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How often do you renew?

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Inactive Etsy Member 2:15 am Jul 15, 2012 EDT
I just decided to renew a few of my listings because my views were extremely low the past couple days. Not even two minutes after I renewed, I jumped from 2 views to over 20 views. I'm very pleased!

How often do you renew your items? Do you renew only when they're about to expire?

I'm wondering if I should renew more often...

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Inactive Etsy Member 2:17 am Jul 15, 2012 EDT
seriously Sara?

I only renew when things expire, or I haven't had anything to list or renew in a while.
I renew all the time, I love it! Really it takes up a large part of my advertising budget. I mean, really, all the time!
I renew items every single day. I've been doing it for years and years. I'm so busy now that I don't have time to list new items every day, even every week, so renewing works for me.
Only when they expire / sell or like a random 1x a week if I don't list any.
Never since they changed the search to relevancy. Saves me money....
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Inactive Etsy Member 2:36 am Jul 15, 2012 EDT
I guess it works for some and works for others. I was just so surprised at the jump in views after renewing.

I haven't listed anything new in a few days so I figured it'd be good to renew.
I've heard mixed thoughts on this. Some people renew constantly and they swear that it boosts their views and sales and other people say that if you're tags are good enough you'll show up first in searches because of the whole relevancy thing. I only see new or renewed items when they show up in that new items from your favorite shops section on the activity page. I've renewed an item and had an increase in views and I've done it and had nothing happen so I almost never do.
The only time I'll renew an item is when its about to expire.

If you have good titles and tags then a potential buyer can find your shop and your items regardless of when it was listed.

Renewing doesn't bring in any traffic from outside of Etsy at all.

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