US postal rate increase
US postal rates will go up on January 17, 2017. Here is a detailed chart. If you use Etsy's calculated shipping, you won't have to do anything. That's the true beauty of calculated shipping.
Avoid keyword stuffing
Etsy recently said that keyword stuffing will no longer be rewarded in search. Here is more information about what it is and how to avoid it.
Look for more changes to search
|A search for "vintage photograph" yielded 44,425 results.|
They already have, in fact. Here is Etsy's announcement about spelling improvements. There is no longer any reason to purposely misspell common words in order to get found.
More specialized terms like "enamelware" versus "enamel ware" you must still test to see. I just tested "wood" and "wooden" and still find differences at this point. There is no way to know which word our buyer will use while searching. So we must still include both words in order to be found.
Test searches are necessary.
How do you perform a test search?
|The same search with the word "photo" had 120,049 hits.|
Only time will tell what changes will happen in Etsy land this year. Keep checking back for more help for your shop.
Thanks for your support for my blogging journey. Happy sales in 2017!