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Putting Your Shop on Top: Etsy’s Most Relevant Search

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natalieschwartz

* Search sorted by relevancy is now the default search experience on Etsy. In addition, we have updated our policy on labeling and tagging. This article is still valid, but we recommend reading about the changes here.

Hi there, I’m Natalie. I recently joined Etsy’s product team. In addition to being a baker, crafter and marathoner, I’m working on product marketing and communications, which means I’ll be talking to you about the changes and improvements we’re making to the site, and how you can use them. Today’s topic: ”sort by relevancy” and Etsy’s search.

Some Etsy buyers love the thrill of the hunt — scrolling through dozens of pages, collections, treasuries, and activity feeds, exploring a wide range of items to find just what they were looking for. Others come to Etsy with a very specific item in mind: a yellow sweater, an antique teapot, or a 15-inch laptop sleeve. For those with a specific item in mind, the search box is the first stop.

As a result, improving the quality of our search — and figuring out how to connect buyers with sellers faster — has been one of the most important challenges we’ve faced at Etsy. However, it’s important to mention that since we’ve added “sort by relevancy” as a search option, we’ve seen an overall increase in listing views from search. As such, we have focused our efforts on search sorted by relevancy in particular. In the past several days we have rolled out some changes to search. We realize that it’s been a while since we talked about optimizing your listings for search sorted by relevancy, so we hope that by letting you in on how things work under the hood you’ll understand some of the mystery of why and how items show up in search results. We’ll also share some tips on item listing so your items don’t end up at the bottom of the barrel.

Titles: As titles are the most direct way for sellers to explain what they have to offer, we have given them more weight in our search results. This means that, as a first order of business when listing an item, you should make sure you have accurate and descriptive titles for all of the items you list. Additionally, we look at words at the beginning of your title first (just like your buyers do!) and pay less attention to words toward the end of the title. In practice, you should make sure the first words of your title explain what your item is. For example, your item will be displayed higher in the search results when someone searches for “dress” if you list your item as “Silk Children’s Dress” rather than “Homemade Handpainted Children’s Silk Pink Yellow Dress.” That doesn’t mean it won’t show up at all, but you will see better results if you put the important characteristics of your item at the beginning of your title.

Recency: Even when viewing search results sorted by relevancy, recency of the item matters, especially when searches are broad and return a lot of results. When a broad search (like “dress”) returns over 100,000 results, we give some priority to the most recently posted items.

Tags: Tags (or “keywords”) have always been an important factor in having your items found in search results, as they are your way of providing a short and explicit description of your item. We have also added an additional search feature that gives exact word pairs more weight. When your search includes two or more words, we prioritize results that have those exact words next to each other. For example, if I search for “pink unicorn,” results that contain “pink unicorn” in the title or tags will appear higher than those who title an item “Pink Flowers and Unicorn.”

Want further insights into how to describe your items and which keywords to use in your titles and tags? Keep an eye on your Shop Stats to see how your shop and Etsy items are being found. You’ve been asking for the better search on Etsy, and we’re right there with you! As we work hard to improve search, you can help by following the steps above to list your items so they can be found. We plan to move search by relevancy to the default search setting once we feel this is the strongest site experience. Since search by relevancy is an evolving feature, we want to keep you informed about our changes, and we appreciate your patience and help in making Etsy search the very best it can be.

To learn more about search at Etsy, tune in for our webcast in the Online Labs on Monday, August 1 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

Seller Handbook | Online Labs

  • abacusbeadcreations

    abacusbeadcreations says:

    Thanks for all this great info, Natalie! I'll be tweaking my titles and descriptions. Best of luck with Etsy's Product team.

    2 years ago

  • PolClary

    PolClary says:

    Thank you for the great info. I'm going to go through my shop and check out all my titles! (So amused that my laptop sleeve was one of the first 15 inch laptop sleeves, though!)

    2 years ago

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread says:

    time to refresh some titles and tags! thanks~ ♥

    2 years ago

  • fibrous

    fibrous says:

    Thanks for the update! Just a quick question though. You mentioned "pink unicorn" as a tag, can we bundle tags like that? Or do you mean the tag pink should be right before the tag unicorn?

    2 years ago

  • fabriquefantastique

    fabriquefantastique says:

    does 'recency' include renew or not?'

    2 years ago

  • tomoknits

    tomoknits says:

    I also would love to know the answer to the question posed by fibrous. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • oopalele

    oopalele says:

    Thank you, this is helpful. We've got to work every day to make our shops visible!

    2 years ago

  • EponaJewels

    EponaJewels says:

    Thanks for the information! fibrous and tomoknits - You can make a tag more than one word.

    2 years ago

  • AngelEllie

    AngelEllie says:

    this is very helpful, thank you!

    2 years ago

  • lovespelljewels

    lovespelljewels says:

    This is very helpful. Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • BridalJewelry4u

    BridalJewelry4u says:

    Thanks! Off to tweak my shop....

    2 years ago

  • DevineCollectible

    DevineCollectible says:

    Wowie, zowie think that you've covered some real good points. Just wish I could see the pink unicorn rather than the vintage rhinestone brooch, peace and love Karen DevineCollectible

    2 years ago

  • 1StylishLady

    1StylishLady says:

    This was very helpful information. I do have question about the category selections under vintage jewelry, there is no choice for sets and often there are people looking for sets when they are looking for jewelry. Can that be changed to have a one of the choices?

    2 years ago

  • pulpsushi

    pulpsushi says:

    I'm going to implement these new tips with some of my titles, thanks so much! :)

    2 years ago

  • artandeclectica

    artandeclectica says:

    etsy should allow for searching 'sold' items for costing research purposes... I realizeetsy claims it's for a 'privacy' reason...but w/o this service, sellers will continue going to ebay for their research....and etsy could easily lose listings due to the 'why should I bother listing on etsy since ebay gets the price I want' factor....

    2 years ago

  • JoiedeWeave

    JoiedeWeave says:

    So interesting to see my shop stats, I had no idea that you kept track! I have views even though I haven't listed lately and assumed that I was "buried"! Great tips on titles, thanks so much!

    2 years ago

  • blueorder

    blueorder says:

    Solid tips! Congrats Marla on the shirt image shout!

    2 years ago

  • HanieBCreations

    HanieBCreations says:

    Thanks! Good tips to remember and always keep in mind.

    2 years ago

  • SilverandEarth

    SilverandEarth says:

    Thanks for sharing this helpful information!

    2 years ago

  • MrsRekamepip

    MrsRekamepip says:

    Thanks Natalie !!!

    2 years ago

  • jacarandadesigns

    jacarandadesigns says:

    Thanks! Some valuable info - I'll be sure to review my listings.

    2 years ago

  • polkadotsandblooms

    polkadotsandblooms says:

    Thanks so much for the update - I am guilty of not having looked at updating my keywords etc, so this is great to get me going :-)

    2 years ago

  • MotorMunchkins

    MotorMunchkins says:

    Thanks for the information! Definitely going to take another look at all my tags and titles!

    2 years ago

  • CasaBlahBlah

    CasaBlahBlah says:

    Thanks for the attention to this topic. Treasuries: One wish I have is rules on Treasuries. I wish you could be free to list whatever you wanted on a Treasury, created by me. I think it's an excellent way to shop also. They are like great magazine pages organized by a theme. So many have told me that I can't list my own items, I should list certain items of certain shops (that don't have anything to do with my theme I'm going for), I should post an item and they'll post mine as the recommend rule which I've ignored. Tags: People say I should improve all of my tags. And some say I should be adding items to my shop every day and tweaking it constantly for Etsy to work. Etsy Lush: And Etsy Lush is another layer of rules to getting seen. I still sell the most in person. There is a leap someplace between what I can show here and my trunk shows - live. I wish folks could simply shop "live" on here. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • binkwaffle

    binkwaffle says:

    Where does the relevancy of "pink" and "unicorn" fall when they're both tags but are separate? If there's room, should we do one tag for each word and another for the combined phrase? That's what I've been doing, and I hope I haven't been doing it wrong. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • virginiawyoming

    virginiawyoming says:

    Etsy support is so great. Thanks so much.

    2 years ago

  • GemBijouterie

    GemBijouterie says:

    Just starting out, and I couldn't have timed it better with this advice! Thanks

    2 years ago

  • RomantiquePunk

    RomantiquePunk says:

    Thanks so much. Eating it up. This stuff helps so much in an area that can be a bit confusing.

    2 years ago

  • ThreeWishesStudio

    ThreeWishesStudio says:

    Thank you so much for these tips!

    2 years ago

  • fuchsiabloomstudio

    fuchsiabloomstudio says:

    Thanks for all the helpful info Natalie - now bcak to my shop to fix some titles!

    2 years ago

  • staciejewelry

    staciejewelry says:

    Thanks so much for this helpful info. I have played around with the tags and have noticed changes in my views. Glad that Etsy is always refining the site! Thanks we appreciate all you do.

    2 years ago

  • Beadz2Pleaz

    Beadz2Pleaz says:

    Thank you for the information. Always change always improvement needed.

    2 years ago

  • pammysuelingerie

    pammysuelingerie says:

    thanks for the tips and best of luck!

    2 years ago

  • favoriteflower

    favoriteflower says:

    fibrous ~ I've found you can & should bundle tags (but would love confirmation)

    2 years ago

  • lauratrevey

    lauratrevey says:

    So glad to have Etsy working on our behalf!!

    2 years ago

  • girlingearstudio

    girlingearstudio says:

    Thanks for explaining more about how titles and tags are found in search. Appreciate Etsy's work on constant improvement on the site!

    2 years ago

  • JenSanCandles

    JenSanCandles says:

    Lots of helpful insights! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • MasonRabbitsPaperie

    MasonRabbitsPaperie says:

    Great advice!

    2 years ago

  • Archivia

    Archivia says:

    I have a question about recency. Does this mean recently LISTED, or a new item altogether? Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • TidBitz

    TidBitz says:

    Sounds good! But when I search my exact title, a) other items are coming up first that don't have the exact words I typed, b) other items are coming up first with the word pairs at the end of their titles, and c) a lot of irrelevant things still show up. Is this not rolled out yet? Do I need to renew all my items before they will show up better in "relevant" searches? Also, should I remove the word "vintage" from my titles since it's now required to add it to the attributes section? Thanks for all the hard work on our behalf!

    2 years ago

  • dbabcock

    dbabcock says:

    Thanks for the great tips.

    2 years ago

  • CallOfEarth

    CallOfEarth says:

    well great news! It's look like need to do some change in tags and title :) thank you

    2 years ago

  • OpulentOddities

    OpulentOddities says:

    Thanks for the tips!

    2 years ago

  • StacyRaeT

    StacyRaeT says:

    Great to know, especially about the title description. Thang!

    2 years ago

  • massiveartattack

    massiveartattack says:

    Great info! Thanks for keeping us updated!

    2 years ago

  • StacyRaeT

    StacyRaeT says:

    Great to know, especially about the title description. Thanx!

    2 years ago

  • aSundayGirl

    aSundayGirl says:

    Thank you! I have a question. If someone uses pink unicorn as a search term, but I only use unicorn as a tag, will my item show up at all?

    2 years ago

  • DetroitKnitter

    DetroitKnitter says:

    Does the order of yor your tags make a difference? In other words if someone searches for "dress" and that is the 8th tag for your listing would it come up higher in the search results if it was the first tag or does the order of your tags not make a difference like it does with titles?

    2 years ago

  • CassiasGarden

    CassiasGarden says:

    Thank you! I am so glad to be learning this! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • mysteryandmanners

    mysteryandmanners says:

    This is so interesting, thank you!

    2 years ago

  • rschmitz

    rschmitz says:

    Great article. Thanks for continuing to make Etsy better and better!

    2 years ago

  • gutentags

    gutentags says:

    thanks natalie! also been wondering about bundling tags -- is it helpful or not?

    2 years ago

  • lindadonohue

    lindadonohue says:

    Thank you so much. There's so much to learn.

    2 years ago

  • SilkDesignByJane

    SilkDesignByJane says:

    Thanks for this new info , will be very helpful

    2 years ago

  • FreshJewelryDesign

    FreshJewelryDesign says:

    Thanks for the tips :)

    2 years ago

  • lisadejohn

    lisadejohn says:

    Thanks for the tips!

    2 years ago

  • TanjaDesign

    TanjaDesign says:

    Great info! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • chloesvintagejewelry

    chloesvintagejewelry says:

    This is so great to know. Always learning.

    2 years ago

  • shopkim

    shopkim says:

    This was some good information, thank you! I'm going to go check my titles and tags right now.

    2 years ago

  • beadsme

    beadsme says:

    Looks like I need to do some tweaking.

    2 years ago

  • OsoVictoria

    OsoVictoria says:

    Makes sense, since I search they way you just posted, thanks!

    2 years ago

  • WigglinWasabi

    WigglinWasabi says:

    Thanks for the insight, I will be off changing some "creative" titles right now...

    2 years ago

  • penumbraimages

    penumbraimages says:

    Thank you for the update I need all the help I can get to be seen

    2 years ago

  • FiestaKidsBoutique

    FiestaKidsBoutique says:

    I will get to work on those, thank you so much, great info!

    2 years ago

  • ClosetGothic

    ClosetGothic says:

    No prizes for guessing what I'm doing for the next few hours! Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • OodlesDecals

    OodlesDecals says:

    I too had the same question as Fibrous. Should we be combining tag words together or leaving separate?

    2 years ago

  • hjmart

    hjmart says:

    It is a very good question asked by fabriquefantastique. So, the "recency" work only with the newly listed items or also includes items that have been renewed? Great info thank you!

    2 years ago

  • JANNYSGIRL

    JANNYSGIRL says:

    I would love to see an improvement on shop name search also :) If someone happens to spell your shop name incorrectly, a few close options should display. This doesn't happen, it just says not found. Very helpful advice on the tagging, Thank You!

    2 years ago

  • KitschyVintage

    KitschyVintage says:

    This was very helpful -- I'm off to check my listings right now...thanks much!

    2 years ago

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux says:

    Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • EleganceFarmHome

    EleganceFarmHome says:

    Great article! Thanks for the guidance. Best wishes, Natalie, in your new position (and in your marathons!!) Jane

    2 years ago

  • ZahnerPhoto

    ZahnerPhoto says:

    Thanks for the tips!

    2 years ago

  • RosesandRue

    RosesandRue says:

    This is exactly the post I've been waiting for! Thanks so much! :)

    2 years ago

  • Scatterbugs

    Scatterbugs says:

    Thanks for the great info!

    2 years ago

  • PearlShellJewelry

    PearlShellJewelry says:

    Thanks for all the great tips. Will definitely look at the titles in our shop.

    2 years ago

  • junebugsstainedglass

    junebugsstainedglass says:

    thank you, that was valuable info for listing items

    2 years ago

  • winkink

    winkink says:

    This is really helpful! As a new seller, it's always great to know how to get found! c:

    2 years ago

  • TheLittleRagamuffin

    TheLittleRagamuffin says:

    This was incredibly helpful. I am constantly tweaking my titles and these clues were a big help.

    2 years ago

  • nansglam

    nansglam says:

    Very informative. Thanks for all the info :)

    2 years ago

  • weaverwood

    weaverwood says:

    thanks for the insights, I have been really working on my SEO lately

    2 years ago

  • BeljaysFeltnArt

    BeljaysFeltnArt says:

    Thanks Natalie. Always appreciate the work done to help improve our sales.

    2 years ago

  • LindseyCormier

    LindseyCormier says:

    Thanks, I will work on my titles and tags!

    2 years ago

  • KneeDeepOriginals

    KneeDeepOriginals says:

    Thanks for these helpful details and hints!

    2 years ago

  • dododiy

    dododiy says:

    Thanks so much

    2 years ago

  • MosaicTileBuffet

    MosaicTileBuffet says:

    *Good to Know* topic! Love the wonderful advice! I'm off to check out my listings, also!

    2 years ago

  • halfmoonroad

    halfmoonroad says:

    Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • kookykrafts

    kookykrafts says:

    I completely agree about the shop names being easier to find. If you have a spelling that is close for a shop or person then there should be some options pop up, just like on Facebook. The way it works now make sit very difficult to find shops/people unless you have the exact correct spelling. Thanks for the Relevancy tips!

    2 years ago

  • ScrolLynneWoodArt

    ScrolLynneWoodArt says:

    Great info!!! Thank you!!

    2 years ago

  • hatsbyanne1942

    hatsbyanne1942 says:

    Wow, this was a great lesson in how to "get the shop out there"! I'm going to make some changes to my titles and descriptions. Thanks so much and I just need to know how to get to the shop stats...I found that very interesting, but don't know how to access it from my shop.

    2 years ago

  • TheOldPinkPorch

    TheOldPinkPorch says:

    Your examples were really helpful. Thank you so much. I am looking forward to the new changes!

    2 years ago

  • WeddingAmbience

    WeddingAmbience says:

    Thanks for the information. It will be helpful to my shop AND for shopping!

    2 years ago

  • enchantedbeads

    enchantedbeads says:

    Thank you so much for this great information. It is time for me to refresh my titles and tags.

    2 years ago

  • ladydelightful

    ladydelightful says:

    Thanks for the info doll!

    2 years ago

  • SweetSisterCopey

    SweetSisterCopey says:

    Great advice. Thx!!!

    2 years ago

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree says:

    This has been a great help! Thank you for your tips and your ongoing quest to make the Etsy buyer and seller have a greater experience! I really appreciate it! Thanks again!

    2 years ago

  • christine32000

    christine32000 says:

    Thank you for the great info!

    2 years ago

  • Lemonzebra

    Lemonzebra says:

    I feel like my products are just a drop in the etsy ocean. Even when I try to find my listings they are elusive - and I know what I am looking for. Is there a way we can have more impact? Kind regards Justine Playford Lemon Zebra Designs

    2 years ago

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush says:

    Thank you for this! I think I'm off to tweak things right about now..

    2 years ago

  • MermaidsMuse

    MermaidsMuse says:

    Thanks for the info and for all your hard work on our behalf.

    2 years ago

  • lmlois

    lmlois says:

    Thank you !

    2 years ago

  • kristinbot5000

    kristinbot5000 says:

    I sense a shop overhaul coming on!! Thanks for the info.

    2 years ago

  • thenotsoblankcanvas

    thenotsoblankcanvas says:

    Thank you! Great info!

    2 years ago

  • MightyPlush

    MightyPlush says:

    Very helpful indeed! Titles and word order are important.

    2 years ago

  • Mizdragonfly

    Mizdragonfly says:

    Keep up the good work! Love the Shop Stats section... Discovered it today! :)

    2 years ago

  • WOODCASTLE

    WOODCASTLE says:

    Any helpful ideas are great

    2 years ago

  • Ayca

    Ayca says:

    Thanks for the great tips!

    2 years ago

  • museumshop

    museumshop says:

    Good News. Great Tips. Fantastic site ETSY

    2 years ago

  • LyndasBeadDreams

    LyndasBeadDreams says:

    Great info! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • welldressedcupcakes

    welldressedcupcakes says:

    Just went and made changes. Thank you. Clear info!!

    2 years ago

  • CrochetBabyBoutique

    CrochetBabyBoutique says:

    Will get to work to fix all that you mentioned. Thank you for sharing.

    2 years ago

  • ScrappyToSassy

    ScrappyToSassy says:

    Great advice. As a new shop owner I was wondering about shop titles.....off to change them. Can't wait to see the answers to all the great questions.

    2 years ago

  • InspiredMindDesigns

    InspiredMindDesigns says:

    Great tips-thanks! Now off to tweak some titles and tags!

    2 years ago

  • JewelrybyMay

    JewelrybyMay says:

    Your advice helped.Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • sewella

    sewella says:

    Love the post Nathalie! I always pay attention when actually wording the products but this has given me some further insight into the whole thing!

    2 years ago

  • SevenBlueberries

    SevenBlueberries says:

    this inside information is very handy!

    2 years ago

  • GwenDelicious

    GwenDelicious says:

    Thanks for the update and look forward to the online lab session on Monday, congrats on your new position!! Cheers Bonnie Gwen Delicious Jewelry Design

    2 years ago

  • mylovelysunshine

    mylovelysunshine says:

    Thanks for all the grate info. It is very helpful.

    2 years ago

  • StacyBayless

    StacyBayless says:

    I too would love to know more about tags. Should phrases (2 words) be tagged together, separate, or both? Does it matter about the order of the tags? And if it does, would really like to see a drag n drop method to rearrange added (similar to what you have for pictures) instead of adding everything to the end.

    2 years ago

  • LulusCreations1

    LulusCreations1 says:

    Great information. Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • bsiripo

    bsiripo says:

    Thank for useful suggestion.

    2 years ago

  • Gingerbread123

    Gingerbread123 says:

    Keep on tweaking!

    2 years ago

  • JuncTure9

    JuncTure9 says:

    Great information - thanks!

    2 years ago

  • whimsyleaf

    whimsyleaf says:

    Thanks for the update. It's always helpful to know how search functions.

    2 years ago

  • TivoliGardens

    TivoliGardens says:

    back to my editing tools. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • HellsSewingCircle

    HellsSewingCircle says:

    Thank you so much! I really like your writing style, the article gave me insight into how I can do my part when listing items. No matter how many times I read articles about SEO, I always learn something!

    2 years ago

  • feathers2gether

    feathers2gether says:

    Thank you and welcome !

    2 years ago

  • sabiesabi

    sabiesabi says:

    thank you! great info

    2 years ago

  • sarahndipities

    sarahndipities says:

    This is great news...and a great reminder to keep on top of search keywords and titles!! Thanks so much!! ~ Sarah

    2 years ago

  • jpcountrymarket

    jpcountrymarket says:

    I agree with jannysgirl - i also think this is verrry important. Also need same answer about is this for new listings and or renews? Is there any place you can go to look at the total visits in a 24 hour period on etsy as well as how much money changed hands in a 24 hour period? I think this would be an asset if the numbers were good (especially the money part) could keep everyone up and hopeful. I view etsy as the mall and all of us are shops in that mall. If you drive past a mall and there are no cars in the parking lot you might think the mall is going under-but if it where jammed like the day before Christmas you are going to get really excited. Does anyone else think like this or am I alone?

    2 years ago

  • UncleBarkley

    UncleBarkley says:

    Thanks so much for addressing this very important topic.

    2 years ago

  • thedustyraven

    thedustyraven says:

    Thank you Natalie. I am always looking for helpful hints. It is time for tag tweaking!

