Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Vintage 1960's Mid Century glass vase: 100 Views

Well here at 10:23 am I have 100 views from Etsy search.

Views have been high and it looks like my views from Etsy search have come back. I have been over 100 of them by noon for most of the past week. I will see how it goes after the new year. But that is good to see. And a good sign.

Google views are still in the 40's or lower pretty much. I did reach 61 just recently.

I sold a nice 1960's amber glass brocade vase this morning!


I have a couple orders to pack. I also would like to get the Polish teapot packed and get the shipping costs for Asia to fulfill a request.

Laundry, too!

Off to work.

Monday, December 30, 2013

My Vintage Aynsley tea cup was featured on Etsy's Homepage: HIGH VIEWS This Morning

That is the reason for my big spike of views in the middle of the night.
It happened in the 3am hour:





In the 3 o'clock hour I had 233 listing views and 71 shop views.
In the 4 o'clock hour I had 111 listing views and 12 shop views.

This morning I even got an "Esy Popular Listing" email telling me that they noticed my listings got alot of views.

Here at 11 am the tea cup has 74 views and 87 favorites

My total views are 725 VIEWS!
And 213 FAVORITES!
With 111 views from Etsy search.
Wow. Nice.
No sales though.

Well, off to pack my orders and try to get them all shipped today.

A Big Jump in Views in the Middle of the Night!

I just woke up and here before 5 am I was so surprised tos ee that I had 482 total views and 156 favorites! And jumped up to 69 views from Etsy search!

I think my one Aynsley pink tea cup was featured or hand picked and was on the home page. It has 67 views from the home page!

Low Views to Start the New Day?

I can usually tell if the day will be a day of high views or low views in the midnight hour. Well, here at 12:45 am I have 1 ONE view from Etsy search. I have been having in the teens by now.

Just gotta see how the day goes.

Almost time for bed.........

High Views Yesterday

Yesterday was a very active day in my shop with alot of favorites and alot of views, which I was not expecting.

I finished with 373 views from Etsy search. Which is one of the highest days of the year and I believe the highest of december actually.

I finished with more than 1,000 total views also. For only the 3rd time all month. When last month and the first 7 months of the year I was over 1,000 just about every day.

I was expecting views to drop off after Chrsitmas, but they are actually higher than the couple weeks before Christmas.

And it also helps that I have alot of tea cups listed that people like. Tea cup keywords made up just about all of the top 10 keywords yesterday and every day.

If I deactivated my tea cups, my views would be the lowest since 2011 or 2012.

Yesterday I did have a good number of favorited items that were not tea cups.

I was kinda of disappointed as I watched my views all day and had no sales, but it was saved when I sold 2 nice tea cups at the end of the day.

I have important things to do this week. I have orders to ship and get packed & weighed for international requests. I would like to get them all done tomorrow. So I could possibly make the sales in the next 2 days to count for this month and this year. I will just see if I can make it.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

High Views Today

I woke up to see a good day of views. And here after 12 noon I have 126 views from Etsy search and already 100 favorites. And 16 views from Google.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

3000 Admirers! Good views for today

I was checking my stats and saw how many favorites I had for today and how many were shop favorites. So I decided to check my homepage and saw that I now have 3,000 favorites. Wow. That's alot. And I never thought I'd see that. I remember when I first got 50. Then 52. Then a couple people deleted me and I went back to 50. Now, 3,000. Wow.

I guess I should take that as a compliment. And try to use it. It also means there are alot of new members. Etsy must keep getting new members who find me and favorite my shop. Since I have built up so many sales and reviews, I guess I look like a shop to be favorited?

A couple small sales today. I got some pics taken in the morning. That was good. I was very disappointed with my jewelry pics. I thought with it being a nice, clear sunny day that I'd get some good pics. But they were actually very dark. I guess I did not use the correct white balance setting??? I think I just have to do it again on a cloudy day. I knew cloudy days were better, but I planned for today anyway. Live and learn.

Almost time for bed. Organizing tomorrow. Pack my remaining orders, too. Plan on shipping them on monday.

I am glad to see that I have 325 views from Etsy search. Although my total views are more than 200 less than the same day last year, I still am getting more search views than before Christmas, I think. HHhhhmmmmm...

Almost time for bed.........

Higher Google Views at Noon; Tea Cup Pics

I am surprised to see that here right before 12 noon I actually have 20 views from Google. That is the highest in weeks. The first time I have reached 20 by noon since probably november.

I finished yesterday with 311 views from etsy search. Glad to see that.

My shop has actually been very busy/active the past few days. I am surprised by that also, with it being after Christmas. And also listing new and renewing tea cups that people are liking.

I got some things done this morning, so far. It was our first sunny morning in more than a week. So I got some good tea cup pics taken. I actually had time, too. I had the 2 hour window with bright, clear skies. Thank you, Angels:



Now it is time to try to take some pics outside. I have some larger things I'd like to list while it is milder and bright out. I will see what I can get accomplished....

Friday, December 27, 2013

200 Views

I have reached 200 views from Etsy search at 6pm. Glad to do that before 7pm. Total views are pretty good,too, at 664. I renewed some listings this morning and listed some tea cups that I had multiples of as new listings and they have gotten me alot of views and favorites. Especially from Vintage Browse.

Google views are low, but better.

Just about to head to the post office to mail a couple orders. Tomorrow will be a sunny morning, so far, anyway, and I will be able to get some tea cup pics taken.

I am looking forward to 2014.

Good Views Yesterday

I did much better than I expected. Although I guess it was still a holiday shopping season, the day after Christmas.

I finished 360 views from Etsy search. I was thinking in the low to mid 200's.
2 small sales.

AND....only 33 from Google! A big drop. I at least was in the 50's and 60's.

Something else changed. I am affected by something else now. Just have to deal with it. I can't guess. I can't figure it out. And my shop is really at the mercy of Etsy. If they have a certain relationship with google that affects my shop negatively, there is nothign I can do about that. That is just the way it is.


I had a good run with Google the first 4 months of this year and end of last year. Now it is time to just accept that new normal of low google views. Especially if it is my duplicate content and titles affecting my showing up in google. I won't change them. I have to do that to be found on Etsy.

Off to bed. Not sure what the future holds for my shop. Not sure what the near future holds even.......

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Even more of a drop in Google Views

Here at nearly 7:30 pm I have only 20 views from Google! Wow.

I noticed it recently that Google views have dropped even more when I ended a couple days with views in the 30's and a day of only 29.

I am not sure what has caused it. Google changes? Etsy changes? Etsy's still changing relationship with Google? My own listings are causing it?

Even though a couple people have mentioned they increased their views from Google by renewing some of the older listings each day.

But I have been renewing for weeks. Partly because I have had alot of items expiring in the past couple months. It has not helped me.

HHmmmmm......

Vintage English china tea cups; 200 Views!

I have realized that on sunny afternoon as the sun goes down that it is also a good time to take pics of tea cups to get to look white. The time is much shorter then. In the mornings when I have clear skies I have several hours. In the late afternoon there is really only about a half hour or so this time of year as the sun goes down early behind the houses behind me and my kitchen window.

I tried today and some of them turned out too blurry or dark. But I still was able to get a couple I could list. Like my Tuscan chintz tea cup:




And my very nice Paragon black & white with gold and a pink rose:


So I just reached 200 views from Etsy search here the day after Christmas. At 5 pm I have 204 views from Etsy search. I guess this is still the holiday shopping season. So I shouldn't be to surprised. I will just have to see how things are as time pass and into the new year.

Back to packing orders.

Christmas Day views

I hope you had a very merry Christmas. Hope you were able to enjoy the special holiday and made some meomries.

My Christmas eve and day were uneventful, but peaceful. And I am free and healthy. So I am thankful for the Christmas I did have.

For my shop I actually had more than 200 views from Etsy search. I finished Christmas day with 238. That is more than I had on dec 20th when I had only 182! Again, was that drop related to my use of Etsy Search Ads????

And today, the day after Christmas, is off to a decent start. Here after 10 am I have 80 views from Etsy search. The New Normal was 75-85 by 12:30. So maybe views won't drop as low as they were in sept and oct???? Views for december have not been as high or as many as last dec, but maybe they will be consistent after Christmas and through the first months of 2014??? It will be interesting to see.

I am wondering how I will the first 4 months of 2014 compared to 2013?? I did so well this year. I think it will be hard to match that.

