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Tech Update: A New Header Just for You

Etsy is getting more personalized, and the new header that just went live at the top of every page is all about you.

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Tech Update: Farewell to Flash

Over the past year, we’ve been changing technology platforms. It’s time to say adieu to some of our awesome but older tools.

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Tech Update: Alchemy Is Taking a Rest

Alchemy has enabled over 80,000 custom creations since its inception. Now, it needs its beauty sleep.

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Shop Together: Circles and Activity Feeds

Crowd-source your browsing with two new site features that help you follow what your friends are up to (and finding!) on Etsy.

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How to Give Your Friends What They Really Want

Stumped on what to get that coworker for Secret Santa? We’ve released a new tool that gives personalized suggestions based on Facebook interests.

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Tech Updates: Frank Talk About Site Outages

John Allspaw, who runs Etsy’s operations engineering group, explains what we’re doing to prevent downtime on Etsy.com.

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Tech Update: Collect Sales Tax With the New Checkout

The new Checkout will now support collecting sales tax. (‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeahhh I’m the taxman…)

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Tech Update: More Wider Pages

UPDATE 7/8/10: The new wider category pages are now live to 100% of users. If you have any questions, feel free to post in this forum thread. UPDATE 6/30/10: We are now beginning to roll out the new wider category pages. Only a small percentage of users will see them to begin with, as we are…

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Tech Update: Short Site Maintenance at 2 a.m. ET

UPDATE: Everything went smoothly last night! Please do bookmark http://www.etsystatus.com and follow the @EtsyStatus account on Twitter — these will be the best ways to stay in touch with what’s going on with Sys Ops behind the scenes. We used to do a lot of site maintenance wherein we’d take Etsy down for periods of…

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Tech Update: Home Page Renovation

Update: The new home page is now live!  I’m pleased to announce that Etsy’s home page will be getting an updated look later this week. As mentioned in the March/April roadmap, this is part of an ongoing project to widen the site. The new home page comes on the heels of the release of Treasury…

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Tech Update: Simplifying Search

Changes are afoot at Etsy. As we widen the site, refresh the look and feel and roll out new features, you’ll often notice things looking a little different. We wanted to give you a heads-up ahead of time before our next series of updates. We are going to simplify Search on Etsy. Many people find…

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Tech Update: SCRAM, Resellers!

Chris Bohn (known as “CB” here at Etsy) works deep below the surface of Etsy on our databases, but is also the lead engineer on a project called SCRAM. Ian Malpass is the lead engineer on the Atlas project. These two projects are an important part of “Marketplace Integrity” — our plan to improve how we police the…

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Tech Update: New Shipping Tool Available

UPDATE: Sellers, we are now using the new tool and have removed the old one. [The following was originally posted in August of 2009.] We are happy to announce that we completed our beta test of the new shipping regions tool. Sellers will now have the option to use the existing Shipping Profile page or…

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Tech Update: Stay Signed In

Hey, Etsy addicts! We’re excited to announce the launch of the ability to stay signed into Etsy for one day at a time. Simply mark the helpful new checkbox on Etsy’s sign in page and we won’t ask for your username or password more than once in a 24-hour period. Give it a try when…

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Tech Update: Search Suggestions

We’re excited to announce the launch of a fun new Search feature called Search Suggestions. Now when you perform a search for an item, you will often see links for suggested searches below the search bar as you type. The suggested searches you’ll see are recent related searches performed by other Etsy visitors, and the…

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Talking Product: An Update on 2009 Site Feature Priorities

Hi friends, Welcome to the latest installment of Talking Product. For those of you who are unfamiliar with these posts, they are part of a regular series from my colleagues and me. Our CEO, Maria, started this series last year with her Talking Shop posts. In 2009, we’ve offered more posts by disciplines: Talking Product,…

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Tech Update: Upcoming SEO Improvements for Shop Home Pages

UPDATE: We have completed the SEO improvements for shop pages, including the 302 to 301 redirect changes for username.etsy.com URLs. [The following was originally posted on October 30, 2009.] UPDATE: We’re happy to announce that all the search engine optimization (SEO) changes described in the post below are now live on Etsy, except for the…

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Tech Update: Filter Search Results by Category

Today we’re excited to announce a useful new addition to the Etsy Search experience — you can now filter your search results by category. When searching on Etsy, you often get a lot of results back. We think it’s important to provide shoppers ways to narrow down their search results, while highlighting the wide variety…

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Tech Update: New Checkout Updates

As we mentioned in the previous Checkout Update, we’re working to make Checkout a simpler, smoother process for shoppers, and we are rolling changes out gradually to make sure they improve buyer conversion. (“Conversion” is the percentage of shoppers who complete Checkout.) Improving buyer conversion helps more shoppers get a taste of Etsy and leads…

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Tech Update: Upcoming Changes for Shop and Item Page SEO

UPDATE: We’re happy to announce that the search engine optimization (SEO) changes described in the post below are now live on Etsy. It’s important to note that the changes won’t appear in Google search results immediately. Google checks web pages for updates periodically, so the changes won’t appear in Google search results until Google visits…

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