    2 years ago

  • BlueHse

    BlueHse says:

    Thank you. I will be busy making some changes.

    2 years ago

  • PrairiePrimitives

    PrairiePrimitives says:

    I look forward to seeing an improved search experience on Etsy! Interesting though, that to use your example of a yellow sweater, all of the items which have titles beginning with the words "yellow sweater" would not be grouped together at the very top!

    2 years ago

  • TateStationery

    TateStationery says:

    Good tips, thanks! I can't wait to get my shop going.

    2 years ago

  • everythingribbons

    everythingribbons says:

    Thank you for the information. I plan on updating our listings based on this, but as of right now, the relevancy doesn't seem to be working the way as indicated in the article. Are there other things we should know too?

    2 years ago

  • jlg82

    jlg82 says:

    Thanks for the great information. I just started selling recently so this will help.

    2 years ago

  • thenakedfrog

    thenakedfrog says:

    Wow, I just tweaked the title of one item in my shop to see what would happen and It really moved me up the search results list.

    2 years ago

  • PrairiePrimitives

    PrairiePrimitives says:

    I totally agree with artandeclectica!!! Etsy needs to allow searching on completed items. Since you don't, we DO go to other sites to do this, and sometimes we stay over there to list items while we're at it (after all, I can list 50 items a month there at no charge and only pay a FVF on what sells; it's a gamble I'm occasionally willing to make, especially when I want to move things more quickly!). If you want to be concerned about privacy, then don't let us see who bought the item.

    2 years ago

  • lauraslastditch

    lauraslastditch says:

    Thank you for working on this! The relevancy search is very helpful and buyer-friendly. I'd love also for there to be more categories, especially for vintage goods. I hope the Etsy team will think about getting on that once the relevancy thing is finalized.

    2 years ago

  • cindylouwho2

    cindylouwho2 says:

    I am a little surprised that admin are now advocating what used to be known as tag stuffing. If the tagging rules have changes & "pink unicorn" is now a legal tag, that's a big anouncement you need to make pronto. Otherwise I do see some definite improvement in the relevancy search recently, so keep up the good work!

    2 years ago

  • WinterberryJewelry

    WinterberryJewelry says:

    People have posed some excellent questions here about tagging. Maybe another tagging article will come out soon? :-)

    2 years ago

  • leblossoms

    leblossoms says:

    Thanks Natalie for the information!

    2 years ago

  • DancingMooney

    DancingMooney says:

    Wonderful! I am excited to see this pan out, both as a buyer and a seller. ♥

    2 years ago

  • VermeerHouse

    VermeerHouse says:

    Thanks for the info. I plan to put your suggestions into practice right now!

    2 years ago

  • InterventionVintage

    InterventionVintage says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • PEACEandPAPERdesigns

    PEACEandPAPERdesigns says:

    I may be the only one who really enjoys the challenge of relevancy. I like to work on my listings and see them get closer and closer to the front pages and spots. I love that we have an option besides relisting that is effective!

    2 years ago

  • ElviaPerrin

    ElviaPerrin says:

    Very Helpful Natalie, appreciate!! Elvia

    2 years ago

  • HouseHoldWords

    HouseHoldWords says:

    Thank you Natalie

    2 years ago

  • augustroseshop

    augustroseshop says:

    Thank you for these tips.. I will get to work on my tags.

    2 years ago

  • SimplyMadeByErin

    SimplyMadeByErin says:

    Thanks for the info, I will be going through my listings and make sure they are up to par.

    2 years ago

  • MainelyNaturals

    MainelyNaturals says:

    Thank-you. It is good to know that researching keywords and tags is worth the time spent.

    2 years ago

  • theartlyons

    theartlyons says:

    Thank you for the info Natalie. I do love the new stats feature. I hope you can answer some of the questions posted in the comments here to further clarify some details!!

    2 years ago

  • DixonArtsCrafts

    DixonArtsCrafts says:

    I think we need more categories in search. I make handwoven baskets and there is no listing option (whatsoever) that comes close. The nearest thing is home decor which my baskets (which are priced as art pieces - not like a vintage garage sale basket) do not fit into. I also agree that the search options do not work nearly as well as eBay's search engine. I can find specific items on eBay in seconds - on Etsy, it cane take 15-20 minutes to narrow things down to what I want. That will cause some customers to lose interest.

    2 years ago

  • ApollinaireVintage

    ApollinaireVintage says:

    Thanks for the helpful tips and tricks!

    2 years ago

  • 3moonstudio

    3moonstudio says:

    Thanks for the info. Very helpful indeed :)

    2 years ago

  • StelmaDesigns

    StelmaDesigns says:

    Thanks so much! Glad to know I am on the right track with my listing tags and titles.

    2 years ago

  • AmericanPopArt

    AmericanPopArt says:

    Great News! Thanks for the tips and info!!

    2 years ago

  • arttoart

    arttoart says:

    You can't beat great advice - thank you

    2 years ago

  • tilechick

    tilechick says:

    Thanks for the helpful information!

    2 years ago

  • Livingatnight

    Livingatnight says:

    Thanks, Nathalie! I'm off to tweak, too-- but will changing titles zero out the number of views an items has already had? They look so forlorn when they have "0 Views"-- !

    2 years ago

  • MitziAZ

    MitziAZ says:

    Thank you for the GREAT tip! I am now going to spend some time rearranging my titles. Thank you, thank you. Cardz By Mitzi

    2 years ago

  • agape510

    agape510 says:

    Good to know. Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • TheMushroomPatch

    TheMushroomPatch says:

    Thanks for the great advice...will definitely make some changes! Thank You!!!

    2 years ago

  • PCanPotter

    PCanPotter says:

    Thank you for working hard to keep us working!

    2 years ago

  • ParamoreArtWorks

    ParamoreArtWorks says:

    Great tips! Thanks for the info!

    2 years ago

  • creativemind44

    creativemind44 says:

    Thanks for you wonderful advice! Joseph

    2 years ago

  • kitsnbitscraps

    kitsnbitscraps says:

    great tips, love the post thank you

    2 years ago

  • wantitwearitjewelry

    wantitwearitjewelry says:

    Thanks for the great tips, hopefully they will help me get noticed!

    2 years ago

  • KukiBrand

    KukiBrand says:

    Very helpful info, time to tweak! I'm also interested in some of the other questions as to is better to put double words tag AND single word tags...thanks 

    2 years ago

  • katiebabyy

    katiebabyy says:

    This totally helps! I will put these tips to action.

    2 years ago

  • MadAboutHue

    MadAboutHue says:

    This was marvelously helpful, and the new shop stats feature rocks!

    2 years ago

  • JewelrybySkye

    JewelrybySkye says:

    Thanks for the tips! Trying to learn how to think like an internet shopper!

    2 years ago

  • SpringwoodSoaps

    SpringwoodSoaps says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for the tips have some adjusting to do for sure :)

    2 years ago

  • CreativeWorksofArt

    CreativeWorksofArt says:

    Thanks for the suggestions! Need all the help I can get.

    2 years ago

  • ShaggyChic

    ShaggyChic says:

    wow, seems like I should title my items "small dog_____" everything if they are ever going to be found, ie. "small dog hat" "small dog sweater" "small dog shirt" instead of "Hand knit purple sweater for small dog." Almost don't want anything interesting or attractive to the consumer, just playing to the computer search engine! oh well, gotta do whatcha gotta do!

    2 years ago

  • CandleAllure

    CandleAllure says:

    Wonderful information. Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • ShaggyChic

    ShaggyChic says:

    Also, what Detroit Knitter asked, does it matter what order your 13 tags are entered in? I never thought it did, just that they were thrown in the mix, but ???? maybe it does??

    2 years ago

  • Tidalcraft

    Tidalcraft says:

    Thanks for the Tips! I edited all Of my items.

    2 years ago

  • ShaggyChic

    ShaggyChic says:

    Jewelry by Skye - I AM the internet shopper, and I enter EXACTLY what I am looking for and sometimes cannot pull it up. We need to think more like the computer search engine....!!!!

    2 years ago

  • NapMatsByConnie

    NapMatsByConnie says:

    Great information! I'm looking forward to see your answer to the questions posted here.

    2 years ago

  • vendoval

    vendoval says:

    From a buyer's perspective--amen! I do not want to read a lot of adjectives, etc., before I even know what the item might be. And I really would like sellers' tags and titles to be more relevant to the facts. I'll buy more if sellers are clear about what they're selling--and I'll stick around and buy it at Etsy, too! On the other hand, a lot more has to be done to improve the overall categories for times when searchers are willing to peruse the listings--but we can only peruse so much, which means searches need to be narrowed down somewhat more than now. Thanks for getting on this issue.

    2 years ago

  • nolahollis

    nolahollis says:

    Thanks for the great info

    2 years ago

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives says:

    Thank you for sharing these tips with us!

    2 years ago

  • vintagebiffann

    vintagebiffann says:

    Great advise! Thank you! I plan to do some listing clean-up, but before I do, I have a question.... My items are all vintage and all entered under the Vintage category. Do I also need to use the word "Vintage" in my titles? Or, does google automatically know they are vintage because of the Etsy category? Am I wasting one of my precious title words? Likewise, do I need to use "Vintage" in the beginning of my descriptions?

    2 years ago

  • GlassPaperScizzors

    GlassPaperScizzors says:

    Thank you for this insightful info. Much appreciated!

    2 years ago

  • aisha123

    aisha123 says:

    Such good insight. After 2 yrs, I still don't know if my tag words are applicable. Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • alphaneenee

    alphaneenee says:

    I wish you had the ability to find a shop even when spelled wrong. On google it will give all close results or will say, "did you mean.....". I know I sometimes won't spell the shop name correctly and then you are at a dead end with no results match. Just a thought.

    2 years ago

  • CreationsdeFlorence

    CreationsdeFlorence says:

    Thank you! Need to change a few things in my titles.

    2 years ago

  • SnassyCrafter

    SnassyCrafter says:

    Thank you so much for all the info! I wish there was a function that would let me change my title on multible items at the same time:) Maybe something you guys can work on:)))

    2 years ago

  • ilovecharms

    ilovecharms says:

    Thank you! I may already be getting more views!

    2 years ago

  • AzaferraJewelry

    AzaferraJewelry says:

    I agree with artandeclectia, prices of sold items would help us figure out if we are charging about the right price, and not over or undercharging. Because after all, if we undercharge, we are killing ourselves!

    2 years ago

  • LoudWaterfallPhoto

    LoudWaterfallPhoto says:

    Thanks! Off to tweak .... !!

    2 years ago

  • concettasdesigns

    concettasdesigns says:

    Great information! Thanks for sharing.

    2 years ago

  • WickedWaifFiber

    WickedWaifFiber says:

    Thanks for this. Based on the comments, a follow-up article would be helpful. I would like to know whether "recency" includes renewed items. Also, if I have a tag that is "pink unicorn" (one tag) and buyer searches for "unicorn" - will my tag be recognized? What if the buyer searches for "yellow unicorn"? What if they are just searching for "pink"? Thank you, thank you, thank you! :-)

    2 years ago

  • DanielleBlanchard

    DanielleBlanchard says:

    So when might we see some of the more salient questions here answered? Will it be embedded as a chat response we'll have to search for, or will it be in a separate blog article addressing this new information?

    2 years ago

  • twinklekids2

    twinklekids2 says:

    I too thought you couldn't put two different words into one tag - are we allowed to - and supposed to now??

    2 years ago

  • JeansSewingThings

    JeansSewingThings says:

    Thanks, Natalie

    2 years ago

  • VeronicaRStudio

    VeronicaRStudio says:

    Thank you so much! This article is really informative and helpful! I was planning to revamp my listings and the tips given here will help a lot!

    2 years ago

  • FindingGems

    FindingGems says:

    Thanks Natalie.

    2 years ago

  • busybodybelle

    busybodybelle says:

    Great thoughts and good news. I will be working hard to see what changes for me when I follow up on what you have shared.

    2 years ago

  • raspberrybutterflies

    raspberrybutterflies says:

    Thank you I am always looking for ways to improve and update my shop

    2 years ago

  • mymagicattic

    mymagicattic says:

    Thank you for this valuable information! Have been looking for some good marketing tips!!

    2 years ago

  • TandJsoaps

    TandJsoaps says:

    Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • wantitwearitjewelry

    wantitwearitjewelry says:

    Thanks for the great tips, hopefully will help me get noticed!

    2 years ago

  • BeadManiaClothing

    BeadManiaClothing says:

    Thanks! Out to make changes and apply these goodies to my Titles and Tags. I hope this would help me generate some sales, not a single one since the past 19 months!! Thanks again

    2 years ago

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist says:

    excellent!! thank you :)

    2 years ago

  • BeadsByBev

    BeadsByBev says:

    Thanks for the information. I will work on my titles and tags.

    2 years ago

  • lizbriggsdesigns

    lizbriggsdesigns says:

    Thanks for the valuable information, I will be checking my wording out today.

    2 years ago

  • lesperancetile

    lesperancetile says:

    Thank you - I'm going to make sure my titles have the most important info at the beginning right now!

    2 years ago

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures says:

    Great tips!

    2 years ago

  • jrmrock

    jrmrock says:

    I have a suggestion... why don't Etsy just search the descriptions section of the listing, instead of looking at title and tags... The tags are nice, but it seems it would be easier just to include words in the description area as part of the search... As for the relevancy, I guess I will need to tweak my titles... Thanks for an informative post...

    2 years ago

  • libertinetacoma

    libertinetacoma says:

    Thank you for the tips!

    2 years ago

  • EgyptianInspirations

    EgyptianInspirations says:

    Brilliant tips. Thanks. x

    2 years ago

  • karstudio

    karstudio says:

    Great Info- thanks I will have to update some of my product names!

    2 years ago

  • littlelakecompany

    littlelakecompany says:

    I'm going to tweak my titles and tags. Just not tonight. What is Etsy Lush?

    2 years ago

  • sistersilver

    sistersilver says:

    since beginning with Etsy you folks have always been great about sharing ways to improve our "hits". Thank you for even one more. It is very do-able and I am curious to see if I can so it well enough to see the results.

    2 years ago

  • LaDolceBoutique

    LaDolceBoutique says:

    Oh my gosh...thank you for doing this! Recently there has been a seller of the same product as mine relisting all 100 items in her store every few hours making it very frustrating for all of us other sellers. While she is single handedly keeping Etsy running, she has also been clogging up the "most recently added" search with her things and making it very frustrating for all of us other seller who sale the same product. Knowing that the search will soon be set to relevancy by default makes me one very happy camper! I've changed my listing so that they will be more "relevant"! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    2 years ago

  • TessieTextile

    TessieTextile says:

    Re: shop stats....Wonderful tool...thanks! I was wondering if the stats records when I am in my own shop doing things? or Is it only stats from outside?

    2 years ago

  • BlueSquiggle

    BlueSquiggle says:

    Good to hear! I am an impatient shopper! I prefer being in the art studio!

    2 years ago

  • cosmichippodesigns

    cosmichippodesigns says:

    Welcome to the etsy team and thanks for the tips. I'd like to know if the order of the tags matters. Also, lately I've been listing the color of the item first and if the color can be called by other names I include them.

    2 years ago

  • Manoamoon

    Manoamoon says:

    Location, location, location! I guess that applies to tags and titles. The right descriptive word in the right place. Thanks for the tips.

    2 years ago

  • RockStoneTreasures

    RockStoneTreasures says:

    Thanks for the great tips. Off to rework some titles and tags.

    2 years ago

  • GoodLookinTreasures

    GoodLookinTreasures says:

    Thank you for the extremely helpful tips Natalie, and enjoy your new venture on Etsy's product team.

    2 years ago

  • babbleon

    babbleon says:

    Thanks! Great tips and ideas :)

    2 years ago

  • Modfruit

    Modfruit says:

    Wow, this was super informative. I've always wondered about the relevancy of title vs. tags. I also had no idea about putting the most relevant word upfront. Thanks for the great post!

    2 years ago

  • angel9

    angel9 says:

    I'm not sure now which is better: Wedding bouquets or Wedding button bouquets. One may be better for etsy, another for a good search. Only one of my bouquets comes up on the 2nd page for Wedding button bouquets. None for wedding bouquets. Thoughts?

    2 years ago

  • SweetPix

    SweetPix says:

    Very insightful! I just opened shop last week and I can see I need to make some tweaks in listings. Thanks and keep the tips coming.

    2 years ago

  • EtcetorizeSupplies

    EtcetorizeSupplies says:

    This is a very timely article, thank you! I've followed all of the "rules" in my listings and tags but still am having difficulty seeing my items show up in searches. I'll revisit all of your suggestions and see if there's someplace I can tweak still. Thanks~

    2 years ago

  • SaWasDeeCraft

    SaWasDeeCraft says:

    Thank you for the tips......

    2 years ago

  • KellyEMarra

    KellyEMarra says:

    Effective Tagging is crucial! I switch my brain to buyer mode when I tag. If something isn't getting many views, I play around with tags, title & photos. Thank you for constantly improving our Etsy! :o)

    2 years ago

  • TheRareDiva

    TheRareDiva says:

    Thanks for the information! Headed to change my titles and tags now...

    2 years ago

  • yhtanaff

    yhtanaff says:

    Thank you so much for this great tips. I have a question same as OodlesDecals: "Should we be combining tag words together or leaving separate?"

    2 years ago

  • conniescloset

    conniescloset says:

    I did not know about shop stats -Every day I check my site and it seems no one has been there. I thinkl I have unique and affordable items, so I just feel invisible. Now I can check to see if there IS any interest! Thanks Natalie!

    2 years ago

  • art4ear

    art4ear says:

    Thanks for the tips. Tagging has been a challenge and learning more about that is what I need. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • 2sistershandcrafted

    2sistershandcrafted says:

    Thank you so much Natalie! This is exactly the info I've been looking for. I especially love that you/etsy is helping my smaller shop to be seen in a saturated market of like shops who can afford to renew 20± items a day. Thanks for giving me a fighting chance.

    2 years ago

  • chloescrochetcloset

    chloescrochetcloset says:

    Thank you! Very helpful :)

    2 years ago

  • millingtonmill

    millingtonmill says:

    More options under vintage home decor would be helpful. Every time I list curtains or other textiles, I realize they are not specified and wish they were. I also concur with the suggestion that info on "completed listing" would be very helpful to know if an item is worth listing or not currently popular. Thanks for looking out for your members!

    2 years ago

  • jlleddy

    jlleddy says:

    This is very helpful! You've provided a clear description of how the "search" feature works. Thanks for the advice and guidance!

    2 years ago

  • dladesigns

    dladesigns says:

    Thanks for the great tips and the very best of luck to you!

    2 years ago

  • BZOriginals

    BZOriginals says:

    Some good progress, great tips and welcome to the Etsy Team, Natalie. I have not read through all of the posts, but see some good idea (1) I would like to see "sets" added as a sub under jewelry and weddings, jewelry, etc.I would also like to see more sections available in our shops - 12 at least. Long lines for tags would be helpful too plus the ability to use characters such as 1/2 yard rather than one half yard (which should be hyphenated and can't be). I do think your searching functions are much improved. I would much rather see a descriptive title than a name that means nothing to me. Thanks - keep up the good work!

    2 years ago

  • OneofaKindA

    OneofaKindA says:

    Can we suggest other categories for our items? For instance, I would love to see a "gift" category and a "party" or "celebration" or "special occasion" category. My Signimals are not really a toy but I don't know where else to put them. Yet they seem to get lost in the "toy" or "children" or "baby" category. I can't imagine I am the only one with this problem.

    2 years ago

  • paulinegould

    paulinegould says:

    Thank you so much for the help in making our product more visible...Best wishes with your new endeavor...So excited about all the progress!!!!!!

    2 years ago

  • PerfectBeadedJewelry

    PerfectBeadedJewelry says:

    Natalie, you do such a great job! I really appreciate you. Thanks!!

    2 years ago

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass says:

    Thanks for the tips

    2 years ago

  • mweikel

    mweikel says:

    Thanks for the information....Great tips :)

    2 years ago

  • eileendavidson

    eileendavidson says:

    Back to the drawing board!

    2 years ago

  • Jewelrybynala

    Jewelrybynala says:

    Well, I thought I knew what I was doing, but after reading this, I can see I still need to tweak my tags and titles a bit ... ;)

    2 years ago

  • DeanandBettieVintage

    DeanandBettieVintage says:

    Thank you. I'm going to word my new listings differently now. And I'm going to renew my older listings. I like the description search idea from Jesse's Vintage! Shops stats is one of my favorite features. It really helps me see what people are looking for.

    2 years ago

  • anne4bags

    anne4bags says:

    Like everyone else, I think this info is really useful, and would add my thanks too. I have similar questions about tagging, and would love to see some more detailed advice. :)

    2 years ago

  • PaperedSpaces

    PaperedSpaces says:

    Wow, I didn't realise that the order of a listing's title is so important. No wonder my titles beginning 'Medium Round...' haven't got many views!

    2 years ago

  • janesglassart

    janesglassart says:

    Thank you for all the help!! I will put it to good use!!

    2 years ago

  • elenmir

    elenmir says:

    Looking forward to relaunching my shop in a few weeks with all these new tips = ) It would be awesome to get some of the questions about tagging answered!

    2 years ago

  • handmaidencanada

    handmaidencanada says:

    Thank you!! I will be taking your advice to heart. :)

    2 years ago

  • jennyleefowler

    jennyleefowler says:

    How clear! Thanks for keeping us posted on the important stuff. Welcome aboard, Natalie!

    2 years ago

  • threadedbeads

    threadedbeads says:

    Natalie, thank you very much for all the helpful information. I too will be going back to tweak my site. Keep up the great work.

    2 years ago

  • bamboo5666

    bamboo5666 says:

    What is the Relevancy meaning when i search this button? Thanks

    2 years ago

  • SewnInTime

    SewnInTime says:

    Thanks for the great tips!

    2 years ago

  • graciespawprints

    graciespawprints says:

    Welcome and thank you for a wonderful post. Very helpful to all of us!

    2 years ago

  • ladyrachelscreation7

    ladyrachelscreation7 says:

    Thank you Natalie for all the great tips. I'm getting ready to close my shop for the month of August and plan on making some new changes when I get back from Europe. So please keep all the tips coming so I can tweek everything then. Good Luck, Christine

    2 years ago

  • QuirkMuseum

    QuirkMuseum says:

    Great search stuff! Looks like I got some more work to do. Thanks for the tips.

