Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thank you Etsy!

Yesterday morning my Wayfarer Purse in Black made it to Etsy's front page! The treasury was created by an administrator using the search term "summer flowers". Thank you Etsy! Lately I've been paying a lot more attention to the key words I choose for my tags and it has really paid off.  
If you have a shop on Etsy, I would recommend checking the gift guide categories and keeping in mind what is in season or what is popular when choosing your tags. Recently Etsy added a new gift guide category called Equestrian Prep so I tagged my new purse with a horse applique with the word "equestrian" and it got into that gift guide!  With summer approaching I decided to tag my Wayfarer Purse with a Cherry Blossom Applique with "summer" and "flowers" and luckily Etsy chose my purse for the front page. I also check the gift guides on a regular basis to see what is "in" at the moment and will consider creating a applique design that fits a particular category. The Storque also features an article that gives tips on tagging. Find it here. Although I re-list items in my shop daily, having my work in a gift guide or on the front page is the most effective way to promote my work. 
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there. Wishing everyone a great week ahead.

4 comments:

Gina @ A bit of whimsy! said...

Elisa: thank you for your ongoing support and words of encouragement! it means so much to me.

i am so glad you posted this. I will try to figure out how to tweak my tags. I don't pay attention to it as much as i should!!! i also have never made it into the gift guide. :-( but thanks to you - i made it to the front page. can you hear me smiling?

great tips in this post i will try to figure out smarter tagging.

feyzadem said...

Elisa I am so so happy for you...
Because It is well deserved!
I like your work
I like your image
I love your bags ...
Cheers
Feyza

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

congrats! :)

edward and lilly said...

Congratulations, although I'm not surprised, your bags are so so lovely! Checking the gift guides is a great tip.