Sunday, January 11, 2015

Time Tested Etsy Tips And Tricks

I am recovering from some minor surgery so I am working hard to come up with the time for blogging for you. So many things have changed in the way Etsy does things now. In the meantime check out these articles with info that is sti quite valid:

How to get 40 free istings: http://marketmyshop.blogspot.com/2013/09/how-to-get-40-free-listings-on-etsy.html

Tips for selling:
http://marketmyshop.blogspot.com/2013/09/10-tips-for-better-etsy-sales.html
http://marketmyshop.blogspot.com/2014/01/9-tips-to-help-your-etsy-shop.html
http://marketmyshop.blogspot.com/2013/05/making-time-for-social-networks.html
http://marketmyshop.blogspot.com/2013/03/7-tips-to-spice-up-your-etsy-shop.html

Anyhow, once I feeling better I will get in here and start posting some blogs!

Hope your 2015 is going great so far!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

It's Been One Long Year For Me On Etsy And Beyond


As Santa is getting his final preparations done for this year's delivery of gifts to the good kids of the world, I wanted to wish each and every one of you a Happy Holiday! May it be a happy and joyous event regardless of what you celebrate.

This year has been filled with many new things for me. I got married a year ago in December. In August, I took a 9 to 5 day job. I put one of my Etsy shops on vacation and have scaled down my main Etsy shops and put my wholesale business on hold.

It has been a roller coaster of many ups and downs. There have been a few not so good things but for the most part everything was really good! I am enjoying my new life. However, I do miss writing blogs for you guys. Unfortunately, that is one of the things that will take some time to get back into the habit of.

I do plan to start blogging again. I want to share my experiences with my Etsy shops and business in general. I am slowly working toward making the time for that. So, keep a watchful eye for new posts from me. There is still a plan to move this blog to one hosted on my own site and I will let you all know when that happens.

In the meantime have a great Holiday season!

Yours,
Eric

Monday, March 10, 2014

SEO For Etsy And Google Part 1: Tags and Keywords


It does not matter if you are talking about a webpage from your website or a product page on Etsy. You need to be thinking about SEO or Search Engine Optimization.  Tags and Keywords are one of the most important starts to a successfully optimized page. Choosing the right words to optimize for may mean the difference of coming up on page one of the search or page 50. You need to come up in the first 10 pages of any search to be found!

When talking about Tags and Keywords you need to understand some basic ideas. First off Tags and Keywords do not need to be single words. For proper SEO you need Tag phrases and Keyword phrases. In fact single words can and will actually hurt your chances of being found.

Take this example: Blue, Crochet, Hat are all words that you want to be found for. However they are all generic terms. But if you search for just Blue or just Crochet or just Hat you are very unlikely to be found in any search engine!

Now if you use the phrase Blue Crochet Hat you stand a very good chance of being found. Think of it in the sense of you using a search engine. If you were looking for a hat that was crocheted and blue what would you type to find it? You would not expect to find it if you just typed in the word blue would you? Try to think like your customer. What would they type to find you?

On Etsy you have 13 slots to fill with tags/keywords phrases. Use them all wisely. Use phrases that describe you product. Make sure the words accurately describe your items.

Tomorrow I will talk more about tags and keyword phrases and the different ways that Etsy and Google look at them. In the meantime let me know if you have any questions.