    2 years ago

  • Eastvillageartisans

    Eastvillageartisans says:

    Thanks for clarifying. It will help alot.

    2 years ago

  • sisforsupplies

    sisforsupplies says:

    Thanks so much!!!! great tips!!!!!

    2 years ago

  • Wildlovevintage

    Wildlovevintage says:

    Awesome! This was very helpful.

    2 years ago

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm says:

    Welcome to the Etsy community Natalie~ appreciate your tips on relevant search~ have a great summer running in marathons too. :)

    2 years ago

  • TheBerryPress

    TheBerryPress says:

    Thanks for all the advice. I will be working on some of my titles and tags.

    2 years ago

  • Idealwindowfashions

    Idealwindowfashions says:

    Thank you Natalie, and welcome. This is very helpful since I always need help in these areas.

    2 years ago

  • JewelryByIrene

    JewelryByIrene says:

    Thanks for the great information and all the thought behind it! Off now to tweek my titles!!

    2 years ago

  • paulbead

    paulbead says:

    Very Helpful Info

    2 years ago

  • djDecor

    djDecor says:

    Great information! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • samsstuff

    samsstuff says:

    Thank you for keeping us informed & up to date!

    2 years ago

  • Bleuets

    Bleuets says:

    Thank you very much. I will apply those tips right away and see if i get more views. WOnderful advice.

    2 years ago

  • LeGift

    LeGift says:

    Thank you for the tips.

    2 years ago

  • keepsakesouvenirs

    keepsakesouvenirs says:

    Every day we learn something new...! thanks

    2 years ago

  • pinkflapper

    pinkflapper says:

    Thanks so, so much!!!

    2 years ago

  • DistortedEarth

    DistortedEarth says:

    Great info! Thanks! Guess It's time to tweek my titles and tags and make sure they show up! I'm glad relevancy will be the default search. It makes more sense and it's always easier as a buyer to find what you want.

    2 years ago

  • holligolefty

    holligolefty says:

    Thanks for always keeping us sellers informed!

    2 years ago

  • PoconoPrincessJewels

    PoconoPrincessJewels says:

    Thanks for the tips and great info!

    2 years ago

  • nuevowoodcrafts

    nuevowoodcrafts says:

    Great Tips, Thanks Natalie! I guess I will start by doing some tweaking on my titles.

    2 years ago

  • MALIjewelry

    MALIjewelry says:

    Thanks so much for the insight-I'm always looking for ways to get ppl looking at my shop!

    2 years ago

  • ilovecharms

    ilovecharms says:

    I am so excited and rather shocked that as a result of changing the titles of only 2 pages of items out of 5 in my shop, my item views have increased 33%! Just in a few hours. Now I've got to work on the rest of my items. This has been one of the most helpful articles I have seen! Thanks so much and good luck to all!

    2 years ago

  • meeshy

    meeshy says:

    Whatever works best to connect buyers with sellers is a plus!

    2 years ago

  • botanicalbird

    botanicalbird says:

    Great info...awesome!!

    2 years ago

  • countessjewels

    countessjewels says:

    Why give preference to newest listed items? That "forces" people to re-list their items often to get them picked on searches. That may make the items more expensive than they should be to account for the expense of re-listing.

    2 years ago

  • AdensImaginarium

    AdensImaginarium says:

    This is indeed great info! Thanks so much on these tips to optimize the buying and selling experience!

    2 years ago

  • frenchfeatherdesigns

    frenchfeatherdesigns says:

    Love this. You guys are right on and we appreciate it!

    2 years ago

  • ShinyMoonBeams

    ShinyMoonBeams says:

    great advice thanks

    2 years ago

  • Nushkie

    Nushkie says:

    Welcome aboard. Great info. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • LittleBlueMoon

    LittleBlueMoon says:

    didn't know it works this way. Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • woodbeedesign

    woodbeedesign says:

    Sound advice. Thanks

    2 years ago

  • polkadotrose

    polkadotrose says:

    truly helpful. thank you ♥

    2 years ago

  • jandem

    jandem says:

    I appreciate how etsy is constantly evolving with better ways to make our businesses excel.

    2 years ago

  • AmyJiggetts

    AmyJiggetts says:

    Back to work, thank you....

    2 years ago

  • terrazaglass

    terrazaglass says:

    Thanks for the new info. Great Idea!

    2 years ago

  • SassySnacks

    SassySnacks says:

    Awesome info. My biggest problem is getting friends to the site. Now I know that some of them may be a little ADD and not quite schooled in the computer but they always comment "I can't find Sassy Snacks" etc. I also have a hard time using the 'search' and entering a shop name and getting the site. I'm looking forward to the Monday session. thank you Denise

    2 years ago

  • SigalFJewelry

    SigalFJewelry says:

    Thanks for the helpful tips. I wasn't familiar with this "shop stats" - very important info. just put it in my favorites!

    2 years ago

  • doronmerav

    doronmerav says:

    great tips, thanks :)

    2 years ago

  • gentryscloset

    gentryscloset says:

    Thank you!!!

    2 years ago

  • miliaime

    miliaime says:

    really good tips! so important!

    2 years ago

  • RosaDecoratie

    RosaDecoratie says:

    Thanks, I'm working on it

    2 years ago

  • tinahillstrom

    tinahillstrom says:

    Brevity is Brilliance Simplify Style Grateful for the words Kisses Tina O

    2 years ago

  • Iggyjingles

    Iggyjingles says:

    I have changed my titles to enhance their relevancy. I hope it works. The names don't seem to flow as nicely but if it brings more views that can only be good.

    2 years ago

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA says:

    You will love it here Natalie! merci kindly for these awesome tips, It will get better and better...

    2 years ago

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree says:

    Perfect timing ~ I've been wondering how search works with regards to putting two words in tags and whether it's better or not to do so. Thanks very much for the information and all the wonderful work you do for us!

    2 years ago

  • karoart

    karoart says:

    great explanation of how it really works, thank you

    2 years ago

  • TheMonkeyShack

    TheMonkeyShack says:

    Great tips and as informative as ever... thanks.xx

    2 years ago

  • africapintail

    africapintail says:

    I'm still at sea

    2 years ago

  • hildes

    hildes says:

    Thank you for the tips :)

    2 years ago

  • KooKooCraft

    KooKooCraft says:

    Thanks for the info, I believe that this is very useful for all of us :)

    2 years ago

  • LazyTcrochet

    LazyTcrochet says:

    Thanks for this. It helps to know how relevancy works.

    2 years ago

  • EulaliaBriz

    EulaliaBriz says:

    Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • emmacarpendale

    emmacarpendale says:

    Great article. I've just renamed my items and added more tags. Many thanks! Really useful info :)

    2 years ago

  • Paintpotsplus

    Paintpotsplus says:

    I'm going to check my titles and work on them. Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • Niftic

    Niftic says:

    Fabulous tips! Thanks for the insight into the process of searching!

    2 years ago

  • brownleeartstudio

    brownleeartstudio says:

    Thanks for the great information.

    2 years ago

  • foxpots

    foxpots says:

    Thanks for the update!

    2 years ago

  • FreshStitches

    FreshStitches says:

    Great tips! Thanks so much!

    2 years ago

  • AstridNicoleEtcetera

    AstridNicoleEtcetera says:

    Thanks! We've noticed improvements when following your advice. We look forward to more.

    2 years ago

  • Babydollskincare

    Babydollskincare says:

    Thank you so much for the great tips!

    2 years ago

  • onevoice

    onevoice says:

    So for painters, the title of the painting shouldn't come first any more...?

    2 years ago

  • GotMilkGlassAndMore

    GotMilkGlassAndMore says:

    Someone early on asked, "should I remove the word vintage from my titles since it's now required to add it to the attributes section?" any advice on this?? Thanks for the great info!

    2 years ago

  • lizeeekids

    lizeeekids says:

    Thanks for including our "Lacey" dress in your blog! Great tips too!

    2 years ago

  • ohzie

    ohzie says:

    excellent advice..nice to see my friend wrenwillow's tee :O)

    2 years ago

  • feltingdreams

    feltingdreams says:

    I love this!

    2 years ago

  • stephaniesyarn

    stephaniesyarn says:

    Thanks I appreciate the work on better searches.I found that my items will appear in one search and then not in another. Oh on the laptop sleeve, I called mine a cover. Knowing the best terms helps. Stephanie

    2 years ago

  • PerlillaPets

    PerlillaPets says:

    I'm new on Etsy, so thank you for this article, is truly helpful for me!

    2 years ago

  • AurDenDesigns

    AurDenDesigns says:

    Very useful information.

    2 years ago

  • ThePassionatePearl

    ThePassionatePearl says:

    This article was very helpful, thanks so much. I have a question. I wonder why when you list a new item or edit an older one, there is no place that mentions pearls in Necklaces, bracelets etc...It's there for the earrings though. I make mostly freshwater pearl jewelry and that is not helping the business... thanks so much

    2 years ago

  • GypsyPeacockJewelry

    GypsyPeacockJewelry says:

    thank you, that was very informative!

    2 years ago

  • emharlow

    emharlow says:

    Oh wow! My titles were way off... thank you so much for sharing!!

    2 years ago

  • mummiquilts

    mummiquilts says:

    Thanks for the great advice!

    2 years ago

  • lalamarino631

    lalamarino631 says:

    Thank you sooo much for the helpful information...I'm doing my best to get my feather accessories out there and promote my shop...xoxo

    2 years ago

  • SPIHobbies

    SPIHobbies says:

    Good advice-I shall check all my titles immediately

    2 years ago

  • Shhbang

    Shhbang says:

    Terrific, helpful information, thanks.

    2 years ago

  • WallStarGraphics

    WallStarGraphics says:

    Helpful new information and reminders. Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie says:

    Welcome Natalie, nicely done

    2 years ago

  • Cindimh

    Cindimh says:

    Concise and helpful information. Thank you! :)

    2 years ago

  • HerStoryDesigns

    HerStoryDesigns says:

    Great information! Title changes on the way!

    2 years ago

  • GoTo

    GoTo says:

    Unless the rules have changed, tagging something with "pink unicorn" is against Etsy's tagging rules: "You may only use multiple words as a single tag if they comprise a single descriptive phrase (for example: "sterling silver" or "art doll"). Examples of unacceptable multiple words in a single tag: "silver earrings," "beach water sunset," "handbag purse clutch," "green red blue black."" Source: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/483#tagging If tagging "silver earrings" isn't allowed I don't see how tagging "pink unicorn" would be.

    2 years ago

  • beliz82

    beliz82 says:

    Thank you very much for the great advice !!

    2 years ago

  • CLWPottery

    CLWPottery says:

    Thanks for the wonderful tips. I will be going over my listings and working on them.

    2 years ago

  • EdenPottery

    EdenPottery says:

    thanks for the tips! Off to see what pops up in the search box when I enter some key words!

    2 years ago

  • LunarSkiesJewelry

    LunarSkiesJewelry says:

    Thank you, this is a great decision.

    2 years ago

  • Rutlandfairie

    Rutlandfairie says:

    This is probably why I have sold nothing in the last 6 weeks. Which makes the whole point of having a listing for 4 months a waste of time. I would also like to point out variations in US language & English - for example I make waistcoats, but in US language this is a 'vest' - in the UK a vest is an undergarment or sometimes a sleeveless t-shirt. Perhaps you could allow for the language differences by making your listings English English friendly please? In the world of fashion we sometimes use the French 'gilet' which is a 'kind' of waistcoat but nearer to a UK meaning than 'vest'. Help please - I'm not getting any sales and want to know why.

    2 years ago

  • bohemian80

    bohemian80 says:

    Thank you so much for this insight. I think I might have to go back through my tags and titles to readjust. Great article.

    2 years ago

  • lorielynn

    lorielynn says:

    Great information. Going to spend some time today refreshing titles and tags.

    2 years ago

  • ThistleFinchGallery

    ThistleFinchGallery says:

    I understand the importance of a title now but I mostly paint vintage stencils onto new dishtowels and I don't want all the titles to only say "dishtowel" or kitchen towel or just towel. There are so many cute designs that I want the title to say what it is about...like Spring Flowers painted from a vintage stencil onto a new dishtowel. This title is too long but I cannot think of a shorter way to write it. If anyone can think of a better way please let me know! Thanks!!

    2 years ago

  • ARAZZB

    ARAZZB says:

    I have some work to do now.thank you for the heads up!

    2 years ago

  • lillith

    lillith says:

    thanks for the info! ♥

    2 years ago

  • GussiedUpBaby

    GussiedUpBaby says:

    Very helpful information, especially about the titles. Thanx

    2 years ago

  • IntheMoodforVintage

    IntheMoodforVintage says:

    Prior to reading your article, I recently redid all of my titles and tags. I made them less "creative" and more "descriptive". I just wanted to let others know what I found out. It takes about a week, give or take a few days to see any changes in your shop stats. You won't have stats for a few days. I was worried that I had made an error in judgement by making those changes, held my breath for a few days and then....viola!! I had 23 hits in one day and from different search engines, which is very, very important. You want other search engines, crawlers, etc to find you as well. From what I read in 6 months of research, with any type of SEO, title and tag changes, it can take up to 6 months to see the improvements. I personally think it takes less time than that and you are correct in having us check the shop stats...it is very gratifying to see one's results change and keep figuring out how to tweak our sites. Thanks etsy, for the analytical info it gives us and for free! Another little important factor is making sure that you use the same descriptive words a few times in your item description box. Sprinkle it here and there to insure that webcrawlers pick up the words.

    2 years ago

  • thegracioushome

    thegracioushome says:

    Good to know - changes to be made. Being a new shop on etsy, I'm also interested in hearing the answer to the "recency" questions that were raised, i.e., new listings only...renewed listings??? Does that also mean that if you have listings matching the search criteria that are not "new listings", will they show up in the search results at all? I think they should if they don't.

    2 years ago

  • thegiftoffiber

    thegiftoffiber says:

    Good information, thank you for always looking and working on new ideas. I would also like to see an easier way for a shopper to find a specific store. If you miss a space or a comma the store won't show up, there should be a list of ones that are close. I have told people "oh you can get that on Etsy, I think its ???" I might be one word off and then they can't find it. Thanks for listening.

    2 years ago

  • PolkadotPossum

    PolkadotPossum says:

    Thanks for the information! I need to plod through all my listings and see what changes need to be made. Thanks for the hard work!

    2 years ago

  • wiredroxz

    wiredroxz says:

    Good tips..........merci beaucoup :)

    2 years ago

  • malibustyle

    malibustyle says:

    Great article - terrific suggestions - Love that it's very specific - Jenifer

    2 years ago

  • creationsbylr

    creationsbylr says:

    Thanks for the good advice. I keep tweeking my title but still am not getting any sales recently. Just in the process of adding some new items so hopes this helps.

    2 years ago

  • ForElephant

    ForElephant says:

    I always get at least one good action point when I read these articles! Thanks for the constant encouragement and useful information!!!

    2 years ago

  • GarrettandGrace

    GarrettandGrace says:

    Thanks for the insight regarding titles... I have focused a lot of time on tags, but apparently the titles need some lovin' too! Also, I discovered the stats extras just yesterday and was thrilled to be able to see where my views were coming from! Woot!

    2 years ago

  • cutterstone

    cutterstone says:

    Thanks for helping us get a better experience out of Etsy! We love the site!

    2 years ago

  • ReincarnationsArt

    ReincarnationsArt says:

    Great information - I will make sure and implement these as I continue building our new Etsy store! Thanks Jennifer; )

    2 years ago

  • KozyCanines

    KozyCanines says:

    Thanks for all the info! Off to tweak all my goodies!

    2 years ago

  • Studiojones1

    Studiojones1 says:

    good work. thanks!!

    2 years ago

  • mariamariscal2010

    mariamariscal2010 says:

    thanks for the tip!

    2 years ago

  • FreehandCards

    FreehandCards says:

    Time to re-work some titles and tags- appreciate your work to help us snag the buyers. Welcome, keep up the good work. Thank you IntheMoodforVintage for your tips and reminders.

    2 years ago

  • belenlucas

    belenlucas says:

    thanks for taking time to teach us

    2 years ago

  • gioiaalbano

    gioiaalbano says:

    Thanks! I'm going to make few updates in my shop! ;-) Gioia

    2 years ago

  • jbequette

    jbequette says:

    As I read this article and clicked on the "shop stats" (I almost missed it!) I was fascinated to be able to see how others were actually looking up my items. This is really helpful and I am bookmarking this page to keep track in the future. Thanks for the information!

    2 years ago

  • SweetJennsVtgJewelry

    SweetJennsVtgJewelry says:

    Thanks for the info. I am new to Etsy so I just tweaked the Tags.

    2 years ago

  • STARRFIRESTUDIOS

    STARRFIRESTUDIOS says:

    Thanks so much for the informative tips. Very helpful!

    2 years ago

  • NoraQuinonez

    NoraQuinonez says:

    Thank you so much for this tips...as a new shop at Etsy I'll take all the help available out there. I have so much to thank to Etsy, because of it one of my items will be showcase in the new HGTV magazine this coming month...so excited!!!! Keep the good work! Best Nora Quinonez

    2 years ago

  • vixendesignstudio

    vixendesignstudio says:

    I noticed the keyword search in the shop stats. It's very helpful. Keep up the good work!

    2 years ago

  • PointyPaws

    PointyPaws says:

    Very useful info. Thanks Natalie!

    2 years ago

  • PreciousPastimes

    PreciousPastimes says:

    Thank you for the great tips. Creating the best titles is always a challenge and learning more about how to do that is very helpful. :-)

    2 years ago

  • PastryTartBakery

    PastryTartBakery says:

    Thanks so much for all of your hard work behind the scenes...and for explaining to we shop owners how to use it to our best advantage!

    2 years ago

  • RoostersInMyRoses

    RoostersInMyRoses says:

    Congrats on joining Etsy’s product team, Natalie! This article was very helpful. Thanks for offering an inside look at how things work.

    2 years ago

  • fascinique

    fascinique says:

    Thank you for the update and the useful information!

    2 years ago

  • MySweetieBean

    MySweetieBean says:

    Congrats Natalie and thanks for all the helpful info. I'm sure we'll all put it to good use!

    2 years ago

  • Lizabettas

    Lizabettas says:

    Thats very helpful thanks :)

    2 years ago

  • designerpens

    designerpens says:

    you said "In practice, you should make sure the first words of your title explain what your item is. "... so would it be better to list my items as "pen, handcrafted, made from zebrawood" instead of "Zebrawood European style pen"?

    2 years ago

  • FreshRetroGallery

    FreshRetroGallery says:

    I think search engines, and possibly also Etsy's search feature (?), prefer tag phrases like "family tree chart" and "family tree poster" better than separate tags like "family", "tree", "poster" and "chart". Designerpens, maybe it would be best to say, "Pen handcrafted in zebrawood, European style".

    2 years ago

  • KSDluxe

    KSDluxe says:

    Thanks for the help Natalie...glad you're here. I'll look at tags and titles.

    2 years ago

  • originalperfection

    originalperfection says:

    Thxs you so much, Natalie! Can you help me go over my site and give me some feedback? Thxs! Carol

    2 years ago

  • kikums

    kikums says:

    Thank you for the help! =) I'll be changing some of my titles

    2 years ago

  • rubymountains

    rubymountains says:

    Great Information... thanks

    2 years ago

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage says:

    Thanks for info. It is so important to use the right tags!

    2 years ago

  • AubaunRanne

    AubaunRanne says:

    that was great thanks soo much

    2 years ago

  • SpiralsandSpice

    SpiralsandSpice says:

    Thanks so much for the very useful info!

    2 years ago

  • OHONEFINEDAY

    OHONEFINEDAY says:

    I loved this and have gone through all of my shop titles and fixed them as you have stated. Then I went and search the titles only to find shops like this coming up before mine. There are certain shops that are always on top and their listing titles are not at all what you have suggested we list ours as. One exp. is a listing for" Chalkboard Signs, Rustic, Country" It is listed under "Table numbers" My listing is titled "Centerpiece Table numbers" and hers is way at the top above mine. Another shop that is always at the top in most of her listings...has her shop name as her title and then then item. I am still new to Etsy, yet have heard from some other members stating this to be an on going problem...and now I understand their fustration. Can you help us understand this better..thank you for your time:)

    2 years ago

  • maramao

    maramao says:

    Great tips, thanks a lot!

    2 years ago

  • hozzlebozzle

    hozzlebozzle says:

    Thanks for this valuable post! Tweaking titles and tags can be tricky, wanting to have listings that are easily searchable, but also still unique, so I really appreciate all the info!

    2 years ago

  • AndySerrano

    AndySerrano says:

    Good information about your new search features

    2 years ago

  • JadeRoseCrochet

    JadeRoseCrochet says:

    great info - helps to be reminded

    2 years ago

  • BumblesAndBoo

    BumblesAndBoo says:

    As a new shop owner I love any new tips to get me started on my journey with Etsy and most importantly with my buyers! Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • romanticwarriorqueen
  • LAZEJEWELLERIES

    LAZEJEWELLERIES says:

    Very helpfull. Thank you for the insight.

    2 years ago

  • CircesHouse

    CircesHouse says:

    I feel a little queasy at the thought of making "Search by Relevancy" the default--we have been mystified by the workings of the relevancy search for years, and we've tried everything to try to get our items to show up in these searches. We have in fact tried each of the things suggested in this article, and still we find that our items tend to get buried in the relevancy searches, even when we just listed them that day. Eventually we sent an email to the Etsy Admins asking for advice, and we followed the advice we were given, unfortunately still with pretty disappointing results. We've spoken with MANY other sellers who have had this same experience, and we've all been reassured by the fact that search items are sorted by how recently they were listed. We've never had any trouble helping clients to find us. And although we genuinely appreciate Etsy's efforts to improve the site and make life easier for buyers, I would respectfully ask that the admins please, pleeeease think hard before making a major change like this. Sorry to be a party pooper! Just a little scared at the thought of having to go through upwards of 200 listings and frantically make changes to every item until we figure out the formula.