Well, I have orders to pack! Large, fragile items, too. I sold the McCoy canister set I meant to post about (that was a funny purchase) and a pair of prints I bought at one thrift store and an old purple glass lamp I bought at another. I hope they all make it!

Off to work!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

My Christmas Dream revisited

In the spring or early summer I had a dream in which the elderly lady who I had known all my life said to me, "Christmas will be beautiful and you will be able to come." Well, that turned out to have no meaning. It was just a dream. This Christmas is the same as last Christmas. Nothing unusual about it.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Yesterday's Views: Good start today & Ebay shopping this morning

I ended yesterday with 254 views from Etsy search. That is 72 more than the day before. Also had 808 total views. BUT only 39 from Google. WOW.

Here at almost 4 am I have 52 views from Etsy search. I pace that would lead to a high total is 10/hour. So far I am above that and it is looking like a high view day. I should get close to 300.

I found a very nice jewelry shop on ebay and just bought 9 pieces from her. BUT I might have bought some new pieces. Several of the pieces are probably newer than I thought. I will have to wait and see. Hopefully it won't take long to at least get my money back. I am not sure I will sell enough of them to do that though. I might be close. I got 3 very good pieces. They will probably take time to sell. Oops. I couldn't help myself. They are nice rhinestone & crystal pieces.

I will see how the day goes.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

200 Views

I just reached 200 views from Etsy search here close to 9:30 pm. This will be the new normal, I hope, after Christmas. I don't believe my views will be as high for the first 4 months of next year as they were the first 4 months of this year. I am expecting sept-oct level views. Possibly some days under 200.

Better Views than yesterday, but still low

Here at 7:30 pm still only 169 views from Etsy search. 516 total.

I have made 3 sales for good revenue.

Views are Back up Today

So at about 2:30 am I already had 24 views from Etsy search. And here before 1 pm I have 107.

The drop is views was related to Etsy Search Ads??? Or just a coincidence? Just timing?

1 small sale today.

The 2nd Lowest View Day of the Year!

Wow. I ended yesterday with only 182 views from Etsy search! Only 29 Google views!
And only 560 total views!

My previous low was 180 on sept 6.

Even last Christmas day I had nearly 250 views from etsy search!

And my Shop Dashboard says that on the same day last year I had 351 MORE total views and had 8 orders! (yesterday none). Wow.

I wonder what it was?
Was it the Search Ads?
So much more competition?
Google changes?
Etsy search changes?

Friday, December 20, 2013

Low Views Related to Etsy Search Ads???

Is it just that the Christmas shopping season has slowed considerably? Or is it that using Etsy Search ads has affected my visibility in Etsy search????

Is it just a coincidence that I start search ads and then my views from Etsy search drop like a rock??? And I will end up below 200 views from Etsy search for only the 2nd or 3rd time all year????

I believe this happened before when I tried Etsy Search ads???

HHHmmmmm..

Well, I just stopped my ads.

On Dec 17th I had more than 300 views from Etsy search.
On Dec 18th I decided to try Search Ads again after reading a positive post in the forums about tham.
On Dec 18th I had more than 300 views from Etsy search.
On Dec 19th I had 235 views from Etsy search!
Today, dec 20th I am going to end BELOW 200 views from Etsy search!

It could be just timing? Since it is only days from Christmas.

I am certain it happened before.

Wow. Low Views

Here right after 5:30 pm only 124 views from Etsy search! Only 410 Total views! And only 17 views from Google! Wow.

Wow! Low Views!

Here at right after 6 am only 22 views from Etsy search! I had 12 in the midnight hour!
And only 67 total views! WOW!

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Even Lower Views; Will my shop grow in 2014?

From watching my stats this month I can see that the Christmas shopping season has just about ended.

I was having about 20 views from Etsy search by 1 am. Here at nearly 12:40 am I have 9 NINE total views and 6 views from Etsy search.

Yesterday I finished with only 29 views from Google! Wow. The lowest all year. I might have had 27 once this year.

My shop was growing. But even if I have revenue, by selling more expensive items, my shop can't grow without visitors. Without being seen.

And it feels as if my shop has taken a major step back, because of significant drops in views from ALL search engines. I sold more expensive items in november & december, but views were down by thousands compared to 2012.

The first 4 months of this year were great. Then even through the summer I was doing great from Etsy search. Then, with more changes by Google and more changes by Etsy, including the terrible new listing page, my views were down thousands each month.

In march I had more than 37,000 total views. In november I had more than 26,600. For the first 16 days of this month I had over 14,000. And only made it over 1,000 total views for the day TWICE this month.

So what this is saying is that I will need to do more research to improve my SEO for ALL search engines. To promote more off-Etsy. And to have more of a variety of items in my shop. Not so many tea cups. Although those are the money-makers.

It will be a challenging year. I am looking forward to it.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

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The Christmas Shopping Season in My Vintage Etsy shop

Well, when I first checked my stats for the day this morning I could see that the Christmas shopping season is just about over. I saw yesterday that views took a drop. Then this morning they had taken even more of a drop.

Here right before 9 pm I am still at only 192 views from Etsy search. That still isn't too bad, I guess. I made one small sale today. I will also have to refund a buyer for a damaged item. I didn't see the damage when I listed it or packed it. It is my mistake. I was given the items too. Still my mistake.

So how was my 2013 Christmas season???

It was not too bad, I guess. For the month of december Only $130 less revenue than last year. BUT 4,000 LESS total views and 18 less orders! I think I made it over 1,000 total views for a day twice in these past 19 days.
So I could have done so much better this year. I was lucky that I sold some of my more expensive items. Just like in november.

Comparing dec 1-19 of 2012 to 2013 here are the numbers (with 3 hours left to go today):

2012 2013

Total views: 21,081 17,083

Views from Etsy search: 6,324 5,964

Views from Google: 1,973 900

Views from Bing: 511 100

Views from The Find: 156 35

ORDERS 76 58

So many lost views from search engines! Etsy and others!

More than 1,000 LESS views from Google! wow.
More than 400 less views from Bing!
More than 120 less from The Find!

If I plan on staying open for 2014, I need to work on that! More outside promoting.

I would also really include november as part of the Christmas shopping season.
And including those stats I actually had more revenue this year than last. On MANY less orders and nearly 10,000 LESS total views! I got lucky and sold some of my most expensive tea cups at the end of the month. That saved me. For november and dec.

I will post on those stats at another date.

How do I feel then about my Christmas season?
Well, I was hoping to do better than I did. I am a little disappointed at what I did do. Because of so many less views and less orders. But I did make more money than last year. But, again, I could have done so much better.

If I were to compare my Christmas season to a football game, I'd say I got beat on the stat sheet. The other team had more yards than I did, but I won the game. It was not a pretty win. And it wasn't my best game. But I won.

Monday, December 16, 2013

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200 Views

Here at about 3:20 pm I have 203 views from Etsy search. Views this month have not been as high as last year. Not even as high as the first 7 months of this year. They are about there or a little lower on average. I've had days in the 300's. And also days in the mid to upper 200's.

Only 21 views from Google. The first 4 months of the year I'd have in the 30's or 40's by noon. And after the drop in may, a small summer recovery, another drop in sept with another minor gain in nov, this month they have been in the 30's! Disappointing. I will see what I can do about that for next year.

I've made a couple sales today, too. Small ones. Not what I would have expected for Christmas. Even on saturday, a saturday before Christmas, I did not make a sale.

It has not been too bad revenue & order wise since november 1st. I think I still have more revenue this year than last year for that same time. But if views were the same as last year, I could have done so much better.

Well, just about time to run to the post office. I did have a good day of sales yeaterday.

A surge of views from Etsy search in the middle of the night?

Here at nearly 3 am I already have 61 views from Etsy search.

At about 1:15 am I have only 14 views from Etsy search and was thinking it was going to be another low day of views.

Then at about 2:43 I checked and I had a surge to 49......Then at 2:50 I checked and I had 61 views from Etsy search!

HHhmmmmmm.......

I wonder what is causing that????? Something I've done?? Something Etsy has done??? Just a surge of visitors to Etsy???

Just about time for bed.

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Hi, Elena, my favorite spy!!

I see you have made your etsy shop to look just like mine. The titles and descriptions look alot like mine. lol. I see you put "vintage" in the middle of the titles. lol.
Do you even know why I do that??? Do you even know why I was not putting vintage as the first word in the title??? I bet you don't lol. I'm not tellin' either. lol.

