What Does Featured Mean?
Getting Featured or Found by Redbubble means that they want to show off an artwork you've uploaded to their website. They pick an artwork, on a product, and put it up on the homepage, as well as on the shop page for products you have enabled. This is great for artists as it gets more people looking at your art. More eyeballs, more chance of the artwork being seen by someone who is willing to buy it.
When Did I Get Found?
What Artwork Was Featured?
How Long Was I Featured For?
As at 21st September, my artwork is no longer appearing on Redbubble's home page. So don't expect your feature to last more than a couple of days.
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. No additional sales or comments. So overall, the impact of being on the Found page for this particular artwork was not huge.
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 /i/throw-pillow/Fangs-for-Keeping-Safe-Vampire-Cartoon-Mouth-by-JessicaAmber/47264482.5X2YF?ref=home_found [the source of the click was the home page] received 7 views.
The tote bag got 8 views in the last week. And the mask only got 2 views.
So the impact of being Found was not huge.
So Why Did I Get Found?
I have to assume that my artwork got Found on the merits of my account as a whole rather than the popularity of that one artwork. So here's my Redbubble profile's vital signs, from January 2018 to 21 September 2020:
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.
So Why Did I Get Found?
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 perseverence 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]. And good luck!
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,