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Artist Updates | Here’s How People Are Getting to Your Shop

It’s difficult to put time into creating something beautiful and then release it into the wild. You feel uncertain about how it will be received, or how you can make it better.

At Redbubble, we are always looking for ways to improve your experience. That is why we built the artist analytics dashboard: to give you greater insight into how your shop is doing with your audience.

Since that release, many of you have shared feedback about the experience and a desire to know more about how people are finding you. We listened.

Introducing the Audience Traffic Sources widget.

What is an Audience Traffic Sources widget exactly?

It’s a part of your artist dashboard and lets you see things like where your viewers are coming from, when they visited, and how many are first-time visitors.

The goal is to help take some of the guesswork out of when and where to talk about your shop. We think you’re going to love it.


5 sources and 5 things to consider.

1. Source = Redbubble

These are visitors who find your shop through Redbubble activities. For example, our marketing emails, paid ads, affiliates, our blog and social pages, and searches by people on Redbubble.

Consider this: our team is working around the clock to make discovery easier for buyers, which is also great for artists.

2. Source = Organic

Organic represents visitors who discover your shop from places like Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Specifically, this person clicked on a search engine result and not an ad.

Consider this: Tags, descriptions, and title on your products help with organic visitors.

3. Source = Direct

Direct means a visitor to your shop arrived there by clicking on a link from an email or message, from a bookmark, or typing in the URL.

Consider this: High direct traffic typically suggests you’ve done a great job of getting the word out there about your shop and products. Kudos!

4. Source = Social

Social represents visitors to your shop from social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.

Consider this: Strong social traffic can suggest your followers are engaged and are interested in physical products featuring your work.

5. Source = Other

Visitors falling under the other source are coming from another website which may include your personal website, news sites, and forums.

What is “asc=” in the link I’m sharing and why is it important?

Great question. The characters “asc=” in your URL helps track incoming visitors that found your shop from links you’ve shared on the internet compared to visitors from all sources.

You can see this visitor activity with the My Shares filter.

We recommend using a link shortener for customizable URLs like bitly. This way you can leave “asc=” intact in the URL while sharing a shorter link.

Not sure where to find your shareable URL? Click here and get it.

Got some feedback?

We love hearing from our artists! If you have feedback on this feature, let us know via the share your feedback survey on the Dashboard. Find out more in our FAQ.

Header: Retro Traffic by Ben Sanders

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