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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ready to Welcome the World!

Yes, you heard me right! I am ready to welcome the world!

Today I am going to focus on ways to get more traffic to both of my shops. http://www.jenscloset.etsy.com/ and http://www.mymilkglassshop.etsy.com/ ...don't get me wrong, I am grateful for the success I have had thusfar..but I can't stop there!

My favorite place to hangout these days is www.twitter.com/jenscloset (that's the link to find me most of the time!). Today I asked my twitter friends for help with information about google and how to get my shop names to come up when someone does a search on google. I know that google is the main place people go to when they're looking for something!
I've learned that I should have as much information in my item descriptions as possible. I should blog more and maybe google will rank me higher--please please google, rank me higher!

Let's see..what else? Oh, I'm supposed to have links not just to my shop, but things in my shop. Let's try this-my Currier & Ives Plates! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16615870

This was my crash course from this morning on twitter, so I know there's more to learn. A few other suggestions, add my url (I'm such a virgin that I originally typed "earl") to msn and yahoo.

I also need to do something with merchantcircle.

I've been told letssets.com will help, but I had trouble with that.

I've read that the pay per click thing on google really isn't worth it..that just gets you the right-side thing, which no one really looks at!

So there, that's what I've learned in about an hour on twitter! And you thought http://www.twitter.com/ was just a silly social networking thing! I can't say enough about twitter! I've been intriqued with the fascination of it all...what draws me to it all day..what draws everyone to it all day!?

Well, for one, the fact that when I ask for help with google..my twitter friends jump right in with information. When I have a bad moment, they jump right in with encouragement. When I make a sale, I get tons of "yay jen"'s!

When you work from home, you need to feel like you have coworkers in a cubicle next to you. My twitter friends are my cube-friends. And I thank all of my cube-friends!

Thanks for all the google info..thanks for the encouragement..thanks for just having fun things to say!

I am off to conquer the google world!



Kristy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment. :-)

Good luck with Google! Do you use the Google Analytics for your Etsy shops? I signed up and it's been fun seeing where traffic is coming from and also what keywords drove traffic.

Isn't Twitter so amazing?!?

Have a great day!
~ Kristy

kimberlyshaw said...

Hi Jen

I just signed up on Twitter, but that's as far as I got. Can you believe it, KimberlyShaw was taken so I'm Teacupcards.

I've recently learned that a blog attached, actually on a web site, Google sees posts added daily as activity and ranks it higher. For example, on my www.kimberlyshawstore.com website I have an additional blog (no extra cost with my host Net Solutions) called Noveltea because the pay-per-click once costs me up to $800.00. For that cost, I'll gladly add a blog or two daily. That is just another way to get higher ranking. I think when people search "tea cup cards" we come up on the first or second page of google.

Also, can I add your blog link on my blog?

jenscloset said...

thanks so much for your comments kristy and kim..kim, I can't believe someone already had kimberlyshaw on twitter! how dare they!