    2 years ago

  • artdp

    artdp says:

    Thank you Ive not made a sale on etsy yet so I will take your advice and keep everything crossed :)

    2 years ago

  • sharonsaindon

    sharonsaindon says:

    I agree that this information is not very clear- please clarify on the" Relevency" issues listed in these comments and the " tag stuffing issues" as well. iIalso have been testing my tags and titles after renewing and have been amazed at what items get put to the top of the list before mine. Relevency sometimes seems to be a joke. Maybe it would be a good idea to somehow be able to report miss-used tags in order to raise the level of professionalism for etsy. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • CircesHouse

    CircesHouse says:

    Sorry to be a pain in the tush, but I wanted to add something else after talking with my husband, who is my partner in our shop. We are both Etsy buyers as well as sellers--we do a ton of shopping here. And we have both found that the Relevancy searches don't often lead us to what we're looking for--we find that we get better results by sifting through everything that's out there. It seems like the formula by which these results are determined is just too rigid, and it leaves out a lot of relevant stuff. Also, isn't part of the joy of Etsy the wonderful diversity of artists and items? Isn't it half the fun to stumble across something awesome when you think you're looking for something else? Won't making Relevancy the default take that away? *Especially* since there doesn't seem to be anything that makes it clear to buyers that there are other options for searching. I didn't even know that there WERE multiple search options for the first few months we were here on Etsy. Anyway, we strongly feel that keeping the current system as the default, while making it clear to buyers that they can switch it to search by Relevancy if they so desire is the best option. :) Sorry to bombard everybody. Thanks for listening!

    2 years ago

  • VassiSlavova

    VassiSlavova says:

    Thanks for the tips:) I will be working on my titles to improve my searches.

    2 years ago

  • sugarandspicekidz

    sugarandspicekidz says:

    Thank you for the great information. I changed some of my titles to start with the word "Dog Collar" and did a search. It did not seem to make a difference. Does it take some time to change over or is it instant? Thanks again.

    2 years ago

  • ninisnotions

    ninisnotions says:

    Thanks for these great tips! I did some changing today of my titles. Hope this improves my searches!!

    2 years ago

  • cupandpenny

    cupandpenny says:

    Thank you for these tips! I had a question about tags: in the example, you said that in a search for "pink unicorn," results that contain “pink unicorn” in the title or tags will appear higher than those who title an item “Pink Flowers and Unicorn.” What if I have two separate tags: "pink" and "unicorn"? Theoretically, shouldn't a search for "pink unicorn" bring up my item? I've noticed my items do not come up in a search result when I tag the words separately.

    2 years ago

  • roseandthatch

    roseandthatch says:

    Although I do appreciate the idea of searching faster for what one wants, I also see that this quick approach eliminates the artist who is more poetic or artistic in the naming of his/her artwork. Usually the name I give my artwork jewelry is indicative of its creative state and I mourn that I must title it as "necklace" before "Morning Frost", just to gain an audience.

    2 years ago

  • etincellestudio

    etincellestudio says:

    Thank you for the detailed explanation! Congratulation for joining Etsy, I am looking forward to your posts!

    2 years ago

  • miracle999

    miracle999 says:

    MAKE PERFECT SENSE. Thank you sweet heart. I love you all. A lot of my customers are so thrilled why I give away gifts like crazy? because we are moving, and we don't want to carry a bunch of stuff with us.

    2 years ago

  • LynJewels

    LynJewels says:

    Thank you. Very useful tips.

    2 years ago

  • MulberryCreek

    MulberryCreek says:

    Thanks for the great article. I will be looking in on Monday ....

    2 years ago

  • lapuzelo

    lapuzelo says:

    great article with useful tips, and just the right time! LOL i am doing some research about my keywords just right now~!

    2 years ago

  • GRENADINELISBOA

    GRENADINELISBOA says:

    Thanks for the very helpful tips.

    2 years ago

  • patiquespottery2

    patiquespottery2 says:

    Great information for a "Newbe" like me....I would like to see "COLLECTOR" added to the RECIPIENT LIST. Most of my items are antique and unique and none of the titles fit, but I do not want to NOT choose one and risk lowering my visibility on any search.

    2 years ago

  • pannakotta

    pannakotta says:

    Thanks a lot, this was a very useful article! :)

    2 years ago

  • LittleBeanPrints

    LittleBeanPrints says:

    Great stuff! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • ForLoveofCupcakes

    ForLoveofCupcakes says:

    Thanks for the great info!!

    2 years ago

  • sienaslew

    sienaslew says:

    Great article..I have found that renewing my items every 10 days or so almost always results in 1-3 new sales. So for the few pennies it costs it is worth the expense to me. I have been doing this for a month or two now and can see the pattern shift to more sales with renewed listings.

    2 years ago

  • LoveStitchesByNaomi

    LoveStitchesByNaomi says:

    Very helpful. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • artgarment

    artgarment says:

    Thank you Natalie, it very helpful. Marina

    2 years ago

  • jeweledfashion

    jeweledfashion says:

    Thank you for your tips,and good luck at your new job

    2 years ago

  • jeweledfashion

    jeweledfashion says:

    Tank you for your tips and good luck at your new job

    2 years ago

  • sunrisetreasures

    sunrisetreasures says:

    Oh boy I have some work to do!

    2 years ago

  • pezzazz

    pezzazz says:

    Thanks for the info! As a new seller, I sure do appreciate the tips.

    2 years ago

  • GlitzandPaper

    GlitzandPaper says:

    Thanks for the info! Love it!

    2 years ago

  • HappyCatBoutique

    HappyCatBoutique says:

    Thank you so much for the info. We will be checking our titles to see if we need to make some changes.

    2 years ago

  • ConceptsInClay

    ConceptsInClay says:

    Just started tweaking my titles - thanks! I totally agree that "relevancy" should be the default for searches. People want to find what they are searching for - and this is the best way to help them do that.

    2 years ago

  • Shellyka

    Shellyka says:

    Great! Thank you for the update I Very helpful!

    2 years ago

  • Shellyka

    Shellyka says:

    Thank you for the updates! Very very helpful!

    2 years ago

  • NatalieDArt

    NatalieDArt says:

    Thanks for the tips, very helpful to know what I'm doing right and what I could imrove on and how :)))))

    2 years ago

  • viveradesign

    viveradesign says:

    Thanks for the info! :D

    2 years ago

  • LaughingMoonCreation

    LaughingMoonCreation says:

    Thank you for the great tips

    2 years ago

  • ImageBlocks

    ImageBlocks says:

    Great tips! Thanks for the advise

    2 years ago

  • ImageBlocks

    ImageBlocks says:

    Great advise, good luck with your new job!

    2 years ago

  • TheBeachCobbler

    TheBeachCobbler says:

    I've just re-titled and -tagged just about every item in my store--THANK YOU for this important information!

    2 years ago

  • ByBunni

    ByBunni says:

    Thanks for the tips, guess I need to change my titles.

    2 years ago

  • Liduvina

    Liduvina says:

    Great info!!!!! thanks!

    2 years ago

  • Art2ArtColorado

    Art2ArtColorado says:

    thank you for this article!

    2 years ago

  • forgottenstore

    forgottenstore says:

    Thanks for the info! It is very, very useful!

    2 years ago

  • 1022SeaShellAve

    1022SeaShellAve says:

    tweeking away!!!!!!

    2 years ago

  • thimbledoodle

    thimbledoodle says:

    Thanks, again! I can't learn fast enough! Thanks for the small bursts of info! I learn a lot from your posts and have seen great benefits from every helpful bit of advice you've given. Thanks, so much!

    2 years ago

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading says:

    marking... so wish I could have gone to the live stream... tried for 1/2 hour to get in then gave up :( Guess I will read instead

    2 years ago

  • TinyTiptoesBoutique

    TinyTiptoesBoutique says:

    Thank you for the heads up! I'm looking forward to the benefits of the new relevancy search. I tried the new relevancy search for research this morning. I love it! I felt like the results displayed only a tiny percentage of non-relevant items instead of a tiny percentage of relevant items as it used to before. Keep up the good work!

    2 years ago

  • infusiondesigns

    infusiondesigns says:

    Thank you so much, as a newbie to etsy every tip is a chance for success. Are there any articles anyone can recommend on successful tagging? Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • SewnAge

    SewnAge says:

    Useful and helpful. Thanks.

    2 years ago

  • millingtonmill
  • yoliesquer

    yoliesquer says:

    Just starting out and my item is unique. I am not even too sure where to put in categories for a featured spot? Thanks for the article. I will try changing my tags. Working on a banner ect...

    2 years ago

  • TinyTiptoesBoutique

    TinyTiptoesBoutique says:

    Infusiondesigns, here are a couple good articles on tagging. Combine these with the tips in this article, and I think you're set. :) http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2007/guidelines-tips-tagging-on-etsy/ http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/community-advice-tagging-woes/

    2 years ago

  • FlutterbyeNotes

    FlutterbyeNotes says:

    Thank you for the info. The insight into titles was particularly helpful.

    2 years ago

  • poladora

    poladora says:

    helpful! welcome

    2 years ago

  • QuiltedHugsBibs

    QuiltedHugsBibs says:

    @ roseandthatch: I agree with you on the creativity of the names - that's part of the creative fun for me. I also see the need for getting your item found. I went through my titles and put the search words at the beginning, then put the name I created for the item after that. There are many excellent questions here...I would really like to see some answers in a followup or post to this article - there are a lot of common threads here. I would hate to see people spend hours making some changes, then find they did it wrong! I've been looking at my stats and it's amazing to see what's going on. I've noticed that one of the top stats for views come to my shop from Treasuries. It hasn't resulted in too many sales, but in marketing, the general rule is (or used to be) someone needs to see your name 3-4 times before they may purchase. That's why I participate in Treasuries, blog feature invitations and Team discussions. I think it will eventually increase traffic (and sales) at my shop. I do appreciate the info from Natalie and will look at my tags. I did change my titles recently, now to work on the tags!

    2 years ago

  • JanislaJewels

    JanislaJewels says:

    Interesting tips! On the subject of listings, I make ceramic jewellery (among other types) and when I list a brooch I can't choose "ceramic" as the type because in spite of a long list of possibles, it's not there! So I put it in the titles, descriptions and tags. I haven't checked, but what would happen if someone searched for "ceramic brooch"? I also notice when I search for something specific (the last example was "sterling silver chain") all sorts of irrelevant things pop up, eg everything that mentions silver, whether or not it's a chain. This even happened when I homed in on local items (I'm in the UK) - I got about thirty results and only about one-third of them were chains! What's the explanation?

    2 years ago

  • georgeysgal

    georgeysgal says:

    Very informative..Many Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • ViciouslyPink

    ViciouslyPink says:

    Such great information, thanks so much!!!

    2 years ago

  • TwoLittleSunflowers

    TwoLittleSunflowers says:

    I'm learning something new all the time! Didn't know I had a "shop stats" section! I will definitely use this. Thanks so much, Joanne

    2 years ago

  • VintageTilley

    VintageTilley says:

    Very Helpful! I have been wondering about this subject. Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • angelicaallen

    angelicaallen says:

    Great info!! Thank you

    2 years ago

  • TLCLyn

    TLCLyn says:

    I have so much learning to do to make my shop a success. Thank you Natalie for helping with some fabulous advice. I definitely have some work to do.

    2 years ago

  • SpackleTheGap

    SpackleTheGap says:

    Lots of awesome information to apply to my shop!!! Thanks for working so hard for all of us!!

    2 years ago

  • FreelyExpressed

    FreelyExpressed says:

    Thank you, I am pretty new to etsy and can use any advice I can get.

    2 years ago

  • BearStitches

    BearStitches says:

    Great information. Thanks...will go back and relook at titles and tags...and renew more often !

    2 years ago

  • Jestti

    Jestti says:

    Thanks so much!

    2 years ago

  • HandmadeHempMomma

    HandmadeHempMomma says:

    Will be implementing these. Keep the tips coming! Thanks

    2 years ago

  • mackenzieframes

    mackenzieframes says:

    Just clicked on my shop stats - what a difference! When were all those changes made? If you haven't looked at yours recently, I recommend you go now and have a look - there is lots of new information there that is very useful.

    2 years ago

  • Beauje

    Beauje says:

    Thank you so much! I refreshed some of my titles and tags a few minutes ago. I really needed your article NOW........

    2 years ago

  • FernHollowFinds

    FernHollowFinds says:

    All good info, THX!!

    2 years ago

  • BarbaraRosenzweig

    BarbaraRosenzweig says:

    Thanks for this very important information!

    2 years ago

  • craftyartsandgifts

    craftyartsandgifts says:

    I'm new so every bit of help is appreciated! Good luck!

    2 years ago

  • bsue1441

    bsue1441 says:

    I very much enjoyed this article and will repeat some of this information later in my B'sue Boutiques blog. Your commentary works right across the board for ALL Google searches, as well as Etsy searches, so it's good to learn these things and employ the principles right out of the gate, if your store is new! If not, never too late to start! I am still thinking hard about my listing verbiage, and titles. A book that helped me IMMENSELY was Timothy Adam's HOW TO MAKE MONEY AT ETSY. In fact, it's what convinced me to open an ETSY store. *Everyone!* should own a copy.

    2 years ago

  • MargaretMousley

    MargaretMousley says:

    Thanks for the information. I The shop stats are a great tool.

    2 years ago

  • wineslippers

    wineslippers says:

    That information was very helpful. Went back and changed several descriptions. I didn't know they had a book out about making money on ETSY. WOW

    2 years ago

  • GlassAndCraftsStudio

    GlassAndCraftsStudio says:

    Many thanks for the tips, Natalie! I think my shop needs an update... Refreshing some titles and tags accordingly.... bsue1441: Thanks for recommending that book! I'll try to get it as I'm quite new here... Regards, V.

    2 years ago

  • landofgawk

    landofgawk says:

    Very useful post for us newcomers! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • artworksbycarol

    artworksbycarol says:

    is it better to be simple with titles ect.?

    2 years ago

  • LaNomRahDesigns

    LaNomRahDesigns says:

    awesome! checked the chat out yesterday as well and this is an added bonus of info. Thank you for sharing.

    2 years ago

  • pearia

    pearia says:

    Thanks for sharing these great tips! :)

    2 years ago

  • CLKconcepts

    CLKconcepts says:

    Great article, I will go back and analyze my titles and tags! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • Mystiquebijoux

    Mystiquebijoux says:

    Thank you so much for these tips! ! Will use them for sure. Miss Tik ;-)

    2 years ago

  • silverpirate

    silverpirate says:

    Natalie, thank you so much for the great info!

    2 years ago

  • sannipanni

    sannipanni says:

    Awesome! Off to revise my titles! Thanks for the look behind the scenes!

    2 years ago

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo says:

    Hi all, Just want to make it clear - common word phrases like "bunny rabbit" or "sterling silver" can be one tag. Something like "red blue green" should be three different tags, but "crimson red" can be one tag. Hope that helps! Danielle

    2 years ago

  • coniLab

    coniLab says:

    great post, thanks for sharing the info! is time to check my tags and titles :)

    2 years ago

  • Petitbijouartshop

    Petitbijouartshop says:

    Thank you Natalie on the great information! Cheers !

    2 years ago

  • sherrysjewelry

    sherrysjewelry says:

    Thank you very much Natalie! Very informative and so very helpful!

    2 years ago

  • LadyMegg

    LadyMegg says:

    Wow, really does help and makes more sense to me.

    2 years ago

  • DesignsbyLQ

    DesignsbyLQ says:

    Hi Natalie! Thank you for the great information. I had recently started putting key words at the beginning of my titles. It really seems to help customers find me. I can't help but wonder how people find items that have "named" titles. Like, starlight night, for a necklace. The tags? hmmmmmm

    2 years ago

  • TreeMarJewelry

    TreeMarJewelry says:

    Thank you, Natalie, for the fantastic information! I'll be checking out my site and updating it to get better search results.

    2 years ago

  • 2birdstudio

    2birdstudio says:

    Thanks for the helpful tips. I'm willing to give it a try.

    2 years ago

  • TravelingTotShop

    TravelingTotShop says:

    Thanks for making this easy to follow for us newbies!

    2 years ago

  • martywhitedesigns

    martywhitedesigns says:

    I noticed that in jewelry, for earrings there's an option of "pearl" for type, but the pearl option is not available for necklaces. I think it should be, as there's nothing available to accurately categorize a simple pearl necklace

    2 years ago

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana says:

    Great tips! I'll be reviewing my titles asap.

    2 years ago

  • LittleWhiteDresser

    LittleWhiteDresser says:

    Great info!! thanks so much!!

    2 years ago

  • GirlieGals

    GirlieGals says:

    Great Ideas Natalie! Newbie here and appreciate all the help that Etsy provides. What a great place to be. Thanks, again!!

    2 years ago

  • bonspielcreation

    bonspielcreation says:

    I still miss the golden age of etsy when I made many thousands of dollars a month--the site was small, the economy was pumpin' and the buyers were avid! I'm hoping I will be less lost in the crowd with some of these changes to search--thanks!

    2 years ago

  • HawaiianMagpie

    HawaiianMagpie says:

    Thanks for the tips! I appreciate them!

    2 years ago

  • missyfiore

    missyfiore says:

    I am going to start changing my tags right now! Great info! Thank you!!

    2 years ago

  • dolldressedup
  • AroundWood

    AroundWood says:

    Thank you very much, very helpfull :-)

    2 years ago

  • eaglenosetattoo

    eaglenosetattoo says:

    Would be good to have an easy check list with clear, short reminders for relevancy (to what?), recency, titles, tags, and the like.

    2 years ago

  • ArtDecoDame

    ArtDecoDame says:

    thank you!

    2 years ago

  • EverythingOriginals

    EverythingOriginals says:

    I just love these helpful tips. Being new to Etsy these informative blogs help clarify things.

    2 years ago

  • marias9

    marias9 says:

    Hi, I'm sitting here in Europe - wondering !! - haven't had much sale since Etsy/admin put in this "Regional Search-engine", which has excluded the rest of the world from the US, - specially when it comes to "Vintage Buttons". Before that - I had most of my customer in US! - around 80% - since May - I have had 2 sales to US customers - very depressing situation! What tags should I put in order to get through to US customers?? "Will ship to US" or ??????? PLEASE help!!. - Looking forward to hear you. Maria

    2 years ago

  • bezaleljewels

    bezaleljewels says:

    This is super helpful, thanks!

    2 years ago

  • Marumadrid

    Marumadrid says:

    When I saw the "Stats" addition I flipped out in delight!! XD

    2 years ago

  • elsielight

    elsielight says:

    Much appreciate this information! I've made quite a few changes to my item titles and checked them in search. This is very helpful! Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • GoTo

    GoTo says:

    daniellexo says: Hi all, Just want to make it clear - common word phrases like "bunny rabbit" or "sterling silver" can be one tag. Something like "red blue green" should be three different tags, but "crimson red" can be one tag. Hope that helps! Danielle ~~~~~That doesn't clear up the pink unicorn as so many here have mentioned. Would you please address that specifically?

    2 years ago

  • FascinatingHobbies

    FascinatingHobbies says:

    Thanks for the helpful tips. I wasn't familiar with this "shop stats" - very important info.

    2 years ago

  • GregsFineArt

    GregsFineArt says:

    Thank you for the helpful tips.

    2 years ago

  • thedreamygiraffe

    thedreamygiraffe says:

    We're told that we can't use "silver earrings" as a singular tag. But if you run a search on "silver earrings", ALL of the most relevant listings DO use "silver earrings" as one tag. I'm told that I can't use "nursery art" as one tag...but if a buyer is searching for nursery art, the most relevant listings being shown to that buyer are doing just that. PLEASE either change the rule or STOP punishing those who are following it. I'm begging.

    2 years ago

  • 2sisterscreating

    2sisterscreating says:

    Thank you for the tips! We will refresh some of our titles for sure :)

    2 years ago

  • MissMaryElliott

    MissMaryElliott says:

    thanks -very helpful tips!

    2 years ago

  • Wixandwhacks

    Wixandwhacks says:

    Thanks for the information! I am headed to my shop to revamp my Titles and descriptions now!

    2 years ago

  • toolisjewelry

    toolisjewelry says:

    Thanks for the great tips, I have some editing work now, I'll work on that...

    2 years ago

  • looploft

    looploft says:

    thank you natalie! excellant information that will be very easy to implement into my shop!

    2 years ago

  • ColoursandTextures

    ColoursandTextures says:

    Great and thanks for the tips.

    2 years ago

  • LeslieMariebydesign

    LeslieMariebydesign says:

    This is wonderful! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • NoteaBow

    NoteaBow says:

    Very helpful information, thank you!

    2 years ago

  • dottirosestudio

    dottirosestudio says:

    Thank you for the under the hood tour. I love information that helps my shop prosper.

    2 years ago

  • KRUSTYstuff

    KRUSTYstuff says:

    Thank you! And thanks Danillexo, for clarifying. Looking for ward to do some tweaking..and checking out shop stats.

    2 years ago

  • countywoodworking

    countywoodworking says:

    Thanks for the great information I need to do some work on my shop.

    2 years ago

  • ideasthatbloom

    ideasthatbloom says:

    Love it! This not only will help shops who can't afford to relist several times a day to remain at or near the top, but will also force those shops that misuse tags to use the correct ones to help them get sales. Great idea!

    2 years ago

  • articipe

    articipe says:

    I've been reading more about your shop stats and how to tag and now these. Put them into practice and already seeing results!! Thanks Etsy for being so awesome to your sellers!!!

    2 years ago

  • EssemDesign

    EssemDesign says:

    For people confused about 2-word tags: If you read the article, it's about RELEVANCY. It does NOT mean you will be excluded if your item has "pink" or "unicorn" as seperate tags. It just means that is you happen to put "pink unicorn" as one tag and somone searches that EXACT phrase, your item will probably come up before someone who just put "unicorn." Think of it this way... if you search "Hello Kitty" you dont want to find a "Hello" greeting card or a cat t-shirt!

    2 years ago

  • Diannasdiapercakes

    Diannasdiapercakes says:

    Thanks for the updated information!

    2 years ago

  • BobiCreations

    BobiCreations says:

    i have been changing up my tags to hopefully be more search friendly, i have had a few sales since, so i hope this in tandem with the new search default will keep the trend going!

    2 years ago

  • BettyVonBat
  • JuJuBeader

    JuJuBeader says:

    CHOCK-full-of information!!! Just wondering: Does this mean that it is less important to renew items?? I'm a bit confused regarding that.

    2 years ago

  • sisterlycreationz

    sisterlycreationz says:

    Great tips! Glad to see that some of us newer shop owners have a way to be seen now.

