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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Etsy & Small Business Search-party for Sales Linkup

Etsy and small businesses searching for sales using the Small Business Search-Party Linkup.
It is becoming increasingly challenging to not only get sales from sites like Etsy but to even get promoted.  A while back parties that would "like" your item if you "liked" theirs worked well. It increased your items visibility in general and increased the popularity of your item in the eye of Etsy thus increasing your rank.  But that again has changed and is no longer an effective use of time.

What Etsy and other similar sites are tracking now are how frequently an item or shop is searched for then "liked."

This sales search party will be patterned after our Twitter Tree format.  In order for the linkup to be effective participants must follow the instructions in detail.  There are only a few rules:
  1. All Participants must Search and Like (or equivalent depending on the site) all other participants' items & shop
  2. Limited to 1 shop link and 3 item links
  3. Post Short Links for your items only (if you are not sure what this means use my links as an example)
  4. While I would love to have an actual linkup to post pictures I am not going to.  I am afraid that if I should people will click on those instead of searching.
  5. The Search Party ends at Midnight tonight and all items/shops must be searched and "liked" before noon tomorrow.

Post this button to your website to help us promote:



Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

My Search Links:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ButterflyInTheAttic


https://www.etsy.com/listing/386066592


https://www.etsy.com/listing/385931448


https://www.etsy.com/listing/386060718

7 comments:

ShadowDogDesigns said...

I'll give this a try. Another thing, however, is that you need to keep the link open for at least 20-30 seconds for a good "time spent on page." Anything less than that, Google might penalize.

My Indiemade link: http://bit.ly/2cc24Cd

First: http://bit.ly/SpiritHorseIM

Second: http://bit.ly/HauntingIM

Third: http://bit.ly/SpiralGoddessIM

Thanks! Caught up through Colleen.

ShadowDogDesigns said...

To go back to my comment above: if you don't keep the link open for at least 20-30 seconds, it negatively affects your bounce rate. Was having a senior moment and couldn't remember "bounce rate" - LOL!

Butterfly In The Attic said...

thanks so much for participating. I am going to add that tidbit to the rules I had just forgot about that so I am glad you mentioned it. I will be scheduling this for thursdays I think closer to payday will be better and it doesn't seem like anyone is promoting at that time.

I am finished through yours and will check back in the morning in case anyone else joins :)
have a great night
CC

Butterfly In The Attic said...

So I have a silly question. How do you "like" on Indiemade?
I tweeted so far in case there isn't a way but I will go back if there is :)

ShadowDogDesigns said...

Not silly at all. There are no likes on Indiemade, Colleen. Each shop there is a stand-alone site, not like Etsy or ArtFire or some of the others. Thanks for the promo!

ennadoolf said...

Darn, missed this week. I will try to be faster next week. :)

Butterfly In The Attic said...

We will be moving this party to Thursdays :)