Saturday, October 31, 2015

100 Search Views at 5:36pm

Wow.  This is so low.

Saturday has been one of my highest days for years.  And especially this time of year.

And I just reached 100 views from Etsy search at 5:36pm.

Earlier this week I reached 100 at 10am.


I wonder what Etsy has done to  my shop?????

2 Day Total Sales Revenue

So here it is just past noon and in the past 48 hours I have grossed $15 in revenue.  And it is at the end of october.  The busier shopping time of the year compared to the summer.  Nice.

The end of ShoponSherman is near.


But, oh well.
That's life.  That's business.
Businesses fail all the time.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Government's Plum Island Lyme Disease Coincidence Theory

293 Search Views Yesterday; 100 before 9 AM this Morning

So I am wondering if my shop was featured somewhere on Etsy again??

Yesterday, a sunday, I finished with only 293 views from Etsy earch and more than 1,300 total views.

After midnight it looked slow.

Then I wake up to already 100 views from Etsy search here at 8:56am!


Good to see though.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

From 368 Search Views to 200 in One Day

So 2 days ago I had 368 views from Etsy search and yesterday I finished with only 200!

How does that happen???

What is Etsy doing???

Friday, October 23, 2015

368 Search Views Yesterday; Big Drop Today

So I finished yesterday, a thursday, with 368 views from Etsy search and I was feeling good.  I was not sure how long the increased views would last though.

I found out today.  Here at 7:16pm I have only 145.  I will end in the low 200's!

Oh well.

Almost time for The Amazing Race.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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136 Etsy Search Views at 12 Noon

So this is 2 consecutive days of increasing Etsy search views.

After a week of very low search views compared to last year.

Here at 12 noon I have 136 views from Etsy search and 552 total views.

I gauge my shop on how well it is doing for the day by 200 Etsy search views.

That is the minimum I want to reach for the day.

And I also check where I am related to 200 Etsy search views at 7 am, 12 noon, 7 pm and at the end of the day.

I would like to reach 100 by 12 noon. And 200 before 7pm.  Just for an average day.

So today is pretty good.

See how long it lasts.

Back to work.

334 Etsy Search Views Yesterday

So yesterday, a tuesday, I had a big jump back up in search views.

The day before I finished with only a  very disappointing 219, but yesterday I had 334.

Glad to see that.

Total views were only in the 1,200's, but it was good to see the high search views agains.

Wonder how long they will last???

Back to work.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

220 Etsy Search Views at 5:17pm

So I have already surpassed yesterdays search views before 5:30.  I am nearly 7 hours ahead of yesterday for some reason???

I wonder why???

Back to work.  

A Big Jump in Search Views: 101 at 10:39am

So it is good to see this jump in Etsy search views.  I also have more than 440 total views.

Is this the beginning of higher search views??

Or a 1 or 2 day thing??

Back to work.

Wow. Comparing Yesterday's Stats, oct 20, 2015 with Last Years!

Before going to bed I checked my Etsy search views and I had ONLY 219.  Sad.  And disappointing.

So I checked my stats for the same day last year, and WOW.  How sad and disappointing:

I had 384 views from Etsy search with 1,769 total views last year!!

Yesterday, I had 219 views from Etsy search with more than 1,200 total views.  Wow.  So sad. And disappointing.  And discouraging.

Time for bed.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

On Target to Close March 1st

With the terrible month for my shop this month, especially compared to last october, and no improvement in sight, I will be closing on march 1, 2015.

Revenue is down 50% with 2,100 FEWER search views and 4,000 fewer total views and 20 fewer orders in only the first 16 days.

This is especially disappointing after the good months, and improvements, over the down months of june and july

I am guessing things will tick up a little for Christmas.  Then probably go back down.

So I will stop purchasing new items and prepare to close


Saturday AM: Zero Views from "Tea Cup"

My vintage tea cups are STILL not showing for "tea cup" in Etsy search.