You even had to go buy the same camera as me. lol. Good thing I told you about that camera and taught you how to use it. Your pics are stil lblurry though. So you still need some practice. Even though it's been nearly 2 years.

It's funny that you wouldn't tell me your shop name when I asked you 2 or 3 times this year. lol. I knew it, but I asked just to see if you would tell me. And you wouldn't.

I haven't even told you I have a blog. But you reading this because you have googled my shop name. :)

You have been spying on me and my shop and watching it and copying it, but you wouldn't tell me your shop name. lol.

What are you going to do when I close my shop?? You will have to find someone else to spy on. :)

2,222 Sales in my vintage Etsy shop!

Yesterday I sold a Wallace silver plate sleigh bell ornament from 1986 for my 2,222nd sale! I got it at the local thrift store. I actually bought 5 or 6 of them at the same time. I have been lucky enough to sell 4 of them so far. I even sold one right AFTER Christmas last year.

It has been an ok december. Revenue is good. About the same as last year. But it is disappointing that total views and views from Etsy search are down noticeably and views from Google are way down! Down by nearly 1,000 in only 15 days! Ouch! Not sure what I could do about that. If I were to take out the title as the first line of the description, then for most of my listings I would not have any type of description at all. Except the measurements and age. HHhhhmmmmm....I will think of something to improve my google views for 2014.

It is nearly 2:30 am and I have been packing orders to take to the post office first thing in the morning. I am about to head to bed because I am starting to feel tired/ready for sleep.

Off I go....

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Darn it! The Patriots lost!! To the dolphins

I thought they were going to win!! It looked like it!! But I still felt bad as I watched it. I had a bad feeling. So I left at halftime. And turned it on at the end to see the score. I am mad about that. lol.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Even Lower Google Views!

Wow. Yesterday I ended with only 38 views from Google. Here at nearly 11:30 I have only 33. Wow.

Psyche is back!

I was just going through the tv stations and saw the Psyche is back on ION television! And it the marathon, too. He is on all day today. Hopefully it is back to every saturday.

http://iontelevision.com/about/psych

I like that show. It is funny and entertaining. It's interesting, too. I think they come up with some good plots and creative crimes. Some attractive females, too. The past couple years I'd watch the marathons at night. And it went off the station this summer. I am glad it is back. I will be watching it tonight.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Doug's Market closed!

I just got back from the post office and the clerk there told me that Doug's closed! That's sad. I will miss it. And the people there.

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2013/12/06/Fond-farewell/stories/201312060136


I was going to it when it was Joe's back in the 1970's. It was dark and dirty. And the prices were high. Then Doug bought it and turned it around. He did a great job with it.
I am sorry to see it go.

I will miss it.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Low Views Today

Here right after 7 am only 45 views from Etsy search. Disappointing.

And only 3 small sales yesterday.

And a good number of the listings I relisted last night have gotten zero views. My new Lefton pink tea cup has gotten zero views in 9 hours.

And yesterday was only 39 Google views. Wow. Last year on dec 5th I had 91 Google views.

I don't think it is good for being the Christmas shopping season and the first week of december.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Comparing December Views; Shop Dashboard

Well views from Etsy search and total views are down noticeably from last year. As are orders.

Here is the comparison for the first 5 days of december, with it still right before 11 pm:


Dec 2012 Dec 2013


Total views 5,446 4,442

Etsy search views 1,779 1,550

Google search views 552 252

Orders 25 12


That is kind of disappointing. This has been one of my busiest weeks for both of my first two decembers. The first week has been my busiest week of the month also.

My shop dashboard for the past 7 days says I have 1,443 less total views and 14 less orders, but MORE revenue.
My shop dashboard for the past 30 days says I have 6,118 LESS total views, 37 LESS orders, but more revenue.

So I am planning for the drop after Christmas and for the beginning of the year. I don't believe that I will be as busy or have as many orders or revenue the beginning of 2014 as 2013. Etsy and Google have changed. Along with much more competition.

Time to rethink my plans for 2014??

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Bing Search Views!

I have noticed views from Bing in my shop stats over the years, but I have not kept track of them because they were so low. But it was just the other night on the 3rd that I decided to check my views from Bing. Wow. Was I surprised!

I have had a BIG drop in Bing views from this november & december compared to last year!

For December 1-4 of 2013 I had 12 Views from Bing.
For december 1-4 of 2012 I had 93 views from Bing!

For november of 2013 I had 145 views from Bing
For november of 2012 I had 528 views from Bing!

And if I go back to october:

October 2013: 164 views from Bing
October 2012: 308 views from Bing

I have not researched Bing changes, but I have seen that I may have to open a Bing Merchant Account. I think Bing has started a shopping page like Google shopping.
It appears to be a long process, but it may be worth it.

So the drop in Bing views is ANOTHER source of lost total views on Etsy!
And lost sales??

Time to do some research.

Comparing Novembers Views: Record High Day in November

Well after the record drop in september my views came back some at the end of sept. Then more in october. Then even more in november. But still views would drop in november more than the first half of this year or last nov & dec. But they were still steady in november.

In oct & nov I was having regular days of more than 300 views from Etsy search.

AND.....the first sunday of november I had the freaky high of 485 views from Etsy search. Which blew away my previous high of 440 from the beginning of this year or last christmas season.

And I actually had more revenue this november than last year. Even with 1/3 less orders. I owe that to selling some of my most expensive tea cups. Which surprised me.

So here is the comparison between nov '12 and nov '13:

2012 2013

Total Views 31,591 26,659

Etsy Search Views 9,404 9,703

Google Search Views 3,142 1,530

Orders 95 63


I have not checked my Google analytics statst to compare the number of visitors. But the lost views are from lost Google visitors, I believe. And partly because of the terrible new listing page format.

Google views are down because of google changes and Etsy's relationship with google having changed. And it could be partly due to my own duplicate content. Although most of my duplicate content would be with just tea cups. Not with my other vintage items.

I have reached 100 views from Google only ONCE in months.

So I was found by more searchers on Etsy, but had less orders. Again, some of the orders from last year were probably due to Google searches. But 1/3??

This general stats are not really enough to come to a definite conclusion, but they give me an excellent idea of what happened and how my shop is doing.

December is starting off with lower views than last year. And significantly less orders.

I believe next year after Christmas views will drop back down to the New Normal.

Well, 21 days til Christmas!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Black Friday views

I just finished Black Friday with 368 views from Etsy search and 5 sales. Only 39 google views. Wow.

I have had a very good 2 weeks of sales and have actually surpassed what I made last november. I am surprised. At one point this month I was down nearly $1,000 compared to the same 30 day period last year. Now I am about $100 over.

BUT, nearly 5,000 LESS total views AND 30 less orders! Wow.

At least my revenue is up/came back for the month.

Today I have 3 orders to pack. And I want to take some tea cup pics since it is supposed to be clear & sunny in the morning.

I am wondering if I am in the last days of my shop??? Could be. Could be the last weeks of my shop???

Well, off to bed.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What Happened to Handmade on Etsy?

I just saw this Huffington post video about the change in Etsy's policy:

http://videos.huffingtonpost.com/what-happened-to-handmade-518018779

Drop in Google Views this morning (cont)

Here at 7:17 am only 1 (ONE) View from Google! Wow.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Big drop in Google views

Yesterday I finished with 52 views from Google. Tonight at 11:13 pm I have only 28! Wow.

Another tweak by Google? Or it is Etsy's fault?

One sale today. Probably less than 300 views from etsy search.

Almost time for bed.

Yesterday's Views

Well I ended the day with 316 views from Etsy search and finished the day with another good sale. Tea cups, of course. To a regular customer.

And I renewed some tea cups I sold.

I would like to go do the leaves at my grounds keeping job tomorrow, if I can get my orders packed tonight and shipped early tomorrow.

Off to search for them.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

It is going to be COLD this week! Below ZERO!

I saw the forecast and it shows -2 degrees for this week. At night. That means it will be colder than that.

Just gotta prepare the best I can.

I am glad it will be this cold. Other people will have to suffer with it too. I am fine with that. I hope we have a very cold winter.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

200 Views

Here at 5:39 pm I have 203 views from Etsy search. I've made a couple small sales, too.

