IndieSpotting chose my Aurora’s Borealis necklace today, my second submission to them yesterday. I am loved once more, but still no sales.
I purchased some ad space on ArtFire and here’s how the stats fall out thus far (which is pretty dismal):
Necklace Sub Category: Runs 12/22/2009-01/19/2010, Chance to Be Seen 10,186 Times, 4 Clicks
Earring Sub Category: Runs 12/25/2009-01/22/2010, Chance to Be Seen 4,253 Times, 2 Clicks
Bracelet Sub Category: Runs 12/25/2009-01/22/2010, Chance to Be Seen 2,748 Times, 1 Click
Pouch Sub Category: Runs 12/25/2009-01/22/2010, Chance to Be Seen 123 Times, 0 Clicks
I’ll have a spot running in the main Jewelry category from 01/04/2010-02/01/2010 and another in the top Handmade category from 01/01/2010-01/29/2010, which will definitely have higher chances of being seen, but whether they will get higher click-thrus remains to be seen. The “chance to be seen” means someone from somewhere viewed the page my ad was on, but whether they even noticed it, well, that is the advertising game.
I’m also going to be participating in Etsy’s version of advertising on December 31st and January 1st in the Jewelry Bracelet Showcase.
I guess I can’t be accused of not trying, but I’m annoyed all the same that I haven’t had a sale since the 20th of December. And tired. And ill to boot, which makes it a bad day to look at statistics, especially after not getting a cost of living adjustment. And I’m way behind in reading everyone else’s blogs, which makes me feel lonely and guilty and teary-eyed. And once again I haven’t eaten anything today and I’m late doing my infusion—very bad Kat. Sigh.