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Does renewing/relistinng an item really help sales?

I used to relist my items all the time. Now I never do. What are your thoughts? Does it really increase your sales or views?

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Unfortunately, yes! I don't like it, because it just feels like we're all trying to climb to the top of the same heap, pushing others down as we do. Sometimes I give up on the who renewing thing, but then sales go down.
Yep. When things are slow I renew several items a day and get a great boost. Then when/if I get a good run on orders going I don't need to renew because I'm relisting the sold items throughout the day :)

Each store is different as to which items are best to renew and when. I only renew about the same rotating 8-10 items and only at certain times that I know from GA that garner me the most traffic.
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Inactive Etsy Member 12:12am Apr 10, 2012 EDT
It gets me a few views but I feel like relevancy is way more important. I've had more consistent sales + views since in the last couple of months since I focused more on SEO and less on renewing.
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Inactive Etsy Member 12:29am Apr 10, 2012 EDT
I've not had great luck with it. It may give me a temporary increase in views, but nothing else. Like Leyda said, I'm focusing more on SEO.
So, I am confused here: if an item is not expiring you renew? several times a day at $.20 per item? What do I not understand?
I find renewing and listing new items increases traffic and sales.
Patricia Barsalona from GabriellasTreasures says

So, I am confused here: if an item is not expiring you renew? several times a day at $.20 per item? What do I not understand?


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Yes, you can renew an item well before it expires to bump it up in searches, when someone is doing a search for recently listed items.
Yep- It seems to never fail that the items I recently renewed, either due to a sale or just for the sake of renewing it- it sells....
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