Friday, September 21, 2012

Growing your Wanelo

Wanelo has become a very popular place for people to shop for items both handmade and retail. This growing site has just invested $2 million and will keep growing like crazy. So don't wait until it's to late, jump on the bandwagon now and get your items out to new potential buyers. All you need to do is sign up and grow your followers.

Growing your Wanelo can be easy as 1,2,3! Here are the simple steps I have been using to grow my followers. Now be patient it does take time to grow followers. As with any other social networking system you have to wait to be followed back!

Here are the steps I take after signing into Wanelo:

1. Search for a tag that relates to your shop/business. I think that people who follow others with items like yours might be more likely to follow you back. in the example below I am searching the tag #jewelry

2.  I find an item that has been saved a LOT. the more saves means more views and more chance of large followers.

3. I view the item and then click on the person who listed it. I want to see her followers and who has been saving this item 3000+ times!!!

4. I now see she only has a handful of followers, but someone who followed her and saved it must have a decent following so I will click on the 186 FOLLOWERS button to see them!

5. Scroll down and through the pages until you find someone with a large following. Here I found someone with 900+ followers which is a good person to copy followers from. So I click the members name STAYGOLDMEDIA

6.  from here I once again click on the FOLLOWERS button so I can see this person's followers and start copying them

7. START FOLLOWING!! The people in BLUE can be followed and you can go page by page and add 100, 200, 300 new people to your list.  I don't follow people with 0 followers or no saved items. The saved items show up under there name. you can see in this example the person on the right only saved 2 things. If they aren't saving items (which is like Repining) then they aren't worth following.

The only bad thing is there is no way to see who is following you back vs who you are following. so you may en up with a large following group.  I would suggest you treat this like Circles and go through and remove shops and add more.  People use Wanelo to shop, and I have seen stats in my shop to reflect they are visiting. So I would try to grow this like you would your circles and Pinterest and get your shop items seen.

Hope this has been helpful and easy to follow.

Bill Guest
Pagancellarjewelry.etsy.com


18 comments:

  1. Terrific! Well written and great points!

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  2. Great article - I love Wanelo, and this is very informative!

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  3. Great advice! Definitely will be working on this! Thanks so much!

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  4. Very Smart! Great Advice and easily understood. Thanks for Sharing!

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  5. Bill... thanks for the great information... I have been working on my followers and you are right it takes time for them to follow you back.

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  6. Thanks for the information! Now to add this to my daily routine!

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  7. Great directions, Bill! Guess I'll have to register over there, first ;D

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  8. Definitely will take a look at this! Very informative article, Bill!

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  9. Very useful thanks

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  10. Thanks, Billy. Appreciate the info. You're like the king of following and circles.

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  11. Thank you, Bill! Very easy to follow, you obviously spent a great deal of time putting this together. I can't wait to grow my Wanelo circles, too!

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  12. I've just been discovering Wanelo, and this is helpful. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Follow me: @sydneybee

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  14. Great ideas, I just stumbled across this site!

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  15. Great post and insight! Thank you for the tips :D

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  16. Just found this site. Thanks for the info.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimDavisDesigns?ref=si_shop

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  17. Thanks so much! Wonderful insight, we've used Wanelo for a few months now at http://www.factorygrl.com and it has brought us great brand exposure.

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