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Handmade Code: Statsy

Dec 18, 2009

by TheCrocodileRock

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As part of our Handmade Code series, we’re bringing you news and how-to’s about the innovations emerging from the Etsy Developer Community. Located at developer.etsy.com, the Etsy Developer Community serves as a hub for third-party software developers who are making neat and helpful programs for Etsy shoppers and sellers. In this edition, TheCrocodileRock tells us all about the applications on  Statsy.

I started Statsy this summer as an experiment with the Etsy API to try to see how effective renewing items is. The first tool I created, the Locator, was created so I could see how long my stuff would stay on top of search results when I renewed. Later, I decided to share it and announce it publicly, and thus Statsy was born! The tool was quite a success, and that motivated me to create more tools for everyone to enjoy. Afterwards, I wrote the Biggest Fan and Featurator tools, and in August, my favourite – Vutrac.

What’s the basic idea of the application? What need does it fill?
Statsy
has a variety of tools designed to assist sellers in finding out cool info about their shops and the listings inside them! Currently, you can see where your shop and listings are when someone searches for certain keywords in Google/Etsy search, track your listings’ hearts and views across time, find out who hearts you most, and get notified by email when you’re featured on Etsy’s front page!

Who is it for? How many people are using it right now?
Any Etsian with a shop! And my statistics say that there are about 7000 of them!

Where do we go to find it? What’s the URL, etc?
The tools live at http://statsy.org/

How do you use it?
Well, everything is quite simple! For Vutrac, simply enter your shop name, and hit enter, and wait a bit (the tool needs to get a lot of data about your stuff from Etsy). And…

Ta-da! A table with the counts of new views and hearts since your last update (it needs something to compare the new data to) shows up, and you can even click on the number of new hearts, to see who’s hearted you! The Biggest Fan tool is just as simple to use, and tells you who has hearted the most items in your shop:

The Featurator, apart from your shop name, also needs an email address, so it can know where to send the featured-on-the-front-page notification and the Locator just requires a shop name or listing # and some keywords!


Are there any costs or further opportunities/ways to get involved?
Nope! Statsy is free for anyone to use and enjoy! However, sellers can support the site and promote their shops by getting advertised.

What should one do if there’s a bug or a problem? Who should one contact?
Just drop me a line at info@statsy.org or send me a convo.

What’s one surprising/fun/amazing story you’ve heard about someone using your app? Or what is your favorite part about the app?
My favorite parts of the app would be Vutrac and the Locator. I usually use the Locator to tweak my tags, and then use Vutrac to see if it made a difference! Granted, I’m not a great seller, but it’s still a lot of fun! They also happen to be the most popular tools, and I get a lot of feedback on them.

Anything else you’d like to add?
I work a lot on Statsy, and I’ve got a couple of incoming new tools up my sleeve, so stay tuned!

Calling all Statsy users! Post in the comments below and let us know what you think.

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147 comments

  • BlueCrushBeads

    BlueCrushBeads said 7 years ago

    Wow so cool, thanks Etsy...im gonna go check everything out!

  • sucree

    sucree said 7 years ago

    great article, thanks!

  • daisytoad

    daisytoad said 7 years ago

    I went to check it out and got this message when trying to use Locator "Sorry, Statsy has exceeded its Etsy access limit for the day!"

  • eurolenscape

    eurolenscape said 7 years ago

    Great feature! It's really simple to use and showed my data right away! Thank you so much!

  • hypothesis

    hypothesis said 7 years ago

    We love Statsy!

  • ovgilliesdesigns

    ovgilliesdesigns said 7 years ago

    Ooooooo interesting! Will have to find some time to go properly over it - & THANK YOU for developing such great applications!

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 7 years ago

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for all the great tools you provide!~~ It's awesome being on Etsy!! Happy Holidays AudreyGardenLady

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much!

  • StoneDesignsbySheila

    StoneDesignsbySheila said 7 years ago

    Thanks,I'm all for promos.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    Oh my word how sweet is this~ Thanks~

  • redyellowandblueink

    redyellowandblueink said 7 years ago

    I just gave it quick look see-kinda cool and cute-the feature for who loves you the most.....baby-the baby was my addition. say it sexy like Kojak! anyway-that was a neat feature. might be hard to break from craftcult will have to see which one I like best. craft cult looks a little less cluttered as far as web page design. but in end who has the best features will win me over.

