Are Your Listing Views Up Or Down?

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It has been almost 2 weeks since the overhaul of the Merchant Circle platform. We have been told it is to benefit all of the merchants by increasing the traffic driven to their Listing Page.

I have not seen an increase in traffic, it has fallen off, and my Google hits have not recovered to the average number I was getting before the change, not to mention over the last few months Yahoo hits have reduced by 2/3 to my listing. Has mC given up on Yahoo and why don't we have statistics for Bing?

How about you? Are your listing views up or down?
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Randy Thomas

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CajunAEDSales

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NOT ONLY LISTING VIEWS DOWN, - TRAFFIC DOWN ALSO. - PAGES SLOWER TO LOAD & UPDATE.

SYSTEM GETTING WORSE & WORSE

KIM
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Randy Thomas

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I had 0 listing traffic yesterday (02/01/2012)! ZERO - What is going on MC?
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Belinda's Seeds Of Blessing

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I was wondering the same thing about 2/1/12...my performance also shows -0-.
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Geoff Unruh

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I really hate merchant circle its a waste of time/money
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jhonlarson

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I am just new here and i start with the voting
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Program Manager

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There is a bug with the reporting from 2/1/2012. This type of things has happened in the past, so in most cases you shouls assume that you did receive traffic. Randy and CajunAEDSales both definitely got traffic, since they have well built listings. I just checked my account I received around 500 views yesterday. I am hoping the reporting for 2/1/2012 will be fixed soon.

David Gwynn
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MerchantCircle
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Belinda's Seeds Of Blessing

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What my stats DON'T show is much varience from day to day since the change over...days with spikes of activity...it's really pretty flat, which had not been typical. I also noticed my google fell, so I posted a new blog today--hopefully that makes a difference.
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Randy Thomas

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Listing traffic still has not recovered to where it was before the change.
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Program Manager

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The listing traffic on my listing has actually comeback to where is was prior to the January 18th release. Here is my listing: http://www.merchantcircle.com/busines...

I try to write a blog twice a month and create new products/services, deals, invite merchants, etc.. to build regular consistent traffic. Please bear with us, as we are doing whatever we can to get traffic up to where is was back in early 2011.

Best,

David Gwynn
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Tony

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I now this post is months old but - Excuse me for saying this but your listing is going to get more traffic as you are admin here and your connected to almost every business listing I go to. How can you possibly compare an MC administrators listing to a standard business. That just seems plain insulting. Pee on our heads and tell us its raining next.
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Program Manager

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Dear Tony,

I am not trying to compare my listing anybody else's listing on the network. I am just saying that based on history for my specific listing I have seen traffic recover. I also have mentioned that I blog regularly, create coupons, etc.. to help keep the traffic moving. Try do some of these things and see what kind of lift in traffic you can create for your individual account.

Best,

David Gwynn
MerchantCircle
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Geoff Unruh

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Hi,
Since joining Merchant Circle my views haven't been what i thought and have made no sales for my business why is this?
If things don't improve i'll put how bad merchant circle is all over the web i don't care if you guys go under.

Geoff
ps-We have a great product to help a small business run, grow, and protect their business more efficiently,

http://www.gosmallbiz.com/demo/demo.asp
The link is what gosmallbiz offers

Geoff

Ps-i really see no value with Merchant Circle so far.
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Geoff, are you just posting comments here so you can include an affiliate link so people will go to the gosmallbiz.com site? Are you one of the businesspersons who has paid to get access to the consultants on that site, or one of the consultants? I looked at it, and tried to search for your name, but it required that I join and pay to see anything. No need to trash MC in order to promote another site where you have some interest.
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Randy Thomas

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0 - zero - nothing - nada - zilch -- ZERO traffic again!? (05/21/2012) Whats going on MC?
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Hi Randy,

The key to seeing increased traffic continues to be:

1) Keeping your listing active by posting blogs, coupons, status updates, inviting merchants, and doing anything possible to increase fresh content on your listing.

2) Having consistency in posting fresh content. For example, if you make a few fresh updates to your listing everyday that will yield better results then posting a ton of new content on one day and then not doing anything on it for a few weeks. A long term approach of consistent, fresh content is the key.

Patrick Collins
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MerchantCircle
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Randy Thomas

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Patrick,

I invite EVERY DAY, I wouldn't have almost 19.000 connections otherwise, I send out a promotion EVERY DAY, I am on MC --- EVERY DAY --- so don't give me a canned response.

Why did listing traffic drop to ZERO yesterday?

This is the second time in the last 30 days this has happened. The last time the reason was you moved the MC system to the new office -- o.k. so your in the new office -- what happend this time?

As far as your blogging system -- IT DOESN"T WORK! You can't add photos or videos which makes it worthless and before you say it -- it's not my browser. This has been a problem since last June and MC has said it was going to get it fixed ASAP but ASAP has turned in to almost a year.

Randy T.
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Randy,

I am unaware of any specific reason or explanation for why your listing experienced no traffic yesterday. There were no site/bug problems or anything of that nature yesterday(at least that I am aware of). It is common for many merchants to have days with a lot of traffic, and then days with very little or no traffic.

Obviously the best thing for MerchantCircle, and the best thing for all of our merchant users is to see traffic consistently increasing over time. This is our mission and our continual focus - increased traffic. You are clearly doing everything you can do to keep fresh content consistently on your listing, and rest assured we spend most of our time focused on how to bring increased traffic to all of our merchant listings.

We can do everything possible to facilitate traffic, and our merchants can do everything possible as well, but at the end of the day there will always be some ups and downs in traffic - that being said we have great hopes that in spite of the ups and downs the long term trend will be upward for MerchantCircle site traffic.

Patrick Collins
MerchantCircle
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Also - I will pass along the blog related feedback to our development team. We appreciate your feedback and honest criticism. Patrick
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Randy Thomas

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Yesterday marked the third day in a row with ZERO listing traffic to my page. What is happening?
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Community Rep

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Hi Randy,

I have communicated this issue to our developers to get fixed. It should be resolved soon and we will let you know when it is.

Thanks for your patience.

Patrick Collins
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Randy Thomas

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Two days in a row with ZERO listing traffic! That's not a bug? if it's not has my page been blocked?
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Community Rep

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Hi Randy,

I have communicated this issue to our developers to get fixed. It should be resolved soon and we will let you know when it is.

Thanks for your patience.

Patrick Collins
Community Rep
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Randy Thomas

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06-01-2012 --- Listing Traffifc tanked again! What is the problem MC?
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Community Rep

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Hi Randy,

I just checked on this issue, and it appears that the drop was just a part of normal traffic fluctuations, and not a traffic reporting bug. Traffic is reporting accurately as far as I can see.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Best,

Patrick Collins
Community Rep
MerchantCircle
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I am continue to be up and be on the lead of my category and community. I did see a small number of clicks when the new pages appeared a few days ago. I am sure MerchantCircle will improve their SEO for its users.

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