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Section for Dummies... namely this dummy.

When I first set up my shop, I had it in mind I would be organizing to appeal to folks already VIEWING my shop. My sections read as basic categories, "Wood. Paper. Plastic. Etc" but that assumes someone is looking at my shop, knows they are looking at a lamp shop, and would then understand the sections are the materials from which each lamp is made.

With that being said, however, I just read Etsy uses shop sections to help with SEO. My question is, even if it means repeating myself, would it benefit me more to make my sections read, "Plastic Lamps. Paper Lamps. Wood Lamps." so on and so forth?

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Inactive Etsy Member 3:06 pm May 12, 2012 EDT
Yep - to paraphrase WireYourWorld.
Yes here too.
Hahaha. Thanks!

Great job on the paraphrase, Buckaroo. I would have expected something more along the lines of, "YESSIREE" based on the name of your shop.
Okay, so...

"Lamps of Plastic" or "Plastic Lamps" if I'm appealing to the SEO monster?!
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Inactive Etsy Member 3:30 pm May 12, 2012 EDT
yes
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Inactive Etsy Member 3:43 pm May 12, 2012 EDT
Nathaniel Griffin from itsalamp says
Hahaha. Thanks!

Great job on the paraphrase, Buckaroo. I would have expected something more along the lines of, "YESSIREE" based on the name of your shop.

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Yep . . . LOL
Plastic Lamp
Vintage Lamp
Paper Lamp
Vintage toy lamp
Recycled lamp
Steampunk lamp
comical lamp
sports lamp
desk lamp
mantle lamp
Bedroom lamp
kitchen lamp
office clock
Custom lamps
wood lamps
By the way many of these could also be tags, if you run short of tag ideas

Just try to search for any of these ideas and see what comes up. Now sign out and also do the same searches and see what you get. When you find similar items open a few of them and see what sections they are using in there shop. When using more than 1 word try to think about how someone would put words togather in a search. This is called a keyword phrase and when you can match an exact keyword phrase you have even better chances of getting seen.

Your lamps are so unique I am sure you will not find any like them.

I love your lamps. My favorite is your perculator lamp

@thegolfingdolphin. Thanks (again)! I have a few more percolators in production. A few chrome and a larger (12 cup) of the vintage cream colored.

I had to steal one from my inventory recently as our family percolator died on us after three years of good service :(

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