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Title: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: eyecandychainmaille on February 25, 2010, 07:33:20 AM
Hi Everyone.  My name is Candy and I am the creative force behind EyeCandy Chainmaille Jewelry.  I wanted to shout from the rafters about my experience with the HAF Shop.  It has been great so far.  I have had more than 1000 hits in just 9 days.  That is the most I have gotten in such a short time ever!  Trust me, of all the selling sites that are out there, HAF seems to be the fastest growing and the one currently getting the most attention... at least IMHO. 

Come on it!  Take a look around!   Sign up for a shop and see how things go for you!  If you are so inclined mention my name... if not, just come and see what is happening.  You might be pleasantly surprised with the results!  I know, I AM!

Candy
EyeCandy Chainmaille (http://www.handmadeartistsshop.com/EyeCandyChainmaille.html)
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: MakinTheBest on February 25, 2010, 08:54:03 AM
Yay!  I love to watch hits on my various sites.  Makes me feel like I'm not so lost on the internet!  Congrats and lots of future success for you and HAFshop!
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: dreamriverdesigns on February 25, 2010, 11:31:02 AM
congrats!!!  everyone's hits helps the forum grow and grow......

thx for posting your good news  :D
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: MrsWTownsend on February 25, 2010, 12:25:53 PM
WOOT!  Congratulations Candy and may the success of the HAF shop continue!
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: aimeesrockworks on February 25, 2010, 12:51:04 PM
That's awesome!  (and yes, I use my 80's terminology proudly!)
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: eyecandychainmaille on February 25, 2010, 02:38:47 PM
Thanks for the votes of confidence.  I like watching my hit numbers grow also.  I wish the sales would stack up as fast as the hits do but that would probably kill me trying to keep up. :D 

Good luck to everyone!  Tell all your crafty friends about the forum and the shop.

Candy
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: chainmaille on February 25, 2010, 07:59:01 PM
Congrats your work is beautiful, it deserves the views. The sales will come!
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: eyecandychainmaille on February 26, 2010, 07:31:17 AM
Thank you Andrew.  The promo tools are really helping to make it a little easier to get the word out.  I am hoping that when I add advertising and the kits things will start to pick up.  What I think is making things harder is the economy is as frosty as the East Coasts weather has been.  But I shall persevere.

I hope that everyone will start to use their tools to do promotion and such.  I have a total of 6 current webshops and 2 more that will be coming up in the near future.  This one is the only one I have had this much traffic on. 

Viva la HAF Shop!!!
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: JewelrybyNaLa on February 26, 2010, 10:00:09 AM
Is everyone else with a HAF shop getting thousands of hits also?
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: MakinTheBest on February 26, 2010, 10:41:13 AM
Is everyone else with a HAF shop getting thousands of hits also?

I don't know about everyone, but the site is getting traffic.  When I just checked my stats, I got a few over 1000 in the last month which is really good for me.
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: chainmaille on February 26, 2010, 10:51:52 AM
Not everyone is getting 1000's of hits but we have been working hard to promote as much as we can. It takes time to build a website and generate traffic it usually takes months if not years to accomplish this. Anyway here is the the top 44 product views over the last couple of weeks.
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: eyecandychainmaille on February 26, 2010, 11:28:18 AM
Great job everyone!!  Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: baublezptoa on February 26, 2010, 05:13:56 PM
Is everyone else with a HAF shop getting thousands of hits also?

Not me, but one of my pieces got 824 hits on etsy, and no body favorited it, so I dont know what to think.  I am assuming that the name got up the interest, Fine Silver Shatter Star, because a lot of hits came through a Flickr post. 
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: baublezptoa on February 26, 2010, 05:20:04 PM
Is everyone else with a HAF shop getting thousands of hits also?

I don't know about everyone, but the site is getting traffic.  When I just checked my stats, I got a few over 1000 in the last month which is really good for me.

I am all for the site, and am willing to promote like somebody crazy, I have been looking at peoples things and twittering them on my twitter and posting on facebook.  I will do more of that directly from the HAF  store. 

I have to tell you Andrew, I still find it hard to list items.  I must be missing something.
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: chainmaille on February 26, 2010, 05:31:14 PM
Is everyone else with a HAF shop getting thousands of hits also?

I don't know about everyone, but the site is getting traffic.  When I just checked my stats, I got a few over 1000 in the last month which is really good for me.

I am all for the site, and am willing to promote like somebody crazy, I have been looking at peoples things and twittering them on my twitter and posting on facebook.  I will do more of that directly from the HAF  store. 

I have to tell you Andrew, I still find it hard to list items.  I must be missing something.

you can pm me or email me. Part of the problem you are having is your pics are huge. You should resize them to less than 1000 pix I fixed one of yours the other day and the pic was like 2400x3000. Thats too big. The average monitor is no bigger the 1000-1200 pix so when you upload a pic that big it tends to not work that well. Let me know if you need more help. Plus you can also post in the private sellers area under support and suggestions and I'll or someone will walk you through.
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: baublezptoa on February 26, 2010, 05:33:03 PM
Is everyone else with a HAF shop getting thousands of hits also?

