Introduction Google analytics is a great tool to figure out how your shop is used. This is important for holidays for two reasons. First, if you have seasonal items, such as Halloween items or Christmas items. Second the holiday’s can affect the flow of your data and statistics and you need to adjust your conclusions [...]
Some posts will never get traffic. You can tweet them, optimize the keywords or promote them in forums but for some reasons people are not interested. These posts are the opposite of the one hit wonder. And sometimes it is impossible to tell why a post doesn’t move. The key thing to remember is that [...]
Roughly a year ago I wrote that the Etsy search engine gave priority to new listings and renewed items, and as a result it gave poor search results and was an ineffective form of advertising. I termed this Etsy’s 20 cent addiction because it earned the company a short term revenue increase while making shopping [...]
Introduction I have coined different words for how different articles attract traffic. What do I mean by traffic? I mean the number of visits and page views that a post gets. One of the most important types for early bloggers is what I like to call the one hit wonder. Like a song that is [...]
Introduction I have a friend who is a talented photographer. He primarily shoots weddings to make money although his main passion is shooting abandoned buildings around the globe. He told me that some of his photos are going to be featured in a Hungarian History textbook. I asked him how much money he was going [...]
I remember that when I first loaded my Google Analytics code into my blog I was checking it every day. The problem is that data from individual days don’t really mean much, especially if your blog is new and not getting much traffic. This observation is not completely true because national holidays, well promoted posts [...]
Why Etsy should allow Pay Per Click advertising in its search.