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calling all etsy sellers….

i’ve been noticing for a while (pretty much since i opened my etsy shop) how biased the front page seems to be. the same sellers keep popping up over and over again, which isn’t really fair to the rest of us. there are literally thousands of sellers on etsy, yet there is a handful that i see on the front page multiple times a week – even sometimes more than once a day.

so what can we do about this? well, probably not a whole lot. but we sure can try! this is by no means a new issue – if you read through the etsy forums and look around on the internet, people have been talking about it for a long time now. some people boycott, others just complain.

well instead of complaining (well, who am i kidding…i’ll probably still do that too), i’ve decided to try and do something. i’m going to start making treasuries as often as possible that feature only sellers that have never been featured on the front page. to be considered for these treasuries, please leave your shop link in the comments below. obviously, i can’t pick every shop at once, but i can promise that i’ll try to feature almost all the shops at some point.

after i make the treasuries, i’ll post them on twitter (twitter.com/jaykayknits) and also on my blog (so make sure you’re a follower!) and facebook. now, here’s where your job comes into play. to get the treasury noticed, the word needs to be spread! you can re-tweet it on twitter, post it on your blog, facebook – whatever! just help me get views, clicks and comments, because that will give it the best chance of making the front page.

now obviously, i’m not going to go back in time and check to see if your shop has ever been on the front page, so please be honest. if you have been on the front page, but it’s been over 6 months since the last time you were on there, i’ll accept your shop.

so here’s to hoping we can get some exposure for more talented artists!

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28 thoughts on “calling all etsy sellers….

  1. Hi JayKayKnits,

    As a new member to Etsy (I joined in 2008 but never posted anything til a month ago, I wasn't aware of this problem. Here's my shop link:
    etsy.com/shop/chimchim

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

    Carol Beck (chimchim)

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  2. I am not an Etsy seller but I thought I would give you the links to some of my favorite shops that I don't think have made it on the front page!

    etsy.com/shop/lulubliss
    etsy.com/shop/laurenkari
    etsy.com/shop/acerostudio

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  3. Good Morning,
    i am all up for it.
    To my knowledge i have never been on the front page but i am a serious treasury addict. I have already woken up in the middle of the night to get a slot in!!!
    i usually try to look for new shop or undiscovered shop in my treasuries so i would pleased to be included in one of yours.
    I will in return try to include all the people mentionned in this list.
    Have a good week everyone.

    Aurélie
    Aurelielechat.etsy.com
    twitter.com/aurelielechat

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  4. I would love to be in a treasury and/or the front page. Still trying to get a treasury, boy is it hard to get one! Thanks for your efforts, we've got to help each other when we can, I myself tell everyone about etsy to get more people shopping there, more shoppers more chance of sales. Thanks again.
    Donna
    allmomsrule.etsy.com

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  5. I completely agree with you – it's the same thing in the treasuries too! I find the same shops listed over and over again. Granted, they have nice items and pics, but there are so many other shops! I have never been on the front page to my knowledge. My store is:

    http://YardByYardKnits.etsy.com

    P.S. Welcome to Etsy knitters – a very knowledgable group for advice and questions!

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  6. you are so sweet to do this! thank you! i'm a newbie to etsy, trying to fill my shop up as fast as i can with fun, hand-knit goodies. i love, love looking at treasuries and would be so excited to see one of my items there 🙂
    -evan

    merrilyknitting.etsy.com

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  7. I would love to be in a treasury and/or the front page. Still trying to get a treasury, boy is it hard to get one! Thanks for your efforts, we've got to help each other when we can, I myself tell everyone about etsy to get more people shopping there, more shoppers more chance of sales. Thanks again.
    Donna
    allmomsrule.etsy.com

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  8. Hi JayKayKnits,

    As a new member to Etsy (I joined in 2008 but never posted anything til a month ago, I wasn't aware of this problem. Here's my shop link:
    etsy.com/shop/chimchim

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

    Carol Beck (chimchim)

    Like

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