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 7 years ago

    ANYTHING TO HELP SALES!! THANKS TECH STAFF!!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 7 years ago

    I just tried this and it was fun to see all my item stats at once and find my biggest fan. Thanks!

  • ModernMeetsWhimsy

    ModernMeetsWhimsy said 7 years ago

    I love Statsy!

  • TheMysticCircleArt

    TheMysticCircleArt said 7 years ago

    How cool is this!Thanks.

  • Morado

    Morado said 7 years ago

    Thanks! had not heard of it before

  • craftscafe

    craftscafe said 7 years ago

    These are great resources! Thank you!

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 7 years ago

    Very cool!! Thanks!

  • uncharted

    uncharted said 7 years ago

    thank you!!! this is great

  • jacarandadesigns

    jacarandadesigns said 7 years ago

    Very useful site. Thanks!

  • thebestvintage

    thebestvintage said 7 years ago

    Thanks very much... great resource of information!

  • fullcirclechains

    fullcirclechains said 7 years ago

    Wow this is great! Thanks! Yay I'm stoked!

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 7 years ago

    oooh neat! I can't wait to go play there:)

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Statsy is a great tool! I signed up quite some time ago. :)

  • KOALACaddie

    KOALACaddie said 7 years ago

    Thanks to you AGAIN for your wonderful ideas, super useful tools, and your willingness to share it freely.

  • polkadotsandblooms

    polkadotsandblooms said 7 years ago

    Oh thank you!!! Am off to check it out right now.

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 7 years ago

    I ♥ Statsy.

  • AtelierDArte

    AtelierDArte said 7 years ago

    Cool! I like this article! Thanks!

  • wrapcycle

    wrapcycle said 7 years ago

    These tools are excellent, really excellent. I've been trying to do something similar manually - not very successfully. Statistics are so useful and analyzing them is so informative, and fun. Thank you!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    Sounds cool! Thanks!

  • pleinairpainter

    pleinairpainter said 7 years ago

    LOVE statsy! it is wonderful to have all of this in one place! great place to find out info you didn't even know existed about your shop!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    Just used it, it's super cool & super easy...thanks!!

  • ElizabethMD

    ElizabethMD said 7 years ago

    I've used this since I started selling. This is a great lil bit of further info on statsy though! Can't wait for the colour to finally work though!

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 7 years ago

    Cool! Love the "biggest fan" tool!

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 7 years ago

    Love it!! Thank you so much for creating these awesome programs!! :)

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 7 years ago

    Nice! Thanks!

  • babook

    babook said 7 years ago

    great system love the statsy : )Thanks ETSY .

  • MessyJesse

    MessyJesse said 7 years ago

    what a great idea! im going to test it out now! :)

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 7 years ago

    Wow! well done! Im defenetly going to check it out now! Thank you!!!

  • LittleGreenShoot

    LittleGreenShoot said 7 years ago

    Amazing tools! I've heard of them before :o) Cant wait to start using them! Thankyou!

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 7 years ago

    Just tried it out ~ fun tool ~ thanks for sharing it!

  • littlemoandfriends

    littlemoandfriends said 7 years ago

    some cool stuff here:)

  • tomatored

    tomatored said 7 years ago

    Very good info - THANK YOU ETSY!

  • QuiltFinger

    QuiltFinger said 7 years ago

    Awesome! I love Statsy. The Vutrac is my favorite feature. Thanks so much CrocodileRock!

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 7 years ago

    Oh, great, off to try:)

  • AmericanGirl51

    AmericanGirl51 said 7 years ago

    Great Site and good info. Thanks, Renee

  • ingermaaike

    ingermaaike said 7 years ago

    It is a great tool indeed for tweaking tags and finding out where you are in the big lineup!

  • cindylouwho2

    cindylouwho2 said 7 years ago

    I am a regular Statsy user & I love it all! very easy to read, so many cool features. Fanatastic feature! (& thanks for including my ear cuff here)

  • cindylouwho2

    cindylouwho2 said 7 years ago

    I am a regular Statsy user & I love it all! very easy to read, so many cool features. Fanatastic feature! (& thanks for including my ear cuff here)

  • arcoirishandcrafted

    arcoirishandcrafted said 7 years ago

    This is a GREAT App.!! Thank you!!

