Google search engine question
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I get an email every day saying no items were inserted into the google search. I have been getting these for a while now but I was sure I set everything up fine back when I set it all up. It worked great until a few months ago and I started getting this email every day now. Does anyone know what's going on or what I need to do?
Posted at 6:33 pm Aug 31, 2011 EDT
Does this sound like what is happening?
Posted at 1:01 am Sep 1, 2011 EDT
My understanding is that Etsy automatically submits our items now. Google used to have it so that each merchant shop had to do it, but that changed a while back. I really don't know all the details, just that at some point Etsy rolled it out to shops and there was a lot of discussion in the forums and it was kind of exciting doing product searches to see if I turned up, LOL!
I would give it a bit of time and see if you notice a change in views at all. You could also just do some general internet searches and see what turns up - maybe you will find some links to the old forum posts?
Posted at 2:01 pm Sep 1, 2011 EDT
Ahh OK, that makes sense. I have heard a few times about deleting the google base thing, but I never knew why or what it meant. If Etsy is just uploading our stuff for us, than it makes sense now.
My views have taken a nose dive ever since Etsy went to the new SEO for Best Match rather than Newly Listed. However, I have been getting tons of custom order requests since they did that. I don't know why but it has certainly increased. Overall sales seem to have dropped a bit though.
According to my Etsy shop stats I'm getting views from google, but when I search for my items I don't see a whole lot. I'm not quite sure how people are finding me now, but somehow they are. Though I'm getting less views than I used to, people seem to be staying longer and looking at more pages, so I guess that's good at least!
Posted at 5:00 pm Sep 1, 2011 EDT