Since it opened in late November of 2008, my sales have been pretty stable each year. Evaluating every year end, and wanting more traffic in 2012 (including more sales!), I have been very diligent this year to list new items, relist items, and tweet items almost daily to get more views. (I also occasionally list items on Facebook.)
Results have been that the ratio between Etsy views vs. Direct Traffic views this year has changed over last year's ratio. Meaning, I am getting a greater portion of Direct Traffic views. I believe this is due to Twitter and this is good!
In 2013, I would like to increase my views from outside Etsy. I will be looking for ways to accomplish this. One way, I believe is to advertise with or sponsor blogs that do some promotion of their sponsors. I have found that tweeting draws views, so this will be my first priority for 2013--more blog sponsorship--blogs that tweet. Just one of my plans; we will see how it results!
Got any plans for your new year!!????