What's happened over at Etsy? Shops are not being found and many are noticing a drop in sales and views. Something is very wrong. Either the search function is broken and they need to fix the glitch, or they are being unfair to many shops that are no longer being found. What tipped me off to this problem was the posting over at the Etsy forum where people have be pointing out a major issue with Etsy's Search function. I've seen countless shop owners in the forums asking "what happened to my views?" and,even worse, they are no longer getting sales. Yes, there is an ebb and flow to retail; however, I will show you a tangible problem that is directly related to Etsy's search. Apparently, a search return will result in many listings from the same shop, over and over for pages, thereby, blocking other shops from being seen. Let's look at a few examples. First, I type into the search bar the general word "Fall"
The above is a screen shot showing that my search for "Fall" resulted in over half a million listings: 559,022 items total. But what is odd, many of the listings I see on the page are from the same shops. In the picture below, I have color coded with boxes to show the shops that are repeated. Many of these shops are given two or more (the more I will talk about next) listings per page of search results. Out of over half a million listings, why on earth would some shops get more than one listing showing?
Now, before I continue, I want to point out this is not a criticism of these shops. They are fantastic shops with beautiful products. However, there are many shops on Etsy with shop owners who work hard, take good pictures, offer great products, and pay the same fees, so why are some shops given many listings per search when others are not, or not being seen at all? This is about fairness. Let's continue to look at another
Here are some beautiful October Finds from Etsy. Everything from October decor to jewelry, of course opals. I'm so in love with that Antique Victorian Opal ring! And "The Perfect Scarf" is in fact perfect and looks so warm and pretty. I love October; Do you? Go ahead and click below to visit these fantastic shops.
Fantastic seasonal items for October . . . love it! Handmadeology
Romantic Fall finds over at Etsy.
Here are some of my favorites for fall starting with GDstyle gown, so pretty and romantic. Then, "I love you, I know" rings are very unique with a minimalist, personalized feel from shop My Golden Age. And this treasury has its own Autumn Forest landscape, let us go then, you and I . . . may be we should follow the Canada geese? Both paintings are from Ireart. Click on any picture below to visit these great fall finds.
So pretty and romantic and perfect for fall Handmadeology
Fall time brings warm bread fresh from the oven, candy apples, and a warm cup of coffee on a chilly morning. Here is an Etsy Treasury of my October picks for the kitchen. Time to create your ideal kitchen with just the right touch of warmth and style.
I love the olive wood spoon set by TunisiaHandMade and this Etsy Shop has beautiful, handmade wood items perfect for the country kitchen. And Claylicious out of California is another great shop and with items that will give your kitchen decor that perfect mix of quality and warmth. Check out the Owls at Claylicious; They are so cute!
Click on a picture to visit any of the shops below. And, I hope you have a cozy, warm fall this year.
Time for my October find for the kitchen. Enjoy. Handmadeology
Here are my picks for fall time from Etsy. Have I mentioned, fall is my favorite time of year? I love when the weather cools and there's a crisp freshness in the air. Below is a collection of items that remind me of the earthy and rustic fall. The wood wall sculptures by AlleyCatDesigns are perfect fall decor, and the Barnwood Headboard on the bed is a cozy place I'd love to wake up on a fall morning. There are so many unique items here, and what about that brown Australian opal? Stunning! Click on any picture to check out these great Etsy finds.
Feast your eyes on these fantastic Etsy finds for fall. Rustic or warm and Earthy, these items make me think of fall. Handmadeology
Etsy Shops with Creative Names and Products
These four Etsy shops not only have cute products to buy, but they also have cute and creative shop names. So, I made an Etsy Treasury to celebrate their creativity: Nutmegan of Florida sells handmade, refashioned, and vintage jewelry. GirlPickers of Illinois specialize in industrial vintage that is "Rustic, galvanized, chic or shabby and fresh from estate sales." Molipop from Canada sells handmade slippers, accessories, and dolls. And TheNestedTurtle of Florida sells cute greeting cards and stationery. Such creativity!
Featured in my latest Etsy Treasury are my fall pics featuring organic and natural. I love the organic dress by Etsy shop yanadee who makes her beautiful clothing in Michigan. The shop, Uzura of Seattle, makes wonderful hemp totes and organic T-shirts. Then there is the beautiful blue topaz ring from AmandaLeilaniDesigns; the jewelry she makes is so pretty that it was hard to pick one. There are just a few of the organic and raw treasures at Etsy.
My picks this fall for pretty organic Etsy items from fantastic shops. Enjoy. Handmadeology
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