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Announcing Etsy Weddings & Wedding Registry

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Help! I don't understand at all!Where my bags are shown now? Almost all my clutches are in Weddings - Bags and Purses but now I can not see there all of them, also clutches which I renewed two hours ago.????
I just got this email that I am sure all of us weddings peeps will get:

"Etsy Weddings is a new browsing experience that includes wedding items, trends, how-to's, expert advice and the stories of real couples — all in one place. A wide variety of items are featured and will change frequently to represent trends in the Etsy marketplace and beyond. Items can appear alongside real weddings stories, collections from guest curators, and advice for those planning their big day. Etsy Weddings will replace our previous weddings category pages.

So, how can you prepare?

Get found by buyers and curators:
Provided you are optimizing your listings for search sorted by relevancy, there's nothing different you need to do for your item to be eligible to show in Etsy Weddings. Make sure your titles and descriptions use shopper-friendly keywords and descriptive, accurate phrases.

Make your photos count:
Eye-catching photos entice shoppers, bloggers and curators alike. Need some tips for putting your items in their best light? Watch our video.

Check out our tips:
Learn how other weddings sellers approach custom work, short timeframes and more in Etsy's Guide for Weddings Sellers.

For more information about Etsy Weddings (and the new Wedding Registry!), read more in our Seller Handbook blog post.

Etsy Weddings
Laura and the Weddings Team"
I don't understand why ETSY change it to Pinterest layout. It should remain as last time wedding category where people can see all listings.
Great !!!
Good news is always welcome news...I am sure this will useful to many.
Goodness me what took so long?
I think the thing is we pay to have our items featured under the relevant wedding category, why should etsy pick and choose who is seen there, we all pay the same fee and have an equal right to be there.
Also its not true when at the bottom of searching te message shows that there are no more listings available there are thousands more.
not that that email helps me much....I pretty much thought I had all my listings optimized and had good photos.....

so I guess I will just wait until the relevancy in the new format "unsticks" so to speak. It's been the same since they released the new format. Same exact items in the same exact position.

I am sure this is all similar to the first few days when they switched to relevancy in the category searches...but not sure how relevancy will change if those items are the only items presented for people to click on now.....but I am admittedly befuddled by all things programmery lol....

Any layman term explanations would be welcome :)
Thank you for all the comments. I wanted to address a few questions that I've seen around relevancy in the weddings category:

By switching the sort order within the weddings category from recency to relevancy our goal is to improve the browsing experience for shoppers. In the Seller Handbook Bog post today, we mentioned that we’ve taken what we’ve learned from Search. Below is a summary of those findings:

When shoppers were given results sorted by relevancy, they were 4.4% more likely to click on a listing from a search results page. We also saw shoppers viewed 5.5% more listings per search visit when they were given results sorted by relevancy, vs. sorted by recency. We also found a similar increase in the number of items a shopper favorited: listing views and favorites were significantly higher when results were sorted by relevancy.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of relevancy, visit this blog post:
www.etsy.com/blog/news/2011/keeping-it-relevant-default-search-is-n...

We also want to give people more options for shopping once they’ve reached the end of the shopping category results in weddings. If shoppers are inspired by what they see, searching on Etsy will deliver results from across the entire marketplace, like it does today. And to encourage and make it clear to shoppers that there are more beautiful and unique items on Etsy we will be introducing a footer at the bottom of the wedding category results to help them find more items. Exposing buyers to the full diversity of our marketplace is really important to us (as it is for you), and we're going to be working hard to find a solution as soon as possible.

Relevancy factors are based on multiple, relevant search results and aggregate shopping and browsing behavior. However, if you’re listing a new item or renewing an item, that is taken into account from our system (like search).

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:
www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/how-to-get-found-in-search/
Thanks for sharing this.
u need a favor category on the registry too.. when will u be introducing this footer?
"We also want to give people more options for shopping once they’ve reached the end of the shopping category results in weddings. If shoppers are inspired by what they see, searching on Etsy will deliver results from across the entire marketplace, like it does today"

Then at the ned of that scroll through the category, let them into the full category searches with the drill down with a link to it or give them a search box and invite them to put in their search terms....right now it TOTALLY looks like THERE ARE NO MORE ITEMS TO SEE in that category. I mean really, give the shoppers something easy to do. It's confusing and finite the way it is now.

I can't be the only one who sees this....I am pretty sure I am jsut one of the first to notice it on a Saturday......if it stays the same, more people will freak out.

An my search terms, titles and photos are relevant thank you. I have worked hard at that. You can't tell me that the 8 sellers I found with over 5 listings in one category have THE ONLY relevant items on etsy. Please. This is becoming insulting.

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