09 January 2009

Where to sell Handmade Online, you ask? Here's where!

Alexa Rating


Venues




20




769



918



1,483



2,686



6,245



6,977



8,479



11,774



15,718



20,799



39,706



55,838



57,230



64,669



64,965



69,648



93,276



110,077



110,513



125,083



178,916




193,453


Statistics are from Found Handmade!

We thought it will be interesting and helpful to compare traffic rankings of venues where crafters, artists and designers can sell their goods.

We used Alexa.com to generate traffic rankings. They "compute traffic rankings by analyzing the Web usage of millions of Alexa Toolbar users and data obtained from other, diverse traffic data sources. The information is sorted, sifted, anonymized, counted, and computed, until, finally, we get the traffic rankings shown in the Alexa service".
Here is some additional information about Alexa.
"Alexa's traffic rankings are based on the usage patterns of Alexa Toolbar users and data collected from other, diverse sources over a rolling 3 month period. A site's ranking is based on a combined measure of reach and pageviews. Reach is determined by the number of unique Alexa users who visit a site on a given day. Pageviews are the total number of Alexa user URL requests for a site. However, multiple requests for the same URL on the same day by the same user are counted as a single pageview. The site with the highest combination of users and pageviews is ranked #1. Alexa's traffic rankings are for top level domains only (e.g. domain.com). We do not provide separate rankings for subpages within a domain (e.g. www.domain.com/subpage.html) or subdomains (e.g. subdomain.domain.com) unless we are able to automatically identify them as personal home pages or blogs, like those hosted on Geocities and Tripod. If a site is identified as a personal home page or blog, its traffic ranking will have an asterisk (*) next to it: Personal Page Avg. Traffic Rank: 3,456*. Personal pages are ranked on the same scale as a regular domain, so a personal page ranked 3,456* is the 3,456th most popular page among Alexa users."

241,516


255,229


269,586


282,885


286,524


292,124


309,846


397,487


486,526


507,501


518,679


521,859


545,775


552,997


583,739


602,387


606,222


625,442


643,681


644,764


645,044


692,665


695,318


792,046


992,123


1,133,982


1,760,643


1,964,717


2,442,323


2,766,177


2,844,465


3,269,447


3,393,922


5,146,707


9,269,422

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6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Awesome, Heather! Thanks for this!

sassypackrat said...

I've never even heard of some of these sites. Great list! Thanks!

Krishell said...

Wow, I had no idea there were so many different handmade venues! Holy cow.

Jane Of Handmade Jewelry Club said...

Thanks for the info. There is one more venue: www.Handmade-Jewelry-Club.com to sell jewelry.

Angela said...

Wow. It seems like Etsy is just the tip of the iceberg. It sure has me thinking. Thanks for the list!

Funny Ernie said...

Wow! Who knew there were so many other options out there - and, of course, the ones I sell at are at the bottom :(