Well, it's been weeks, and I'm still getting Digital Downloads for scrap-booking on my Etsy front page feed. I see the same shop's listings, even though I've tried to click away these listings and went through my favorites to un-heart these items. Yet, Etsy's spam continues.
In the picture above, you can see I'm still seeing Digital paper downloads from the same shop. This spam is not the fault of the shop, but I find it very annoying. Now, I'm being told this is similar to some of my favorites. Currently, I have 1,039 items in my favorites, very few are digital. Most of the digital items are photography and wall art. This daily push of Etsy to show me this one shop's listings is puzzling. Below is a screenshot of my favorites page.
While this is not my front page feed, this view shows how many listings (1,039) Etsy has to pick from to propagate my front page and how wrong Etsy gets it every day. If you look at the top two red arrows, they are pointing to the recommended products with two out of four slots being these same digital downloads. The red arrow below is pointing to the "Items I Love" which are my "favorites." This clearly illustrates that Etsy's algorithm has no clue what I like and want to see on my front page. Why do they not recommend a variety of items? What I see on Etsy is the same old stuff. Etsy is boring and redundant. No matter what I do to my favorites, I still see these listings. If they can't fix this new front page experience before the holiday shopping season, then will more shoppers feel alienated? Etsy needs to stop the spam now.
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I'm a writer and lover of all things vintage. I'm on Instagram and everywhere as jazzjodi, and you can see my vintage finds at my Etsy shop jazzjodi.etsy.com