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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2511 - March 31, 2011 - ISSN 1539-5065    4 of 5

Etsy Retires Geolocator Search Tool

By Ina Steiner
March 31, 2011

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Etsy is retiring its Geolocator search tool that allowed shoppers to browse sellers that are located near them. Etsy said shoppers could use the Local search feature instead. The reason for retiring Geolocator is that Etsy is moving away from Flash technology.

Etsy launched local search in November. The company recommended sellers update their location settings in their member profiles to ensure they are found in location searches.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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