I would say that views are not where they were the first half of this year. They are up where I like to see them, reaching 200 before 7 pm, but not as good as when I was reaching 200 from 2-4 pm.

Google views are low. I believe they will remain low. I believe it is a result of Etsy being punished and also Google changes. There is a chance my google views could at least get back to where they were in sept, in the 70's and 80's.

Etsy search views are nowhere near that freaky high of 485 views from Etsy search I reached the first weekend of this month. That must have been the result of another Etsy test???

Well, I will be watching tv tonight and staying in the house keeping warm.

Vintage Royal Stafford pink and gold china tea cup set

So in my vintage Etsy shop I just listed a great pink & gold tea cup and it has gotten 24 favorites in about an hour. The females on Etsy are loving it:




Views are ok today. I had about 112 at 12 noon. I am packing my good tea cup orders and want to get back in time to watch some college football.

Back to work.

300 Views

I finished yesterday with exactly 300 views from Etsy search. And a good tea cup sale. Of course. Only 51 views from Google search. The New Normal.

So the first weekend of the month I had the record high views of 485 views from Etsy search. I have not approached the rest of this month. I will see how this weekend goes with views.

It is odd that here at nearly 25 minutes after midnight my shop stats show ZERO views??? No views at all. From any source????

I have some organizing to do here tonight. Get ready for the cold weekend and beginning of next week.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Using Twitter for my Vintage Etsy shop: Low Views today

Twitter is a WASTE of time for me and for my shop. I almost always only post links from articles around the web and occasionally post one of my listings. But I almost never get a post retweeted. I have only gotten a few retweets in all the tweets I have.. And most of my replies from people have been negative.

Twitter is a waste of time for me. I will even stop using it to try to spread info.

Today's views are back down near the new normal. I've made some decent tea cup sales the past few days that have saved me. I am still believing next year will be like sept & oct. IF I am even open then. I might not be.

I have some orders to pack for today. Off to work.

Intelligent Design

Views & Sales

I have made some very good tea cup sales the past few days. And have actually a few things besides tea cups.

Views from Etsy search have been close to 300 the past couple days. Google views only in the 50's.

Here in the midnight hour only 4 views from Etsy search! That is a sign of a low view day. Less than 300.

Before midnight I checked some shop dashboard and saw that I am still down 29 orders and nearly $400 from last year in the previous 30 days. With still more than 2,500 less total views, too. I blame the loss of total views on the new listing page and on the lost Google views.

Well today has encouraged me. As has the previous few days with the tea cup sales. At least things are looking decent for the next month.

Off to bed!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

300 Views and a good tea cup sale

I made it to 305 views from Etsy search yesterday. And I made a good tea cup sale to Hong Kong. Including one of my antique Moser glass tea cup sets.

That sale makes me feel better. Today I have orders to pack.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Views at Noon

So I have 114 views from Etsy search at 12 noon. They have been steady at that level for the past few days. That is good to see.

At least my views have come back somewhat for the Christmas shopping season.
I believe they will drop back after Christmas. Also, If people aren't buying now, they won't be buying in januruary or march. As they have the past 2 years.

Off to lunch and then pack my orders.

300 Views

I made it to 305 views from Etsy search yesterday. Total views were still low. Only in the 700's. Google views were only 54. Tne New Normal. The 50's. Maybe it is from repeating words in my titles??

Off to bed.

Monday, November 18, 2013

My Psychic Reading: A move for me at the end of this month?

So I got a card reading from a reader on Etsy and shes said she sees a move for me at the end of this month???

If so, will it be a good move? Or a bad move? A move of my own free will?? lol.

I guess I will find out.

I Paid Tithes ONLY; She's getting married

For my previous sale and for my sales I shipped this evening and for my work income from friday and saturday I paid a tithe ONLY. My sales have been low. Selling only small things. And selling less this month and last month than the same time last year.

So I stopped paying the extra 10%. The first time I have paid a tithe only in the past 8 years.

And it looks like my shop has taken a big step back and that next year would not be as good as the first 8 months of this year. So I won't pay the extra. I will just pay the tithe only and deal with whatever happens.

And am I better off now than I was a year ago as I learned from the late Larry Burkett when I saw one of his programs about tithing? I would say that I am a little better. I think I really just have alot more stuff. And I have a bike (which I just damaged tonight).

I was going to post here about tithing and seeding. About my positive experience with it. But that has changed.

The girl at the post office is getting married! I have been seeing her for a year now. She's nice. She's friendly and social. She listens to my stories about my shop. Laughs at my jokes. Compliments me. And is good at her job and helpful. It has been good seeing her. I am glad she started working there.

Well, I am going to watch some tv tonight. Then head to bed. I have orders to ship for tomorrow.

200 Views

Here after 5 pm at 5:09 pm I have 206 views from Etsy search. Glad to see that. I want to get caught up on my orders.

It's Time for Obama to Take the "Perp Walk": ROOT For America

100 Views

I've reached it at only 9:48 am. Earlier than yesterday, I believe. And sunday has been my day of highest views for months now. But it is only a little more than yesterday though. I am bummed about that great mirror. lol.

400 Views Yesterday!

I finished yesterday with 406 views from Etsy search! Only 977 total views. Again, for the first 7 months of the year when I'd have that many views I would have 1,100-1,300 total views. I believe part of that is the terrible new listing page and also lost google views. Yesterday I had only 49. Only 2 small sales, too.

I just woke up and I am still bummed about that great mirror I got ruined by leaving it out in the rain. A great, old,large, heavy plaster mirror. I rarely come across anything good. And to get something nice like that, and the effort it took to bring it home, and it got ruined because of me, that's a bummer. I also did get a nice set of mid century drawers from the same place as the mirror. I may actually try to work on them and paint them in the next month or so. And the football results have me bummed too.

Well, I have orders to pack today. I will try to ship them all. The morning has started off with high views. 83 from Etsy search just after 8 am. The past few days it was in the 40's and 50's. I will see what I can get done today.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

It was not a good sunday for me

I left my bike in the rain. I forgot a great mirror that I had just salvaged and strained to carry home. It was a large, old one. I thought it was a decorative wood frame. When I go to get my bike out of the rain I see that it is plaster and larges chunks of the plaster fell off from getting wet.

And every team I wanted to lose today won and played good. I am mad about that. lol.

And with all the views I continue to get in my shop I only make small sales. And I am at about $1,000 less than the same time period 30 day period last year. With less total views, less orders and google views are much lower.

I just have to wait it out. Not sure what I will do next year. I believe the first months of next year will be like sept & october. Low views. Low orders. Google & Etsy changes have hurt my shop. I had a great 12-13 months. Much better than I thought I'd have. Oh well.

300 Views!

Here at 7:23 pm I have just reached 300 views from Etsy search. Only 38 from Google. That is the New Normal for google views. Glad my etsy search views have come back for the most part. Made a couple sales today too.

G. Edward Griffin - The Collectivist Conspiracy

300 Views again

Yesterday I reached 332 views from Etsy search. A few sales, too.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Barack Obama: The Ghost of Columbia University

300 Views Again

I reached 330 views from Etsy search yesterday.

So in the past 30 days I have made more than $1,000 LESS revenue that the same time last year.

HHhhhmmmmm.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

300 Views Yesterday

I ended yesterday with 322 views from Etsy search.  The previous day I had only 246.  So it is good that views don't stay down.  At least for the Christmas shopping season.

Not sure what the future holds for my shop though. I will give it til Valentine's day.  Last year I had 95 orders in november.  Here in the middle of the month I have only 24.  Ouch.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Vintage Kent Coffey high boy drawers blog feature; Emily Henderson HGTV; tea cup pics

I got a convo an hour or so ago from another seller on Etsy telling me that my Kent Coffey piece was featured on Emily Henderson's blog.  She was featuring items she found on different Craigslist sites around the country and mine was listed in Pittsburgh's:

http://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/page/3/



I clickedon the link in her blog post and saw that my Craigslist post had expired.  I was bummed at that.  Because I missed out on some visits to my Etsy shop.  So I relisted it on Craigslist.  Maybe it will get some views in my shop:

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/fud/4189230486.html

Today's views are a little higher than yesterday.  At 12 noon I had about 106 views from Etsy search. I woke up to a small jewelry sale from last night. Sales are low. Just have to wait it out. Til january.