  • patspottery

    patspottery said 7 years ago

    Very interesting. Another way to spend my time:>)

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    I checked it it worked this time when I tried it. That's nice I'll have to check more into it. Thank You

  • TutusChic

    TutusChic said 7 years ago

    Very interesting because key words are so vital to know. Thanks!

  • Bluebrooch

    Bluebrooch said 7 years ago

    Great! Does anyone know of a tool where you can look at past treasuries?

  • RusticGoth

    RusticGoth said 7 years ago

    Very cool App! Cool and different features.

  • ModernMetalJewelry

    ModernMetalJewelry said 7 years ago

    This is great! Have to give it a try!

  • lauratrevey

    lauratrevey said 7 years ago

    very cool!!

  • waltersbeads

    waltersbeads said 7 years ago

    cool!

  • AlliesAdornments

    AlliesAdornments said 7 years ago

    Very cool!

  • seragun

    seragun said 7 years ago

    great,thanks

  • JeweleryNut

    JeweleryNut said 7 years ago

    Wow this is great thanks!

  • megscreations

    megscreations said 7 years ago

    Yay awesome resource!

  • CockyCowgirlInc

    CockyCowgirlInc said 7 years ago

    This is awesome!!

  • cozettebyclearcat

    cozettebyclearcat said 7 years ago

    so nice~!! thanks~!!!

  • cozettebyclearcat

    cozettebyclearcat said 7 years ago

    so nice~!! thanks~!!

  • cathynichols

    cathynichols said 7 years ago

    This is SUPER Cool!! Thanks for the innovation!

  • PreciousPromisesAust

    PreciousPromisesAust said 7 years ago

    Wow, Thanks so much.

  • sakizome

    sakizome said 7 years ago

    Brilliant! This sounds like a lot of fun. Gotta try. Thank you.

  • sakizome

    sakizome said 7 years ago

    Brilliant! So helpful. Gotta try. Thank you.

  • fabricsnquilts

    fabricsnquilts said 7 years ago

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

  • Artaed

    Artaed said 7 years ago

    Another intriguing piece of the etsy puzzle!

  • kittycatcreations

    kittycatcreations said 7 years ago

    This is a nice tool to have access to, thank you!

  • kittycatcreations

    kittycatcreations said 7 years ago

    This is a great tool to have access to. Thank you!

  • dsigns

    dsigns said 7 years ago

    I like this tool, thanks for posting.

  • ashtonmiyako

    ashtonmiyako said 7 years ago

    Thanks.. this is amazing. I am brand new to all of this so I am in need of as much help as I can get.. THANKS!!!

  • natalya1905

    natalya1905 said 7 years ago

    Great site, I've been using it for quite some time already and am just happy about it. It's sooooo good to get a "You're on the Front Page" note! :)

  • kidgiddy

    kidgiddy said 7 years ago

    awesome - and can someone develop a program to show me which page I've posted on in any given forum post? Sometimes it's hard to find where I posted and left off in a thread... thanks, k

  • modernmarks

    modernmarks said 7 years ago

    Great resource! Thank you. Sondra

  • AmericanHandmade

    AmericanHandmade said 7 years ago

    WOW! This is just what I've been looking for, something for a Newbie. This sounds like it might be easy to use. I can't figure the google tracking thing out yet. kidgiddy's question is seconded by me. I have no idea how to remember where I posted so I can never follow the thread. I Love etsy, but it sure can be a little overwhelming sometimes. Thanks everyone for making etsy so much fun.

  • NightLady

    NightLady said 7 years ago

    I Love Vutrac, I been using it for awhile. Thanks for all other information, you rock! There's soooo many fun things to do on Vutrac too.

  • minerallove

    minerallove said 7 years ago

    I first heard about Statsy on the forums. I went to the site that day, and I instantly fell in love! It's super easy to use, and chock-full of information. It's part of my daily (or every-other-day) routine. I give it an A+ :)

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 7 years ago

    what a great resource thanks for this bundles : )

  • etincellestudio

    etincellestudio said 7 years ago

    Pretty interesting! thanks for putting these things together!! and Merry Christmas to all Etsians :)

  • Vyconic

    Vyconic said 7 years ago

    This is very interesting ive been finding it difficult to track my progress as a lot of action and views etc seem to happen when its night over here (England)hope the US and everywhere else loves my retro stuff.

  • Jewelrybynala

    Jewelrybynala said 7 years ago

    This is wonderful, and so easy to understand and use, thank you!

