Needing Help

United States
March 20, 2009 10:22pm CST
I have a craft site called Lindasbydesign.com and I am having a hard time getting traffic to the site. I use banners and webrings and still much of nothing. Can anyone tell me some suggestions for getting my site out to the public without costing me a fortune. I did the site from yahoo...I do not have a counter on it to know how many people have been there but I am not getting the orders so I know the traffic is not there. I do well in live craft shows but would like to get it going online. Can anyone help me?
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4 responses
• Philippines
22 Mar 09
i visited your website. and it looks nice. :) maybe you can add your link on some websites like friendster, myspace, or facebook. in that way, you can increase traffic on your site.
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• United States
22 Mar 09
Thank you for going there. What did you think of my prices?
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• Philippines
23 Mar 09
i'm not really familiar with the craft prices in US but based on my observations from the other sites that i have visited, your prices are very affordable. by the way, the babies category, was that polymer clay?
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• United States
25 Mar 09
those are made out of sculptey clay. I love doing the babies as I am going along I see them develope their own little personalities. Those pictures don't do them justice. They are adorable
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• United States
22 Mar 09
I'm not selling anything, but I am getting a lot of traffic to my blog. I would say go into your email settings and make a signature with your link in it... say something like "take a look at my crafts for sale".. and then put the link to go off in every email and forward you send out. Tell your friends and family about it. If you do any writing for Associated Content write up articles about crafts and then leave the link there for people to look at your site. You still might not get orders, but you can try. Go on Ebay. I don't order online because I can find what I want so much cheaper off line.. that may be the way it is with most folks. A lot of these selling sites put the crafts up so high to get your profit and theirs that the buyer feels like they are overcharged. Not saying you do this, but I know some selling sites for crafts do overcharge.
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• United States
22 Mar 09
if you get time will you check out my site and give me your honest opinion of my prices. I won't be offended
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
21 Mar 09
Well you say you have banners...where? Place them anywhere and everywhere possible...do you for instance have a blog? Add a link there..add a banner on your profile here on your profile page. Also, I do this with my emails, add a "signature" link of your site and each and every time you send an email to someone it will have that link of yours at the bottom of your email. Hmmm...one word of advice perhaps...I did go to your website and you have a lot of great things there...I think though you could revise the lettering of your text as it's kind of hard to read--hope you don't mind my mentioning this to you
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• United States
22 Mar 09
No I need all the advice, suggestions and whatever to get this going. Any other suggesting I can get so feel free to advise away
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@JABeau59 (446)
• United States
21 Mar 09
Summerfire, I have been posting blogs to a free page that lets you submit once and it goes to several search engines. It is http://www.needhits.net/url_submitter/ Try it and see if it helps. I hope so.
@JABeau59 (446)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I forgot to say that you can add a free hit counter to your web page from that site.
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
22 Mar 09
I didn't do much from an online site either, but did have lots of traffic. Have you added your website to business cards you give out at the craft shows? Also if you can add crafts, or what your craft is to the search engines, it will help you get traffic too. I would definately see about getting a counter so you will know if you are getting traffic there. You can also add your site onto your emails. Many times emails get forwarded from one to another and it might give you some exposure without any cost. Best of luck!!
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