My GA told me the same thing. There was a thread about this the other day
There are Etsy sellers that are banned from the forums. There's a website called UEN. (unofficial etsy news...). I haven't checked it in months and months....
I suspect it was just a forum topic or a comment in a thread. The GA results are pulling up all sorts of odd stuff, reflecting searches that bring people to Etsy, not necessarily to your shop.
There is no official blacklist.
I saw that too in my GA. It gave me pause, but I forgot all about it!
There isn't an official list. It's just something that's been talked about in the forums - sometimes people will say they're not going to buy from a certain seller because of something they've said or done on Etsy. Since it's been talked about in the forums, sometimes that phrase shows up in search results that ultimately at some point lead to your shop. It's a tenuous connection at best. I wouldn't worry about it.
Do you mean sellers who were kicked off Etsy or a list of sellers people have decided not to purchase from in the future?
If it's the latter, I think it's a private list...I've heard of it but have never seen it.
There was a thread about sellers creating their own personal blacklist, and I guess anyone who posted in the thread shows up with that search in GA.
I don't know...but it sounds like a not so nice thing to do. But everyone has their reasons, and I'm sure their fair :)
*please don't black list me.....puppy dog eyes* hehe