Hi @Abbie @KatieBent When you talk about promoting CATEGORY-LEVEL instead, do you mean Category Pages as they are currently shown and organised? I'm asking this because I noticed since a very long time that a lot of category pages don't make sense. There are always half of the courses on the first page having <3.5 rating, sometimes even less than 3.0. This is just one problem with category pages but I've seen others. Is Udemy going to promote those categories with poorly rated courses on the first page? Or will the rating finally be taken into account and courses actually sorted by quality? Sorry if this has already been answered. Thank you
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I agree that it's a problem but I think that an even worse problem is, and I consider it being an elephant in the room, instructors who copy and repackage bestseller courses. They don't just have "no experience" in the topic, but they also steal content. For example, there's a profile of a couple of instructors who sell dozens of courses and they copied at least 2 of mine, having almost even same titles! Among their courses, I recognize most of the bestsellers created by a lot of "original" successful instructors. I watched their content and even bought "my" course. Obviously, it's not a pure copy, they did add some content of their own and the format is different, but the whole course topic and curriculum structure is the same. They basically specialize in reproducing and repackaging some of the popular courses on Udemy. When you type in my best keywords in Udemy search, their repackaged course comes in second position after mine. So when a course is just "bad", it's not a big deal I think because it ends up far away in the search results. However, it's not always the case for copied courses which DO sell. By the way, I learned about my courses being copied, repackaged and sold on Udemy by a few of my students who told me they found them. So it clearly also dimishes their experience. EDIT: Also, another example of how to spot people who sell stuff without having any actual experience in the topic is simply to check if they show ANYTHING to prove they have succeeded in that area. Example: the instructors I talked about above also have a course about Shopify dropshipping (obviously!), but as I checked it, they basically don't have a Shopify store of their own and don't seem to have had any success with one. The same goes for so many courses about "How to succeed on YouTube": when I search for these instructors "successful YouTube channels", they have like 500 subs and a few hundreds of views for each video. Yet here they are teaching YouTube. It's ridiculous.
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