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Favoriting helps with relevancy?

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Inactive Etsy Member 12:36 pm Jun 3, 2012 EDT
I saw someone say in a thread the other day that when people "favorite" your items it actually helps your relevancy. I'd never heard that before, is it accurate?

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Well, I think that at least because your item shows up in their favorites, and anyone that is in their circle see's it come up, so in a way it is a good because you get a bit more exposure on your items that people do enjoy, or like.
There is speculation that being favourited through the search is part of the algorithm.
To be honest, I don't know! MAybe somebody from Etsy can helps us with this.
I don't think anyone knows for sure...however anytime your items are seen it helps to perhaps get that sale ...
The algorithm is just a big huge question.
Etsy has said that buyer activity through search & browsing is included in the algorithm. They don't give a complete list however.
this is a rumor. what usually is said is that if someone favorites your item while searching that it affected the algorithm. but again, this is only a rumor.
I searched for something I used as a tag on a few things and finally thought I understood that the one with the most favourites came up first. More recently, ie after many complaining of plunging views, something that hadn't even had a single view or heart beat others with several. So I couldn't possibly say what they use!
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Inactive Etsy Member 2:07 pm Jun 3, 2012 EDT
Very nteresting! But I see the mystery of the algorithm continues ...
So what about when an item is featured on the FP and gets a ton of views & favorites, will that help that item to be found in the search?

Because technically the item didn't receive those views & favorites from a search originally. If that makes any sense, lol.

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