Thursday, August 18, 2011

Joy, Joy: Testing Relevancy When You Have 200+ Listings-Relevancy is working

So, Etsy recently decided to make it so that relevancy search is default, and as Karen said before, the forums are all up in arms over it.

As someone who can't throw 20¢ at renewing often, I decided to try to get into Google search from the get go, so I don't really have all that much to do in my shop for relevancy.

But I do currently have 161 listings in Stephanie Makes All, 52 listings in One Stitch, and 20 listings in the soon to be closed (at least for now) Stephanie Re-Makes All to test and tweak a little.

Joy, Joy, I feel for the sellers with even more listings who just threw money at renewing, I really do.

The good news is that in One Stitch, I must have done something right, because I only have 3 fingerless glove patterns there right now, and those 3 patterns are spread out between the first 3 pages of the fingerless glove pattern search. And I have started selling several of the one that is on the first page!

I still haven't sold anything in Stephanie Makes All since the change, but I'm coming up pretty high in some searches, so I believe it's only a matter of time :)

Happy Selling!



  1. You might want to save your happy dance for a while because they're going to start selling paid etsy ads on the search pages so that the big spenders can get on page one again, relevant or not. I just want to cry. Well, for one brief shining week on Etsy the playing field was level and brains and talent mattered as much as throwing money at it did. I suppose it was too good to be true.

  2. I'm not worried about that, not worried at all, The way I interpreted the whole thing was that the ads are going to be something like the schmetsy ads were before etsy shut them down. they were unobtrusive.