Here right after 12 noon I have zero views for the search words "tea cup".  I have 2 for "tea cups".

My tea cups are showing for types of tea cups.  But not for only those search words. Which are my most searched keywords for more than 4 years!

Good thing I started adding "teacup" to my listings this spring.  It has helped.

My tea cups have disappeared from search for some reason.

I am still waiting to hear back from Etsy Support.

Back to work.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Slow Month: 18 Fewer Orders & 4,000 Fewer Views for Oct 1-15

What a month!

And it is less than halfway through!

39 Orders Last october 1-15 with 21,498 total views.
21 Orders this october 1-15 with only 17, 397 total views.

And a big part of that is nearly 2,100 fewer search views.

Even though I have more than 130 Google views than last oct 1-15.

Almost time for bed.

Only 193 Etsy Search Views and Only 889 Total Views Yesterday

So I finished yesterday with only 889 total views!  Easily the lowest total view day of the year.  And the first time with fewer than 900 since last summer when I also had a big drop in search and total views.

And only 193 views from Etsy search.  Which is actually more than I thought I'd have.

And I owe both of them, I believe, to my tea cups not showing in search!  None of my 625 tea cups show for the search words "tea cup" for at least the first 25 pages!

And the result is a day with nearly 500 fewer total views than the same day last year:

And the disappoint shows with the face that last year on the same date I had 371 views from Etsy search.

A drop of 178!

This is my slowest/lowest month since at least last summer.  I am at 2012 level orders & revenue.

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

BIG Drop in "Tea" Views in my Vintage Etsy Shop; Because of Etsy??

So I discovered today that NONE of my 625 tea cups are showing in at least the first 25 pages for the search "tea cup", which is has been my most searched keywords for at least 3 years.

And recently, while investigating my thousands of lost total views, I saw in my Google Analytics stats a big drop to negative in my stats on september 21st:

And so after coming home from work and seeing my stats at record low levels, total views and Etsy search views, I tried to find my items so see if they were showing in search.

I was stunned to see that I did NOT have a tea cup on the first page of search for "tea cup" which I have always had.

AND, that NONE of my tea cups were showing for that search word!!

After more investigating and comparing my stats I saw that I have MANY FEWER views from all "tea" searches compared to last year!  'Tea cup', 'tea cups' and 'tea set', and my tea cup shop section also has HUNDREDS fewer views!

Here my top 10 stats by search term for sept 21st to oct 14 2014:

Now here are my top 10 by search term stats for sept 21st to oct 14 2015:

From 361 views for "tea cup" to 58!
From 865 views to my "tea cup" section to 450!
From 818 combined views for 'tea cup', 'tea cups' and 'tea set' to 258!

Very disappointing!

Yes, some of the lost views can be attributed to searchers using different search terms.  And also to the MANY more tea cups listed on Etsy in the past year.  Even in just the past few months.

I believe it is more than that.

Besides the fact that today I am not showing at all for "tea cup", it also has to do with the new search bar, and also to OTHER SHOPS LISTINGS BEING SHOW ON MY LISTINGS on mobile devices:

And visitors to my vintage Etsy shop simply are not browsing like they used to.

I believe Etsy's "improvements" have significantly affected my shop!
And the worse affect is now right at the beginning of the busy shopping season and right before the Christmas shopping season!!

Not sure how long I will put up with this.

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

My Vintage Tea Cups are NOT Showing in Etsy Search Today

When I woke up this morning I saw I was having a low search view day. And low total views.  I was only in the 30's for search views after 8am.

So I come home from work and see my low view day is continuing and that it is one of my lowest view days this year and last year.

I searched "tea cup" and through 24 pages I have NOT SEEN ONE of my listings.

My tea cups are taken out of search????

I have more than 500 vintage tea cups in my vintage Etsy shop, and I know when my views are low it is partly because I am not getting views from my top keyword search "tea cup".

