Monday, November 30, 2015

Wayne Dyer - Power of Intention pt 1 Complete Version

93 Search Views at Noon; Drop in Google Views

So I expected this drop in views from yesterday.  Here on monday right after 12 noon I have 93 views from
Etsy search, and 563 total views.

Even made 4 sales.

Only 7 Google views.  Disappointing.  For most of the summer through october I was in the teens with some days in the 20's.  With a high of 27 at 12 noon.

Oh well.

Back to work.

It was a High View Sunday: Nearly, 2,400 Total Views with More than 400 Search Views!

Yesterday, the last sunday in november, was one of the highest view days ever in my shop without being featured somewhere.

I finished the sunday with 411 views from Etsy search AND 2,359 TOTAL views!

So people were finding me AND browsing my shop!

5 sales.  Only ok revenue.

It is still a little disappointing that direct Google views are down.  Only 44 yesterday.  After being in the 60's for so much of august, sept and october.

562 Etsy App views.
137 Other views.

58 Pinterest views.

35 Category views.

One of my sales was my very popular 1940's Philco Model 49-1600 floor model radio with turntable:

It was my most popular listing for the past 2-3 months.  Especially after I took better pics.

I will try to find something else that will be popular and bring people into my shop.

Time for bed.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Another High View Day

So I measure how well I am doing with Etsy search views at 7am, 12 noon, 7pm and at midnight, of course.

Here at 12 Noon I have 151 views from Etsy search!!  One of the highest view days since march.
For most of the past 8 weeks I'd be in the 60's-80's.

It is good to see my search views have come back/are high.  I thought they'd be permanently low because of Etsy's "improvements".  I thought search view totals in the 200's was the new normal.

But how long will these high search views last??  The past 2 years my views were actually higher right AFTER Christmas than for the weeks before.  We will see.

And I also have 744 total views today at noon.  So people are browsing my shop!  That is good to see.  Christmas shopping is under way.

Back to work.

360 Search VIews Yesterday!!

Wow.  I reached 300 views from Etsy search for the first time in nearly 2 MONTHS..  When last year I was in the 300's-400's every day from the beginning of october to this march.

I finshed yesterday, the last saturday in november, with 360 views from Etsy search and 1,710 total views.
6 okl sales.

It was an encouraging day.

I did see a thread on the Etsy forums about another shop having record high views yesterday.  Although not every shop that responded was having high views:

Direct Google views were down still though.  Only 50.  After being in the 60's and 70's from August into october, the past few weeks they have been in the 30's-50's.

Well, time to get to work.  Then watch some football.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Peace in the Valley - Elvis Presley

Elvis Christmas Album

A Song For You | Ray Charles

126 Search Views at 12 Noon

This is one of the highest search view days so far at noon that I have had in nearly 2 months.

Here on this last saturday in november, the day after Black Friday, I have 126 views from Etsy search with more than 600 total views.  With 3 small sales.

I might reach 300 search views today??

This week I reached 299 one day.

I haven't reached 300 since the beginning of october!  Last year from October til this march I was in the 300's-400's every day.  This year, 1 time so far.

Back to work.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Fireside Chat with Etsy: Search

3,869 VIews for my Teacup by 1:37am

My Royal Stafford teacup must be featured somewhere on Etsy.

I just checked again on my stats and saw that I had more than 1,500 total views.

As I keep checking I see my Royal Stafford teacupt has 3,869 Etsy App views.

See how long it lasts.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The End is Near for ShoponSherman

Here on the 21st of november, I just made a sale for the first time in 3 days.  It was for $29.

More than 1,300 listings and in 3 days near the end of november, I make 1 sale for $29.
That's bad.

Time to close up.

On this saturday at the end of november,right before 7:30pm,  I have only 180 views from Etsy search.

Etsy's changes have cost me thousands of search views.

And so far I have had 6 days without a sale in the first 21 days of this month.
Last year I had 2 all month without a sale.
The previous 2 years I had 1 day each november without a sale.
And nov 2011, my first year, with only 200-300 listing I had only 5 days all month with a sale.

I have 32 orders so far this month.
Last november 21st I had 55.

With almost 50% less revenue this year for nov 1-21.

With 2,300 FEWER search views.
I have more Google views, but those views have dropped signifcantly the past 2-3 weeks.  From the 60's into the 30's and 40's.

It will be hard to close up.
I will take a big lose.
I have so much stuff.
And so much money and time spent on the things and on my shop.

But it is the right thing to do.

All of this will have been for NOTHING.

The end is near.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Vintage Royal Stafford Bone China Gold Filigree Teacup and Saucer

One of teacups in my vintage Etsy shop that is and has been popular since I first listed the pattern is this beautiful Royal Stafford English teacup.  The current one is a dark blueish-green:

 I have been luck to have found them all online on different sites and all of them made it safely and were in perfect condition.

