Trying Out the Search Ads.
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Well, I've decided to fork over $5 for a little extra advertising here on Etsy via the Search Ads. I've heard mixed results that they work and sometimes it's just a big ole' waste of money.
But it's worth a shot.
Anyone use Search Ads on a weekly basis, continuously?
Posted at 11:45 am Jun 12, 2012 EDT
I was using them weekly but I've just decided to give them up... out of a 1000 impressions I was maybe getting 5 views, and I've never had any sales from them. I'd rather spend the money renewing --- at least that .20 cents seems to bring in a couple views every time!
Posted at 12:03 pm Jun 12, 2012 EDT
I used them when they first came out with a big 0 in results. I cancelled them after about 3 weeks. I recently (last week) reinvested in some ads (about 5$) and I got some views and 1 sale. So I figured that I would try them also this week, just to see if it was luck.
Posted at 3:38 pm Jun 12, 2012 EDT
I've tried them out a few times, but never got anything that great out of them. Out of about 1,000 impressions I got 7 views, no hearts and no sales. It seems you have to be very specific and picky about which keywords you use, and just hope that whoever sees it is in the buying mood right then and there. At least, that's what I've heard from sellers who HAVE had success with them.
Posted at 3:39 pm Jun 12, 2012 EDT
I've looked very seriously at the keywords that are available for search ads, and have decided that most are too generic to be of any real use to me.
I'm not going to pay for 'colour' words, or anything generic when good SEO can get me more views and sales.
Posted at 3:42 pm Jun 12, 2012 EDT