I got some pics taken this morning because it was sunny.  I took some of my newest tea cups:






I will list a few of them today.  Tomorrow will be a little milder and I will try to take some pics of new items outside.

For today I have to pack some orders.  Tonight is Survivor night!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

200 Views after 9 pm

Here at 9:23 pm I have 204 views from Etsy search.  This is the drop back to the New Normal.  I believe this is what my shop will be like after Christmas.  I believe it will be like sept & october.

Views & revenue are down this month compared to last november. Just gotta wait it out.

Legendary Columbia Professor Never Heard of Obama: ROOT For America

http://www.youtube.com/v/ngKBAXhj36Q?autohide=1&version=3&showinfo=1&attribution_tag=F93rQ-5HmQssKQ5Zp-ENyA&autohide=1&autoplay=1&feature=share

It's Time for Obama to Take the "Perp Walk": ROOT For America

http://www.youtube.com/v/iGVeTe-e1Zs?version=3&autohide=1&showinfo=1&autohide=1&feature=share&autoplay=1&attribution_tag=iyrZWZKr0w5k274T9K28sQ

Lower Views at Noon

Here after 12 noon I have only 91 views from Etsy search.  A big drop off from the views at noon during the 3 day holiday weekend.

Vintage Barware Wood Ice Bucket; Everyone is Back to Work

I made a few sales this weekend in my vintage Etsy shop and one of them was this neat wood ice bucket:



Well, my views from Etsy search are down this morning.  Still at a decent level.here at 9:54 am I have 72 views from Etsy search.  Only 4 from Google.

The past 3 days I had super high views because it was a 3 day holiday weekend.  Now views have come back down.  It looks like I should still be near 300 though.

I have orders to pack & ship!  Off to work!

JFK - The Speech That Killed Him

http://www.youtube.com/v/y8HTr-F-FVM?version=3&autohide=1&autoplay=1&showinfo=1&attribution_tag=45TgEWWASzKvduDbCYjEzA&feature=share&autohide=1

JFK Speaks out Against the New World Order

http://www.youtube.com/v/rKVt9EvqOpg?version=3&autohide=1&feature=share&showinfo=1&autohide=1&attribution_tag=jbEeRBV47JfDOWYvuohOwQ&autoplay=1

Low Views to start the day

Wow.  Here at nearly 12:30 am I have ZERO views from Etsy search?????

Nearly 400 Views again

I just finished yesterday with 384 views from Etsy search.  Great to see that. That means my 3 highest view days ever have been in the past 3 consecutive days:  390, 485 and 384.  Only small sales though.  And google views have been low.

Tomorrow I have 7 orders to pack & ship.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

300 Views

I just reached 300 views from etsy search at 7:45 pm.  Glad to do that. It is good that views have come back for at least Christmas.  Next year, we will have to see. I suspect that they will drop and be like october for the first months of the year.

Time to find my sales, put them together and try to get them packed tonight.

Nearly 500 Views Yesterday!

I forgot to post that yesterday I finished with 485 views from Etsy search! WOW!  Easily my new record high for all-time!  My previous high was 410.  I think I reached that early this year.

Only a couple small sales though.  That is disappointing.  To have so many views.  Finally. And them not be sales.  Even favorites were kinda low for as many views.

I do owe the high views to my tea cups.  To having so many listed and so many that people like.

I also owe it to Etsy search.  Recently I searched one of my popular keywords "tea cup" and I saw on the 2nd page of search results I had about 20 tea cups!  At other times I've searched I'd have maybe 2 on the second page.  And other pages I might reach 3 or 4 or more.

But to have 10 on only the second page is me experiencing what others on the forums are complaing about, sellers dominating search results.

It is helping me with tea cups.  But it could be hurting me with books or jewelry or pottery or lamps???

Well, the post office was closed today.  Tomorrow I have 7 orders to ship.  I probably won't list new items unless I start making some sales.

Veteran's Day; High Views at Noon

Views from Etsy search aren't as high today as yesterday, but they are still at a high level.  A level I am happy to see.

Here at 12:12 pm I have 141 views from Etsy search.  384 total.  Only 12 from Google.

So today is Veteran's Day.  I do not know how to express how I feel about this day and those "serving" in the military.  Yes, it is a day deserved by all those who have fought for this country.  And those who have served & do serve.

BUT, the truth of the matter is that those in the milatary are serving the globalists.  And the military industrial complex. And have served and do serve under presidents, including the current president, who have done such unconstitutional and UnAmerican things.

Those serving in the military need to wake up.  They need to grow out of their idealist beliefs that they are serving the United States of America and all that it stands for.  They are NOT.  They have been and continue to be used by the government for their own purposes.

I do not label myself as republican or libertarian.  I believe in Freedom, The Constitution, the rule of law, God, Jesus and that life is a spiritual experience.  That the earth is highly intelligent, beautiful creation of God and Jesus that we have all chosen to come to with our own purpose.  It is a school and we each have a mission.  And that as The Book of Revelations says, we are headed to a one world government and mark of the beast.  And Obama is playing a major role in leading us to that.  .

I could say more but I really am not able to express what I think and belief clearly some times.  Some times the words just don't come out.  Or I don't express myself well.  So I will leave it at this.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

400 Views!

Here at 9:12 I have 409 views from Etsy search!!  And I still have 3 hours to go!

I believe my previous record was 410 or in the 410's.

Only 2 small sales though.

And a good tea cup I just got in the mail has gotten broken.  So that is wasted cash.

Off to bed.

251

At 2:51 pm I have 251 views from Etsy search.

A couple small sales.

I don't sell much for having more than 1,050 listings.  I will try to do something about that.

Wow. 200 Views in Record Time

I just reached 200 views from Etsy search at 12:41 pm. Wow.  That is the earliest by about 30 minutes that I have reached it all year.

I have reached 400 views from Etsy search twice.  I believe my record is 418 or so.

All because of my tea cups.

See how my shop continues to do though.  Not sure what 2014 holds for my shop.

Record High Views at Noon! Antique Monet dragonfly brooch sale

Here at just past 12 noon I have 181 views from Etsy search!  Easily my best day since the drop, but also for the entire year.  My previous high, which I reached once, was 167.  I had been in the 140's several times.

I owe it to my tea cups.  To having so many listed and that are popular.

The earliest I have reached 200 was at 1:11 or 1:12 pm. Another time at 1:21.

Not sure if this would keep up into next year like it has the past 2 januarys, but it is good to see it now.

17 views from google.

Total views are just past 400.

I also made a nice sale of an old Monet dragonfly brooch:


Back to work.

Items in my shop

So since I have been emphasizing tea cups for more than a year now, I really don't have the variety of vintage items I have had in the past.  The past two Christmas shopping seasons I had a nice collection of unique vintage items.  And some good, valuable books. Some of my large sales were of more than 10 items.  And not a tea cup in them.  But this year I don't have that.  And I also had been able to accumulate a nice inventory of vintage items from the local thrift store.  And for the past couple years, especially this year, they have nto had a good selection at all.

So this Christmas, I believe I will have to make my living on tea cups.  I probably won't make as much as I've made the past 2 nov & decembers though.

It is a record high day of views so far.  All because of my tea cups.  It would have been nice if it had been because of my vintage items.  Maybe next year.

Wow! Record High Views Already at 8:30 am!

I just woke up and checked my stats and here at 8:34 am I have 142 views from Etsy search!  Wow!   And it is not from just one item being viewed/searched.

7 views from Google.


Brady, Patriots steamroll over visiting Steelers in record-breaking fashion

Brady, Patriots steamroll over visiting Steelers in record-breaking fashion

Pitt rallies to pull upset of Notre Dame

Pitt rallies to pull upset of Notre Dame

Nearly 400 Views! Again!

I finished yesterday with 390 views from Etsy search!  A new record since the drop and easily one of the best days of the year. Since at least the spring. I believe it was the 2nd or 3rd of this month that I had set my previous record since of the drop of 383.

My all-time record for Etsy search views is 441.

I made 3 small sales. 1 good tea cup sale.

Only 50 google views.  I don't think there is much I can do about that.  I believe it mostly has to do with google changes, Etsy changes and Etsy's relationship with google has changed.  It may also have to do with me repeating words in my titles also.

My record for google views I would say is 141 or 144.  But I did have a freaky high of 181.

