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crochet lampshade, neon, pink and grey

Weeknotes #285

by Camilla

This week at Folksy we’ve been talking about how we can improve the homepage, and make it a more interesting place. We want it to feel more alive and dynamic. As part of this, we’ve been running an experiment on the category pages, showing a selection of either the most popular or most recently favourited items in that category, to see which ones work best. So far, just like at school, the most popular ones are winning. We’re now working out how to bring this kind of data to other places across Folksy, including the home page.



We (not actually me, but the clever people like James II and Doug, who have technical brains that seem to run on cups of tea and code) have also been tweaking the search so it works even better. You can now filter search results by category, sub-category and, as of this week, price too. So hopefully it’s now a lot easier to find exactly what you’re looking for on Folksy.

I’ve also been picking up crochet tips on the forum, although I’ve yet to pick up an actual crochet hook since I first asked for help. Instead I’ve been swooning over this. One day I’ll get there.

crochet lampshade, neon, pink and grey
Grey and Neon Pink Crochet Lampshade by Binkee

On a totally different note, I learned from my very important book this week that only a minority of traffic comes to any website to buy, and that it’s usually only 15% – 25% at best. Everyone else comes for other reasons, so maybe to check prices, download images or ask a question. So I’d really like to know why you visit Folksy? Is it always to buy, or sometimes to browse, look for inspiration, to find advice, to check your orders, or something else completely?

• This week (as well as my v. important book) I’ve been reading: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
• Listening to Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell (again)

• Wishing my feet were bigger >>

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becky pearce April 27, 2014 - 9:58 pm

Wolf Hall is my all time most favourite book EVER – hope you’re enjoying it!

Heather and Gary April 28, 2014 - 10:10 am

Not too sure about the most favourited as a way of choosing items for promoting?
After time it could make for lots of repetition rather than inspiration.
This already occurs in the best sellers list…signs…might think differently on this subject if we ever appeared in the best sellers list :)

And why bigger feet, take a trip to Tokyo and have your petite feet pampered!

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