Teespring Competition Spying Tip

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Hey guys,

Teesping is a huge success right now, and I know there are tools out there to see what your competition is doing, especially Teeview | Teespring campaign viewer

But I figure nothing is ever too much. So I'd like to give you guys a little Google search string I use to find out teespring campaigns that have the characteristics I want to.

To be completely fair, I took this string idea from Jack Duncan, if I'm not wrong, who used this for a totally different application, but the concept is pretty much the same

For example:

site:teespring.com " 20..99999 sold towards goal of 10..99999" "ended on */14"

With this string I will find only campaigns that sold 20 units or more, that ended this year.

Just to illustrate a little better,

If i wanted to find, say, campaigns that sold between 50 and 65 shirts, which had a minimum sales goal of 30 and ended last month, I'd use this string:

site:teespring.com "50..65 sold towards goal of 30..99999" "ended on *4/14"

Sales numbers can tell you a lot about scalability of a campaign, when you infer the audiences and angles that could be taken with a given design concept.

Have fun!
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataleya
    uuu nice, I like this! Thanks for the tip
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  • Profile picture of the author louisluong
    thank you !
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  • Profile picture of the author illester
    Aaand nobody can share their teespring screenshots anymore. I guarantee you majority of people are gonna use this to steal peoples campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author Langeani
    Glad you guys like it.

    Well.. unfortunately, there are always going to be people stealing other people ideas. There's no way to run away from this.

    Let me make this clear, though: I am NOT telling anyone they should steal other people designs.

    They should see what's working and build on it. Heck, do it better, even. At least you know something that has worked.

    Anyways, the most important part of the puzzle is gonna be missing: the targeting.

    A copier can copy the greatest design ever, but he won't sell a single piece to the wrong audience.

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  • Profile picture of the author Langeani
    Someone asked me how to narrow this down even further. Just add whatever your niche is to the beginning of the string:

    niche site:teespring.com "50..65 sold towards goal of 30..99999" "ended on *5/14"
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  • Profile picture of the author wesleywinter
    Nice Tip. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author kim79
    Nice Tip. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author maui1127
    Hi,

    Nice tips!.

    May I ask how to narrow/specify the end date as well ?
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  • Profile picture of the author 1cpawarrior
    Nice tip!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author sureshpeters
    Right now teespring campaign owners can able to hide their campaign from search engines and spy tools so it's hard to find the campaigns now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Langeani
    @maui1127
    sure, just change the end of the string, like this:

    niche site:teespring.com "50..65 sold towards goal of 30..99999" "ended on *5/14"

    "ended on *5/14" gives me results of may, 2014
    "ended on *11/13" gives me results from november, 2013

    and so on.


    @sureshpeters
    true that, but, still, you can see many sellers don't do that, and, as far as I can tell, the old campaigns are still there. You can see multiple successful campaigns from 2014 and 2013 that could give you some great ideas
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Lee
    This my first post that just to say thanks for your tips.. very nice
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    • Profile picture of the author Langeani
      Originally Posted by Adrian Lee View Post

      This my first post that just to say thanks for your tips.. very nice
      I'm glad you liked it. I hope it can be of use!

      All the best,

      Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author dimjim77
    man that was a great tip, i knew i could use google for this but i didn't knew what to put in the search engine ty a lot!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    i hate google..big time, but not when it comes to this stuff. OP very smart.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackcollar
    This is a nice tip. Thanks !
    I hope I'll earn some nice money with Teespring ASAP !
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    • Profile picture of the author Langeani
      Glad you guys are enjoying.

      If you play with the search string you can find some "hidden" information... like, getting a campaign that sold 20 to 50 units in a niche you know should sell more is a great opportunity.

      Try to figure out who bought the t-shirt and the why. Then, based on that, do something better and with better targeting. If 40 people bought something that isn't very targeted, guess what... if you target it deeper, it should perform a lot better!

      Let us all go and make some money!

      Cheers


      Originally Posted by dimjim77 View Post

      man that was a great tip, i knew i could use google for this but i didn't knew what to put in the search engine ty a lot!
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      i hate google..big time, but not when it comes to this stuff. OP very smart.
      Originally Posted by blackcollar View Post

      This is a nice tip. Thanks !
      I hope I'll earn some nice money with Teespring ASAP !
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  • Profile picture of the author goldenratio
    Originally Posted by Langeani View Post

    Hey guys,

    Teesping is a huge success right now, and I know there are tools out there to see what your competition is doing, especially Teeview | Teespring campaign viewer

    But I figure nothing is ever too much. So I'd like to give you guys a little Google search string I use to find out teespring campaigns that have the characteristics I want to.

