Thursday, July 19, 2012

Etsy Treasury vs Favorites vs Circles

Yesterday a reader posed the question of: What is the difference between Treasury vs Favorites vs Circles? So I thought it would be a great topic for today's blog.

A Treasury is a Etsy member curated list of items. There are 16 items featured in a Treasury, or at least there should be. The one that creates the treasury generally has some type of theme in mind. Treasuries are a great way to share otherwise unseen items with people. Normally at least the 16 people in the Treasury will see the other 15 products. There is always a chance that a Treasury will be picked by an Etsy staff member to appear on the front page for one hour of the day, giving hundreds if not thousands of views.

Favorites come in two different ways. You can favorite an item and it is much like bookmarking it. Favoriting a shop will add them to your feed on the right side of your activity feed as in the picture at the top of this article. When you favorite an item or a shop it will show up in the feed of anyone in your circle. If someone in your circle favorites an item or shop it will show up in your feed.

Circles are the "social" aspect of Etsy. When you add someone to your circle, you will see what they favorite in your feed. When someone adds you to their circle, they will see when you favorite an item or a shop. Using circles are good for a couple of reasons. First, it is free advertising. Second, it is a great way to see items you'd never see otherwise.

That is the basics of Treasuries, Favorites and Circles. Let me know if you have any questions by making a comment here or emailing me at

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