    2 years ago

  • thevintageattic10

    thevintageattic10 says:

    Great info I love the new shop stats to view Thank you and I hope this helps people find items better I have a lot of beautiful piece's for sale that Im thrilled to share

    2 years ago

  • graphixoutpost

    graphixoutpost says:

    I like the idea of relevancy but the weighing the beginning of the titles doesn't sit well with me. Does there HAVE to be a part weighted? I don't know how this stuff works. All I know is: I sell face cabs, shoppers find me with that term a lot. What I'm getting here is to be found best, I should start all my titles with "Face Cab" in front instead of using first descriptive words like "Blue Stars Sleepy Face Cab". If I'm mixed in with a bunch of search results, that may look fine. If someone is viewing my shop (esp in gallery view) they're gonna see FaceCabFaceCabFaceFaceCabFaceCab I want my artsy stuff to lead in. Guess that's wishful thinking. KWIM?

    2 years ago

  • VintageMasonry

    VintageMasonry says:

    It's now the default search? How about a little heads up next time so that everyone has time to get their listings optimized before the change! I my experience Etsy does a pretty poor job of keeping it's sellers timely informed of changes. Sometimes I don't know a change has been made unless I go to the forums page and look at announcements.

    2 years ago

  • RainyDayColors

    RainyDayColors says:

    Thanks for the info. I've been working on my titles and making sure the most important words are in front. Shop stats has been really helpful (and alot more convenient than GA) to help figure out how people are finding my shop (what advertising is working and what keywords people are using). Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • immortalfashions

    immortalfashions says:

    Understanding more,I like the info in the shop stats very interesting. Thank You

    2 years ago

  • XannasJewelryBox

    XannasJewelryBox says:

    It makes total sense, and I have to say I agree with graphixoutpost. I want my store to succeed so I will be changing my titles, however I will miss the creativity I add to the titles so they aren't so boring. Thank you for keeping us all informed and I look forward to seeing if these changes bring more business. ~Xanna

    2 years ago

  • MeToYouCrochet

    MeToYouCrochet says:

    Very helpful !!!! Thank you very much ♥

    2 years ago

  • shocreations

    shocreations says:

    Thank you for the great info!

    2 years ago

  • happygolicky

    happygolicky says:

    I thought that is was TAGS were for, and now everything will be listed so generically and not artistically at all. Changing my "Victorious Heart" ring to dull "Winged Heart Ring" Also, it seems to be scrambling everything anyways. When I search "SIlk Ribbon Bracelet" many others show up before my newly listed items with that exact title. Seems like I might be spending less money relisting which I do every day, since that has fallen down the list of importance. I'm unsure of these changes. I'll have to compare my sales to the money I send in relisting fees.

    2 years ago

  • ElegantRoseBoutique

    ElegantRoseBoutique says:

    Very helpful! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • EventDesignShop

    EventDesignShop says:

    Thanks for simplifying relevancy. I was beginning to feel a bit helpless and overwhelmed!

    2 years ago

  • MudInMyBlood

    MudInMyBlood says:

    This works great if you have very unique items, however for those of us that have competition with our products, the only way to get seen was to renew our listings so they appeared at the top. After updating my titles and key words, my items still don't show up for pages and pages. Even searching for my exact titles, I cant find some of my own products. I don't know how long this has been in place, but in the last 24 hours, my sales have plummeted. Thank you for the tips on how be more relevant, but I have found this to be very detrimental to me as a seller so far.

    2 years ago

  • MudInMyBlood

    MudInMyBlood says:

    This is a great new function if your products are very unique. However, for those of us that have a lot of competition, the only way to get our products seen was to re-list them so they would appear at the top. I have altered my titles and tags, and renewed my listings and my listings still don't show up for pages and pages. Even if I search for my exact titles, I can't find some of my own products because there are so many others that come up before it. I do not know how long this has been in place, but in the last 24 hours, my sales have plummeted. My listings can not be seen because there are so many out there. Thank you for the info about how to be more relevant, but so far, this is hurting me as a seller.

    2 years ago

  • Princecharming2046

    Princecharming2046 says:

    nice nice nice

    2 years ago

  • Imagesbylamotte

    Imagesbylamotte says:

    I'm confused. I pulled this paragraph from above and have read it several times and it seems to me you are just getting etsyans to spend more money when you make re-listing your items a way to move up in the searches. Please explain...When you re-list an item it cost us 20 cents each time, so are you telling me that a person that doesn't have a large ad budget is going to be behind those with thousands of dollars to spend? I thought Etsy was designed to help the Small crafters in our country? FROM ABOVE for reference... Recency: Even when viewing search results sorted by relevancy, recency of the item matters, especially when searches are broad and return a lot of results. When a broad search (like “dress”) returns over 100,000 results, we give some priority to the most recently posted items. We also have a “most recent” section at the top of the search results where we will display the top 4 most recent items.

    2 years ago

  • monpetitchouboutique

    monpetitchouboutique says:

    I agree with a previous comment by Mudinmyblood. In such a vast catagory as jewelry, you really made it difficult to show up with all the competition. I spend a great deal of money relisting and renewing for the exposure. Since it no longer will matter in the grand scheme of things, I'm guessing I'll save a ton of relisting money. And when you have a unique enough item, how do you figure out what words people will search for to even show up. Let's see... silver... spoon... antique .. bracelet.. Yup, I just described it and I am no where to be found... Shame...

    2 years ago

  • ApronsByVittoria

    ApronsByVittoria says:

    Thank you for this information :) Very helpful

    2 years ago

  • handz

    handz says:

    "This means that, as a first order of business when listing an item, you should make sure you have accurate and descriptive titles for all of the items you list. Additionally, we look at words at the beginning of your title first (just like your buyers do!) and pay less attention to words toward the end of the title." NOT TRUE - it does not work - try to search Typography print - one user have 10 results on 1st page and his item names ase in the "bad" "NAME OF THE PRINT FIRST" format - 10 items on 1st page!! this is really "GREAT"

    2 years ago

  • OnceUponAGem

    OnceUponAGem says:

    Had to come and re-read this again. I still don't understand for Google, they don't like the same titles being used over and over. Well off to fix or improve my title's and tags.

    2 years ago

  • blueridgewoodworking

    blueridgewoodworking says:

    We are so glad that this has finally happened. We have always used tags and basic titles to list our items. It makes more sense to list an item as it really is. Like a yellow sweater instead of giving it a cutesy name such as Tulips in April. In my opinion, if it is a sweater call it a sweater. We give our tables names as to what they are, like Reclaimed Wood Table. So when a customer is looking for a Reclaimed Wood Table, we pop up right away in all the search engines. I have never understood the need to relist items over and over and we have never done this. We are so happy that Etsy has finally done it this way. Thanks so much!!!

    2 years ago

  • kristimcmurry

    kristimcmurry says:

    I'm torn...I want to appear relevant, but I feel like it would be a little weird not to have the title of my print as the beginning of the item title.

    2 years ago

  • eatbrains

    eatbrains says:

    My items are showing up well in relevancy searches. I've been adjusting to increase visibility even further. Yesterday and today are the two worst days I've ever had on etsy. Even before I figured out how to renew (or erroneously copy) listings for recency visibility, I was making sales every day. Now my business is completely dead - even though I'm hitting in relevancy searches. What now?

    2 years ago

  • frecklesoriginals

    frecklesoriginals says:

    This is a great change. I'm just going through my shop checking all the tags and titles. This will give me food for thought. Time to call a spade a spade. Thanks etsy this must of taken some time to work out . Pam

    2 years ago

  • soranagallery

    soranagallery says:

    Time to do some renewing and well, I must admit, re-open my shop and find some new things to sell. Jena

    2 years ago

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle says:

    Thank you for the tips.

    2 years ago

  • StoneMe

    StoneMe says:

    "Recency: Even when viewing search results sorted by relevancy, recency of the item matters, especially when searches are broad and return a lot of results. When a broad search (like “dress”) returns over 100,000 results, we give some priority to the most recently posted items." Hello, I just got to this link from "Live Chat". Natalie, I'm not seeing this so far...maybe it's going to take a while? But in simple search from front of Etsy for "beach stones" (all of my listings contain those words at least once) - most of the listings on that first page are older than many that I've relisted or others have relisted. There are not nearly 100,000 listings to sort for that search, so is that the reason that recency doesn't seem to be a factor? Thank you for any help.

    2 years ago

  • babybibboot

    babybibboot says:

    I agree with eatbrains. My sales have gone drastically down.I haven't even gotten any favorite hits on my items. I would like to see the default changed back to "more recent."

    2 years ago

  • LuluLuxDesigns

    LuluLuxDesigns says:

    Thank you for the helpful tips, I am off to work on my shop!

    2 years ago

  • ashton11

    ashton11 says:

    Well you're going to save me a heap of money renewing items, since it's useless for me to refresh my products. I've got over 3000 sales, but don't make the first several pages of relevancy when searching CROCHET PATTERN. Since I sell crochet patterns, that's a darn shame. My views have fallen off and I have not had a single sale today. :(

    2 years ago

  • thebeadloomgallery

    thebeadloomgallery says:

    thanks for the info

    2 years ago

  • LakefrontDesigns

    LakefrontDesigns says:

    Thanks so much for the great info. I was very excited to see some of my listings highlighted under relevancy and I wasn't quite sure how I got so lucky!!! But even though my shop has been up for a couple of days I've only had one view so far. That is disappointing, but I realize there are many, many listings for jewelry. Any advice out there for increasing views?

    2 years ago

  • forrestinavintage

    forrestinavintage says:

    Thanks for the update. I've been working on my titles and tags for 3 weeks and it is helping--my sales have gone up and this is good!

    2 years ago

  • XannasJewelryBox

    XannasJewelryBox says:

    Ok I went through and changed all of my titles yesterday and visits to my shop have dropped significantly! I have to agree with "eatbrains" and his comment above. I'm hoping this is just going to take awhile to fall into place otherwise I was doing better with my creative titles! Thank you, ~Xanna

    2 years ago

  • lilpeeperkeepers

    lilpeeperkeepers says:

    Please change back! I do not see how it is going to impress the customers to see the same old, unsold listings from days or weeks ago on the first page, while shops that used to be selling well lie stranded! This is a large portion of our family's livelihood that is being discussed in many of our situations!

    2 years ago

  • eatbrains

    eatbrains says:

    Please. Change. It. Back.

    2 years ago

  • eatbrains

    eatbrains says:

    Please change it back.

    2 years ago

  • eatbrains

    eatbrains says:

    ...is everything broken today? it said duplicate comment so i entered another comment and now that is the duplicate comment....

    2 years ago

  • SweetSophiaBowtique

    SweetSophiaBowtique says:

    Not impressed with this change at all. I typically have over 100 people favorite my items in ONE day and it has dropped significantly. This is going to kill my Halloween sales. Why change something that was working so well? And, Etsy makes money from shop owners having to re-post their items frequently so their item shows up, which I have always been fine with.

    2 years ago

  • AlyandCompany

    AlyandCompany says:

    I'm not on board with the new way so far. I search for my exact product description and after sifting through 15 pages, still have not found it. Plus my views are waaay down :( After having great sales, now I can't even find my own product :(

    2 years ago

  • SweetSophiaBowtique

    SweetSophiaBowtique says:

    I posted and came back to add another thought and now see my post is gone so I will say again that this change is not working. I typically have over 100 people favorite my items in one day and I think today I had about 10!!! This is going to KILL my Halloween and Christmas sales. Perhaps you can save the experiments for AFTER the most important Seasons of selling merchandise. Plus, I have no issue with paying .20 each time to re-post my outfits and Etsy makes money off of that???

    2 years ago

  • monpetitchouboutique

    monpetitchouboutique says:

    Bummer.... after changing around a lot of tags and such.... My competition now shows up many times on the first page when I type in "spoon bracelet"... I had 1 show up. How is hers more relevant being 5 days old and mine being 2 hours old hits page two? Such a shame... Etsy is taking a page from Ebay with their "best match" and just calling it "relevency". Like I said in another post, I'll be saving tons and tons of money not relisting since it doesn't seem to matter now. My sales have nose dived and said competition doubled. I guess I should have seen it coming that Etsy was going to follow Ebay's format afterall...

    2 years ago

  • SweetSophiaBowtique

    SweetSophiaBowtique says:

    Sorry Etsy but you are doing YOUR customers no good with this change. I wouldn't doubt if you start loosing some of your larger sellers to their facebook pages or they open their own shops now that they are well developed. Please change things back the way they should be, this has been the worst day my store has ever had. Or, start this in January when sales aren't SO important to us sellers.

    2 years ago

  • Iheartcamera

    Iheartcamera says:

    You are a CHAMP! This is very helpful.

    2 years ago

  • BakeliteBakery

    BakeliteBakery says:

    Sales, views, favorites, etc are way way down. I have Bakelite 'Bracelet, Bangle, Earrings' , etc at the beginning of my items - My items (and a Lot a Brand NEW) are NOT showing up in even 3-4 pages and I list regularly. I always have had a lot of views on my newly listed items and count on that. I also like to see NEWLY listed items when I look. This is VERY VERY sad and VERY VERY much like the 'best match' nightmare on Ebay... I agree... Who is to say what is 'relevant' after a certain point?

    2 years ago

  • BrooklynArts

    BrooklynArts says:

    Great! This way I won't have to relist every 30 minutes. I believe Etsy will move Big step back once they will find out how much money they are loosing.

    2 years ago

  • BrooklynArts

    BrooklynArts says:

    Anyway SweetSophiaBowtique this is August and nobody is online beside us...sales are very very low for everybody;)

    2 years ago

  • LouiseFelice

    LouiseFelice says:

    i think relevancy will be great! as a buyer i could never find what i am looking for - today it was a pleasure browsing - and i also found some wonderful new shops which normally wold not have appeared under the old search - if they are small shops like me - they cannot afford to re list constantly. Well done!! happy dance!

    2 years ago

  • retromanvintage

    retromanvintage says:

    works for me ~ thanks Etsy ♥

    2 years ago

  • creativebeadz

    creativebeadz says:

    I've heard from many people that they can't stand searching on etsy because it has been so hard to narrow down the overwhelming results. Sooo, I am hoping this helps.

    2 years ago

  • sacredsparks

    sacredsparks says:

    With growth there is always issues that directly stem from it. The search for an item, is probably one of the big ones. As long time Etsyians, still on dial-up, we appreciate your efforts to help us little folk have a chance. We are refiguring our listings to make the necessary changes to help us get found in this vast sea of world artists. Thanks for keeping the little folks in mind, helping to create a fair playing field! We truly appreciate this... VERY MUCH!

    2 years ago

  • KarenArtCreations

    KarenArtCreations says:

    Thank you. I'lll get back to work!

    2 years ago

  • kekajewelry

    kekajewelry says:

    relevancy is great when people are looking for unusual or very specific items. however, many shoppers who use search are more general in their terms. so relevancy results should still be shown in chronological order. because if you are selling a very common item - like "sterling silver hoop earrings," for example - you could potentially NEVER make it to the upper part of the list no matter how often you renew your item. relevancy without recency as the main filter is going to bury items that have keywords similar to thousands of other items. this new sorting is only going to encourage embellished tagging and descriptions making targeted searches muddled. etsy has too many listings for recency to play such a small role in relevancy search results. that's my two cents!

    2 years ago

  • PatternsFromThePast

    PatternsFromThePast says:

    My sales are also down. Did a search on some of my items and they were lost in the crowd. I used several key words to see what would come up and my question is what does Etsy think "Revelant" actually is? Again, a company is trying to tell me what I would like to view. Sounds like "Ebay". So sad.

    2 years ago

  • PatternsFromThePast

    PatternsFromThePast says:

    oops....I meant "relevant"

    2 years ago

  • prendasbyenid

    prendasbyenid says:

    Got it! Now I have to implement some changes, and I really need them! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • Razmatags

    Razmatags says:

    Thank you Etsy! Views and sales are up! I had my busiest day, the day you switched over....coincedence? Only time will tell, but with the volume that Etsy has now, it was only a matter of time before they needed a better search.

    2 years ago

  • ccvalenzo

    ccvalenzo says:

    With this new implementation it is virtually worthless to renew on a regular basis because things that are 3 weeks old appear before your items. This will sure save me tons of money on relisting fees.

    2 years ago

  • lizziestarr

    lizziestarr says:

    My sales are also down - and I am not seeing ANY of my products listed even remotely close to the first page of the search... I've changed titles, tags, relisted... I dont' see anything until the 7th page, and I have over 80 listings and there are only a couple popping up. There are many competitors out there and the ones who worked at being seen used the relist feature (and spent lots of money doing so) to come to the top of the search. Bring it back - PLEASE keep with using the TAGS - that's what they're there for... this is awful and is hurting my business as well as many others according to this post.

    2 years ago

  • jazziesandlilies

    jazziesandlilies says:

    Thank you so much! I actually updated all my Titles and Tags on my shop and I believe I am getting more views because of this!

    2 years ago

  • chriswrinn

    chriswrinn says:

    Regarding Recency, What happens when we renew and it says there are hundreds of views? Is it better to list New than to Renew?

    2 years ago

  • TwoOfAKindSupplies

    TwoOfAKindSupplies says:

    Wow, I better take a look at my tags. Thanks for the insight.

    2 years ago

  • PineBranchDesigns

    PineBranchDesigns says:

    It's nice to know that 7 months into the ETSY experience, I am optimizing me listings! Good info!

    2 years ago

  • BakeliteBakery

    BakeliteBakery says:

    I agree with Patternsfrom the Past - 'WHAT is Relevant'? I've readjusted a lot of my titles with what I would consider (as a Buyer also) most relevant in the beginning. Also, the tags. These items are Still not showing up for several pages. Additionally, how are the 'newly listed', only Four items, shown at the top picked? it seems they stay there forever... Some 'inside' connection? PatternsFromThePast says: My sales are also down. Did a search on some of my items and they were lost in the crowd. I used several key words to see what would come up and my question is what does Etsy think "Revelant" actually is? Again, a company is trying to tell me what I would like to view. Sounds like "Ebay". So sad.

    2 years ago

  • suzie2q

    suzie2q says:

    Thank - you so much for the helpful advice :)

    2 years ago

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA says:

    Unfortunately,my shop tanked...nothing at all for weeks... I need help desperately :(

    2 years ago

  • TheFertileGarden

    TheFertileGarden says:

    redoing my titles and will do the tags in a bit...thank you!

    2 years ago

  • DeliciousCrochet

    DeliciousCrochet says:

    Titles If you take the first words of an item title as relevant, you will force sellers to edit their listing titles in order to be better read for your system and for not people. As a result, in listing titles you will get a mix of adjetives that can or cannot be related with the item in question. Remember there are many users who use popular tags for their items to get exposure, even if they are not related with the items they're selling. Recency This is not working as you describe. In the first page of relevancy I can see items listed from 2 months ago and with tags not relevant,representative nor descriptive for those items. Can you explain how an item listed long time ago could be at the top of relevancy, and been there for the last 24hs at least? Obviously there are other factors involved in the relevancy of a product. Should be great if you let us now which are those factors in order to administrate our listings better. I've been working in every thing you said should be changed and have no results at all! I think relevancy should be a search option and buyers should decide if they prefer to use it or not with the possibility for them to keep it as defult if they wish. But this change you made from one day to other, haven't been wised in my humble opinion. I'm agree with some comments posted by other sellers like vendoval, jrmrock, CircesHouse, sharonsaindon, MudInMyBlood , etc

    2 years ago

  • AllSoCute

    AllSoCute says:

    Very informative, Thanks so much :)

    2 years ago

  • jenniferdavis

    jenniferdavis says:

    oh dear! so all of my art listings should be titled, "art painting original " or some other nonsense? that seems weird but i'll try to embrace change...

    2 years ago

  • ChavaylaB

    ChavaylaB says:

    Thank You!

    2 years ago

  • artnotes

    artnotes says:

    i'm tweakin' away!

    2 years ago

  • CenterHillClayWorks

    CenterHillClayWorks says:

    My views and sales are also down and now I know why!

    2 years ago

  • moddiapercakes

    moddiapercakes says:

    Thanks for the info!

    2 years ago

  • hawthornehill

    hawthornehill says:

    Thank you!! I'm new so I'm learning so much. I hope to have my first sale soon!!! :)

    2 years ago

  • WendyElf

    WendyElf says:

    Read all the information through a million times, and changed tags, titles, descriptions etc etc etc Am exhausted!

    2 years ago

  • StoneznStix

    StoneznStix says:

    I wish that unicorn shirt came in adult sizes ;) Love the new feature as a buyer and a seller!!

    2 years ago

  • BoondoggleWrenWeaver

    BoondoggleWrenWeaver says:

    As the Wren Weaver, I make Boondoggles from entire palm fronds. It such an unusual item that most people would not know to search for them. A Boondoggle is referred to a wreath, but it is not one in the traditional sense. I have been accurate in my tags and titles, basically depending on luck for buyers to find me. I must say, people are delighted when they do.

    2 years ago

  • VillaCollezione

    VillaCollezione says:

    Thanks Natalie & Danielle! I have made changes on my titles and tags. I can see the difference in my shop stats.

    2 years ago

  • fromjeanne

    fromjeanne says:

    Thank uou for the info! Great

    2 years ago

  • charlindesigns1

    charlindesigns1 says:

    Thanks...I have been making my tags separate words, it's great we can group decriptives together.

    2 years ago

  • TheSweetPetunia

    TheSweetPetunia says:

    Thank you! I spent all day tweaking and re-wording my page...and already saw increased visitors! Wish me luck;-)

    2 years ago

  • lovedquilts

    lovedquilts says:

    thanks Natalie, I will be using all my tags to describe my lovely quilts.

    2 years ago

  • BigGirlStudio

    BigGirlStudio says:

    Very informative. Time to get to work, change those titles, tweak keywords and renew.

    2 years ago

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy says:

    This makes so much sense now, thanks! Heidi

    2 years ago

  • SewManyFreckles

    SewManyFreckles says:

    Thanks! I will also be tweaking my titles for better luck!

    2 years ago

  • ArtbyJohnShaw

    ArtbyJohnShaw says:

    Wow!! lots of work to do. Thanks for help

    2 years ago

  • therockwhispers

    therockwhispers says:

    Thanks for all your tips that was kind and thoughtful .YOU ROCK

    2 years ago

  • PTarlowArt

    PTarlowArt says:

    Very helpful tips about creating titles. Will have to review all of mine keeping your suggestions in mind, especially the order of the words.