My total views were still only 1,030.  I would normally have had 1,300 total views with having gotten so many views from Etsy search.  But I believe the new listing page is bad for views.  It is costing me hundreds of views per day.  And my shop dashboard even shows that with the 390 views from Etsy search I still had 968 LESS total views than the same day a year ago. Not good.

Time to watch a little tv then head to bed.  Maybe I will take some pics of new tea cups, if it is sunny in the morning.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Etsy will be like the mall this Christmas season?

Etsy will be busier on the weekends and evenings?

I have been experiencing sunday as my busiest day view-wise for the past 2-3 months.  And during the year I have had other days during the week that would be above average.  And saturdays has actually been one of my lower view days of the year.

But with the new record high views today, saturday, I am just wondering if my vintage Etsy shop will now have saturday & sunday as the highest view days of the week?
  
We will see.

Comparing Views from the Past 7 Days

I just checked my shop dashboard in my Vintage Etsy shop and was surprised at what I saw:

In the past 7 days:

Compared to the same time last year:  1,933 less total views
                                                          12 less orders
                                                          $446 less revenue

Although the stats comparing the past 30 days aren't as bad.

Vintage Royal Stafford china Irish tea cup set; High Views at Noon!

Here just past 12 noon I already have 143 views from Etsy search at 12:04 pm.  That is the new record high for 12 noon since the declilne & drop.

16 views from Google.  That is low, but that is higher than it has been. They have been in the single digits for a couple weeks.

1 small book sale.

I also ended yesterday with 339 views from Etsy search.  So views have come back??  At least they don't stay down.

And I got some pics taken.  I am pretty happy with them.  We had a sunny morning so I was able to even retake some of the pics from yesterday that were blurry & dark.

I got the nice Royal Stafford Irish tea cup set listed.  Although the pics from yesterday actually might be better:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/168604221/rare-vintage-royal-stafford-irish-tea?ref=shop_home_active



Back to work.

Friday, November 8, 2013

300 Views

I just reached 300 views from Etsy search at 10:12 pm.  A little earlier than I was expecting.  Part of the reason I reached it today is because my faux fur coat is popular.  Views are still not where they were for the first half of the year.

Google views are at 59.

It will be a milder afternoon tomorrow.  Maybe I will take some outside pics.  Or just do some organizing.  I still will find the green horse and ship it.

Off to bed.

7 pm Views

I like to reach 200 views by Etsy search at the latest.  Tonight I have 231.  Glad to see that.  I should reach 300 by 11 pm or so.

3 small views.

It has been an ok day, productivity-wise.  I got some pics taken.  But only a couple of the items were worth listing.  Some of the pics turned out dark or blurry.  I got 5 orders packed & shipped.  I've had decent views.  So maybe I will work on my shop this weekend.  And take advantage of the relatively mild day we will have tomorrow. Before it is in the 30's for a high temp the beginning of the week.

I am still banned from the Etsy forums.  My 3rd or 4th offense was calling a guy "comrad" and a "socialist".  When I got the email that  I was banned I replied and told them the reason was weak.  Which it was.

If I don't work on my shop tomorrow, I will do some organizing. and try to find the one horse planter.

Off to watch some tv.

Last nights dream

I think I dreamt of a white hearse?  It was driving around the neighborhood?  I saw it turn down Wolfrum?  The alley behind my house?  And then it was for sale? for only $250?  There was a note on the window that it was for sale very cheap?

Not sure if that is the vehicle I dreamt of or not.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Today's views (cont)

Here at right after 7 pm only 178 views from Etsy search. Only 31 google views. 2 small sales.

Lower Views Today; Comparing Stats to Last Year

During the New Normal I was reaching 100 views from Etsy search at about 2:11 pm.  Today near 2 pm I have only 89.  So I will not be reaching even that level.

This type of drop didn't happen last fall, november & december. It was steady high views the entire time.  With steady sales.

Comparing the past 7 days to the same time last year my shop dashboard says:

673 fewer views
9 fewer orders
$172 less revenue

And comparing the past 30 days to the same time last year my shop dashboard says:

1,691 less views
18 less orders
$144 less revenue

The difference in  views for the past 7 days and past 30 days is actually greater because when I was posting listings on another site at the end of last month it was giving me many artificial "bot" views.

So that says things are slower in the past week more so than in the past 30 days.
That the Christmas shopping season is off to a slower start?

Drop in Views

Here at noon only 69 views from Etsy search!  13 from Google.  267 total.  1 small plate sale.

Yesterday's Views

I ended with 316 views from Etsy search.  But total views were only in the 800's.  And 69 Google views.  That was decent.  Not as many as I'd like though.

My views from Etsy search were partly due to my Burberry trench coat being popular.  Views have not come to where they were the first half of the year.

And my Etsy search views ended at many more than I thought.  It picked up in the evening and at night.
I was only at the New Normal at 12:30.  So I thought I'd end the day around 250 or so.

And only 1 small tea cup sale.

It is not looking like it will be a good Christmas season.  I think I will make about 2K/month.  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Back to the New Normal

For today at least my views from Etsy search are back to the new normal.  Only 83 of them at 12 noon. One small tea cup sale, of course.

I just got back from the laundromat and the thrift store and I found 10 nice vintage Hallmark Christmas ornaments, a beautiful salt shaker set from Russian, an old, small tole tray and some books.

Well off to my outdoor and indoor work.

Slow sales

For having more than 1,000 items in my shop and having donated so much cash just in the past twelve  months, I barely sell anything.  Just tea cups here and there.  So I should just go to the tithing only.  I had a good 13 months. It is looking like 2014 will be much slower.  More like sept & october.

The Christmas shopping season so far

If november is a start to the Christmas shopping season, my shop is noticeably slower than last year. Views from Etsy search are better than last month, but google views, order and revenue are down.

It is looking like it will be noticeably slower than last year.  Uh oh.

Views (cont); Survivor Night

Well I finished yesterday with 315 views from Etsy search.  1 sale and 2 sales that will be canceled.

Today views have dropped back down.  Here about 8 am only 50 views from Etsy search.  I was around 90 during my recent uptick in views.

I am about to go do an early load of laundry.  Then some work outside.  Some work inside. Then pack & ship my orders.

I am looking forward to tonight.....it's Survivor night.  Although it is not that a good of a season.  It is still somewhat entertaining and interesting to watch.  They really don't have characters on their this season like in just about all of the past seasons. I was not a fan of Rupert.  So I didn't really care that he left early.  I was surprised that he seems so mean.  I thought everyone liked him because he was some nice guy on the show.  But it showed this season that he has some meanness and anger to him.

Off to work.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Low Google views

Here at nearly 5:30 pm I have only 27 views from Google search.  Disappointing.  I was having that many by noon for the first quarter of the year.

I did reach 200 views from Etsy search about 4:30.  So that's good. No sales today.  I should not have paid the extra 10% today, but I did.  I have made less money in the past 7 days and past 30 days than I did last year.

Stop listing new things.  Just sell what I sell.

High Views at Noon!

Here at 12 noon actual time I have 131 views from Etsy search. 17 from Google and 344 total.

It is good to see that google views are at least in the teens at noon.  Not as good as the first quarter of the year though when they'd be in the 20's-40's with a high of 67.

Off to work to pack and ship my orders.

100 Views!

I have already made it to 100 views from Etsy search.  Here at 8:49 am I have 102.  A very good sign.

3 consecutive days of high views is good to see.  It is the first week of the month though.  And the month before Christmas.  So I will take it a day at a time.  And see what next yaer holds when the time comes.  I am not sure it will be high views the first 4 months of last year like it was the past year.

High Views today

It is good to see that here at 7:46 I have already 93 views from Etsy search.  If I were to count the views in the 11 o'clock hour, I would have over 100 already.  Good to see!  Encouraging!

I guess Christmas shopping is starting? Or changes on Etsy were corrected? Or just more people shopping on Etsy now?  It is a big change from most of sept, that's for sure.

Total views yesterday were only 890.  With having more than 340 views from Etsy search and less than 1,000 total views is not good.  I believe it is partly due to the new listing page and also from lost google views.  In march I had 37,000 total views.  That is more than 1,000 per day.

For october I had over 27,000.  Wow.  10,000 less views in one month.

Today I have orders to pack & ship. I want to find the green horse.

Yesterday's views

Well I ended yesterday at 12 midnight with 343 views from Etsy search. That is a very good sign. That is encouraging.  Only 1 small sale though.  One other sale of tea cups was to a lady who I reserved them for her a month ago.

