Same as Linda for me, views of 100+ were very much the norm with a little regular effort, now day after day of solid promotion brings a couple of dozen at best.
I don’t really blame folksy to be fair, etsy has so much traffic and eyes wandering about that you can’t swing a cat without it dragging in 50 views. Views are a doodle there and more views (hopefully ) means more sales, or it usually does for me.
I always knew I was driving all my own traffic to folksy, or a very high percentage of it anyway but now with social media changing, Facebook being the obvious killjoy but views from pinterest have also halved since they brought in the new product view to compete with picsity meaning anyone looking for something to buy can find them and search them all in the product view but only items pinned with rich pins appear in there and I don’t think folksy has enabled rich pins on the site yet.
Nearly all the sites have gone down the nofollow route so any links on them don’t benefit seo like they used to so views from Google search have dropped off. Not that Google pay much mind to they way a lot of people (myself included) post links any more.
I know Facebook catch a lot of flack for their changes, they’re trying to make money and going about it in a very greedy and often deceptive way not only expecting a monetary outlay from page owners often without any results but also expecting a huge outlay in man hours from page likers just to keep seeing the pages they like in their feeds and page owners are often torturing their likers with constant ‘like me tiny human’ style posts which will now be picked up as spam by another new algorithm.
Waffling and off on a rant now … I guess if we’re trying to drive traffic to sites like folksy etc which don’t have as much random passing trade as other larger sites then we’re all going to have to go back to basics, pretend we’ve only just arrived on the Internet, ditch the old habits and learn everything from scratch again, knock the whole ‘I do Facebook, pinterest and twitter’ cr@p on the head and start talking to the people on those sites instead of at them.