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    hi there,

    I have been on the craft directory for a while now (a month i would estimate) and have only 39 hits from there to my website - does this sound slow to you? I wonder is it my description??

    any advice welcome, - we are Cleo Crafts (can you guess from my user name haha)

    thanks,
    Louise
    www.cleocrafts.co.uk
    for all your cardmaking supplies!

  • #2
    I've had nearly 800 in just over a year and I'm quite pleased with it so far. And I believe that as the forum grows then the directory will grow too - so get plugging!!
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    • #3
      Yeah i'd be interested to see what people think as we're planning on joining
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      • #4
        As with everything.. You need to right a great title.. add a great set of keywords.. and a good description and your get more traffic..

        If you have a title saying "Free Beer" vs "Buy beer here" people are far more likely to click on the free option..


        You can email me to change the info on your listing anytime..


        One of the biggest leason I learn about online marketing was that ranking of sites only create traffic if the user is interested in the title of the web site..


        "Cleo crafts" is your title.. What does it tell you ?
        Compare
        "Handmade handbags by Rebekka Leigh"

        Hope that make sense...

        Top tip..

        Ask someone who is not web savy to choose a link from a list and ask them why ?

        ps cleo change your homepage title on your site too
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        • #5
          admin note: Site is not a member of the directory

          I am the same as you really, except I have had no hits at all yet!

          I joined a couple of months ago but, the only customers i've had on my new site are through another craft forum.

          Does anyone know the best way to free advertising???
          Last edited by 0103media; 23-04-2007, 03:17 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dinky Lady View Post
            I am the same as you really, except I have had no hits at all yet!

            I joined a couple of months ago but, the only customers i've had on my new site are through another craft forum.

            Does anyone know the best way to free advertising???
            Whats your site Dinky lady ?

            Your listed on the directory ?
            .


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            • #7
              BTW .. On the homepage of the directory is the list of the top 10 listing by hits.. .

              So What do you notice about all the site title ?


              Top 5 Websites

              JillCraft Craft Supplies
              Scrap 'N' Craft
              K's Bitz Card & Craft Supplier
              Rubberstamp-World Card making craft shop
              RedOcean Jewellery


              All of them say what you going to get it you click on the link...
              .


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              • #8
                I have sent you a PM with my site details on it.

                Thanks

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                • #9
                  thanks mrmedia, will get onto making changes asap... will have a look at the top hits and will email you my changes.

                  muchos appreciation for the tips,

                  Louise
                  www.cleocrafts.co.uk
                  for all your cardmaking supplies!

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                  • #10
                    I know the feeling

                    Originally posted by CleoCrafts View Post
                    hi there,

                    I have been on the craft directory for a while now (a month i would estimate) and have only 39 hits from there to my website - does this sound slow to you? I wonder is it my description??

                    any advice welcome, - we are Cleo Crafts (can you guess from my user name haha)

                    thanks,
                    Louise
                    I know the feeling, i think you`ll find, it`s probably because we`re all sellers on here and no buyers, so if anything, it`s just to be nosey in what you have to offer and to see if they can do better.

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                    • #11
                      The forum is seperate to the directory ..
                      .


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                      • #12
                        I am not a member but I really think it all takes time... your cleocrafts
                        I am lizancrafts and its taken me over a year and a half
                        I decided not to set up shop but I do get 1,000's of hits a week need to re look but last look it was 1,963 in that one day so lorra hits in a week!...but it has taken me since SINCE OCTOBER 2005 to get these hits !!!!!!!!

                        Website/forum...it was quiet at the start so don't give up

                        I don't really bother as I just have fun at my crafts don't sell but keep at it you will get there in the end

                        Best of luck
                        Last edited by lizan; 27-04-2007, 01:21 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 0103media View Post
                          The forum is seperate to the directory ..
                          Yup the purpose of the forum is to chat, share ideas and share advice with fellow crafters...it's not really an advertising tool (although some use it that way til Peter sees them ). The directory is the advertising bit aimed at people who don't craft themselves.
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                          • #14
                            Thanks lizan for the encouragement! Yesterday we got an order from Arizona on our website - heaven knows how that buyer found our site.... at least we are still making money on our cardmaking classes, and more importantly, both love doing it!! (my sister and i are in this together) - just got ourselves a cricut and cuttlebug machine so playing away with those now....

                            cheers,
                            Louise
                            www.cleocrafts.co.uk
                            for all your cardmaking supplies!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by habbyworld View Post
                              I know the feeling, i think you`ll find, it`s probably because we`re all sellers on here and no buyers, so if anything, it`s just to be nosey in what you have to offer and to see if they can do better.
                              Alright..............I've tried.............but.............what the hell are you talking about? I'm mystified by the dissapointment you show at not finding any buyers on a craft discussion forum................what on earth did you expect?

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