TREASURY PUNKS Recent treasury issues

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Anyone can join this team who loves to make treasuries and support other Etsy shops. If you made the treasury, are in the treasury, or are supporting a team, you may post the treasury link here. This team works on the honor system. Everyone must comment on the 7 treasuries before you within 15 minutes of posting your own treasury and click on 2 items in each treasury.
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Treasuries are for promoting artisans you admire and not yourself.

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Original Post

Hi all, it is with great pleasure that I tell you Etsy is beginning to police the new wave of treasuries appearing on the first page with super high views and few comments, clicks or hearts to back up these views.

As of this afternoon Etsy officially began deleting these treasuries. I don't know all the details, but I believe they are being handled on a case by case basis...meaning if you see one that is suspicious and report it they will investigate and delete if they believe the views are being falsely generated.

Thank you Etsy! You listened. Views = sales...real views that is.

Posted at 7:10pm May 12, 2012 EDT


elizabeth - i'm new to the team today - yea! and new to the whole teasury specific world - i've made them but never thought that much about 'using' them to any effect - but i saw this post and wondered what you meant by falsely generated views? do you know how this is being done? sorry if this is an obvious thing to treasury pros :) - but i've honestly never heard of false views.
thanks in advance

Posted at 11:21pm May 31, 2012 EDT

Hi Heidi, first welcome to the team, we are so happy to have you!

Etsy is kind enough to provide us with this great venue to promote our items. When you have an item in a treasury that hits the first or even better the " front page" you usually receive numerous views for that item. Some people were perhaps using some sort of technology to generate false views, meaning few people were really seeing the treasury. Because this is such an important marketing tool, it was really disappointing to see that happening. It does seem that Etsy has resolved part of it :)

Hope that helps. I look forward to seeing your treasuries :)


Posted at 10:09am Jun 1, 2012 EDT

thanks for that! i'm sorry but can i ask one more question?
can i post 'older' treasuries all 2012 - but pre-punks team if i add the punks tag? i l o v e these T's and would so l o v e for them to get more love!! :)

Posted at 12:07pm Jun 1, 2012 EDT

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