This morning, as I always do, I checked my Etsy shop and my shop stats. My shop views have been increasing quite a bit lately, so I'm trying to gauge where everybody is coming from. I've been averaging about 120 shop views/day. But when I checked this morning, it said that my views were over 300 before 8:00am!!
Of course I run right over to Google Analytics to see where it's coming from, and lo and behold, somebody had posted a link to my shop (car seat covers specifically) on a rather large women's website, in an open forum, asking others if car seat covers were worth the money or if she should just make one herself.
Now. I know she wasn't specifically asking about my covers (although she did say she thought they were cute). But there have been all sorts of feedback given to her, a lot of it negative.
So how would you handle all this negative publicity attached to your shop and your product? I'll share how I handled the situation tomorrow! :)