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My website has been online for only a couple of months..... I have gotten a few phone calls for supplies (candle wax and soaping oils)... but nothing yet for the actual product... but this is Quebec....

Most of my sales are from word of mouth.. or craft fairs..

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I know some people know more about optimization and such...mine gets a fair amount of views and is really starting to get out there but I have gotten a few sales from it this month from people looking at it..although not actually order off the site.

So far for this months I have almost 300 individual views (unique visitors)to my site....is this a decent amount?

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dublon, several years ago I was told to enter my website email into sentences, etc. as a jpg. file. I didn't know how to do it, so I had someone create one for me, then I entered it on my website wherever I wanted the email to appear. Stopped 99% of the spam. I don't understand it, but it's something about making it harder for spammers to harvest emails when they appear in jpg. format.:tiptoe:

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My website gets a wide range of hits per month. I get anywhere from over 500 to as little as 150 views during really slow months. Sales are slow most of the year except during spring and fall/holiday seasons. I'd say a good many of my website sales are generated from craft shows that I do, repeat customers, and word of mouth.

I have enough customers that I can do a promotion through emails to generate some website sales. But it took a long time to build up a customer base.

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If you are just starting a website and you are getting about 300 site views a month that is a good start. Make sure to link with other site and advertise (if you can).

I have had my site for about 4 1/2 years (I think) and I get about anywhere from 25-200 page views a day with an average of 5-10 visitors.

Some of them buy online, some call me, and some just look. It all takes time to build a customer base that will use your website to order. Don't worry if you don't have any sales for a few months. I think people are leary of buying online so it takes time.

I believe most say it can take up to a year to get a sale from a complete stranger. Just make sure to promote off line as much as you can.

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My page hits are almost 8000 for Feb. I know the facebook fan page has been an awesome tool!!! I have only had it for about 3-4 weeks and have 200 fans. It is keeping my local customers aware of sales and new products..etc....

I know it will take off but I was just wondering what most people get for traffic and how it helps for sales? I know even just having it as an online catalogue helps but I would really like to see web orders start coming in.:wink2:

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I am getting around 200 now a month. With maybe one or two sales a month. Even when I was hitting over 400 hits a month, I really didn't get much in the way of retail sales. I did get a few wholesale sales a month when I was working full time on my business. SEO really does work. I read and tried to implement as much as I understood of the book "SEO: An hour a day." In order to get sales, I think you really need to build a customer base at the local level, at gift shows or at craft shows. Make sure your giving your web address to everyone so they know you have one. Good luck!

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