Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 2 - Daily Specials

Before I get to the Daily Special in my Design shop for today- November 2nd, I would like to discuss another subject for just a bit.

Since Etsy just changed their searches to a relevancy basis, I have been trying to learn more about searches.  For my customers to be better able to find me, I have been adjusting my tags. Thus,  I have seen a jump in my views. A second thing that I am working on is learning about SEO.  And a friend gave me some information that I am now devouring regarding Search Engine Optimization.
 F. Y. I.
One thing I have learned is that inbound links are more important  than outbound links to the search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing.  It is more valuable to have other websites be giving out your link, than the links that you are placing in your content.  Why?  Search engines rate web sites.  And if you are getting "references" from high rated web sites, you jump up in the ratings.  It's kinda like the old high school social system; it's who you know and who you are seen rubbing elbows with, not who you say that you know!!  Make sense?  I'm still chewing on that one!    Thought you might want to too!

Anyway--Day two November Birthday and Anniversary Sale--
(Sale info here.)
The daily special item of the day is:

Was $15 . . . . . . today only . . . . $7.50
 Sale  price is good only for Wednesday November 2nd!  When it's gone, it's gone!!!  Check it out!

OK, so do you have any tips for Search Engine Optimization?  


SquirrelQueen said...

That's a good summary of S.E.O. I've been chewing on that one for awhile too.

Congrats on your three years on Etsy!

Re your comment on my post today. We moved to Walla Walla from Portland when my hubs got transferred. It is a nice little area.

Brooke Shambley said...

I keep trying to get the best tags for my Etsy shop, but it is so challenging? I was playing with trying to see what tags would get the most relevant hits. Crossing my fingers!

art2cee2 said...

I am a dimwit when it comes to adding tags and such so I can't help with your research. Your earrings are gorgeous though! :-)

Rose said...

Your FYI tip is great! My biggest SEO tip is to do your keyword research. I use the Google Keyword Tool for all of my articles on HubPages and then tweak keywords based on my own search statistics later.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Great info and good luck with the SEO stuff...still confusing sometimes!

Anonymous said...

Good info- I still need to work on editing my listing tags. just keeps slipping to the bottom of the list!!!

storybeader said...

very cute earrings. About the SEOs. I try to get my mind around all the things that are told to me. Hopefully, somethings gets through. Sounds like you want other people saying good things about you... Maybe I'll learn from your comments too! {:-D

Judy Nolan said...

I have heard the same thing you mentioned--the importance of inbound versus outboard links. Kinda hard to get those kind of links, though! SEO is a topic I am learning about in tiny little pieces. I have a feeling that by the time I figure it out, the rules will have changed. LOL.

Splendid Little Stars said...

good information, Linda! and in the comments as well!
Now how do we (our blogs) get referred?