I'm a little sad that the default search has changed from newest to most relevant. The reason is that I make items that many others do as well, but because of the nature of the images they use they can pump items out very, very quickly. I also use some ready-made images, so I'm not at all being snobby, but most of my items are original works and they take a lot longer to make. I was told to boost my placement in the "most relevant" search results by adding a lot more items to my shop (my titles and keywords are already appropriate). But because of the originality issue it takes me so much longer--I will never have 500-900 items as these other sellers do. So therefore I rarely show up in the results at all. In the past when the default was "newest" I would relist weekly and gain a lot of sales. Now my sales have dropped dramatically. I realize there is the drop down with the options to search by newest and price etc., but it is rare that someone would bother to change the default.
Does anyone have thoughts about this? I searched the threads and didn't see this issue come up so that's why I posted here.
Thank you and have a nice week.