  • LindaFriedrich

    LindaFriedrich said 7 years ago

    very helpful!!

  • woodyloo

    woodyloo said 7 years ago

    Funny, I was just looking for that kind of tool. ThanQ :)

  • woodyloo

    woodyloo said 7 years ago

    Oops, didn't mean for it to sound sassy... Loved the App, but the results made me a bit sad. Or am I too greedy for hearts after just a month from 1st uploading? Anyway, Thanks for sharing, it's VERY helpful! :)

  • deitybymira

    deitybymira said 7 years ago

    So glad I found you.. but still trying to figure out what the 'secret' is to get on any page in jewelry that's better than somewhere in the stratosphere. I think I must be on page 150,000!

  • StrawberryMangoes

    StrawberryMangoes said 7 years ago

    Having an issue using this function - it says: "Sorry, the user specified is not a seller." Clearly I am - I'm logged in now. Sad Face :( I've tried it for both my shops (PinUpRetro).

  • subrosa123

    subrosa123 said 7 years ago

    StrawberryMangoes, Statsy works perfectly for me but you shops are on a vacation mode :)

  • artypharty

    artypharty said 7 years ago

    This is a great marketeting tool. I'm quite new to Etsy and love communicating with my customers. Now I know who hearts me the most. The advertising feature is very reasonable. Will have to do that asap. Thanks for creating Statsy.

  • VintageMarquise

    VintageMarquise said 7 years ago

    very very useful;merci so much !!

  • JBworld

    JBworld said 7 years ago

    Thank you! I was looking for it!

  • anne4bags

    anne4bags said 7 years ago

    I am looking forward to getting to grips with this in the holidays! it looks like a great tool. Thanks. (Like Kidgiddy I would also like to encourage someone to develop a program to follow posts. I find I get lost easily too.) Seasons greetings from Melbourne Australia to everyone in the Etsy community! :)

  • ferrytalesgifts

    ferrytalesgifts said 7 years ago

    So handy! Thanks.

  • randilyn

    randilyn said 7 years ago

    Cool tool, thank you!!

  • SpiralsandSpice

    SpiralsandSpice said 7 years ago

    Tried all the tools out! They're great! Thanks!

  • SpiralsandSpice

    SpiralsandSpice said 7 years ago

    Just tried all the tools out! Great tools! Thanks!

  • anemonecomms

    anemonecomms said 7 years ago

    FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC, love it

  • PicturesqueBrooklyn

    PicturesqueBrooklyn said 7 years ago

    This is such a wonderful tool, I check it every day now!

  • amandaanadana

    amandaanadana said 7 years ago

    Looks interesting Kully, I can see myself using this tool often. Does Etsy plan on creating a convenient 'button' to automatically view vutrack while we sellers are logged onto our stores? Thanks for creating this!

  • samsstuff

    samsstuff said 7 years ago

    Wow, sounds like some great info & useful tools! I'll definitely check them out! Thanks for posting & creating these great tools.

  • ethnicdesign

    ethnicdesign said 7 years ago

    Great tool!!

  • alfalfalovesme

    alfalfalovesme said 7 years ago

    amazing!

  • PendragonJewelry

    PendragonJewelry said 7 years ago

    wow fun to play around with. i know I can find ways to use it! thanks

  • CAMEOdesign

    CAMEOdesign said 7 years ago

    Awesome! These new programs address a few of my "wish list" features i was looking for. Thanks!

  • PotatoBoutique

    PotatoBoutique said 7 years ago

    This is the best tool! I love it and am learning a lot about my store. Thank you! This was a great idea!

  • Kimberleycrafts

    Kimberleycrafts said 7 years ago

    This is "WONDERFUL"...I jumped over and viewed a couple of things quickly...OH MY!!! Can't wait to view everything this has to offer. Thank you Etsy :)

  • merrittgade

    merrittgade said 7 years ago

    These tools are so helpful! Thank you so much.

  • EyvindsAlchemy

    EyvindsAlchemy said 7 years ago

    thats cool!

  • hazelmehoo

    hazelmehoo said 7 years ago

    thank you! I really enjoy statsy!

  • SewMuchStyle

    SewMuchStyle said 7 years ago

    thank you great site.

  • MadeForYouJustByMe

    MadeForYouJustByMe said 7 years ago

    I've also found that www.craftcult.com to be helpful in similar things.

