What Does Featured Mean?
When Did I Get 'Found'?
I received an email from Redbubble on the 18th of September 2020. I was informed that an artwork of mine would be featured on Redbubble’s homepage, and various shop pages. After the disappointment of having my Heathen artwork taken down, I was grateful for this stupendously good news.
What Artwork Was Featured?
The artwork that Redbubble chose to feature was Fangs for Keeping Safe. This design was primarily made to take advantage of how recently masks were made available on Redbubble, and how well they were selling. I made this artwork in one day, and only enabled it for masks, throw pillow, tote bags and pins. Considering there are 3 mask sizes, that’s 6 products in total.
The weird thing was, when I went to the homepage and clicked the artwork, it took me to the page for the throw pillow, not the mask. I’m not sure why they thought the cushion was a better product to link to…
How Long Was I Featured For?
Impact on This Artwork's Popularity
Before being Found, this artwork had no sales, no comments, and 3 favourites.
After being Found, within 3 days I received 4 favourites. However, there were no additional sales or comments.
In Google Analytics, I can see that the Fangs throw pillow was viewed 85 times in the past week. From having no attention to 57 views in one day, that’s pretty good.
One interesting thing about Google Analytics is that it tracks pages with different suffixes differently. So I can see that the link /i/throw-pillow/Fangs-for-Keeping-Safe-Vampire-Cartoon-Mouth-by-JessicaAmber/47264482.5X2YF?ref=home_found [bold part meaning that the source of the click was the Redbubble home page] received 7 views.
The tote bag got 8 views in the last week. And the mask only got 2 views.
So overall, the impact of being on the Found page for this particular artwork was not huge.
So Why Did I Get Found?
I have uploaded 131 designs.
I have 19 collections.
I have sold 1073 items.
I have made an artist’s margin of AU$1350.55.
I have 3.99K favourites.
And I have 83 followers.
Getting your artworks Featured by Redbubble is not easy. It has taken me over two years and over a hundred pieces of art to get to this milestone. And there’s still the chance that this was a fluke. But maybe it really was an example of how perseverance and dedication can have positive results. So keep working on your Redbubble stores, making them the best they can be Perhaps consider doing a store audit…
I hope this is helpful for other artists who are curious what it takes to get featured on Redbubble. If there are any other articles you’d like to see about Redbubble, please leave a comment below!
Peace, love and sunshine,