer and logoground. But if PRO package is just to have playbook, buy button that nobody uses and some other extras that in the end did not bring more sales, that it's a waste of money even if it is just 60 USD a year.



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-02-05

And we have Logopond...
You can be a 'Lotus' member for just $24 a year.



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2019-02-05

It will be very difficult to measure any direct connection between Dribbble links and LogoGround sales, like Brandmaistro said earlier. But the LogoGround admins can at least let us know if there is some traffic coming from Dribbble Pro accounts by looking at Google Analytics (Acquisition > All Traffic > Referrals > Dribbble dot com).

It is noteworthy to point out that even if a client came from Dribbble, it doesn't mean they would buy a logo right away, they could bookmark it and purchase it several days or weeks later. Also, as explained earlier, it is impossible for LogoGround admins to see the source of traffic if the URL was within the description text of the Dribbble logo instead of the Buy Now button. By the way, a direct link to a LogoGround profile from a Dribbble profile page (the "elsewhere" section) also has the nofollow and noreferrer attributes within the HTML code, so LogoGround admins can't see the source of that particular incoming traffic.

Several years ago, I used to ask clients (commissioning a custom logo) how they found me; I noticed that many didn't remember and simply made a guess (often mistakenly attributing the source to a website I was not subscribed to), so I stopped asking. There is a chance that some of my sold logos here in LogoGround are the direct result of the links found on my Dribbble portfolio, but I can't know for sure.

One thing we can know for sure, is that all the LogoGround links in all the Dribbble Pro portfolios have an influence on the overall Google ranking of LogoGround; the link juice mentioned earlier (just like the links from social media or direct links from designer's websites). So, in a way, directly or indirectly, every designer that links back to LogoGround is contributing to the overall success of LogoGround.

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2019-02-05

@Brandmaistro, it would be fairly easy to create a quick AutoHotkey script to automate the creation of a good-for-sale in Dribbble from the LogoGround data, this will reduce the time from 15 seconds to about 3 seconds per logo. So, for 100 logos, instead of 25 minutes, it would take 5 minutes. :o)

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-02-05

@Ortega Graphics

Good to know that.
I will investigate how an auto hotkey script works.
Thanks!



DESIGNER
Piars Studio
2019-02-05

hi :) welcome



DESIGNER
fbastiardesign
2019-02-06

Hi friends,
follow my dribbble account (:

https://dribbble.com/fbastiardesign



DESIGNER
aefirit
2019-02-06

Wow! I didn't know about that "no follow" links and the juicy links. Very good information provided there, thank you @Ortega Graphics :)



DESIGNER
cubiodesign
2019-04-06

Very useful information here indeed! I'm also interested in hearing if people sell via Dribbble "Goods for sale" feature, so I'm reviving this topic :)

It does sound though as if Dribbble succumbed to the profit model and quality (and with it usefulness) will continue to decline.

@Ortega Graphics, what is "shot scheduling"?



DESIGNER
immoodesign
2019-04-06

I myself opened a dribbble account without invitation. but after few days a friend of mine sent me an invitation. Then I tried to purchase a pro facility but I think I haven't seen any difference in normal and pro account but only a buy button facility. I haven't sold any logo yet on dribbble with my pro-account. I hope something good will happen soon.



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2019-04-06

Say honestly. I have a friend with an account on Dribbble. He there exists for a long time and knows this resource very well.
I asked him if it was worth spending money on a professional account?
He told me he shouldn't. Sell your logos, you can just. To properly insert a link in the description of your logo.
Go to my account and you will see how it is implemented:
https://dribbble.com/FuturaSan
Sales through Dribbble are very weak. But several orders for the development of the logo I get.
The best sales are on Behance. But you need to try and raise your account high enough.



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2019-04-06

@Ajleroux, it seems that you missed one of my February posts above. Can you please let us know if there is some traffic coming from Dribbble Pro accounts by looking at Google Analytics (Acquisition > All Traffic > Referrals > Dribbble dot com). This will help us get an idea if a certain percentage of LogoGround clients come from Dribbble.

@Cubiodesign, it will be hard to know if a direct link from Dribbble ended up in a sale, but the information requested above might give us an idea. As I said before, there is a chance that some of my sold logos here in LogoGround are the direct result of the links found on my Dribbble portfolio, but I can't know for sure. Also, to answer your question, shots are screenshots posted by Dribbble members to show what they are working on. Shot Scheduling is a Pro feature that lets you upload a shot right now but set it to be automatically published at a later date/time; this is a very convenient feature.

@Immoodesign, there are many differences and depending on each user, some are more important than others; as I said before, each designer should take a look at all the included features of the Pro upgrade, then evaluate their own personal needs (and their own personal budget). For more information about the differences, see the following links:
https://help.dribbble.com/#pro
https://dribbble.com/pro

@FuturaSan, yes, definitely; a link can be added to the description, but it is not as prominent as the big green button that Pro accounts get within shots that are set as a good-for-sale. Also, description links will be ignored by Google (so, no link juice!). Furthermore, description links won't appear on this special page which lists all goods-for-sale in Dribbble:
https://dribbble.com/goods?category=logos


Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
cubiodesign
2019-04-07

Thanks a lot for explaining @Ortega! I'd be interested in those statistics as well, @Ajleroux. I'd love to help out LG by having links to it on Dribbble, but if no one finds our logos there, then money spent is not worth it - unfortunately it is not that cheap anymore to become a pro.



DESIGNER
BibirDouble
2019-04-07

hello guys, if u need dribbble invitation? visit to my dribbble account https://dribbble.com/bibirdouble
I have 2 invitation.



ADMIN
ajleroux
2019-04-08

Hi Ortega Graphics,

Sorry, I missed your earlier post.

Referrals from Dibbble are increasing but still fairly low, currently averaging about 55 per day, up from around 15 per day a year ago.

Bounce rate: 26.3%
Pages/session: 10.2
Avg. Session: 9:56



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2019-04-10

Hello André,

Thank you for the data. Even if the overall official Dribbble visits are low, these seem to be fairly high-quality visits; I particularly like the excellent bounce rate percentage!

Sadly, there is no way to know the same data for the non-official referrals from Dribbble (the ones from links in a Dribbble description, which Google Analytics sees as direct traffic (no referral)).

Thanks again,

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
cubiodesign
2019-04-10

Thanks Andre, that's useful to know. I might try a PRO account when I upload more logos for sale.

If anyone needs an invite, I have one to share too - https://dribbble.com/cubio



DESIGNER
logofish
2019-04-12

I have three Dribbble invites to share as well!

You can contact me using the button on my profile



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2019-04-23

Hello,

This is for those that already had the Pro upgrade on their Dribbble account before the price change.

I recently renewed my Pro subscription. I am happy to inform you that Dribbble members already subscribed are currently being grandfathered; that is, they are being exempt from the new price ($60 per year) and thus, they pay the same price that they paid last time ($36 per year).

Apparently, this has not been announced anywhere; it's just a nice surprise for those that already had the Pro upgrade on their Dribbble account. Also, there is no indication as of how long they will be grandfathering users.

Just wanted to share this with you.

Ortega Graphics


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