Monday, June 25, 2012
Etsy About Page
Etsy added a way to expand what you can show your customers about yourself. I stumbled across it purely by accident. It is in the Info &Appearance section. You can add a photo of yourself, multiple product photos, more info on you and your company and EXTERNAL links!
The portrait photo is one you can have of yourself. This will allow you to keep your avatar photo whatever you wish and still have a photo of yourself. This is pretty nice because I have found I get more people looking at my profile through clicking on my avatar when it is a product photo rather than one of me. If you have multiple employees you can also set up profiles for each of them. Of course you have to set up yourself as the owner before you can do that.
After you set up a short bio, much like your profile bio, you can set a full story and add pictures. You are able to upload 5 pics with captions. These do not have to be current products. They can be just about anything. You can have pics of your work area, past projects, etc. On the about section they are a slideshow.
At the end of the info you are allowed to add 3 external links. They are for Facebook, Twitter, your website or blog. These links are GREAT for SEO because of the weight an Etsy link carries. This is the first time Etsy has ever allowed external links. The links open in a new tab and for you SEO nerds, there is not a "no follow" attached to the link so it will help your SEO on your pages that you link to.
Anyway, I suggest you go and fill out the info as it is a great way to get your customer more familiar with you. I have been very busy the last couple of weeks but things are slowing down again and I should be able to blog. If you need some one on one consulting please send me an email for details on what I do. I do not advertise my consulting because I do not have time to take on many clients at any given time. But if you need the help I can discuss what I can do.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email to MarketMyShop@gmail.com