Sunday, November 22, 2015

Monday Twitter Tree© 11/23/15 #CCfrnds

Monday Twitter Tree©
November 23, 2015

(Posted on Sunday each week to save time Monday morning)

Three days a week, we come together to promote each other. You are invited to join us, as long as you promote all others who share their items and tweets here. This is a great traffic generator which leads to the opportunity for sales.
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My tweets:
Perfect for the classroom! Color Me Christmas Cards PDF Kids Christmas @ChristieCottage via #CCfrnds #Kids 
Baby Girl #FirstChristmas Ornament, Pink Baby Shoes, Booties, Handmade via @sharethis #CCfrnds Last one!!! 


ShadowDogDesigns said...

Good Sunday afternoon. Hope everyone's weekend has been a great one. Here are my two:

Wow! Statement necklace featuring a large amethyst druzy pendant! @ShadowDogDesign #ccfrnds #druzy

Trendy & fun polyclay turquoise & copper spike earrings! @ShadowDogDesign #ccfrnds #SpikeEarrings


watercolors said...

My twuffer is really not working for me to schedule the tweets.
As soon as it cooperates with schedule.

MUST be getting old - I had 44 tweets that did not get posted. If it effected you - I'm sorry.
I try to tweet EVERYONE many times each day.

ShadowDogDesigns said...

Hope you get it worked out, Roxanne. have used Hootsuite for years and rarely have troubles there. Not sure how it compares to twuffer, though.

Shared the Twitter Tree on my blog:

watercolors said...

Unusual Button Pendant with Black & White Ebony, Exotic Wood #CCFRNDS @waterrox

Beautiful Large Dangle Earrings, Amboyna Burl, Exotic Wood #CCFRNDS #ExoticWoodJewelryAnd

watercolors said...

I think it was the operator (me).
I normally don't have any problems.

Do you pay for Hootsuite?

It started working, thankfully.

Commented/tweeted on your blog.

ShadowDogDesigns said...

Glad it's working, Roxanne. No, I don't pay for Hootsuite - just use their basics, see no need to upgrade. I use the Hootie app a lot to tweet all sorts of things and it ties in perfectly to Hootsuite if I want to schedule, especially if I am traveling.

Dianes Dangles said...

"Rose Quartz Pink Cats Eye Chandelier Earrings @dianesdangles #shopping #ccfrnds

"Russian Amazonite Gemstone Faceted Nugget #Beads @dianesdangles #ccfrnds

Dianes Dangles said...

Scheduled to here.

Added link up to my blog:

watercolors said...

Tweeted your blog Diane, but no place for comment.

Scheduled to here.

Pamela Baker said...

Tweeted all so far!
My Monday Tweets:
Opalite Necklace w Druzy Quartz Mint Green Gold by MagdaleneJewels via @Etsy @MagdaleneJewels #CCFRNDS #Druzy

Genuine Lapis Gemstone Necklace Montana by MagdaleneJewels via @Etsy @MagdaleneJewels #CCFRNDS #Lapis

ShadowDogDesigns said...

Caught up through Pamela. Will check back tomorrow morning.

Butterfly In The Attic said...

Here are mine:

Vintage Red Ivory and Gold Enamel Ribbon Hoop Earrings via @Etsy @ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS #PleaseRetweet

Vintage Black and Copper Brown Whirl Large Square Pierced Earrings @Etsy @ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS #Etsybot2

Having a lot of problems with Hootsuite so I am going to try Twuffer but I can only link in one twitter account. Anyone have a suggestion for an tweet scheduling app that is free and lets me link in both twitter accounts? I tried socialoomph but it is too bulky and hard to schedule fast.


Butterfly In The Attic said...

As I was going through the tweets I seen that I wasn't the only one having problems. I wonder if they changed something with twitter so that it makes it harder to schedule tweets? I was getting tons of emails saying that my tweet failed to send from Hootsuit over the last few times I used it. We'll see how Twuffer goes but it is time consuming having to go into each account manually.

I hope everyone has lots of sales
It is still very slow for me this holiday season looks pretty bleak so far.
I promote so much I just don't understand why I can't get anywhere.
I almost feel as if Etsy is just blocking me for some reason.
I tried the Promotion thing again and within an hour I had a sale in both shops! but then I left it run for the week and nothing (except increasing my bill by the one sale I actually got) turned it off.

Sorry just venting

Linda Blatchford said...

#Chanukah charm bracelet @lindab142 @jewishgifts @hanukkah #ccfrnds

#Turquoise gemstone necklace @lindab142 @linorstore @linorstore jewelry #ccfrnds

Christie Cottage said...

Tweeted to here.

Sorry ya'll are having all the schedullng problems!


Butterfly In The Attic said...

Added the link up to my post

Butterfly In The Attic said...

done up to here

Claire Marese said...

My Monday Tweets:

White Dove Felt Christmas Ornaments Set of 3 via @sharethis @clairemdesigns #CCFRNDS

Felt Santa Claus Christmas Tree Ornament via @sharethis @clairemdesigns #CCFRNDS

Julie L. Cleveland said...

Good morning!

Here are mine for the day:

Stocking Stuffer! Orange Flowers & Swallowtail Butterfly Collectible #Thimble bluemorningexpressions #ccfrnds

Stocking Stuffer! #Ladybug Giant Pushpins Thumbtacks bluemorningexpressions #ccfrnds

Have a great Monday,
Julie and Blu

watercolors said...

Scheduled through Julie/Blu.

Colleen, feel your pain. Sales are slow and probably for all.

I have not had any trouble before with Twuffer. I think its all the stuff running behind the scenes on my computer. (Beloved Adobe - thanks to the last install).

Have a good day all, will keep checking back.

Julie L. Cleveland said...