    To be completely fair, I took this string idea from Jack Duncan, if I'm not wrong, who used this for a totally different application, but the concept is pretty much the same

    For example:

    site:teespring.com " 20..99999 sold towards goal of 10..99999" "ended on */14"

    With this string I will find only campaigns that sold 20 units or more, that ended this year.

    Just to illustrate a little better,

    If i wanted to find, say, campaigns that sold between 50 and 65 shirts, which had a minimum sales goal of 30 and ended last month, I'd use this string:

    site:teespring.com "50..65 sold towards goal of 30..99999" "ended on *4/14"

    Sales numbers can tell you a lot about scalability of a campaign, when you infer the audiences and angles that could be taken with a given design concept.

    Have fun!
    Great tip! I will definitely use this. I have a question though if you or anyone doesn't mind helping a noob like me out. How do we use the string? Where do we put it?
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    • Profile picture of the author Langeani
      Hey goldenratio,

      you just type/paste this on Google! Done!

      If you can't make it work, let me know.


      Originally Posted by goldenratio View Post

      Great tip! I will definitely use this. I have a question though if you or anyone doesn't mind helping a noob like me out. How do we use the string? Where do we put it?
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  • Profile picture of the author globalexperts
    Well some guys are overdoing it! They sometimes copy all the stuffs including the sales page, shirt design, etc.. I don't think it's a good business model for long-term success...
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    • Profile picture of the author Langeani
      Oh yeah copying is not my way to go, definetely.

      I try to get niche ideas, rather than copying anything. You're absolutely right!

      Originally Posted by globalexperts View Post

      Well some guys are overdoing it! They sometimes copy all the stuffs including the sales page, shirt design, etc.. I don't think it's a good business model for long-term success...
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  • Profile picture of the author badlimey
    Nice tip, thanks. Here's another one. Most of the successful campaigns are using retargeting platforms like Perfect Audience.
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    • Profile picture of the author globalexperts
      Originally Posted by badlimey View Post

      Nice tip, thanks. Here's another one. Most of the successful campaigns are using retargeting platforms like Perfect Audience.
      Yes, definitely implement retargeting! It increases sales by 10% to 30% in my experience...
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      • Profile picture of the author Crictionary
        ThankYou for the great Tips
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        • Profile picture of the author Langeani
          Originally Posted by Crictionary View Post

          ThankYou for the great Tips
          Retargeting is a must-have.

          For teespring, you actually don't need paid services. They let you add your Facebook retargeting pixel inside of your teespring sales page, which will add them to a custom audience you set up, to which you can set up as many ads as you want. This is awesome and greatly rewarding, indeed.

          Glad I can be of help
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  • Profile picture of the author Langeani
    Another quick one:

    To take a look at all the campaigns going on right now (that have not been hidden from Google) that have sold over, say, 100 shirts, you search:

    site:teespring.com "100..99999 sold towards goal of 10..99999" "You can keep buying until the campaign ends"

    Have fun!
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  • Profile picture of the author pije76
    Thank you fir great tips!
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    • Profile picture of the author Langeani
      Originally Posted by pije76 View Post

      Thank you fir great tips!

      Glad you enjoyed it!

      How is Teespring treating you guys?

      I've been seeing more and more people saying that Teespring and the whole tee bizz is oversaturated or dead, but I find that it's still growing strong!

      Hope you guys are killing it!
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  • Profile picture of the author cheexy
    Which traffic source convert best?
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    • Profile picture of the author Langeani
      Originally Posted by cheexy View Post

      Which traffic source convert best?
      Hey Cheexy,

      I really wouldn't know how to answer that question, as I only use and have always used one traffic source: Facebook ads.

      These are very reliable and very powerful, if you know how to tap and reach the right audience.

      I know other people have been using different sources, though. I remember seeing a WSO from PPC-Coach, who I don't know, but I know is highly regarded, about using 7-search to teespring - 7 search is a PPC company, if you haven't heard of them.

      Anyways, I find Facebook perfect for this - or any online selling, for that matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author DamTheMan
    Teeviewer is good. TeeGrasp is better - http://teegrasp.com

    Trends are fluctuating all the time so you need to see which campaigns are working at this moment in time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adem120
    Nice Tip thank you very much
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanvir010
    nice post.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesBarefield
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    whoa, that's neat man! Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Langeani
    @DamTheMan - I had never heard of it, thanks for the heads up!

    @ Adem120, Tanvir010 and JamesBarefield - Glad you guys enjoyed it! This is a somewhat old post, but still works - although most campaigns are being hidden from Google now
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