I don't know about everyone, but the site is getting traffic.  When I just checked my stats, I got a few over 1000 in the last month which is really good for me.

I am all for the site, and am willing to promote like somebody crazy, I have been looking at peoples things and twittering them on my twitter and posting on facebook.  I will do more of that directly from the HAF  store. 


Thanks Andrew, will do.
I have to tell you Andrew, I still find it hard to list items.  I must be missing something.

you can pm me or email me. Part of the problem you are having is your pics are huge. You should resize them to less than 1000 pix I fixed one of yours the other day and the pic was like 2400x3000. Thats too big. The average monitor is no bigger the 1000-1200 pix so when you upload a pic that big it tends to not work that well. Let me know if you need more help. Plus you can also post in the private sellers area under support and suggestions and I'll or someone will walk you through.
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: eyecandychainmaille on February 26, 2010, 05:34:49 PM
Hi Bauble... I have a suggestion.  Once you have a listing you like try using the template feature.  it is the little pyramid looking thingy with a plus sign on the far right of the list of products.  Go into manage products.  It is on that screen.

If you do that you will have most of the info already filled in.  Just change what you need to, add your new pics and done.  Also, unlike most other web page editors, you dont have to hit save when you are done on the first tab.  Personally, I fill what I need on the Product Info tab, hit the Secondary Images tab then I save it.  I dont even use the other tab screens.  I am sure Andrew and his lovely wife will let us know if we need those.

I have 21 listings up now.  I do a couple each day.  I find it easier than on HAF than on some other sites.

That is my three and half cents.  Keep trying, you will get it.
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: chainmaille on February 26, 2010, 05:41:51 PM
Hi Bauble... I have a suggestion.  Once you have a listing you like try using the template feature.  it is the little pyramid looking thingy with a plus sign on the far right of the list of products.  Go into manage products.  It is on that screen.

If you do that you will have most of the info already filled in.  Just change what you need to, add your new pics and done.  Also, unlike most other web page editors, you dont have to hit save when you are done on the first tab.  Personally, I fill what I need on the Product Info tab, hit the Secondary Images tab then I save it.  I dont even use the other tab screens.  I am sure Andrew and his lovely wife will let us know if we need those.

I have 21 listings up now.  I do a couple each day.  I find it easier than on HAF than on some other sites.

That is my three and half cents.  Keep trying, you will get it.

I use the inventory control tab that way you can choose what you want the cart to do after you sell something. One option is display an out of stock message or do not display if it sells. I've also dabbled with the recommended products tab which allows you to say suggest earrings to go with a necklace, I haven't used it in a while but you can play with it. If you hear a BOOM just run and I'll fix it. ;D
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: jewelrybyjanelle50 on March 04, 2010, 01:28:36 PM
Congrats on your hits!

My copper chainmaille box bracelet made the top 44, it came in at 35, so I am happy!
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: raedawn on March 10, 2010, 07:30:40 AM
Dear Candy ~ congrats on the hits. How can you tell how many hits your shop has had? Is there a special place to go? Thanks ~ Linda (aka Raedawn/Dreams and Echoes)
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: MakinTheBest on March 10, 2010, 08:44:43 AM
Dear Candy ~ congrats on the hits. How can you tell how many hits your shop has had? Is there a special place to go? Thanks ~ Linda (aka Raedawn/Dreams and Echoes)

Once you log into the shop go to Statistics then reports.  There you will find a bunch of options, one of which will show all your views.
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: paradisepurls on March 12, 2010, 03:27:21 PM
Once you log into the shop go to Statistics then reports.  There you will find a bunch of options, one of which will show all your views.
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I'm so glad I wandered in here.  I was curious about finding out how to see our views/hits.  I'm slowly stocking my shop!!  Anyone made sales yet?
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: chainmaille on March 12, 2010, 07:22:01 PM
There has only been a couple sales on the entire site. We have only been open for like 10 weeks though. So it will take time. The fact that we are getting the traffic that we are getting in my mind is amazing. It took months to build the traffic on the forum that the shop is getting in weeks. I think the sales venue has more holding power than a forum. People will scroll through a lot more there than here, no members that is.

The more sellers we get and more people list products the better the site will be. We are still small in the world of handmade, but we are getting bigger everyday.
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: paradisepurls on March 12, 2010, 09:02:09 PM
Thanks for the info, Andrew.  I love having the shop here, and look forward to watching it grow as a whole.  It's very exciting there is so much traffic already!  Thx so much for all you do!
Title: Re: 1000+ Hits in less than 9 days!!!! WOW!
Post by: eyecandychainmaille on March 15, 2010, 08:58:49 AM
Hi guys!  I am still getting some good hit numbers and I have made my first sale on HAF. 

The reports are great and if you are not sure where they are, when you log into your shop listing area click on the button at the top that says statistics and then reports.  it will give you a list of the reports you can see.  Click shop views and you will she the current months hits.  You can play with the dates to cull more info from the report as well.

I do recommend a little bit of promotion on your own, as well as inviting those folks you know who sell to come and check the site out.  Its a great place to be and the admins are very friendly and offer lots of help.

Just wanted to let everyone know how things are going.

All Blessings,
Candy