I ALWAYS have 1 listing on the first page.  But for some reason they are gone.  ALL OF THEM.

Someone reported me???

It could be.  I have had some issues with other sellers lately because of copying me.

I have sent 2 emails to Etsy support.

See what they have to say.

Monday, October 12, 2015

446 Etsy Search Views on Oct 12th, 2014

So for october 12, 2014 I have 446 views from Etsy search with more than 1,700 total views. And 5 orders.

Here today, oct 12th, 2015, at right after 10pm I have 202 views from Etsy search and just more than 1,100 total views.  And 1 tiny order.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

October 11th Search Views

Last year on this day, october 11th, I finished with 357 views from Etsy search.  And more than 1,300 total views.

With probably total listings in the 800's or 900's.

Here at 6:20 pm I have 157 Etsy search views.  :(
I will probably end in the 220's.
With more than 1,200 listings.


I don't believe it is just from increased competition.

Oh well.

1,100 Fewer Etsy Search Views for Oct 1-10; Very Slow Month

Just when it looked as though things were gonig to go great heading into Christmas, with the very good aug & sept, things have dropped dramatically for october.

After the down months of june and july things picked up for august and sept.  But I think Etsy's "improvements" have hurt me dramatically.  Especially compared to last october:

Oct 1-10                             2014                    2015

Etsy Search Views             3,658               2,502
Google Views                      411                   511
Total Views                      14,266            12,030
Etsy App views                  1,659              2,213
Orders                                    30                    14
Revenue                                 DOWN Nearly 50%

All of this is with 300+ MORE Listings than oct 2014.

Very disappointing.

How to Escape the Age of Mass Delusion by Stella Moribito

This morning I visited PrisonPlanet and one of the featured stories was an interview with Stella Moribito on the DailyCaller:

Here is her column on the Federalist:

The state of the US and the world is so sad. And only getting worse.

The less prayer, and the more sin, the worse the world becomes.

Only God can save us and change things.

"if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
-2 Chron 7:14


Saturday, October 10, 2015

205 Etsy Search Views at 5am!!!????

What the heck is happening???

I just got out of bed again to check on my shop and saw that I already have 205 views from Etsy search!!

What a freaky thing to happen!

It was freaky when I had the big jump the one morning recently and reached 200 by about 11am.

But then this morning it is even freakier.

At 3am I had 54.  Which was high.

Then I just got out of bed and this:

This is now my new record for the fastest reaching 200 Etsy search views in a day.

BUT....even after that record morning, things slowed down considerably the rest of the day and I finished with "only" 408 views from Etsy search.

And when I reached my record high for the day recently of 508 I had only in the 200's by about 5-6pm.

And it was just on wed that I had only 177 for THE ENTIRE DAY!

This is the 3rd freaky surge in Etsy search views in the past few weeks.

So I will just have to see how the day turns out....

I wonder what is/has been happening???

Back to bed.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

March 1st Closing Date for My Vintage Etsy Shop?

So with this weekend's lack of sales, 1 brooch, I am planning on closing my vintage Etsy shop.

It is not worth it.  For many reasons.

After nearly 10 years of buying and selling every day, and I sell 1 brooch in 2 days, it's time.
And even for just the past 7 days i have 16 FEWER orders with significant less revenue than for the same time period last year.
With revenue for the year down about 5.7%, and 63 FEWER orders for the year.  

Those are both significant amounts since the items I sell are mostly less than $100 and most less than $60.

It's time to give up the dream.
Not a big dream.
But give up the goal might be more like it.

If I could close today, I would.

I won't add anything new.

I had some fun. And some successes.

I won't make this gross income at a job.
But will probably make this net income or close to it.
And have a better quality of life.

Since nov thru feb are my best months, I will stay open until the end of feb.

March 1st: Get a dumpster and toss whatever is left.
Save some of the best things.
Get a job.