It's not just you, Colleen. I was doing well at Etsy, and then something put the brakes on it. I had stopped running ads when the pros and cons dipped against me. I went for a long dry spell - on my websites and on Etsy - then I turned the Etsy ads back on and the sales picked up on there and my website (so, it's not an Etsy thing, but a coincidence.)

I know Etsy tinkered with the search AGAIN, so it's a skeet shoot as to whether any combination of key words, search terms, tags, whatever else new name Etsy comes up with for SEO and your product are going to make it to a page that someone other than your pet is going to see. Ruth even mentioned recency as now being a factor.

Why venues think that the holidays are a good time to make changes is a practice that leaves me dumbfounded. My website needs a good overhaul, but I am not doing it in October. I will do it in March.

I am taking some of this quiet time to plan forward and make some big shifts in my products. A going back to the basics if you will in order to make a positive impact on my efforts.

I do know that I have to run ads on either Etsy, Bing or Google in order to get the traffic and sales that I am looking for. Thanks to Google monetizing and manipulating search, we are all in this boat. I have several items (90) on Amazon, but have not really done much to work that site. I am not leaning towards promoting them, but leaving them as a "buy it if you see it and like it" kinda site and will reevaluate in August when they start charging me rent. Plus, I have expanded my brand into regular Amazon for the moment, so I am experimenting.

It's not you. :)

Nancy Tonelli said...

Womens Red Cowl Scarf Leaf side fastener Handknit Caron Simply Soft | @JazzitupwithDes #ccfrnds #cybermonday

NeckWarmer Hand Crochet Button Black Gray Ladies Caron Simply Soft | @JazzitupwithDes #ccfnds #cybermonday

I have been getting the rejected tweets as well but I go in and tweet them and they go through fine, so I think it is a hootsuite thing. It has been the hardest year yet for my sales, they just picked up slightly. However I am getting good views using the promotepictures scheduling tool. The nice thing about this is you can populate all the tweets into the promote pictures tool. Then schedule them for 30 hits a day. It has really kept up my views since I started. When they had a hiccup with twitter a while back the views fell off completely so I know it works. I do the 9 per month but I really feel it is the only thing working for me.

Good luck everyone!

Nancy Tonelli said...

caught up!

Donna Fluegel said...

Thanks for all the info on tweet schedulers. I will have to look into them. I use Dynamic Tweets and Tweetdeck, but they are just basic programs.

On the sales front, Etsy was dead in September (8 sales!!), picked back up in October and November, but not gangbusters. I have been selling quite a bit on Facebook - various groups - but it's mostly jewelry that's moving. Not my big items which I really need to get out of the house. Ebay has been fairly good this fall, but I don't list much there. And, as many have said, we never really know for sure what is the "right" thing to do to get views and sales, so we just have to keep doing everything possible.

Happy Thanksgiving week to everyone!

#ArtDeco Ditmar Urbach Czech Pottery Pitcher. via @eBay #ccfrnds

Visit this Facebook page for vintage ideas for #christmasgifts . #ccfrnds

April Williams said...

My Tweets for today.

Spiral Cloud Silver Bar Earrings by @ElunaJewelry via @Etsy #CCFRNDS #Shopping

Spiral Cloud Silver Bar Necklace by @ElunaJewelry via @Etsy #CCFRNDS #shopping

Sorry I have been away a lot lately. Working on a lot of projects, including new collections and my son's school projects. Have not even begun looking at holiday stuff yet.

watercolors said...

Scheduled through April.

Your new jewelry is really nice.

Thanks everyone for networking and information. It helps us all.

ShadowDogDesigns said...

Tweeted and scheduled through April. Will finish pinning later.

watercolors said...

I have had some decent success with ebay, not great but sales. Even some of my artwork every now and then.

One thing I don't like about ebay is that they discount on shipping and turn around and charge the discount to your bill............that's

Happy Thanksgiving all.

Nancy Tonelli said...

caught up

sandy's cape cod originals said...

here is my tweet post. thanks all for all the info on twitter sharing.

adorable Christmas crochet pattern for babies. #CCfrnds #Christmas @CapeCodCrochet

Dianes Dangles said...

Same here with Hootsutie, I had scheduled tweets for tonight, now they are all gone. I may have to come back tonight a tweet each manually.

ShadowDogDesigns said...

Pinned everyone.

I very rarely have trouble with Hootsuite. Every once in a blue moon a tweet doesn't go out. Hope I haven't jinxed myself now.

As far as sales go, there are articles after articles about this being a bad sales year ): Have noticed sales at shows slowed down starting about the beginning of October - and the foot traffic has been a LOT less. Shows that have always been fabulous have been just OK. Local and internet artist friends (from CA to VA) who depend on shows are all complaining. Scary times world wide and people are holding onto their money more.

Donna Fluegel said...

Yes, scary times, for sure!

Caught up with tweets and pinned everyone.

watercolors said...

All caught up and scheduled Tuesday as well.

Christie Cottage said...

These posts are a plethora of information!!!

Sales... not good. Etsy changed their search engine to only search in your area. It was told it was only in EU and Australia, but seems worldwide to me.

Then Artfire has checkout glitches (ask Roxanne. We had about 15 emails back and forth and their answer didn't make sense, but they did say they were aware of the problem. If Roxanne hadn't contacted me directly that would have been a lost sale.

Monday is Cyber Monday. So when you post, add #CyberMonday as one of your hashtags. Maybe we will get some action.

I have done a lot of extra promoting from my blog. Team events. Both had over 1500 views. That is a lot of views. I can only hope some got sales from it.

I plan to take off until Sunday. I need to get things ready for company coming into town and sleeping here. Plus I just need a break.

I sell all day at work and then come home and sit at this computer. I work 40+ hours at work and 35+ at home at this computer. I am tired.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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