See how tomorrow goes.  I still have orders to pack & ship and want to take some pics and list new things.

Off to bed.

Monday, November 4, 2013

300 views. Again

Here at 10:27 I have 303 views from Etsy search.  Counting the views from the 11 o'clock hour that is 330 views for the day.

In a half hour I will have what I consider my total views for the day.

300 Views

Here at 8:53 pm I have 273 views from Etsy search.  Counting the 27 views from the 11 o'clock hour last night I have 300 views for the day. Still 2 hours to go, I am thinking, for now.

Tomorrow or some time this week I still start to calculate my views by the actual time.  Instead of considering the hour in time change.

200 Views. Again.

So here at 4:46 pm actual time I have 202 views from Etsy search. That would be 229 total views for the day counting the views from the 11 o'clock hour.

200 Views

So it is another day of high views.  Here at what would be 5 pm I have 189 views from Etsy search.  And counting the views from that 11 o'clock hour that would be 216.  I reached 200 views from Etsy search after 4 pm.   The lady followed through and bought the 4 tea cups.



Views at Noon

Here at 11 am, what I consider noon, for now, because of the time change, I have 97 views from Etsy search and that would be 124 counting the 11 o'clock hour last night.

Only 11 from Google.  Maybe repeating words in my titles has affected my google views? I don't have much duplicate content.  I know I don't really have descriptions either.

I am about to have some lunch.  Then try to get my order packed today.

Views are still high

Here at what would be 10:17, but really only 9:17 because of the time change, I have 76 views from Etsy search.  And counting the 27 views from the 11 o'clock hour I have 103.  Good to see!  I made small sale over night too.

I have 9 views from google.

I finished yesterday with 413 views from Etsy search.  Because of the extra hour from the time change.

My high views yesterday weren't from any one item getting alot of views. My faux fur coat that I have listed in the past month got 11 views from search, but most of the search views I got on a variety of items.  That was another good sign.

I want to get all my orders packed & shipped today. It is a sunny morning. I'd like to get some pics taken.

Off to work.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Nearly 400 views!

Here at 11:01 pm, which is what I consider the full day since the clocks were turned back this morning, I have 386 views from Etsy search!  Easily the most in a long time.  Probably since june or july or earlier.  I think over the summer my high might have been in the 370's.  So it might have been since the spring when I last had 386.

58 views from Google.

Total views are 1,119.  That is more like the way it was the first half of the year.

As far as sales & revenue go, I am slightly ahead of the first 3 days of last november.
Although for october I had 8 less orders and $200 less revenue than last october.

I have nearly 190 less views from Google in the first 3 days of '13 compared to '12.  Wow.

Tomorrow will be a busy day.  I have a number orders to pack & ship. Including my vintage Pope John Paul II plaster relief photo that I sold on ebay.  Finally.  It was one of the first things I listed in my vintage Etsy shop 3 years ago in january.  So I finally decided to try it on ebay and I sold it on the 3rd or 4th listing.
But.....I sold it with free shipping and only had one bid.  And it was a man from across the country who bought it.  So I will hopefully be able to get it there safely for as little cost as I can.

Almost time for bed.  And I can't find the green horse. I will have to cancel that one.

300 Views

I just reached 300 views from Etsy search here at 7:49.  That would be 8:49 before the time change.  Total views are high, too, at 907.  This is more like the way it was the first 7 months of the year.

Only 44 from Google.

Today's views

At 6 pm, which would have been 7 pm before the time change, I had 271 views from Etsy search.

Only 38 from Google.

 I made a tea cup sale to Canada.  I rarely make sales to Canada since the postage rate increase.

200 Views!

Here at what would be 4:18 (3:18 since the time change) I have 208 views from Etsy search!  That is easily the highest and the fastest I have reached 200 since july probably.  Maybe the beginning of august.  Since the drop to the new normal the earliest I had reached 200 was about 4:53 pm.

No sales though.

22 views from Google.  So those views have dropped today.  From 74 yesterday.  I think I will probably be about 50 again.

High Google & Etsy Search Views. Yesterday & Today

I just saw that I ended yseterday with 74 views from Google. That is easily the most in weeks.   I've been in the 40's & 50's most of the past 2 weeks.

And here at what would be 1:14 pm (12:14 pm since the clocks are turned back) I have 154 views from Etsy search. I didn't see how many I had at 12 noon.  But it was probably around 135 or so.

And I missed out on a great pink Paragon tea cup!  A very nice pink & gold one.  It ended either last night or this morning.  Grrrr. lol.

It is a sunny nice day.  Maybe some organizing. Have to run to the store.  Then watch tv.

Views this morning

The clocks got turned back.  So the time is 9:30.  But if it were still 10:30 I have 107 views from etsy search.  10 from Google.

300 Views yesterday; High Views in the 1 am hour

I just checked my stats and saw I finished yesterday with 318 views from Etsy search.  That was more than it looked like for sure.  I didn't reach 100 until about 1:30 pm.  I thought I'd be in the low to mid 200's again.  It picked up again in the evening.

Then, I see here at 1:09 I already have 38 views from Etsy search!  wow.  That is the most in the 1 o'clock hour since I don't know when.  See if I make any sales today.

I can't believe with so many listings I sell so little.  1 or 2 things.  When I have more than 1, 050 listings. Not good.  I have choices to make.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Low views, A lot of favorites

I went to bed after 12 midnight and had checked my shop stats, but here when I first check my stats I have 246 favorites.  And only 149 of them are for today.

Only 44 views from Etsy search.  They've dropped down some to the New Normal.

I did wake up to a sale.  A tea cup, of course.

I have orders to pack today. Will try to take some pics, too.

Yesterdays views

I finished with 322 from Etsy search. But only 861 total views.  I believe that is partly because of the loss of Google views.  I ended with only 45.

When the first quarter of the year when I was averaging 85-144 google views/day I was also averaging 1,000-1,300 total views.


Friday, November 1, 2013

300 Views

Here at 10:33 I have 301 views from Etsy search.  It has picked up since about 8:30 pm or so.  The 9 o'clock hour was very busy.

Made a couple sales this evening also.  Maybe I will have a better month than october???

The Who - Eminence Front

http://www.youtube.com/v/b5kkcOvPW6Y?autohide=1&version=3&attribution_tag=kRc2ZHI3tlSGurTQ-LilDw&autohide=1&feature=share&showinfo=1&autoplay=1

200 views; The future of my shop

Here at 5:18 pm I have 209 views from Etsy search.  That is good to see.  I have reached 200 earlier today when I had only 109 views at noon compared to when I had 127 at noon recently.

I actually found the one tea cup.  I will ship it out today or tomorrow.

This is actually getting kind of, not sure what the word is, boring? Not interesting any more?  Since my views have dropped so much and I had my lowest revenue month in a year last month and in the past 8 days I have made only $137, I am not that motivated to work on my shop. I don't think the future looks good for it.  I think that next year will be like october was.

There have been changes by google & Etsy that have greatly affected my shop and it has taken a big step back. And...I am still relatively new.  January will be only 3 full years.  Ben & Jerry's was a multi million dollar company after 4 years. lol.  Starting with one local shop.

These changes are changes I can't do anything about.  Their affects I can't do anything about.

I guess I have choices to make.

Vintage Queen Anne tea cup set; 100 views; Ecclesiastes 11:7

Well the views this morning are decent. I have 104 views from Etsy search here before 12 noon.  Total views are in the 200's.

Only 8 Google views. Wow. What a loss.  The first quarter of the year I'd be in the 30's & 40's and even had 67 one morning by noon.

It has turned out to be sunny & nice after raining over night and early in the morning.  I would like to get more pics taken and things taken care of around here and ship my orders.

I did just take some pics and got my new Queen Anne tea cup listed:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/165109973/antique-1950s-queen-anne-tea-cup-set?ref=shop_home_active






It is good to see the sun.

