said 1 year, 2 months ago:
@annfurnivall, I can’t help but wonder to what extent your traffic might increase if you were to interact more with other antiques/collectibles pages. As someone who’s in the business (where we can be selling anything from advertising to vanity on any given day), it’s been my experience that connecting with that one buyer who might be looking for that one particular item is much more of a challenge than, say, a business that sells a particular product or type of product and can be easily tracked down via any means.
Of course, if you don’t have an online store, that might make your goals and needs different.
I’ve periodically featured items offered by sale by some of my trusted dealer friends (“Flashback’s Featured Friends”) who themselves face the challenges of having an independent (non-online-mall) website. In turn, they periodically provide me a bit of a boost, and in the process I’ve gained collector fans I’m not sure I would have otherwise gained, except through paid Facebook advertising.