Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Etsy and Tags

Well it seems like there is a huge kerfuffle going on at the Etsy site right now as the admins at Etsy have decided to highjack the titles that we use to list our items and put their tags in front for Google searches. Which means people aren't finding our own stores on Etsy because Etsy tags Handmade by Etsy instead of my tags, ie. Sterling Silver Japanese Flower are coming up instead. People are outraged and rightly so. Artfire puts their tags at the end of our titles and Etsy should do the same.
Why should I bother to continue to list on Etsy if nobody is going to be able to find my items in Google searches? This issue is being talked about all over the web so hopefully Etsy will listen and fix the issue pronto!