Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Google-y eyes

Here I am again with another guest blog!
With all of these "newfangled" technologies that we can use to promote ourselves and "network", what is good  to use?
I personally have been quite happy with the tools from google. The first tool I use is G-mail, it is their e-mail hosting website. Things are very easy to find, and it is extremely easy to organize e-mails, from sellers, buyers, wholesalers, people you meet randomly on the street or your local yarn shop :-)

The second tool I had heard about from someone on Etsy: Google Analytics
This tool shows you the amount of traffic that goes to whatever website you choose, Etsy happens to be affiliated with this, so it is extremely easy to link them up with your shop. The great thing about this tool is that the traffic is partitioned by where it comes from, google search, direct traffic (people you tell to come to the store), referring sites (facebook, twitter, etc.) it show when traffic is highest, and where  in the world it is coming from. All of this information can be used to optimize your shop for the internet.

The last tool that I have used is Google websites; this is the link for our site http://sites.google.com/site/createcrochetteam/
this tool is so versatile, and I am still figuring it out moment by moment. My advice for anyone looking at these tools or any other online tool, is give yourself time to get used to them, take a day and work on it. Read everything you can about it, look at the forums, post a question  in the forums and see if anyone has advice for you!

So not only does google have a great series of tools, take a look at Etsy's storque 
there are hundreds of  possibilities out there, so take a look, it could mean more sales to your shop right away!

-Benjamin Krudwig


Irene Strange said...

Analytics is a great tool! I love how it breaks down your shop visitors into their geographic locations - very fascinating stuff! Shows your most-viewed items too - very handy!

Mamta said...

Yeah, google rocks.

crochele said...

Google Analytics tells you SO much information! If you only choose one of these tools, that's the one :~). Great job Ben.

DuncanOrr1002 said...

I love readding, and thanks for your artical.........................................

anadiazarte said...

I also use Google Analytics, It's great!