  • sugarpush

    sugarpush said 7 years ago

    This is awesome! Thanks so much for making this available. The tools are truly helpful.

  • MissChevious

    MissChevious said 7 years ago

    I've been a fan of Statsy for a while. I've even advertised on their site, so it was funny to open this article up and see one of my ads on one of the screen shots! Anyway, I highly recommend checking this site out :)

  • CandyTheArtist

    CandyTheArtist said 7 years ago

    Great! I'm new to etsy and so I need and try to use all the help I can get. Thanks!

  • BerylBlue

    BerylBlue said 7 years ago

    Good to know! Off to check them out!

  • BlessedRepublic

    BlessedRepublic said 7 years ago

    Great article. Very inspiring. Very helpful

  • KIMONOS

    KIMONOS said 7 years ago

    This is very helpful, thank you...

  • uncostumed

    uncostumed said 7 years ago

    Amazing tool. I use it every time I log onto Etsy. Thank you to creative people like you for inventing something so useful.

  • tonilovesbeads

    tonilovesbeads said 7 years ago

    Love the tools... thank you!

  • acraftingheart

    acraftingheart said 7 years ago

    Very Helpful!! Thank you so much.

  • acraftingheart

    acraftingheart said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the help!!

  • artrageousclay

    artrageousclay said 7 years ago

    Love Statsy! Thanks for all the hard work you've done!

  • AnnBernadette

    AnnBernadette said 7 years ago

    I can't wait to try it. I am fairly obsessed with google analytics and this is far more advanced and catered to what we all do. I love the etsy community, thank you!

  • HideaHeart

    HideaHeart said 7 years ago

    Vutrac is wonderfully simple and easy to comprehend. I think it's worth more than Google Analytics because the information is much more user friendly to understand. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

  • kloseknit

    kloseknit said 7 years ago

    OOOH! New Statsy fan here ♥♥♥!!! I also would like an app to keep updated on forum posts, great idea kidgiddy!

  • StitchnStudio

    StitchnStudio said 7 years ago

    I have used Statsy daily for a while. I thank you for making this possible for all of us here at Etsy.

  • CheyAnneSexton

    CheyAnneSexton said 7 years ago

    I'm going over there now and check all this out. sounds great

  • CheyAnneSexton

    CheyAnneSexton said 7 years ago

    Wow I just went and tried them all. ow cool is that? thanks for figuring this stuff out and letting everyone use it for free. I bookmarked it and will return. the colorator did see all my images as white. Any reason why on that? thanks again

  • majesticpieces

    majesticpieces said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for adding this feature. Now I don't have to spend time clicking on each item to see if the view count or hearts has went up.

  • ElgieDesigns

    ElgieDesigns said 7 years ago

    I've tried this over and over and nothing on the page loads after the header where you can select which program you want to look at. :( I tried it in two different browsers.

  • Palaver

    Palaver said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much. Really handy tool that will save me time. Really appreciate it being free too and will consider advertising once I have more listings up and running! Couldn't believe how easy Vutrac is, just your username and one click button. Genius!

  • ArtofAmy

    ArtofAmy said 7 years ago

    Oh i just found this, great tool! Easy to use and Handy :)

  • treeviews

    treeviews said 7 years ago

    awesome tool! thanks!

  • AsianArtAndQuilts

    AsianArtAndQuilts said 7 years ago

    I'm so addicted to Statsty. Wonderfully useful. Thanks for providing such great help for sellers free.

  • OceanSkye

    OceanSkye said 7 years ago

    Wow! This is great! Thanks for this info.

  • SouthernBelleOOAK

    SouthernBelleOOAK said 7 years ago

    Is this site still active?

  • BlingaciousDesigns

    BlingaciousDesigns said 7 years ago

    Hello to all!!!

  • tillydesigns

    tillydesigns said 7 years ago

    wow this is awesome!! Thanks!!

  • AddieRoseJewelry

    AddieRoseJewelry said 7 years ago

    marking

  • BobiCreations

    BobiCreations said 7 years ago

    this is a really great tool, thank you so much! :D

  • chicfragments

    chicfragments said 6 years ago

    Thank you for developing Statsy! I use it all the time♥ It's a great tool.

  • LaBellaTerra

    LaBellaTerra said 6 years ago

    I just discovered this! How cool it is that I can see at a glance what's happening with each listing in my shop on Vutrac. I'm addicted. Thank you!

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