Friday, October 14, 2011

Etsy Search Ads Day 1 Results

As promised yesterday I am here to tell all after day 1 of my Etsy Search Ads experience, so without further ado here are the hard, cold (brrrrrrrrrr!!!) numbers:
  • Dollars Spent                                                                    .75
  • Impressions                                                                     775
  • Views                                                                                 5
  • Favorites                                                                             0
  • Orders                                                                                0
  • Revenue                                                                              0
The upside here is that I've only spent 75 cents, obviously. But out of the 775 people that searched on the phrases that I listed yesterday, only 5 even clicked on one of my items to take a closer look.

If you read my blog regularly you'll know that numbers aren't my thing, so I feel really bad about having such a numbers-based blog. If it weren't information that I think my fellow Etsians could benefit from, I wouldn't do this to myself (or you, gentle reader). So to make up for it, here's a fun and lighthearted item from another Etsy shop that I just love:

Who doesn't need one of these?

Happy Friday!


  1. I looked for a relevant Elvis quote, but the best I could find was:
    "I'm counting on you dear
    From the dawn of each day
    To always come through dear
    In your kind lovin' way" :-)

    I didn't place an advert - and the daftest thing is, I got annoyed because "meerkat" isn't in the list of possible words to use. If it had been, I would have used it...but it would have been pointless, because I am all over the meerkat search anyway.

    I suspect many of the impressions in these early days are because sellers are searching repeatedly, trying to find their own adverts... it's such a game, isn't it? Thanks for the feature, and for sharing your research.

  2. Wow! 775 searches and 5 views? What a racket. Maybe it was better when we were in the dark abot how people found our shop. Then we didn't know how many people WEREN'T looking! Here's hoping for better results in the coming days.

  3. So far, bns has been the best way to generate actual sales. I'm thinking focusing on SEO outside of etsy is the way to go.

  4. It's such a shame...there are so many great things on Etsy that will never be found!