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emilybidwell's Shop Announcement

Hello! My name is Emily Bidwell, and I curate shopping content as a Merchandising Specialist for Etsy. I've been with Etsy since 2006, and spent my first three years with our Customer Support team. I have a background in fine art, and spent some years making jewelry for Rebekah Brooks. I am a collector by nature, and I love to search Etsy for amazing new crafts and vintage treasures.

You can follow me on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/emilybidwell

My other account: RomanNose.etsy.com

If you have any questions for the Merch Team, I have included some FAQs below, although I am happy to help direct you to the right place if you need more information. Feel free to send me an Etsy Conversation to emilybidwell.etsy.com.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q. How do I get my Treasury promoted to Etsy's homepage?

Here is some criteria that may help a Treasury be promoted to Etsy's homepage:

- Strong photos, clearly represented product
- No items from the Treasury curator or from their alternate accounts
- No items sold by an Etsy employee or Admin
- A full list, including 4 alternates (no repeats from a shop you have already used in your Treasury list)
- No more than one item per shop
- A variety of items from different categories


Q. I think I was featured on Etsy's homepage. How do I find out about that?

- You can sign up for Facebook alerts through the Promote section of Your Etsy

- Past homepages can be seen on the archival site, CraftCult:
http://craftcult.com/

Q. How do I get my shop or items featured on Etsy's homepage or in an Etsy Finds email?

- Take fabulous photos of your work!
- Think like a shopper when tagging your listings so that we can find your amazing items
- Consider seasonal campaigns

Q. What can I do to improve my shop to increase views, sales or eligibility for featured places on Etsy?

For tagging, photo and all other types of help with your shop try:

Virtual Labs seminars and classrooms:
http://www.etsy.com/virtual_labs.php

Read Etsy's Merch Desk series in our Blog to keep updated on seasonal campaigns:
http://www.etsy.com/storque/search/title/merch-desk/

Subscribe to Etsy Success emails and keep abreast of other email newsletters to stay aware of what is going on in the Etsy Community:
https://www.etsy.com/mailinglist/

Check out Featured Sellers to find out what is working for them:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller_archives.php

Use Etsy's help center to find answers to other questions about using Etsy and our polices:
http://help.etsy.com/app/home/session/L3NpZC93X25LeTgqag%3D%3D/c/8/r_id/100023/sno/1/kw/home%20page

Q. How do I promote my Etsy shop?

Get involved!

Join an Etsy Team:
http://team.etsy.com/

Blog about your shop

Use Facebook, Twitter, MySpace

Read Blogs and websites that Etsy members and shoppers love (for example):
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/
http://www.designspongeonline.com/
http://thepioneerwoman.com/
http://www.marthastewart.com/
http://www.momfinds.com/
http://www.casasugar.com/
http://www.peoplepets.com/
http://www.thefrisky.com/
http://www.shefinds.com/

Read the Etsy Seller Handbook:
http://www.etsy.com/storque/search/tags/seller-handbook/