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Lisa K avatar Admin
Hey,

I wanted to pop in and say that we're paying attention to all of the feedback we're receiving and will be continuing to work on the new Weddings page and Registry to make them as excellent as possible.

I know there are a lot of questions here that I don't have the chance to answer right now, but I wanted to touch on a good question that's been raised about how to be featured on the new Weddings page.
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Jenna-Lou says on page 121:

Does it matter if our images have text on them?? I know etsy used to and maybe still does frown upon that for the front page.

I mostly want better instructions for getting featured.

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Items shown in Etsy Weddings are based on relevancy factors: multiple, relevant search results and aggregate shopping and browsing behavior. If you aren’t seeing your item, check that you are optimizing your listings for search sorted by relevancy* to ensure your item is eligible to show in Etsy Weddings.

To be featured in the ‘Trends’ and ‘Stories & Advice’ sections of Etsy Weddings members of Etsy's staff or guest curators handpick items and shops. As with all curated experiences, we try to feature as many shops, styles and regions as possible in our hunt for unique items. Items featured will change frequently to represent trends in the Etsy marketplace and beyond.

We look for ingenuity, well-made items, interesting descriptions and top-notich item photos. If you haven’t already, take a look at our photography video** or learn more about working with models***. This is especially relevant to those of you selling weddings accessories and apparel. Customers want to imagine how your items will look on them, on their big day, so we encourage you to give them some examples.


* www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/how-to-get-found-in-search/
** www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/etsy-success-product-photography-for-begi...
*** www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/how-to-take-photos-using-models/
hi lisa!!!!
lisa june says Highlighted Post

Items shown in Etsy Weddings are based on relevancy factors: multiple, relevant search results and aggregate shopping and browsing behavior. If you aren’t seeing your item, check that you are optimizing your listings for search sorted by relevancy* to ensure your item is eligible to show in Etsy Weddings.

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Hi Lisa June,

We keep getting this answer about relevancy but it's not making sense to me. If you search "wedding necklace" in the search bar (sorted by relevancy) I have a necklace on the first page of the search results, but that necklace does not show up in the new necklace category under weddings.
are the relevancy from weddings or the whole site? Do I need to put my items in weddings anymore to be seen or should I concentrate more on other tags?
Just a link at the bottom that says More and brings you to the regular search would be nice and then some of the old categories like hats and head pieces.
At this point I am just retagging everything.
what tory and dawn said... i see very few relevant results at all.

and if you insist they are relevant, then you need to show everyone, not just a handful.
(even if it is that footer, thats okay, but when do you think you will put that there, as it is the busiest time for wedding sellers)

thank you.
The first tag in my items says cake topper. I believe mine are not showing up because it is a picture quality problem?
I am thinking that if you are going to keep this platform as is- and it seems like that may be the case then you should remove the Weddings category button from the left side of the interface so the client realizes this is more of a guide than actual search results. Then maybe the clients will be more encouraged to search the whole site or search under, say, Hats first for bridal wear instead of being linked to a different interface than the rest of the site that seems to imply there are only a certain amount of items available and that's it.
Just my 2 cents because it is a bit confusing.
satanica batcakesfromBatcakesCouture says

I am thinking that if you are going to keep this platform as is- and it seems like that may be the case then you should remove the Weddings category button from the left side of the interface so the client realizes this is more of a guide than actual search results. Then maybe the clients will be more encouraged to search the whole site or search under, say, Hats first for bridal wear instead of being linked to a different interface than the rest of the site that seems to imply there are only a certain amount of items available and that's it.
Just my 2 cents because it is a bit confusing.
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Me too satanica now to go read all your tips on Google and off site adds. We've had so many threads convo me please with what you posted earlier.
I should make it clear that my problems with this new setup have very little to do with the fact that I'm not featured. If you want to have a curated wedding guide, that's fine with me. I don't need to be in it.

I do believe that everyone who pays to list in the weddings category, including myself, should have their listings show up in that category. The weddings category needs to work like the other categories.

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