    2 years ago

  • ClayLickCreekPottery

    ClayLickCreekPottery says:

    Thanks for the tips! Been implementing them!

    2 years ago

  • AnimeHatmania

    AnimeHatmania says:

    Great tips. Looking forward to see how it all works out!

    2 years ago

  • andirasworkshop

    andirasworkshop says:

    The tips are great! Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • MaritebeePhotography

    MaritebeePhotography says:

    As a newbie I am grateful for the thorough and informative info :^) Back to the drawing board... Cheers!

    2 years ago

  • michae456

    michae456 says:

    Thank you for all of the advice and comments, it is great knowing the title and tags are great to work on to get more traffic, thank you for all of the tips, i will be using your advice. thank you Linda

    2 years ago

  • CreativeLittleStars

    CreativeLittleStars says:

    Thank you so helpful as always. Good to have some more homework :) Cheers Rach

    2 years ago

  • ATELIERACHARDLEATHER

    ATELIERACHARDLEATHER says:

    Super great Merci Beaucoup

    2 years ago

  • ATELIERACHARDLEATHER

    ATELIERACHARDLEATHER says:

    Very Helpful, Will be refreshing my listings. Merci Etsy!!

    2 years ago

  • Marsilia21

    Marsilia21 says:

    thanks for the information and it is really helpful:)

    2 years ago

  • lynncobb

    lynncobb says:

    all of this relevancy searching now seems to be all for the buyers, and a big headache for sellers....these new categories for style of item "abstract" "asian"...."zen" are impossible....they may fit at best 10% of my items...does that mean that people will never find my stuff? my views are WAY down over the last couple of weeks. seems like i just start getting some sales and etsy changes something. hello, most of us have "day" jobs and don't have the time to take a couple of weeks to read all of the forums and try to groc wtf the best way to title and tag and categorize one's items might be... there may be a lot of ways to improve etsy, is this one of them...i don't know, but with holidays approaching....you may have screwed a lot of people out of a lot of sales.

    2 years ago

  • thechicadeeshop

    thechicadeeshop says:

    Thank you! This has helped a ton. :) I have received many views since your new changes, yahoo!

    2 years ago

  • wirequeen

    wirequeen says:

    Please checkout my shop for tagging critique. would appreciate feedback.

    2 years ago

  • wirequeen

    wirequeen says:

    With regard to relevancy, if we are not constantly adding or relisting than we fall into the wastebasket, If you're only using the most recently listed. Sooo this benefits Etsy. How does this benefit me as a seller if I am not constantly renewing and relisting ever 5 fminutes?? Which costs me even more.

    2 years ago

  • buttonhabit

    buttonhabit says:

    Thank you for this article. I am particulary glad that it doesn't mention social networking as a must.

    2 years ago

  • OodlesDecals

    OodlesDecals says:

    I think the change is good. I like the 'recently listed' feature at the top. Buyers can shop that way and for the sellers who like to relist a lot to keep on top, they can still do that! I dont always like change, but I think this change is good. Now for learning what the best tags and titles are for my items so I can get some sales :)

    2 years ago

  • enchiladamama

    enchiladamama says:

    Like most sellers - I thought I was doing a good job of labeling/tagging my stuff...now I'm not so sure. Is it worth it for me to spend the time to go back and check out each my item? You've made your case - I'm doing it!

    2 years ago

  • BeautifullyPractical

    BeautifullyPractical says:

    Thank you so much for your concise and informative article! You have completely demystified the recent changes to Etsy's search engine. Thanks again!

    2 years ago

  • rubybear712

    rubybear712 says:

    Great advice. Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • JBsCountryCottage

    JBsCountryCottage says:

    It's great that we are being told specifics like put the most common search words at the beginning of the title, pink unicorn will come before pink flowers and unicorn, etc.. Thank you! I think the more we know and the more specifics that we know, the better it will be for all the sellers.

    2 years ago

  • Davs

    Davs says:

    I have done everything I read in this article over and over, trying to figure out the right keywords, in what order they work etc. and am coming up blank. I even compared some of my listings to listings that are shown on the first pages of my categories search and I am even more confused as to why my items aren't showing up (particularly my paintings) and theirs are. Especially because some of those listings still had the name of the painting in front of the keywords and my listings were edited according to this article to have less relevant words at the end or just in the description. I even renewed a few listings just to see if that would help their relevancy and it didn't. Long story short I would love to see a more in depth article about how to make our listings relevant, not that I don't appreciate this article here but as you can see I am still have trouble working it all out.

    2 years ago

  • maramao

    maramao says:

    Great tips. Grazie! (many many thanks : ))

    2 years ago

  • BluestoneCraft

    BluestoneCraft says:

    great advice Thank you

    2 years ago

  • joykruse

    joykruse says:

    Thanks for the tips. Going to change out some of my shop titles now. ;)joy

    2 years ago

  • RoughMagicCreations

    RoughMagicCreations says:

    Just found this and have to say thanks so much for this helpful info! Now that Relevancy is the default, I'm enjoying the challenge of putting these tips into good practice! :D

    2 years ago

  • vintagediva60

    vintagediva60 says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to explain. Great advice!!

    2 years ago

  • issiMya

    issiMya says:

    Yay! must check titles immediately...thanks for this timely article. I also agree with GIFT OF FIBER about finding shops by name search being made more efficient. I have had people saying they can't find my shop on etsy.

    2 years ago

  • BlueGateStudio

    BlueGateStudio says:

    Thanks! Will get to editing and tweaking.

    2 years ago

  • CustomLoveGifts

    CustomLoveGifts says:

    Thanks! Very helpful. i also use google keyword tool to help me discover useful tags when I'm stumped : /

    2 years ago

  • mycartouche

    mycartouche says:

    Thank you so much for a great info !!

    2 years ago

  • KansasKardsStudio

    KansasKardsStudio says:

    Your post are always helpful. Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • QuirkMuseum

    QuirkMuseum says:

    Thanks for the relevant search info. We all want to be on top.

    2 years ago

  • BohemianLil

    BohemianLil says:

    Thanks for the information. Time to take a good look at my titles and tags!

    2 years ago

  • stampinkscrap

    stampinkscrap says:

    Thanks much--love seeing ways I need to improve my shoppe listings! Keep em' comin' Stamp, Create, Play . . . Everyday!!!

    2 years ago

  • TheCatmeow2000

    TheCatmeow2000 says:

    Thanks for the tip

    2 years ago

  • thevelvetheart

    thevelvetheart says:

    I had to read this again after reading yesterday's blogpost on the recent relevancy changes. This is great info, thanks!

    2 years ago

  • SouthCountry

    SouthCountry says:

    Thanks...great tips

    2 years ago

  • sureynot

    sureynot says:

    This article has been very helpful. Thanks so much!

    2 years ago

  • artistryunlimited

    artistryunlimited says:

    Hi!! I found this blog indeed useful!! I tried making changes in the titles or names of the items in my shop.. and also the tags.... IT DOES HELP I GUESS!! :) Thanks a bunch! :)

    2 years ago

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects says:

    Thank you for the information! Always lots to learn here at Etsy. I love that it feels like the Etsy folks want us to succeed.

    2 years ago

  • NotSewIdle

    NotSewIdle says:

    I think the change is great however there are a lot of stores (a lot from china/japan but a bunch here in the US too) that load their tags with incorrect tags just to show up in a greater number of searches! I was looking for cabochons the other day and you'd be surprised how many "beads" showed up in the results not to mention stuff that isn't even in the same category. I wish there was a way to prevent this besides reporting an item. Most shops that I've found doing this have hundreds of listings and each has fraudulent tagging.

    2 years ago

  • RoseoftheMire

    RoseoftheMire says:

    I am showing up in relevancy searches and for some reason my shop went dead over the past few days. Why is this?? Something is not right here.

    2 years ago

  • RoseoftheMire

    RoseoftheMire says:

    I normally have tons of favorites every day and it has dropped significantly AND I am showing up in the relevancy search. Please change it back!!

    2 years ago

  • CrystalPearl

    CrystalPearl says:

    Thanks for the heads up.

    2 years ago

  • FineJewelryDesign

    FineJewelryDesign says:

    Thanks for sharing!

    2 years ago

  • juliems35

    juliems35 says:

    Good advice. Thanks for the help.

    2 years ago

  • SquidPhotos

    SquidPhotos says:

    If recency mattered AT ALL in the new system, items that were last posted 28 days ago wouldn't be anywhere near the top of the relevancy scale. Identical items, identical titles, identical tags...one was posted 2 days aga, the other 28 days ago...the older one is top of the first page and the newer one is four pages deep. Why?

    2 years ago

  • BeautyBoundBooks

    BeautyBoundBooks says:

    As someone new to selling on Etsy, this advice is really helpful. Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • vinevirak

    vinevirak says:

    Thanks for the info

    2 years ago

  • CreativeWorksofArt

    CreativeWorksofArt says:

    Thanks for your help!

    2 years ago

  • footloosefancyfree

    footloosefancyfree says:

    My sales went down 75% with change. I do not agree with diversity. I think Etsy should consider long time sellers in some way and not just throw everyone in the same pot because they picked out the same search phrase or word. I am old and this is just too much with no notice except blogs and forums and a single notice at top of your account. We should have been sent an email. You can send us a bill why not a notice of change? Grumpy old me and my opinion. Some of us actually work at Etsy as our sole income and don't have time to read everything and then change all our listings just to get noticed again. I was renewing regularly and giving Etsy $.20 each time. I made money and so did they. What now? No sales plus no reason to renew adds up to zero income for us both.

    2 years ago

  • JewelOhlala

    JewelOhlala says:

    Thanks for these tips. I very much so need them!!

    2 years ago

  • TheGardenRoom

    TheGardenRoom says:

    Thanks for these tips and suggestions!

    2 years ago

  • HairitageHydration

    HairitageHydration says:

    This is really gonna help me out!

    2 years ago

  • OtisByAndreaBoler

    OtisByAndreaBoler says:

    Thanks for this info, definitely about to get to tweeking my titles

    2 years ago

  • KathysKreation

    KathysKreation says:

    After reading this entire page, I know I have to tweak my titles. However, I feel like LemonZebra, a drop in the ocean. I've been open for almost 3 yrs & was very happy when I recently had 2 sales in JUNE. I hope changing titles will help; I think my tags are ok. There are close to and some times more than 300 visits to my site each MONTH. I thought that was good....

    2 years ago

  • MCsHandmadeTreasures

    MCsHandmadeTreasures says:

    Thanks so much. I opened my shop in April and entered my first items in May. Was happy to make some sales, mainly family and friends. Now, I hardly get any traffic. I will definitely apply this new knowledge and switch my titles around.

    2 years ago

  • RedBracelet

    RedBracelet says:

    Thank you for improving and putting so much effort in explainning and guidance

    2 years ago

  • EldersArt

    EldersArt says:

    Thanks for helping me learn how to make $$$$ using ETSY. I am so new that I haven't even opened shop yet but I'm slowly getting there.

    2 years ago

  • EllenGiggenbach

    EllenGiggenbach says:

    i am not sure if saying ART PRINT is the best in the title as there are so many, are people really looking for a particular subject, isn't it more about visual appeal? help!

    2 years ago

  • knitella2011

    knitella2011 says:

    good tips! thank you :)

    2 years ago

  • GracieMaeHandbags

    GracieMaeHandbags says:

    I totally agree with footloosefancyfree, I'm not at all happy with the change. Who decides the relevancy? If someone is searching for a tooth fairy pillow and my titles all start with tooth fairy pillow, why am I seeing listing of things that don't even have the words "tooth fairy pillow" in them, and my listings don't even show up until page 38. Who searches 38 pages for a tooth fairy pillow. I totally don't get this relevancy thing.

    2 years ago

  • frankshanks

    frankshanks says:

    I'm new to this. I need all the info and help I can get. Thanks

    2 years ago

  • DancingClouds

    DancingClouds says:

    I'm not so new, but I still need all the help I can get. Really appreciate the great info. Thanks....

    2 years ago

  • YollaKlea

    YollaKlea says:

    Thank you very much. I changed the titles in my store according to your advice. It looks much better:)

    2 years ago

  • pinkgiraffebowtique

    pinkgiraffebowtique says:

    Oh my i was so discouraged this week when my sales went down 50% BUT i read this and tweaked my listings and my shop is visible again! it will be nice not having to depend on the most recent search results to display my items because i won't have to waist $ refreshing to be at the top of the list! Thanks much :)

    2 years ago

  • iloveswift

    iloveswift says:

    Thanks. New tags and titles coming up! Carrie

    2 years ago

  • BufosEc

    BufosEc says:

    Thanks for the info! :)

    2 years ago

  • ALookOfLove

    ALookOfLove says:

    Thank you for the tips! As a new member of the Etsy community, I appreciate you taking the time to share this advice.

    2 years ago

  • ALookOfLove

    ALookOfLove says:

    PS: GracieMaeHandbags I searched Tooth Fairy pillows and you're on page one! I hope this continues for you. Good luck!

    2 years ago

  • teepetals

    teepetals says:

    Thanks for all of the tips!

    2 years ago

  • donver

    donver says:

    looks great, thanks for your tips. Going to try it.

    2 years ago

  • littlelouisequilts

    littlelouisequilts says:

    This relevancy thing is not working for me! I've done the tweeks and have good titles, descriptions and tags. The same items have appeared in the same order in the listings for "Quilt Patterns" and Quilt Pattern" for the last 3 days. The item on top was listed on July 23 and has remained in the top spot! My sales have dropped off the face of the earth! I hope this will improve! There are a lot of sellers, including myself that are not happy about this! I don't understand how this is a good thing for anybody!

    2 years ago

  • BeachGlassMemories

    BeachGlassMemories says:

    When are you going to fix this mess. I have stopped renewing items because the pages stay the same for days. I've changed many of my titles and tags and it has not helped. As someone else mentioned in a blog on relevancy there does seem to be a "dirty little secret" on how Etsy is now running the show. You are not letting us in on how it really works. You said you are giving more attention to the beginning words of the titles. This just isn't so. I wish you would come clean and really explain what you are up to.

    2 years ago

  • BeachGlassMemories

    BeachGlassMemories says:

    I totally agree with littlelouisequilts. This is madness. As someone said in another blog, "there seems to be a dirty little secret" that Etsy is not sharing with its sellers. Changing the titles and tags does not help. This isn't doing anybody any good, neither sellers or Etsy.

    2 years ago

  • JimArnold

    JimArnold says:

    I don't get this at all. Your explanations fall far short of being understandable, and is mostly jibberish. It sounds like etsy will put whoever they want wherever they want. You guys have something good here, and you are screwing it up by trying to act like you have to be 'all new' and keep making changes just to be trendy. People are 'saying' they get this relevancy stuff, but you'll hear differently very shortly when they figure out they don't. This is messing up SEO it isn't helping it.

    2 years ago

  • JimArnold

    JimArnold says:

    Your new system does not work. The two comments that preceded mine are exactly what I'm talking about! Your advise and your tips DO NOT produce the results you say they will....if you tried to follow your own advise you would see that....what up???

    2 years ago

  • OhHogwash

    OhHogwash says:

    This is not working - it was NOT broken. Please un-fix it.

    2 years ago

  • Nanantz

    Nanantz says:

    I HATE this enhancement. Making sort by "relevancy" the default makes my older listings show up before newer ones. And I use the same tags! So what's the point now of relisting items? There are going to be tons of Etsy shoppers who aren't going to notice the change in sort order, so they'll assume it's still "newest first". PLEASE put it back the way it was! Your arbitrary changes are driving me nuts!!!! BTW, I took a course in web development, and they hold up Etsy's site as an example of how NOT to do things...

    2 years ago

  • SooShabbyChic

    SooShabbyChic says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.....Leave etsy alone!!! all the changes have made it so hard on the selelrs...i know you want to accomidate the buyers but etsy would not be what it is with out us sellers. i have the same tags as everyone and i renew over and over again and my items do not come up any longer...this is so unfair...i spend over 1000 dollars in etsy fees every month...now its all for nothing my sales have dropped 75 percent since this changesoccured........PLESAE PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS !!!

    2 years ago

  • SooShabbyChic

    SooShabbyChic says:

    I SO AGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT My sales went down 75% with change. I do not agree with diversity. I think Etsy should consider long time sellers in some way and not just throw everyone in the same pot because they picked out the same search phrase or word. I am old and this is just too much with no notice except blogs and forums and a single notice at top of your account. We should have been sent an email. You can send us a bill why not a notice of change? Grumpy old me and my opinion. Some of us actually work at Etsy as our sole income and don't have time to read everything and then change all our listings just to get noticed again. I was renewing regularly and giving Etsy $.20 each time. I made money and so did they. What now? No sales plus no reason to renew adds up to zero income for us both.

    2 years ago

  • CarleaPink

    CarleaPink says:

    I agree with all the statements about this change being negative. I have tried to be open minded and tried to implement all the help/tips you have to offer and have noticed no change. I could search my exact titled item and it wont show up until ten pages later. This is not working, I do not agree with it.

    2 years ago

  • Therichesofthepoor

    Therichesofthepoor says:

    OK got it. But I'm too new to know what will help, so Its great to see opinions both for and against the advice given. So....less descriptive = more chance of having your item come up?

    2 years ago

  • livadesigns

    livadesigns says:

    I'm very new to etsy, but I've tried to search my stuff with just two words and they do come up in search results - maybe it's just because there is not so much items like that or because there is no one with guaranteed listings? So I don't understand what's the fuss about not being searchable...

    2 years ago

  • theduskyjewel

    theduskyjewel says:

    Very good information and this will be most helpful.

    2 years ago

  • BeachGlassMemories

    BeachGlassMemories says:

    Ok, fellow Etsy people, maybe you can help me, since Etsy is too busy. Interesting how the Live Chat is not working, hmmmm! What a coincidence!! I have a lavender necklace up on the page for "Sea Glass Necklace" search under relevancy. It's been there for days. I've tried replacing it with another necklace with almost the same tags and title but the lavender one won't budge and the new one won't show up on that page. Short of bribing a neighbor to purchase it, or maybe deactivating it does anyone know how I can replace it on that page with a necklace that might be more saleable? I'm guessing customers are getting tired of looking at the same items.

    2 years ago

  • etchedinmetal

    etchedinmetal says:

    Thank yo. Great information!!

    2 years ago

  • etchedinmetal

    etchedinmetal says:

    Thank you! Great information!!

    2 years ago

  • Nanantz

    Nanantz says:

    This blog says that "titles are now given more weight in our search results". I sell stained glass panels. But some people don't refer to them as "panels". They may call them "windows" or "suncatchers" or "ornaments". If the title is now given MORE weight than the tags (in the search criteria), how am I supposed to know what title to use? How am I supposed to know what term people are searching on most, and therefore, what to use in the title? If title and tags were given the SAME weight, then it wouldn't matter if I called it "panel" or "window" in the title, as long as the other word was used as a tag. THAT'S THE WAY IT USED TO WORK, SO WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU CHANGE IT?

    2 years ago

  • UniqueCreations1111

    UniqueCreations1111 says:

    Personally I don't like the new automatic relevancy search. I much preferred the recency search and it was much better for sales. It doesn't seem fair to us little guys who just add a few items here and there. I've listed a few things and then done simple test searches and I've never seen my items listed on the first page, except if I click the search type back over to most recent. Very dissapointing :(

    2 years ago

  • FlightandPattern

    FlightandPattern says:

    Thanks, I really have to get a handle on this!

    2 years ago

  • BeachGlassMemories

    BeachGlassMemories says:

    Forget it, you'll never get a handle on it. It's impossible. I just added 2 new necklaces this afternoon thinking they might show up on the first page of the relevancy search. Instead I found one on page 2 and the very last one I added on page 3, and an old necklace of mine was listed before either of the new ones. (Once again all similar titles and tags.) There seems to be no pattern or reason to what shows up on any given page. ( I think thier dogs Milo and Dottie must have a paw in this mess.) No that's not fair to the dogs, they're smarter than that. You Etsy people are too young to remember, but about the time you were all being born, a little start up company called Coca Cola decided it would be a good idea to change the formula of their best selling product "Coke". The public went crazy, stopped buying the product, and demanded they go back to the original recipe. Well, to make a long story short, Coca Cola came to their senses and did just that, they admitted their mistake and returned to make the drink that the world had grown to know and love and the drink that had made them world famous. It all had a happy ending and the Coca Cola company is still thriving today. Perhaps this might be some food for thought to the Etsy owners. Let's all hope this sorted mess also has a happy conclusion and Etsy comes to their senses and admits their mistake. This multi million dollar company made a quick rise to success and it can make a quick fall if they continue with the current changes to their search methods.

    2 years ago

  • TheSilverBranch

    TheSilverBranch says:

    This is far from an improvement. Thank you for the tips, but it seems to me that with so many imaginative sellers, this is just a contest of luck - not relevancy. My sales and even views have come to a stand still. I used to relist items to get 5-10 views in the first hour. Now *insert cricket chirp here*. You'd think that etsy would want those lovely relisting fees that actually did a good job of bringing me views and sales. No need to only showcase the top few who fit the screen because they were first to have the magic catchphrase a buyer plugs in. This community is too large for that. :(

    2 years ago

  • vbaschung

    vbaschung says:

    thanks for these great infos

    2 years ago

  • lightinawormhole

    lightinawormhole says:

    I sell 'Vintage Glass Fishing Floats' - a lot of people call them 'glass balls', glass orbs, glass globes or don't even know what they are. What do I use if primarily the first two words are relevant? Every single item has to say "Glass Float"? Or "Fishing Float"? (Boring).I used to title each one with a descriptive word or two that sparked the imagination - then I built that item's 'story' around that one or two initial descriptive, creative words. Now it's BORING. Each listing must say: 'Glass Float'. Glass Float. Glass Float...you get the picture. Worse than boring! No fun at all. Now there's no theme, no clue, no hint of the item's 'story' which I tell in the description. ***Moving on, thank god I managed to find one of my items on page 1 of the search with a plethora of other items including white milk glass vases, metal glass stand holders, items that had nothing to do with 'Vintage Glass Fishing Floats'? Which btw are also often entitled Japanese Collectibles. Where does that fit into the first 2 'relevant' words?*** I'm sure search engine Technology has its own bubble of 'creativity' and unfortunately has to standardize things to work. Yes, they have brought more "variety" into the search, but it's almost a crap shoot - a randomized sort of thing - and I don't feel my shop has the kind of 'store front' presence it used to have. I've had less visitors since the change over to relevancy. I have to constantly renew to have a 'secondary' hope of being found. Guess I better increase my budget for renewals. I'll admit, I'm having a good 'gripe' here! Some of us are old and don't like change. This 'relevancy' thing sure took the fun and creativity out of it for me. Not to mention that most of the Treasuries my floats have been featured in included my items because my fantasy themes and titles, with stories, matched THEIR Treasury theme. Now they won't search for a float that looks like a 'Blue Diamond' to include in their Treasury called 'Blue Diamond' - Because they'll NEVER EVEN find my 'Blue Diamond' float - only 'Glass Float' Glass Float Glass Float ...over and over...like an old scratched vinyl record! So long Treasury Days! So much for creativity. I have sincerely hoped Etsy doesn't go the way of Ebay.....too much 'specialization', too many rules, too much standardization. When you get too many 'specialists' tweaking away at things, pretty soon they have to keep 'tweaking' to get a pay check, when often things were working just fine. Let's try to allow for flexibility, creativity, being different, having fun, celebrating the freedom to do what we feel works for us - or maybe doesn't work perfectly or maximally, but brings us happiness!? I hope a thoughtful compromise can be found allowing shop owners to 'be themselves'. I vote for freedom and creativity. There has to be a way. I dearly hope the hard working engineers read this entry and think it over. Everyone deserves to have a good 'rant' now and then. This is mine. Thanks for hearing me out. I spose I'll calm down and fall into line....in time? I don't know. Disappointing.

