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Title: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: danpv on July 24, 2011, 08:47:35 PM
I just listed this piece and already it's got over 1100 views!?  I think the view counter is a bit wonky on this one - maybe off by 1000?

http://handmadeartistsshop.com/product-details/Art/Sculpture/Fine%20Silver%20Egg%20Shell%20Vase%20Sculpture%20OOAK/?pid=2011072420510123820
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: Haffina on July 24, 2011, 10:41:18 PM
Actually it is quite possible if Andrew or Kimberley promoed it.. their network is HUGE!
And its over 1200 now LOL
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: LisaE on July 24, 2011, 10:52:48 PM
WOW!
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: MakinTheBest on July 25, 2011, 05:46:17 AM
The views are there, and as soon as our developer tweeks the last bit on google analytics you will be able to see better where it comes from.  As soon as you list, the product gets submitted to Google, facebooked, tweeted on 5 accounts, stumbled (and with good pictures that attracts a lot of attention), plurked, and posted to Dig.  Our goal is to get you seen by as many as possible so that the one right buyer can find you!
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: chainmaille on July 25, 2011, 06:08:34 AM
 :evil:
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: danpv on July 25, 2011, 08:29:27 AM
I can't believe the exposure I've had here in mere hours compared to months on other sites.  Andrew and Kimberly (are there others I should name?) your huge efforts rock - and will not go unrewarded!

Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: lisianblue on July 25, 2011, 06:24:06 PM
Oh wow - too bad I hadn't read this one before leaving another comment on that wonderful thread on AF! I'll be back!!!
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: lisianblue on July 25, 2011, 06:30:30 PM
:evil:

???????????
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: chainmaille on July 25, 2011, 06:39:47 PM
:evil:

 ??? ??? ??? ??
I see your  ??? ??? ??? ??? and I raise you a  :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: Make sense?
I better run, don't want to mess with lisian fragile brain LOL
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: lisianblue on July 25, 2011, 08:52:10 PM
:evil:

 ??? ??? ??? ??
I see your  ??? ??? ??? ??? and I raise you a  :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: Make sense?
I better run, don't want to mess with lisian fragile brain LOL

ok, well in that case, I'll raise you by a  :police:, and a  >:(,
yeah, Andrew you'd better run or my fragile brain might explode..............................


all over thegolfingdolphin that is  ;)

and maybe I'll throw in a another  :police: for good measure.................. thawk, take that you silly dolphin - oh man my name is going to be mud in some places! lo
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: CrochetHooked on July 28, 2011, 12:15:44 AM
Hi danpv:  I said the very same thing a few weeks ago.  ;) The views counter is not broken  :o and you are not dreaming ;o)  It is amazing to say the least.  Kimberly, Andrew and staff are the ones behind the amazement!

Happy selling to everyone!  Cari
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: trusk4u on July 28, 2011, 01:57:50 PM
I can't believe the exposure I've had here in mere hours compared to months on other sites.  Andrew and Kimberly (are there others I should name?) your huge efforts rock - and will not go unrewarded!

I would venture to say that many of us are in that same boat! And no arguement from me-this site rocks!!! :-*
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: LisaE on July 28, 2011, 03:18:50 PM
WOW!
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: Melisuma on July 30, 2011, 12:05:18 PM
Wow awesome stuff, Thanks guys  :)
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: brooklynbeadgoddess on August 01, 2011, 10:26:45 PM
I love your work!
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: DeltaMoonSoap on August 01, 2011, 10:30:20 PM
Thats fantastic! I hope you get lots of sales from it! Great exposure!
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: danpv on August 02, 2011, 06:39:51 PM
The good news is the high views received as a result of Andrew's promotion.  The bad news is that according to Google Analytics, the bounce rate was over 90% and average time on my page was under 30 seconds.  Yikes!   
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: chainmaille on August 02, 2011, 07:21:09 PM
The good news is the high views received as a result of Andrew's promotion.  The bad news is that according to Google Analytics, the bounce rate was over 90% and average time on my page was under 30 seconds.  Yikes!
Not sure how to answer this Dan, yes the views are there from mostly my promotion. Over the past couple of years I've been working on an extensive network. The fact is that no matter what you do it takes time to build a websites' presence.  Our shop has improved 170% according to alexa in the last 3 months http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/handmadeartistsshop.com (http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/handmadeartistsshop.com) and we have only be live for about 2.5 months. Google has indexing the 17 along with 17 other bots daily and our organic hits are climbing daily. Up until a few days ago we didn't even register on google for the keyword handmade, now we are on page 3. Not page 1 that may take a couple of more months.
Saying all that, the only answer I have really is it will take time. I guess the only question you and all the other vendors need to ask themselves is -Is $5.00 a month worth the investment. It will most likely take a minimum of a year before we will be any major competition for the big boys Etsy, Artfire, and Zibbet. The other thing to consider is that we are sort of a grass roots effort, I have no investors Etsy started with a lovely contribution of 25 million and recently got another 25. I have no idea how much Artfire started with but I do know the Zibbet had a least 100k to build their site. I have described our site before, lovingly, as a pimple on Etsy's ass! The fact is we will never be as large as Etsy, don't want it. Our goal is 10k vendors, etsy has 800k registered vendors and I'm assuming about 50% active. Artfire has well over 100k vendors.
I'm a member of all kinds of groups and all I hear from vendors on all these sites is, I have no sales or slow sales, sales suck. Well the economy has been in an uproar for the last several years, entire companies are going out of business every day. So the fact that sales have slowed is just the way it is for everyone.
Our thoughts are that if we keep a totally handmade venue not allowing vintage, resellers, and mass produced supplies that handmade will actually stand a chance. Our goal of 10k vendors is there for a reason, once we hit our goal we will stop open registration and start a waiting list. The waiting list will be made up of some sort of form so we can jury an other artists we allow. The thought is if we keep high quality artisans such as yourself and jury in others to fill in gaps or fill in as others may leave that one day our site will be the go to place for handmade. Buyers will know that if they want quality and do not want to wade through the fleamarkets of the big boys that the HAFshop will be the place to go.
Anyway that is my stance and I'm sticking to it LOL
steps off soapbox......
By the way I saw the post that you left in the Etsy forums, yes I have a broad reach LOL (you can not hide :D), thanks so much. Many of our vendors do not realize that a mention here, a plug there, a tweet, a blog post, putting up a badge, and on and on is just huge to building a site. Thanks for helping to get the word our there and I hope you believe that the site is worth a $5.00 a month investment. Your on the ground floor the only way is up!!!!
Title: Re: OMG - Over 1100 views in less than an hour???
Post by: phoenixartstudio on September 06, 2011, 10:23:07 AM
Congratulations! That's amazing!