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running ads aren't getting views.....

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Inactive Etsy Member 1:54 pm Apr 28, 2012 EDT edited
So i i am paying to run my items in the ads,, but its been running for about 3 days, and i only have 16 views, is it my item that aren't drawing them in, or whats the issue? i"m new to all of this and so any help would be great.
people have suggested to take the date stamp off the camera, i did that and i think my pictures look better, any ideas would be great. i just don't want to pay for this every week if it's not going to help me.

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Inactive Etsy Member 1:56 pm Apr 28, 2012 EDT
You may want to give it some time. It works for some and some it may not work out. I found that it isn't for me.

I would give it a week to see. If it doesn't work for you I would try other options for advertising.

You need to experiment with what items you run the ads for, and what keywords you use.

I find that a small number of specific products as well as narrowing down the keywords to the most applicable works for me. I ran a bunch of experiments before I found the right combination for my shop which gets views and sales.
I wouldn't waste money on those ads. There are a lot of free ways you can advertise and get your shop noticed. Don't give up, you have a great shop :D
Welcome to Etsy, Cindy!

if I may add. Currently, your Shop Policies are blank. Those are essential; so I would fill them in as soon as you can.

Best Wishes to you!
I paid to run ads for a long time. They don't pay off.
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Inactive Etsy Member 2:03 pm Apr 28, 2012 EDT
mystarrs, any ideas on the free ways to advertise? i'd love to know some. thanks.
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Inactive Etsy Member 2:04 pm Apr 28, 2012 EDT
cheryl, i have been trying to figure out how to add the polocies, and i think i found the spot, but it won't let me write anything. any ideas?
Up at the top of the page under Your Shop...Info & Appearance...there is a tab that says policies.
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Inactive Etsy Member 2:08 pm Apr 28, 2012 EDT
i put in the ads all of my items, so your saying i should narrow it down to like 10 items? i thought about that, but then i was like well, someone might not like that and won't look at my items, so i guess i figured if i had them all on there, i would be getting more views, but thats not happening. lol

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