    2 years ago

  • NiceQuotes

    NiceQuotes says:

    great post!

    2 years ago

  • jewelrybyprofitt

    jewelrybyprofitt says:

    I'm updating my titles now..

    2 years ago

  • lemondear

    lemondear says:

    thanks for this information! and just in time for the busy seasons!

    2 years ago

  • WadesWoodWorlds

    WadesWoodWorlds says:

    Great info and tips and all your hard work

    2 years ago

  • Meanglean

    Meanglean says:

    Oh Oh, there is work to do! thank you, very useful info. x

    2 years ago

  • AndolsekArt

    AndolsekArt says:

    Thanks much for this information!!!

    2 years ago

  • AdelaideHomesewn

    AdelaideHomesewn says:

    i'm confused because i changed all of my titles to put the most important words in the beginning, but when i search for say "40s dress" titles like this "orange and green brocade 60s does40sdress" (item found here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/55631547/orange-and-green-brocade-60s-does40s?ref=sr_gallery_26&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=40s+dress&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage ) are on the the very FIRST page of the listings. this makes no sense with what you said relevancy would be. That's a SIXTIES dress with a bad title. it just makes no sense. please change it back to recency or figure this out.

    2 years ago

  • PatriciasTrinkets

    PatriciasTrinkets says:

    Very good tips. I will utalize your suggestions. Thanks

    2 years ago

  • ISHAOR

    ISHAOR says:

    helpful information,thank you

    2 years ago

  • AFiberJourney

    AFiberJourney says:

    Queasy doesn't begin to describe it, I use a unique interesting name for each of my glass beads at the beginning of my title and now I have to change them all? I'm putting that name at the end but still... I went from selling every day to absolutely nothing for days so something has obviously changed drastically. How sad that we have to lose our individuality to be found in the muck and mire that is my category. I know this is a needed thing and I appreciate that Etsy is constantly trying to make things better and evolve for us. Sometimes change is just really painful.....LOL

    2 years ago

  • extracreditdesigns

    extracreditdesigns says:

    Thanks for the info! Excited to start applying all these new knowledge to my shop :)

    2 years ago

  • JuneRollinsART

    JuneRollinsART says:

    New and still learning my way around. Thankful for all the support that's available. Appreciate this specific info on titles and tags.

    2 years ago

  • countrycharisma

    countrycharisma says:

    Thank you! This is very helpful to me because I have overloaded my titles! I will be editing them all day. I appreciate this article, and hope it helps us all!

    2 years ago

  • SerebaDesigns

    SerebaDesigns says:

    Thanks so much for this invaluable information. Searching for specific items can be frustrating and as a buyer, I often stopped looking after page 20..it just got too tedious I gave up. I like the recently listed items within the relevancy search. This gives the shopper more direct products to the items they are seeking, and at the same time the seller is rewarded by having their recently listed items show up in the search up at top as a reward for paying the fees to list or re-list! I am still trying to fix everything up... a litle each day!

    2 years ago

  • venicebeachcottage

    venicebeachcottage says:

    Time to freshen up my titles, thanks for all your words & time on this :)

    2 years ago

  • printlife

    printlife says:

    top info thank you. reworking titles now!

    2 years ago

  • Babydollskincare

    Babydollskincare says:

    Thank you so much for the great tips on tags and keywords. I think I finally got it now. It's been a struggle with my shop. Reading the news letters and watching the online labs are very helpful as well.

    2 years ago

  • Noonew

    Noonew says:

    Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • UniqueCreations1111

    UniqueCreations1111 says:

    My sales and traffic are way down since the change. It seems we're really not getting anything done on these blogs except venting our DISSAPOINTMENT in the new "RELEVANY SEARCH", myself included. I don't see any posts from any Etsy reps here. So why don't we all send them emails voicing our concerns, maybe then we'll get somewhere....I've already sent mine. Here is the Etsy support email address support@etsy.com

    2 years ago

  • miricoo

    miricoo says:

    Wow! so many different opinions... I was going to tweek my shop as I am fairly new to this but now I am quite confused, perhaps I will leave as is..... until Etsy replies!!

    2 years ago

  • FashGal

    FashGal says:

    Great information! Much thanks.

    2 years ago

  • foreverflowersbyamy

    foreverflowersbyamy says:

    I need help on how to name my products. Is there a consultant or video I can see? I missed the one on Aug 1. My shop has just about halted just when I was starting to do really well. BTW, I think listing new items and having them on the first page is lovely, but although the relisting helped me, I always thought it was a bit sleezy. Basically I just need help in changing my titles. The only thing I know now is that most of my products will have to have the same 2 words at the beginning. I wish some to the later words could have more weight.

    2 years ago

  • UniqueDesignedJewels

    UniqueDesignedJewels says:

    Great article! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • UniqueDesignedJewels

    UniqueDesignedJewels says:

    Great article! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • VersatileVintage

    VersatileVintage says:

    Totally agree with Praire Primitive and Artandelectica...let us see the price for which items sold! That is one reason I hate Worthpoint,

    2 years ago

  • GlassPoppies

    GlassPoppies says:

    Fantastic change in the etsy world! I love it, and am finally able to be found. :) Yay! Thank you to all that contributed to the change.

    2 years ago

  • littlelouisequilts

    littlelouisequilts says:

    ETSY, FIX THIS PLEASE!

    2 years ago

  • IrenesCreations

    IrenesCreations says:

    Thanks for the great tips on keywords and tags. I am reviewing my tags today.

    2 years ago

  • BusyBQuilts

    BusyBQuilts says:

    I am somewhat new to Etsy and had sales in the beginning, but not for a few months now. I will try redoing my titles and see if it helps. I also will be adding some new items in the next few weeks, so hopefully that will help also. And I also am going to check out my Shop Stats! Thanks for all the comments, they help!

    2 years ago

  • dollibee

    dollibee says:

    Helpful article, thank you!

    2 years ago

  • Beazerk

    Beazerk says:

    Shows that running a business is an ongoing effort. Thanks for the info!

    2 years ago

  • JewelsandCrafts

    JewelsandCrafts says:

    Thanks! I'm new to Etsy and can use all the help I can get!

    2 years ago

  • SilverStarsVA

    SilverStarsVA says:

    Thanks a lot! It was helpful!

    2 years ago

  • MariaClaireInteriors

    MariaClaireInteriors says:

    I agree with Unique Creations 111, my sales were pretty good for a new comer, and now its down right ridiculous. Hey etsy, its not working. Please fix.

    2 years ago

  • MariaClaireInteriors

    MariaClaireInteriors says:

    oh, they didn't like my duplicate comment, because I already said that on another post. I agree with Unique Creations 111. Yeah, still needs to be fixed. Sales were pretty good for a new comer, and ever since the change, they are not happening. Thanks

    2 years ago

  • MariaClaireInteriors

    MariaClaireInteriors says:

    Please don't edit my comments. Thank you

    2 years ago

  • MariaClaireInteriors

    MariaClaireInteriors says:

    Why are you editing my comments

    2 years ago

  • dew24710

    dew24710 says:

    Very helpful. Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • CaliforniaCraft

    CaliforniaCraft says:

    Thanks for the explanation!

    2 years ago

  • GBILOBA

    GBILOBA says:

    Hi! i read this interesting post some days ago. I have tried to follow all the useful tips in it, and started to retag and relabel may items, new descriptive titles, better pics... etc. But since i made these changes , i have just noticed even a decrease in my shop visits...:( I have read other members posts, but icannot find what i am doing wrong. All that useful info and tips seems to have worked well for other sellers, but in my case, i have not noticed any improvement. Any help would be really appreciated. This is the link to my shop, in case anyone can have a look, and give me any tips. http://www.etsy.com/shop/GBILOBA Thanks in advance!!! Blanca

    2 years ago

  • normasbath

    normasbath says:

    Thank you so much! off to re work my shop:)

    2 years ago

  • Monkeypies

    Monkeypies says:

    Thanks, still fairly new to all this so hope these tips will help.

    2 years ago

  • BeachGlassMemories

    BeachGlassMemories says:

    According to Etsy there are more changes in the air. They say that there is going to be a change coming in a few weeks. We will have a new way to take control of marketing and promoting our items. I sure hope they give us more warning than this last mess and it works better than this mess. Right now I feel like I'm definitely not in control of my own business. My views have been down by about 2000 views the past 2 weeks. That just isn't good for sales. I wonder how many of those misssed views might have turned into sales. Guess I'll never know. So sad.

    2 years ago

  • PrayerNotes

    PrayerNotes says:

    Time to change my titles and tags! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • mountainbrookvintage

    mountainbrookvintage says:

    So, given this information where does "categories" fit into searches? My items are for decoration and decor inside the home, but the best categories that etsy ioffers is Housewares/Home Decor/Ornaments. I don't object to 'Home Decor', but I think 'Ornaments' is very much off the mark. Ornaments are Christmas Tree Decorations. Housewares have more of a connotation of utility items such as brooms, vacuum cleaners and such. I would like something as Household/Interior/Decoration or Decor. In fact, when I fist started listing on etsy someone called me out on the Ornament category and etsy's reply was "that's all we have for this type of item"

    2 years ago

  • mylittlepoppyseed

    mylittlepoppyseed says:

    I would also like to know about the 'categories' into searches please?

    2 years ago

  • WhilstDigitalStash

    WhilstDigitalStash says:

    ok, what about if they are slightly different or separated ie.... the person searches unicorn pink, does it come up the same or lower? or unicorn pink flowers? Or pink flowers in one then unicorn? If you are in the ballpark, shouldn't it come up the same?

    2 years ago

  • gemcandystudio

    gemcandystudio says:

    I am delighted to learn this process. I certainly will take follow you advise. Thanks so much.

    2 years ago

  • beadifulbraceletsbag

    beadifulbraceletsbag says:

    It took me 3 hour plus to change my titles. Since the change to "revelency" myhit have decreased dramatically. I am so disappointed! Why change a good thing. IF IT'S NOT BROKE DON'T FIX IT! I'm sure I'm not the only sufferer..Please change back!

    2 years ago

  • LoriMarie

    LoriMarie says:

    I liked it the way it was but I'm sure etsy will not change it back.

    2 years ago

  • LoriMarie

    LoriMarie says:

    Reason I would like it back..is because relevancy search is stagnant.

    2 years ago

  • OhDearWatson

    OhDearWatson says:

    Thanks for the update

    2 years ago

  • MelErinJewelry

    MelErinJewelry says:

    Great info for a "newbie" like me. Thanks! Looking at titles today and makng updates.

    2 years ago

  • ShabbyChalks

    ShabbyChalks says:

    Great info!! I was so confused at first, but it all makes so much sense now!! Thanks etsy team, you guys are doing a great job!!

    2 years ago

  • CozzeCouture

    CozzeCouture says:

    Great topic! Thank you for providing an indepth explanation of relevancy search on Etsy.

    2 years ago

  • uncentimo

    uncentimo says:

    Now I know I have to change my tags and titles, thank you for your advice! Marta

    2 years ago

  • MosaicsbyLulo

    MosaicsbyLulo says:

    Great advice! Thanks.

    2 years ago

  • HappyHoodieFriends

    HappyHoodieFriends says:

    Thank you so much. This really helps! :D

    2 years ago

  • BengalWorks

    BengalWorks says:

    Awesome, thanks a ton

    2 years ago

  • ArtByMarilyn

    ArtByMarilyn says:

    It is very helpful but I thought I did just tht years ago and I only sell a minimum. I would really like more sales since I followed your advice in etsy for a long time. Marilyn

    2 years ago

  • May22

    May22 says:

    Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • larkinbirdvintage

    larkinbirdvintage says:

    I think the theory of this new search tool is great but it seems like there is a disconnect in it's application. I know that I, and many others here, would really appreciate a more in depth explanation of the changes and how to make well informed decisions on titling and tagging our items. I am also concerned about the homogeneity that will be created by people having to start all of their titles with bland item specifics. This is a place where artists, creators, and collects sell special things... as such part of it's charm is the original way that items are titled. Titles that are evocative inspire buyers and other sellers alike. Relevancy is great, but I don't know that overweighting the first few words in the title is a good thing. It would be really great if Admin would chime in and let us know when/where we might get better clarification and answers to some of the concerns others have raised. Thank you for all your efforts.

    2 years ago

  • PeriniDesigns

    PeriniDesigns says:

    Thank you! Off to work i go..........................

    2 years ago

  • RoseyFinch

    RoseyFinch says:

    Thanks for all the great info! I have lots of work to do...

    2 years ago

  • Atmik

    Atmik says:

    Quyanna! (Thank you!) Heading to the shop to make the title changes NOW! :) Great, helpful information.

    2 years ago

  • TrellisVintage

    TrellisVintage says:

    Thanks for all this info and thanks to everyone that shared their ideas and opinions. It's the personalization that makes me love Etsy sellers and buyers. I was already using short titles because of my personal preference not to overwhelm the buyer who is probably looking at thousands of listings. I shortened or changed some of my titles and tagwords today and tested the search results before and after the changes. 1) My title "Vintage Glass Liquor Decanter with Initial G" did not come up in the first 20 pages, so I stopped looking. After I changed the title to "Vintage Glass Decantor" and made the tagwords more relevant, it came up on page 7. MANY other decanters with lengthy, wordy titles still come up before mine. 2) My title "Vintage Wood Finial" came up on the first page. After tweaking the tagwords it came up as the first item, which was very exciting. This search was more "relevant" than the decanter search, except for the 3rd item that appeared which was titled: "sky blue............repurposed shabby beach cottage coastal vintage wood finials garden home decor TREASURY item." The first tagword was "finial." The 4th item that came up was titled "Repurposed Vintage Wood Finial and Vintage Rhinestone Necklace Tassel." The first tagword was "tassel," the second was "vintage"and the 12th was "wood finial." My first tagword is "wood finial." I was confused by the inconsistencies. If I spend time on shortening my titles and tweaking my tagwords for relevancy, can I be assured my listings will get better "airtime" than titles and tagwords that aren't as relevant? I, personally, think basing it on relevancy is the better way to go because that's how buyers shop. I'd just like to know that the site is consistent. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • SassyStrap

    SassyStrap says:

    I think this new relevancy search is horrible. Sales have come to a screaching halt! I have no control over my shop being seen and I refuse to waste the money with renewal now. So much for an income!!

    2 years ago

  • alankarshilpa

    alankarshilpa says:

    Gee ..learning every day.

    2 years ago

  • artofsilver

    artofsilver says:

    i lose 80% of my sales since all this is going on, i've done all the changes such as title, tags and descriptions and its not working for me but hurting me. i'm paying all the renew for nothing for the last 6 six. working on another site somewhere else now :(

    2 years ago

  • artofsilver

    artofsilver says:

    Etsy made a lot, a lot of my listing and selling fees for the last 2 years but i am ready to move to another site.

    2 years ago

  • beckykazana

    beckykazana says:

    Thanks for the information. I'm off to tighten up my titles and tags! Aloha- Becky

    2 years ago

  • SeeSpotStamp

    SeeSpotStamp says:

    Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • DonnaMillard

    DonnaMillard says:

    If it aint broke why fix it? I've been changing tags/titles, etc and don't sell anything anymore. I've lost literlally thousands since the change and can no longer survive here. Thanks bunches. Guess I'll move onto a new venue.

    2 years ago

  • arkohio

    arkohio says:

    Using the tips listed here has not worked for me, in fact, I had an opposite result with my listing. "Alice in Wonderland -Nursery Art - Wall Hanging Set for Little Girl's Bedroom." It doesn't show up when I search for "Alice in Wonderland," yet it's on the first page of "Alice in Wonderland Bedroom" search. The first several items in the "Alice in Wonderland" search are not as revelant as others below it. Am I missing something?

    2 years ago

  • Pumpkinpye517

    Pumpkinpye517 says:

    i dont see how etsy itself is making money if the big shops here that make good money are now losing. If they lose, etsy loses out. I have lost alot of sales due to this change and its not that I havent tried to redo my SEO, tags, titles, keywords etc. Ive spent hours. I just dont get it, like Donna said above, if it aint broke, why fix it?

    2 years ago

  • AliceBoppPhotography

    AliceBoppPhotography says:

    Sweet info! Thanks Natalie!

    2 years ago

  • AdjaniDesigns

    AdjaniDesigns says:

    Thanks for the wonderful information. Listing at times seems very daunting but with these tips I know what to start doing to help people find my items:)

    2 years ago

  • pigswife

    pigswife says:

    Thanks for the information! I think I'll go and tweek some of my tags!

    2 years ago

  • aussiepatches

    aussiepatches says:

    What about artworks? I can't write "art canvas" because I'll have a million of those listings (and so will everyone else!). So I put the title of my artwork in the title of the listing. So now if I write "art canvas called unicorns in the mist that sing christmas songs" because that is what the artwork is called, it would barely come up on any listings, and may come up in irrelevant searches.(ie, mist, christmas, sing, songs) This is the worst thing etsy has done to date. Everyone who doesn't automatically have a direct line to their shop and customers who frequent their shop are going to bomb. How is anyone supposed to get to these shops??

    2 years ago

  • 19bis

    19bis says:

    Thanks Nathalie!! Very helpful tips!! :)

    2 years ago

  • SheryKDesigns

    SheryKDesigns says:

    for your info i've already know your steps and done them from long time ago, and still nothing, my sales gone down by everyday, and it's start to be very annoying to me and to others.

    2 years ago

  • supplierofdreams

    supplierofdreams says:

    Thanks for the great tips.

    2 years ago

  • TeresasTreasuresEtc

    TeresasTreasuresEtc says:

    i have also noticed a drop in the views of my recently listed items. my titles are short and to the point. how does Etsy sort though very relevant to least relevant. does it have to do with the store size i wonder or amount of sales per month! where smaller stores get less exposure. i have emailed them with this question, no answer. i would also like to see past sales cost for research to better know how to price my items that r similar. as far as catagories for our items, i wish they would give us more options or let us fill in the word, ourselves, like picture or quilt etc.

    2 years ago

  • joypompeo

    joypompeo says:

    I can't wait to review my shop with this new info! Thanks for keeping us updated!

    2 years ago

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls says:

    Verrrrrry interesting. Thanks for letting us know what's going on. It is frustrating to search for items sometimes!

    2 years ago

  • clayartjewelry

    clayartjewelry says:

    This was so helpful. Once I changed my titles to read what they truly are, my views increased dramatically. For instance I put the word bookmark, which is what they are, at the beginning of my titles and this helped, rather than putting a descriptive word first before bookmark. Or, I used 'key chain' first if that's what it was, rather than 'chipboard key chain'. When I finish the titles, I'm going over my tags to make sure that they are relevant. I kept watching my stat views go up and up as I changed the titles.

    2 years ago

  • AnnaStellaDesign

    AnnaStellaDesign says:

    I will be making sure I am using all 13 tags as I didn't realise how important they really are! Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • Dorisdey

    Dorisdey says:

    Thank you very much.

    2 years ago

  • katikamade

    katikamade says:

    Thanks for that! I am new selling in Etsy ..and this will help me improve my tags to make it easy for everyone to find me!!!!

    2 years ago

  • SeamsSewCrafty

    SeamsSewCrafty says:

    I'm just getting started and these posts are really helpful!

    2 years ago

  • joysshop

    joysshop says:

    I'm new to Etsy and searching for any information that will help me in promoting my shop and getting more exposure for my jewelry. Thanks!

    2 years ago

  • SimpaticaDesigns

    SimpaticaDesigns says:

    I know it took me forever, but I'm so glad to have finally found this information! Thank you for the helpful article.

    2 years ago

  • lacasunitienda

    lacasunitienda says:

    I'll start right now with these changes!! Thank you so much for this piece of advice!!

    2 years ago

  • snowfaerie

    snowfaerie says:

    Grateful for all the wonderful tips & information! Thank you...

    2 years ago

  • PassThePretty

    PassThePretty says:

    Thank you for the practical advice! This is so good to read as I'm just starting out!

    2 years ago

  • littlebridget

    littlebridget says:

    This is great information. I looked at my titles and almost all of them need some tweeking. I can't wait to watch my stats after I make the changes!

    2 years ago

  • jcbees

    jcbees says:

    Thanks for the great information and explaining it so we all understand. Of too tweeking my titles and tags. Can't wait to see if it will make a real difference.

    2 years ago

  • eliseyork

    eliseyork says:

    Thank you for the great info. it is great to understand how things work at Etsy :).

    2 years ago

  • BCAPPELLO1

    BCAPPELLO1 says:

    WOW, I have ALOT to learn! Thanks

    2 years ago

  • jamielovell

    jamielovell says:

    Thanks for all the advice! Very helpful for a new Etsian!

    2 years ago

  • PartyGirlDesigns

    PartyGirlDesigns says:

    Very good tips thank you. :)

    2 years ago

  • elizmcanally

    elizmcanally says:

    Thank you for the tips. I have been having trouble with exposure for my shop. I would like to team up with other sellers to help promote each others shops.

