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Title: HAS didn't make the list.
Post by: trusk4u on February 08, 2015, 09:57:10 AM
I saw this article mentioned on FB this morning and wanted to share it with everyone. Something we ALL need to work on I think.

http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abu/y215/m02/abu0375/s02
Title: Re: HAS didn't make the list.
Post by: Jeanne on February 08, 2015, 11:53:45 AM
Artfire didn't either.  Skewed?
Title: Re: HAS didn't make the list.
Post by: trusk4u on February 08, 2015, 03:56:19 PM
I wouldn't be surprised Jeanne. Many of the ones that are on that list I have not heard great things about. Go figure.

We need to let our secret out though so we get more traffic in general.
Title: Re: HAS didn't make the list.
Post by: gemlover on February 09, 2015, 02:25:03 AM
Nor did other big advertisers on television:

Overstock
No More Rack
Zappos

Even with that, Ms. Rusk is completely correct, we must promote our group site.  I am very poor at posting and blogging, but I vow to improve this year.  Every "vendor" on HAS needs to promote with links on Facebook, Blogger, Pinterest, It's Better Handmade.  Remember, don't cut/paste what you put on one site to the others, the search engines see repitition and categorize this as spam and disregard your posts.
Title: Re: HAS didn't make the list.
Post by: chainmaille on February 09, 2015, 02:09:17 PM
I'm not going to disagree that we need joint effort with group promotion. We've been listed on that site in the past http://www.ecommercebytes.com/R/R/chart.pl?SD&101600&Fixed_Price_Marketplaces&Handmade%20Artists%27 is one article.
I wouldn't put what they say there as gospel, I'm assuming they just chose a few sites and contacted them directly. I doubt there was much of a poll.

Saying all that, regardless, they still get traffic. When we were listed there before we got several hits from there.

I wish there was a magic button to push to get traffic and recognition, unfortunately there is not. So any and all help with promotion is greatly appreciated. I don't know how to get the rest of the members here on board. They like to post and run I guess
Title: Re: HAS didn't make the list.
Post by: trusk4u on February 09, 2015, 04:28:30 PM
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I wish there was a magic button to push to get traffic and recognition, unfortunately there is not. So any and all help with promotion is greatly appreciated. I don't know how to get the rest of the members here on board. They like to post and run I guess   

I think we all wish there was a magic button, wand, whatever. I guess I just hope that maybe this opens up the conversation a bit and maybe motivates people to at least try and promote their shops and the site a little.
Title: Re: HAS didn't make the list.
Post by: MsMartyD on February 12, 2015, 11:29:07 AM
Andrew and Kimberly,  I am wondering how to promote this site on thriftyfun.com.    It started out   as a  hint and recipe site for  saving money.  It was  started by a single mom with kids to raise by herself.  I have contributed a number of my "stinginess tricks"   Perhaps  one of you could have a look and see whether you want to pursue it.   It is all over the  net.