In the last 11 days I observe my Search Stats to drop more and more every day until they dropped almost 50% than it were the last 8 months!
I have read about the new Weddings Category and that an item's Category, Subcategory, and Sub-subcategory are determined by the drop-down options chosen during the listing process, but didn't thought that these would be responsible for such a drop or even a drop at all in my search stats!
I have all my jewelry in Jewelry Category and not in the Weddings Category and thought that when someone searches for something, EVEN when choosing to search either from the first page of Etsy, or choosing to search by choosing the Weddings Category from the first page of Etsy and then search for something, BOTH jewelry that are in the Jewelry Category AND in the Weddings Category WILL show up!
ONLY if someone searches for something and then choose to click on the Weddings Category on the left, then the items in the Jewelry Category will not appear and vice versa. If someone puts the jewelry in the Weddings Category and someone clicks on the Jewelry Category on the left, then they will not appear. Is that right?
If the above are right, do you have any idea why my search stats dropped so much even if my shop is relevant?
Is there something I miss?
Is there a probability that all this damage to my search stats was caused by the fact that I don't have any of my items in the Weddings Category?
Thank you so much for all your help! I really appreciate it! : )