"The light is sweet, and it is delightful for the eyes to see the sun." 
-Ecclesiastes 11:7

Off to work.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

ABC 20/20 - College is a Rip Off

http://www.youtube.com/v/V122ICNS8_0?version=3&autohide=1&showinfo=1&attribution_tag=tt_E1nVLJC72zffI5U-X6A&autohide=1&autoplay=1&feature=share

How Barack Obama Secured the Most Important Voting Demographic: The Idiots

http://www.youtube.com/v/dz7boAzeV7s?autohide=1&version=3&attribution_tag=k4gAqt7GiasLoG1ZEujoKQ&autoplay=1&feature=share&showinfo=1&autohide=1

Industry Watch: Peter Schiff "Obama won the Idiot Vote"

http://www.youtube.com/v/a9K9ib5ny5E?version=3&autohide=1&autoplay=1&showinfo=1&attribution_tag=_BeBZFX68JyHEqsIZrdNLQ&feature=share&autohide=1

Low views today

Here at nearly 6:30 pm I have only 162 views from Etsy search.  Won't reach 200 til 9-10 pm.

Only 4 additional views from Google search in the past 4 hours since I posted more listings and got so many more google and shop listing views.  So those listings are just creating bot views.  Some people views, but probably 90% bot views.  At least maybe they will help with google relevancy.

It is a rainy evening. I finally made an ok sale.  Another tea cup. That's 2 sales today.  Still the lowest revenue month of the year by far.  The lowest since last october.

Just have to make it through to tomorrow morning and get back to working on things and shipping orders.

Off to the grocery store.

I am very curious

I am very curious what all the views are from when I post a listing.  It must be all google bot views.  It can't be people. Maybe one or two or handful.  But not hundreds instantaneously.

I posted more

And I believe those all are NOT real views.  They are all bot views.  Even the listing page views.

For me to list them and then suddenly get so many views I don't believe they are people.  They are just google bot views still registering on Etsy.  Even though that was supposedly stopped/fixed 2 years ago.

It at least makes me feel good to see all the views. lol.  Maybe they will still help with Google relevancy.  Time will tell.

Close up my vintage Etsy shop sooner rather than later?

It has been a bad 8 days.  Easily my slowest in more than a year.  If next week continues this way, and especially if october goes at this pace, I will have to close. And get a job. To go from $3,000-5,000/month for more than 15 months down to $1,000 would not be good.  It would be a major step back.

One day at a time for now.  

Google views this morning

So here right after 9:30 am I have 16 views from Google.  That is the most in a while.  I am guessing that my posting my links played a part.  Views from that site are counting as google views? Or they helped my relevancy with google search?

See how long the affect lasts.  And where I end up later today.

Etsy search views are ok at 67.

No sales.  Wow.  This is so bad.  I can't believe I am making no sales and have made such little money.  Only $203 in the past 8 days.  The worst in more than a year or more. By far.


177 views from Google! More than 1,600 total views!

I was having a low day of total views and google views only in the low 40's.  I then discovered/realized a place to post my listings to help with their SEO.  I started on page 1 and just kept posting each listing on the site. When I checked my shop stats 599 views in that hour!  And more than 100 Google views!

I ended with 177 views from Google search 1,690 TOTAL VIEWS and my "your shop" stat was 768.

I have 599 views that first hour I was posting my listings and then 418 views the next hour!

HHHHmmmmm.  I am not sure how to take those stats.

It looks like Etsy does count BOTS.  I believe each time I posted a listing it was counted as a view.  And maybe more than one bot was counted.  But I think people were browsing my shop from posting my listings??  It appears so.

But for those extra 1,000 views, real or not, there were no sales.  3 of the listings did get favorited on the site I was posting to.

So this is a new way to help get views???  And to help with my SEO with google???

Not sure.  Not sure if all these views were just bots or real views.  It looked like there were hundreds of real views.

That is all of that for tonight.  I will try more tomorrow and see what happens.  I am guessing there are just some bot views in all that.  I will find out.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Views & Sales

Low views today.  It took til 9 pm to reach 200.  Only 1 sale for $12.  In the past 4 days I've made only $74.  Not good.

Only 36 views from Google.


Back to the New Normal

Here after 12 noon I have 74 views from Etsy search.  The new normal is 75-85 by 12:30 pm.

14 from Google.  274 total.

My shop dashboard shows that I have nearly 3,000 LESS total views in the past 30 days compared to the same time last year.  10 Less orders.  But than $424 more revenue.

It is a very nice sunny day.  I'd love to take some pics outside.  And also get some laundry done.  Not sure if I have time for both.  It gets dark by 6-6:30.

300 Views again

I actually made it to 300 views from Etsy search yesterday.  It didn't look like it in the morning or late afternoon.  Or even in the evening.  Things do pick up and get busy from 9-12 midnight.

I finished with 304 views from Etsy search.  Total views were under 1,000 at 872.  The first 7 months of theyear when I'd get more than 300 views my total views would be more than 1,000.  No sales yesterday either.  That's a bummer.  I can't believe sales have been so slow.  This past week and this month.  My slowest month in a year.

Yesterday I finished with only 36 views from Google.  Wow.  That is disappointing.  Maybe it is adding my shop link to all of my listing??? Maybe that is a cause of duplicate content???  I could try taking out the title as the first line in my descriptions and taking out my shop link?

Well today I will go do some laundry and maybe take some pics.  I have 2 orders to pack and ship.

Off to work.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thinking about my shop

With all the years I've been selling and tithing I've only made just over $300 in the past week.  Not good. I have more than 1,040 listings, too. And I've been spending hours every day working on my shop.  From taking pics to sitting at the computer.

So I guess I have choices to make. Will just have to wait it out the next 2 months.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Vintage Stow & Davis Danish furniture arm chair; The Slowdown (cont)

Here at 9:33 pm I have only 237 views from Etsy search.  I probably won't even reach 300.  It looked like I was going to do much better than yesterdays 312, but it slowed down noticeably in the afternoon and evening.

I got some pics taken this afternoon when I returned home from shipping the chair at Greyhound.  Some of the turned out dark and blurry.  I will try retaking them tomorrow.

One of the things I got pics taken of was a Stow & Davis Danish chair.  The seat upholstery is torn up, but the frame is still good.  It's solid and I believe it is still a good piece overall.  I got it listed:

 https://www.etsy.com/listing/167294726/vintage-1950s-stow-and-davis-danish?ref=shop_home_active




Back to work..

The Slow Down

Yep, I was right.  Views slowed down this afternoon.  They were on a high pace for the new normal.  But here after 6 pm only 192 views from Etsy search.  At the pace I was on by noon I thought I'd have 200 by 5 or 6 pm.  

I will just wait everything out for the next 2-3 months and see how it goes.  Closing in february is a possibility.

I don't sell the small things like I did my first 1 1/2-2 years.  This year has been mostly tea cups.  And not many of them this month.  And not much of other things either.

Just gotta wait it out.  

Record High Views at Noon!

Well, a record since the drop.  I have 129 views from Etsy search at 12 noon.  The previous high since the drop was 118 just last week.

But total views are only 274.  For the first 7 months of the year when I'd have 120's-160's by 12 noon I'd have total views in the 300's-500's.  I believe the new listing page is hurting my shop.  People are not as free to browse my shop even with me putting links in each listing.

Only 12 views from Google.

Well, it is sunny out.  I got some pics taken:






Some of the ones I took turned out blurry and dark.  Will try again tomorrow morning with them, if it is clear.

  Time to pack the chair and take it to greyhound.

High Views this morning!

Here right before 10 am I already have 111 views from Etsy search!  Looks like this will be the most views at noon since july or the first week of august.

It is a sunny morning.  I might take some pics.  Have to pack & ship the chair and find the one order.

Off to work.

300 Views Again

Yesterday I reached 312 views from Etsy search. 949 total views and only 46 from Google.
Part of my views from Etsy search are from the Burberrys trench coat and the faux fur coat.  13 views from Etsy search are from them.

My total views were under a thousand.  I believe that is probably because of Google.  The first quarter of the year, when I was averaging 1,000 views perday,  I averaged 85-144 views from Google every day. They dropped may 1st.  Came back some in the summer.  Then have dropped again big time this month. So I may have to investigate how I can improve my Google views, BUT I still have to be relevant for Etsy search first.

Etsy's relationship with Google is probably partly to blame also.  Although they say their google views are the same.  But sellers on the forums have mentioned Etsy's change to the listings with the new format that supposedly is not good for google.

One small sale yesterday, too.  My Napco praying nun wall pocket:



I did just wake up to a message of a broken tea cup.  That is disappointing.  Will refund that buyer.

Today I pack and ship the chair.  I have to find an order too.  I had the large green horse planter out and was seeing it just about every day.  Now I have to go find it.

Not sure what the near term holds.