Etsy Relevancy SEO and Stats
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I learned of this team while I've been scouring the teams looking for information on the drastic downward spiral in views everyone seems to be reporting over the past month or so. I was having regular daily views that I thought were reasonable (20 - 30 or so a day) considering the number of items I had in my shop. Etsy search found my items on a daily basis using a bunch of different search terms. Then all of a sudden, it was down to 2 or maybe three views a day and nothing from etsy search.
I am so frustrated because no matter what I change whether it be pics, tags, titles, etc., I can't seem to increase my shop views. I just went through and did a big tweak on titles and tags today just to see if anything changes. I made a bunch of my titles more simple and straightforward. I honestly don't know what to do...I fb, I twitter, I have links to etsy from my main website. Renewing doesn't boost anything like it used to. I create good art and it kills me to show up buried behind stuff that has less revelent titles. :(
So, hopefully, I'll gain some insight on how to make my shop visible again. I look forward to talking with all of you.
Posted at 1:44 pm Jul 3, 2012 EDT
I think I was under the same impression as Fern because I had read time and time again in the various teams that the first 3 - 4 words in the title was as important on etsy as it was for google.
I may have to research some of the tags that the more successful artists are using and see if they have a place in my listings.
Thanks for the info.
Posted at 8:45 am Jul 5, 2012 EDT
whenever you read something that is testable, test it! If people say the first words matter the most, take a well-ranking listing & move the phrase to the end of the title. Now, you can sometimes move up or down by rearranging the title, especially if you shorten it, so you have to do this a few times without making any other changes to each listing to be sure of it. You won't see much movement. But it does matter for Google so putting important phrases up front is still good practice.
Don't forget Etsy & Google keyword research to find new niches. Your competitors are just one possible source of keywords, & since you can't view their stats, you don't know what works for them.
Posted at 1:17 pm Jul 5, 2012 EDT