    2 years ago

  • posiesandpetals

    posiesandpetals says:

    Thank you! Great information and important reminders.

    2 years ago

  • hazaricreations

    hazaricreations says:

    wow...what a wonderful info. Have to rearrange my shop and look into each and every listing to tag it appropriately. thanks

    2 years ago

  • Heartistics

    Heartistics says:

    I am human; I resist change! (drops head and wanders off to modify listings.) :)

    2 years ago

  • 3friendssignature

    3friendssignature says:

    Great-Great-Great. I'll get to work on my store again! Thanks for the insight!

    2 years ago

  • ribbon05

    ribbon05 says:

    Very informative.

    2 years ago

  • SPeaches

    SPeaches says:

    The info sounded good but putting it to the test is an entirely different thing. I've tweaked, did the search to see how my items come up, it's like maybe one item of mine show on he front page, then another on page 3. I guess I don't understand the rellevancy, all of my titles begin the same but are different, I would think they would be grouped together or even grouped closer together, I use the same tag words as the front page items, I list often even my most recent items end up on 4th or 5th page. So I am still unclear as to how the search works, the rellevancy, and getting my items viewed.

    2 years ago

  • AngelsandAnimals

    AngelsandAnimals says:

    I feel lost

    2 years ago

  • CynsibleCreations

    CynsibleCreations says:

    Etsy, you are always there to help. Thanks

    2 years ago

  • AuntBsBonnets

    AuntBsBonnets says:

    Just starting out, good tips for me at the right time!! Thanks

    2 years ago

  • PressPrintParty

    PressPrintParty says:

    Good article. I think I need to do some tweaking..

    2 years ago

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig says:

    Thank you for your continues help!

    2 years ago

  • HandstampedOriginals

    HandstampedOriginals says:

    Thanks for the help! Time to tweak things.

    2 years ago

  • rocksamillion

    rocksamillion says:

    I HATE this! My views and sales have dropped dramatically and even though I have been busily changing titles and tags, my traffic has slowed to less than half of what it used to be. Please make recency the default and allow customers to choose relevancy when they want to do so.

    2 years ago

  • oneofakindhemp

    oneofakindhemp says:

    Thanks for the advice!

    2 years ago

  • ButtonsAndTreasures

    ButtonsAndTreasures says:

    Thank you so much for this. Very helpful, we have been revamping our titles and hope to get things right soon! We have been doing better since following these tips!

    2 years ago

  • MagwireJewelry

    MagwireJewelry says:

    Such great tips. I like the idea of using exact words in tags and was interested to see that adding the color of the item to the tag makes a difference. Thanks for the insight.

    2 years ago

  • argent1na

    argent1na says:

    Thanks for the great advice. It looks like I have a lot of tweeking to do in my shop. I can't wait to see how it will help my views. Thanks again!

    2 years ago

  • MamacitaStudios

    MamacitaStudios says:

    I think I may have some helpful advice for those who are having issues. I've read the blog post on this topic a million times and really wasn't "quite getting it" myself. Finally, I went through everyone's comments in this thread and looked at the listings in depth for those that have commented positively and those that have commented negatively and see there are two different basic patterns for listings for each. This has turned on the "aha" lighbulb and has helped me begin to find my way, but I continue to learn and adjust day by day. I encourage others still struggling to do the same.:)

    2 years ago

  • HairTastics

    HairTastics says:

    Very helpful information! Thanks so much!

    2 years ago

  • farfelue

    farfelue says:

    thankyou so much! i have been revamping and researching how to evolve my shop into a better shop. The tags titles and relevancy has been a lil frustrating but a good idea! I'm still trying to learn how to apply this to my shop which is a shop thats sells Original artwork. Thankyou for the tips! I appreciate them greatly :)

    2 years ago

  • lololyta

    lololyta says:

    Thank you for this article. But I am a bit frustrated, I re name my titles, my tags and still don't see my items when I search for it :( ... in result I see much much much older products coming up and i don"t see mine which was recently posted... what to do now?

    2 years ago

  • sERINasCustomShop

    sERINasCustomShop says:

    Loloyta we are having the exact problem!!!

    2 years ago

  • DadsTeacups

    DadsTeacups says:

    Thanks so much for this great info. I'll try to apply this knowledge a little better!

    2 years ago

  • RococoBarocco

    RococoBarocco says:

    Wow fascinating to get your tips as one in the know... will try and put them to good use right now! :)

    2 years ago

  • Winterberrycottage

    Winterberrycottage says:

    I wish someone could show me why this was the right thing to do. My sales are so far down since this change. I have done all of the things plus I left some of my titles as is and there is truely no difference. I am down by 2/3rd's compared to the the previous year. I have been around for many of the changes over the years and not sure how this is a benefit to me or my bottom line. Very sad about this!

    2 years ago

  • pataphor

    pataphor says:

    Seriously, to me, this means "we ran an intensive study that showed that more money is generated even at the expense of an intutive user experience." Okay, before you kill me for being rude, it just seems to me it's exactly sort of obsessive "command and control," "let's squeeze out every penny with marketing studies" approach that's at the heart of a lot of misery nowadays, and probably the exact sort of thing the Occupy Wall Street people are complaining about. I know you're "looking out" for vendors as well, but honestly, when it becomes this obsessive, it creates irritation among your users because it feels like we're being FORCED into something because YOU think it's a good thing.

    2 years ago

  • tasutele

    tasutele says:

    We're just starting out in Etsy and have a bit of a learning curve when it comes to all the behind the scene marketing, facebook, twitter so every bit of insight from experienced folks is well received and much appreciated. Hopefully we can keep up with all the ROEs in Etsy. Just don't keep changing your "how tos" too fast for us slower learners....thanks!

    2 years ago

  • antiquebeginnings

    antiquebeginnings says:

    Dear Natalie, Thanks for your advice. I love reading the responses here. I think that business's such as Etsy are a lot like government and they tend to rule the shop owners as a sort of government because they are supposedly looking out for the best interest of the shop owners. However the ultimate decision of what happens in each shop is up to the owner's of the shops and their responsibility to tend to it appropriately and within the rules and guidelines of Etsy. I am making many new friends in Etsy and am getting many revues from everyone here. I hope that everyone has a great day and Please visit , browse and favor anything in my shop. I will do prepaid custom orders upon your request.

    2 years ago

  • Laffertyart

    Laffertyart says:

    i couldn't be more disappointed in the new search! My sales are down at least 75% since this change. I'm being FORCED to adjust about 250 listings which costs me a ton of time, and i'm still not even seeing results. I'm incredibly disappointed with ETSY for this change and wish they would go back to the 'most recent' default and let buyers choose 'best match' in the drop down menu if that is what they want.

    2 years ago

  • cardhugs

    cardhugs says:

    At first using the tags seemed like a great idea. But Some things I recently put on , I never found on the first page, and that's where people usually start buying. They are tired of looking by the time they see my item on the 5th page, if they see it at all. I have a freind who has sold for years on both ebay and etsy, and while she does quite a lot of business in antiques with ebay, she gets little from etsy. Etsy's prices to list items are reasonable, but if I'm not making sales, how much encouragement is it to list more items? Maybe I need to see what else is selling besides the greetingcards, art print, book and snowmanmagnet I have for sale, as I've only done one sale of an Old Truck card set since I've been with etsy almost 4 months.

    2 years ago

  • derrecklim

    derrecklim says:

    Very useful for newbies like me. Thanks =)

    2 years ago

  • ssjewelrycreations

    ssjewelrycreations says:

    Thank you so much for this valuable info!!

    2 years ago

  • FeatheredDimensions

    FeatheredDimensions says:

    Great tips! Thank you!!

    2 years ago

  • dianneodell

    dianneodell says:

    thank you so much for the tips looking forward to seeing interest in my shop and making new friends thanks!

    2 years ago

  • RoyalPalmArts

    RoyalPalmArts says:

    Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • PoconoPrincessJewels

    PoconoPrincessJewels says:

    Such valuable info here. Thanks

    2 years ago

  • Danideng

    Danideng says:

    Thanks a lot for this great tips !

    2 years ago

  • SiennaGraceJewelry

    SiennaGraceJewelry says:

    Good stuff - thanks :o)

    2 years ago

  • lewfoster

    lewfoster says:

    This seems to be a big mistake. If relevancy is the new default feature i would like to know if the new pay for placement search ads have priority in placement. Also, why have relevancy as the default while still having a clickable newest listed option. It sounds like we all would need to put the actual item in its title. Why do we still need to do tags then? It is too complicated. It is unfair to list an item and wind up on page four immediately. Even though it was a rapidly spinning wheel, the old newest listed format was fair. I'm wondering if those people who double pay for placement (search ads) remain listed over and above a newer regular renewal? It seems like all this talk about proper title wordage becomes meaningless if the search ads are given priority placement anyway.

    2 years ago

  • anekanena

    anekanena says:

    Thanks for posting this information. It was very helpful.

    2 years ago

  • whdesigns01

    whdesigns01 says:

    Beats me. I am so very new like a lot of you. I started out and thought I was doing fine but needed to take this advice and make sure I had things listed correctly. What a mistake that was. I have gone from 1025 views this month and 257 favorite listings with 57 shop listingswhich I thought was o.k. considering but no sales. So I "tweaked the tags". Result I now have NO views and no new favourites. I changed everything. Something that I find odd. I have attached Etsy Australia to my tags plus handmade to name just 2. Still not there, but, there are shops listed under Australia who are not from Australia. Fair enough if it's an Australian product but this is not always the case. I am about to give up.

    2 years ago

  • ClueJewellery

    ClueJewellery says:

    Helpful comments, cheers. I just joint Etsy, but didn't use it actively. Just starting to realise that there is much more to it.

    2 years ago

  • sallysbrushofart

    sallysbrushofart says:

    Thanks so much for your help.. Very interesting article!!!!

    2 years ago

  • NewtoyoubyNancy

    NewtoyoubyNancy says:

    Thanks Natalie, always inspiring to do better when you get good ideas and suggestions.

    2 years ago

  • CandyPursley

    CandyPursley says:

    Thank you so much! This was a big help

    2 years ago

  • almaworks

    almaworks says:

    I'm new to Etsy opened my shop one week ago, and appreciate all the new and great ideas. Thanks so much

    2 years ago

  • gemersikapparel

    gemersikapparel says:

    Thanks Etsy for this important tips..keep up the good work!!

    2 years ago

  • coreyjward

    coreyjward says:

    Great Article! Thanks for the tips!

    2 years ago

  • bajtbags

    bajtbags says:

    Thanks

    2 years ago

  • screenprinting

    screenprinting says:

    Enjoy reading true to learn more about hows and does.

    2 years ago

  • Shamamomma

    Shamamomma says:

    Everytime I try the advice, my sales go up!!! thanks for supporting me... and may my sales, support etsy!

    2 years ago

  • Twinklingskydesigns

    Twinklingskydesigns says:

    Thank you for the wonderful tips!

    2 years ago

  • Craftelina

    Craftelina says:

    Thank you. We think it is a very good change.

    2 years ago

  • KesaraArt

    KesaraArt says:

    Thank you for the great info.

    2 years ago

  • nailsbycharlotte

    nailsbycharlotte says:

    thank u will go look at all my tags!

    2 years ago

  • mpanijel

    mpanijel says:

    Thank you for this important article, I really do struggle with putting my shop in the front line and being noticed.

    2 years ago

  • zany500

    zany500 says:

    ok.

    2 years ago

  • zitacsek

    zitacsek says:

    Helpful article, thank you, Etsy!

    2 years ago

  • browneyeddaisy

    browneyeddaisy says:

    Thank you for the great tips!!!

    2 years ago

  • sara7844

    sara7844 says:

    Thank you for the info on how to sell products faster. I'm not the most computer savy, but you are making it easier for me. Especially since I'm busy making crafts to sell I need something that is going to be quick, fast and very understandable. Etsy for dummies is what I need to get me going to sell online. Thanks! :)

    2 years ago

  • hexgreen

    hexgreen says:

    Thank you !!!!! It is very useful, thanks again for the advice: D

    2 years ago

  • christiepam

    christiepam says:

    thank you, great information....very helpful!

    2 years ago

  • cuppagirl

    cuppagirl says:

    I'll be following these great tips, Natalie and Etsy! Thanks for the help! I'm a newbie, so I'm looking forward to trying these out.

    2 years ago

  • creativehandsdesign

    creativehandsdesign says:

    Thanks so much for the info.... very helpful. New to listing, need all the help I can get. Thanks again.

    2 years ago

  • katieloehrke

    katieloehrke says:

    My Etsy shop is just 2 weeks old, so I'm constantly making adjustments to tags and photos to get seen. I have a feeling this will always be the case, but I'm committed to making my shop a success! I love tips like these!

    2 years ago

  • youdigitthemost

    youdigitthemost says:

    Thanks for the clarification - I recently went in and updated some of my vintage titles and my shop stats already show an improvement.

    2 years ago

  • woohoogbr

    woohoogbr says:

    I'm continually looking for ways to help promote my items, espeically being new to Etsy, so thank you for your continued efforts to help Etsy sellers! Hopefully with your continued tips and advice, my commitment to making my shop a success will be realized! :)

    2 years ago

  • Shirlnbruce

    Shirlnbruce says:

    Hi, I've read quite a bit on how to set up my items, titles and tags specifically. I've found it doesn't work the way it's suppose too. Is there some other magic that someone would like to share. If I have the recency and relevancy I don't want to see in a search some items before me that should be after me. Just look at the search word Cabochon under Handmade, since my title starts with Cabochon and my tags start with cabochon (eventhough the order is suppose to not be taken into account) my items can't be found on any front pages, and a lot of items that are not relevant or have recency are. Does someone know why this is happening.

    2 years ago

  • venustranquility

    venustranquility says:

    i can't use a dash in tags so the 15-inch laptop sleeve is mute.

    2 years ago

  • cupcakegirl32

    cupcakegirl32 says:

    That was great! Got lots of tweaking and fixing to do!

    2 years ago

  • NoFrump

    NoFrump says:

    Wow, I caught this one really late. I'll be working on my listing titles, but honestly, having read the comments on this article, I'm concerned that it might not yield positive results. I, like a lot of people on Etsy are struggling mightily for any visibility at all these days. My item view numbers are..well, to be frank, rather dismal. I definitely miss the Etsy of 2-3 years ago...

    2 years ago

  • roundmountainpottery

    roundmountainpottery says:

    OK, I'd always assumed having one tag pink and one tag unicorn would give similar results as pink unicorn. I'll definitely be able to use this informaiont

    2 years ago

  • ComposurePhotography

    Jenny Trott from ComposurePhotography says:

    Really useful infor thank you. Lets hope it helps my fledgling shop!

    2 years ago

  • studiolana

    Illana Leizin from studiolana says:

    Thanks for sharing this important info!

    2 years ago

  • CreativityHappens

    Barbara from CreativityHappens says:

    Great information.....

    2 years ago

  • hunterjoan

    Joan Irene from Windleaves says:

    gosh that took a lot of reading ! I am going to try and use all the helpful ideas ,I will be over the moon if I do sell just one item lol thank you Best wishes Joan Irene

    2 years ago

  • ericvanetc

    Eric Van Eimeren from EricVanEimeren says:

    Guess I'd better tinker with my titles a bit more, Thanks

    2 years ago

  • tinasway

    Christina Cassidy from tinaswaycrochet says:

    Everyone should take time to read these valuable articles. Thank-you

    2 years ago

  • NannyMadeandfound

    Melinda from sixtybeansVntg says:

    I am taking a month off from my day job to help heal up a back issue. I hope to spend a lot of time getting my Etsy shop going really well. Things like this article will be soooooo helpful. Thanks for all the tips!

    2 years ago

  • ArtsyDelight

    Karen from ArtsyDelight says:

    A little fine-tuning is always helpful. Thanks for the tips.

    2 years ago

  • LoraJK

    Lora Kalbfleisch from OneBlueDragonfly says:

    I'm going to check my tags again, thanks for the tips!

    2 years ago

  • studiostorefront

    Patty from studiostorefront says:

    Tweaking Away!! Thanks for the insight!

    2 years ago

  • AshleyBridgerDesigns

    Ashley Bridger Designs from AshleyBridgerDesigns says:

    VERY HELPFUL THANKYOU :)

    2 years ago

  • monogramsinc

    monogramsinc from MONOGRAMSINC says:

    I am crasy about your info. Always learn something new. Thank you for the help I will keep reading to improve my shop.

    2 years ago

  • jssforyou

    Jenny Snyder-Smith from jssforyou says:

    Good Luck, Natalie, thanks, and I'll get to work on titles and tags. And check each new item listed to see, if I can find it. jssforyou@etsy

    2 years ago

  • twentytwotwenty

    twentytwotwenty from twentytwotwenty says:

    Thanks for the advice, it's always appreciated!

    2 years ago

  • sweetiepiedesign

    sweetiepiedesign from sweetiepiedesign says:

    Great info! thanx

    2 years ago

  • paulaluz541

    Paula from NewSongJewelry says:

    Thank you! I'm brand new and need all the useful information I can get my hands on!

    2 years ago

  • diawine1

    CaCa Ho from AthenaBox says:

    Great tips! Tks !

    2 years ago

  • bellesgirl

    Pat from bellesgirl says:

    Boy oh boy, do I have work to do.. Wish I were younger and understood all this stuff about tweaking, Twitter, treasury lists and blogging. This senior brain just can't seem to catch up to all this modern technology. So I'd better get busy. Maybe I need a computer class, first.!!!

    2 years ago

  • tigercatcreations

    Laura Palka from tigercatcreations says:

    Selling online has been a whole learning experience for me. I have much to learn (one thing I'm learning is how dim-witted I am when it comes to search positioning)! Many hours of research and adjustments still not yielding results, but I'm not giving up yet. Thanks for the article since every bit helps.

    2 years ago

  • Cherrilynne

    Ciella from Cherrilynne says:

    thank you so much for sharing this useful information! since im new to selling on Etsy, this indeed is very helpful for me

    2 years ago

  • laverneshirley1

    Sylvia and Donna from LaverneandShirley1 says:

    We are new to Etsy and trying to figure out how to get customers to find our items. This info is very helpful! I never realized how important search optimazation can be! I've been tweeking titles today, and now will do even more! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • franhaywood1

    Fran from FrancyThat says:

    This is a straight forward and compact guide to tagging and titles for selling on Etsy - when we don't have big advertising budgets this is invaluable advice. Thanks Etsy Blogs

    1 year ago

  • martinsgailis

    Liga Martins from ligasartwork says:

    Thank you for tips!

    1 year ago

  • XXXLYNDILOOSXXX

    LINDA STOCKER from XXXLYNDILOOSXXX says:

    Thank you for your advice I am taking notes and will edit my shop at the weekend. Many Thanx.

    1 year ago

  • rosiluna

    rachael rose from rosiluna says:

    Very helpful!! Thank you for sharing!

    1 year ago

  • milkthreads

    Caleb's Granni from MilkThreads says:

    Back to edits! I should read before I post, lol Thank You for the info.

    1 year ago

  • ckarigan

    claudia karigan from YourFinalTouch says:

    great info-thanks

    1 year ago

  • GoldenSpiralDesigns

    Lola Ocian from GoldenSpiralDesigns says:

    Wow -this is super helpful. Thanks for the detailed explanation!

    1 year ago

  • alisoncarr2

    Alison Carr from cinderpixel says:

    that was really good!

    1 year ago

  • BeaconMills

    Patrick from BeaconMills says:

    Doing a great job so far. Although, I dislike that pop-up note telling me "Hey we improved our Search" bla bla when I go to input a search word. Thanks Etsy.

    1 year ago

  • inaprinting

    inaprinting from Inaprinting says:

    Thank you, this is very helpful.

    1 year ago

  • misanthropycreations

    Michelle from misanthropycreations says:

    recency is such a dumb idea. it should be randomized.

    1 year ago

  • lovemeiamthai

    Sirikanya June from LaBellezaWardrobe says:

    Even I typed my item title, exactly in the search, it doesn't show up or can't be found at all. What is wrong or How could I fix it? My shop can't even be found in search as well :-( HELP!

    1 year ago

  • ModernDecals

    ModernDecals from PinkToBlueKids says:

    just as LaBellezaWardrobe i have a $500 weekly budget, i have changed all of my key words and titles and still out of 11 pages on a specific item mine is not on a single sponsered page. there are always the same 5 or 6 shops on every sponsered page! i think that etsy is going in the direction of greed and only the top shops can survive if etsy continues to give them such an advantage then most shops will shut down, or at least i will. any advice? i have read the hand book, and many forums that say that title and key words are the basis to success with search ads.... not working for me.

    1 year ago

  • fukurono

    fukurono Ana from Fukurono says:

    Very thanks I will do it.

    1 year ago

  • artistaq8

    Artista from ArtistaQ8 says:

    Thank you so much for this article!

    342 days ago

  • Lex2013

    Alexander from StudioArtistX says:

    I paid attention on everything that is written above but see no results at all. :(

    341 days ago

  • OlivesandDoves

    Cheryl Bousquet from OlivesandDoves says:

    Great advice on formatting titles to bring in more business. Thank you! :)

    277 days ago

  • bohemianapothecarium

    Josh and Beverly from bohemianapothecarium says:

    This is a good article! Thanks for sharing!

    238 days ago

  • zenophobe

    Tina Giuntini from BeaEvie says:

    I could read about Relevancy all day long and will continue to learn. Thank you.

    235 days ago

  • SeedsOfJoie

    Chie Yasuda from SeedsOfJoie says:

    Thank you, this is so wonderful.

    160 days ago

  • JessCMiller

    Jess Miller from JessCMillerArt says:

    Thanks for this! Really helped when setting my titles and tags!

    153 days ago

  • dominna

    Katrina Dzerkale from Dominna says:

    As a seller and buyer on this amazing site, i highly appreciate these changes. Prima !

    149 days ago

  • htoepfer

    Heather from EverythingPrecious says:

    That helps! Thanks!

    139 days ago

  • dordek

    dordek thai from dordek says:

    Thank you.

    77 days ago

  • EstateLore says:

    Some useful tips, especially on the recency bit.

    47 days ago

  • Goodlife188

    qing yan from Goodlife188 says:

    thank you, that's a great help, and I am going to edit my listing title and description.

    14 days ago