I listed my first one in this pattern approximately 3 years ago.  It was very popular then, and sold quickly.

This is the 5th one in this pattern I have been able to list.

The first 2 were a lighter shade of this in green.

Royal Stafford wide rim teacups are one of my favorites.  I like the quality mostly, and also the patterns they produced.

This pattern is rarely found online.  At the time I purchased this one, I had just purchased and sold one only a week or so before.  I have not seen another in more than a year.

I search often on many sites for vintage teacups to offer to the visitors of my Etsy shop, and I would like to find this in a different color.  As a beautiful piece to offer my customers, and because I know it, too, would be popular and bring more of the people that appreciate beautiful, vintage teacups.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

More than 900 Total Views after 12 Noon

So for the past few days to a week or so visitors have been browsing my vintage Etsy shop.  Although my search views are still low.

Here at 12:12pm I have 932 total views with 97 Etsy search views.

Yesterday I finished with more than 1,500 total views.
The day before yesterday I had more than 1,800 total views.

For the first 14 days of the month, total views and search views are still significantly below 2014's.  But things have been improving the past few days.

Back to work.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

One More Day by Diamond Rio - The Last Time

Beautiful Mess by Diamond Rio -Original vid with Lyrics

Only 198 Search Views Yesterday; 374 Search Views Last Year


I wonder what has happened to my shop???

Yesterday, a tuesday, I finished below 200 search views with only 198.
On the same day last year I had 374 search views!

But I still had 1,397 total views yesterday.
And 1,472 total views last year.

It has been a good day and a half of sales though.
Decent, anyway.

Almost time for bed.

Monday, November 9, 2015

I Just Dreamt of Heavy Snow and Very Cold Weather

I was inside and outside was very deep snow and very cold weather. It was like the arctic.

So we have been so lucky with this great weather we have been having here in Southerwestern Pa.  But this is the weather to come???

This is the winter to come??

Oh well.

Back to bed.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

It is Almost That Time....

It is almost time to close.

Here on a saturday at the begining of november, views are down.

And it will be ANOTHER day without a sale.

With nearly 1,300 listings.

Sad.  Disappointing.

I will have to make that painful decision very shortly.

I was stupid today and spent time on my shop.  And listed and renewed.

The end is near..........

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Even Closer to Closing ShoponSherman

With all of my numbers having dropped so badly.  With no end in sight.

And today is ANOTHER low view, low revenue day.

Only 168 views from Etsy search here at 10:30pm.
I am going to finish in the 180's.
Last year on this day I had 350 views from Etsy search.

And Google views have dropped noticeably the past 2 weeks.

So Etsy AND Google have hurt my shop.

I feel like closing tonight.

I wish I could.

But I do think this is the end of my shop.

I will have to make the very hard, painful decision to close.
With so much stuff.
After having put in nearly 5 years of work every single day with no days off.
All the time and money and effort.

With really nothing to show for it.

I need to stop being stupid and spending more time and money on a shop that is not making any money.

Gross revenue is low.  With a BIG drop from last year.

Net revenue is LOW.  Less than minimum wage.

Etsy has severely hurt my shop.

I think this is the end.

I have decisions to make.

Peace Pilgrim: An American Sage Who Walked Her Talk (1 hr documentary)

The Past 30 Days

So I just checked my stats for the past 30 days and was surprised at the low level of orders and revenue.

After checking by calendar month:

*The Fewest Orders in a Calendar month (41) since July 2012 (42).
*The Lowest Revenue in a Calendar month since September 2012


This is bad.

I should close up.

I should close up today.

In november of 2012, the end of only my 2nd year, I had 95 orders.
See how many I make this month.
I bet in the 50's.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

What A Start to November 2015; The End of ShoponSherman is Near?

October was a bad month.  Revenue was down more than 50% with 40% fewer orders (30 fewer) compared to last november.  Not to mention the nearly 8,000 FEWER total views and more than 3,000 FEWER search views.

Here looking at my stats for only nov 1-4 and comparing them to last year:

Already 400 FEWER search views in only 4 days!.
A little more than 300 Fewer total views.  But with 300-400 MORE listings than last nov.
60% FEWER orders (7 fewer).
For 75% LESS revenue.
Google views are down.  And they were low last november. And have been higher all year until recently.  So they have dropped.
Other views are down.

Sad. And disappointing. And discouraging.

The thing to do is close.  To at least not put time into my shop.

It will be a bad Christmas.  My worst yet?  Back to the revenues of Christmas 2011 and Christmas 2012???

Yesterday I had only 1,115 total views.  That is spring 2013 level views. With 800 MORE listings than 2013.

And here this morning after 8:30am I have only 37 views from Etsy search.  Last november at this time I'd have in the 80's or 90's.

With only 1 sale yesterday.

I had a great thing going.

Etsy messed up my shop.

The end is near.