RedBubble Stats - At Last!

I wanted to know which of my images were most viewed.
I wanted to know which were least viewed.
I wanted to know if my better selling images were really better selling.
I wanted all the above for my t-shirts too.

I couldn’t find out.

So I created a small software application that could connect to the RedBubble site and sift through my stats and work it all out. I have called it ‘Red Bubbler Stats’.

It works like this. You run the program and then it will cycle through all your art work (or t-shirts) collecting the number of sales, comments, favourtings and views for each.

It also works out a sort of percentage calculation based on the number of views for sales, comments and favourtings. In other words, you might have an image that has been viewed 100 times and commented on 10 times. This means it has a 10% hit rate. This can be very useful because a high hit rate means that the image is a ‘hit’ with those who view it. A high view rate with a low hit rate for sales, comments or favourtings indicates that your tags are good but your image is not!

This information can be seen on the application’s screen but you can also export it and load it into Excel for additional number crunching.

SInce every piece of art (or t-shirt) is displayed in the application you can also jump straight to that piece for editing on RedBubble, or to the page that the item is listed on. That can be very useful too.

It’s also possible to sort the collumns displayed so that you can get very quick answers about what has the most or least comments or views etc.

I am making it available for any to use, though I make no guarentees it will work for you or anything else. If you are running WindowsXP then you should just be able to download the executable (which is zipped) and run it. If you’re running Vista, I have no idea but you’re welcome to try. As it only comes as an .EXE with no install, it should not cause any harm at least.

The instructions probably need to come but essentially,

1. You run RedBubblerStats.exe
2. You WAIT until the redbubble screen is displayed. You’ll need to log in the first time of course – I don’t see or store your usercode or password.
3. When the screen has logged you in, press the START button after making any option changes you wish (e.g. include non-visible works, art or t-shirts)
4. It will cycle through all the pages and build up the statistics tab – flipping you there when done.
5. Clicking on a header in the STATS tab will sort (alternately) by the column chosen. EXPORT will create a .CSV file that can be loaded into Excel.
6. Select a line in the STATS tab list and click on Edit Item button to edit the particular piece of art or clothing in the EDITS tab. Click on the Edit Page button to go directly to the page list with that item on it.

You can download it below:

Zip file : RedBubble Stats V01.00.00.01

BTW. for the nerds, it was written in VB6 because it’s all I have available to me. Version 01.00.00.01 includes a fix whereby items with only 1 sale were not being reported correctly! Doh!

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