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Wed Nov 6 2019 10:31:23

Etsy Technical Bug Leaves Sellers in the Dark about Traffic

By: Ina Steiner

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Sellers are unable to view up-to-date data about traffic to their shops, leaving many of them frustrated as the problem enters day 2. Another problem: a delay in accessing their funds. Etsy posted a notice at 12:08 pm on Tuesday that it was experiencing deposit delays.

Traffic data (analytics) is important for learning what is working and for making selling and marketing decisions. 

"Sellers need to see what shoppers like to look at," wrote one seller, who said they have expired items they could relist but are unsure if they received interest from shoppers thanks to the Shops Stats glitch.

Both problems began yesterday. This is just one of the threads about the Shop Stats issue.



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by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Wed Nov 6 10:57:25 2019

imo Now that etsy is taking a cut from your ad's at Google, YOU WILL NEVER SEE THE REAL STATS, OR BE ALLOWED TO ADJUST GOOGLE FILTERS,

imo They are making a fortune re-selling Google Ad Words, there's a good chance you could be paying for people clicking in countries you would never sell to, and or be paying for click fraud, you will never find out !!!!!

imo Etsy will do everything in their power not to be exposed, this is a major money maker for them, you will never be able to adjust Google Ad filters, to control who, where, when what your AD money is spent on

imo they are a total scam, they sell 95% hope, and 5% of actual product.

Typical etsy MO, It's a glitch / this thread is closed from further comments,

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This user has validated their user name. by: CanBrit

Wed Nov 6 11:28:42 2019

@maxmad Totally agree. Their supposed new marketing plan has dropped my sales 41% and cost me more. Ridiculous.

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by: Flying Childers This user has validated their user name.

Wed Nov 6 16:25:38 2019

Maxmad- right again.  If you read the various FB groups and commentary it's clear that Etsy's new "improvements" have destroyed many, many sellers- their lives and small businesses.

The ads don't work, free shipping doesn't work, changes to photos and key words do nothing, and they have the nerve to blame US when our sales tank.

I have jumped through every hoop and my sales are down by 2/3 from last year just as we are going into the holiday season.  If Etsy wanted to deliberately shut down at least a quarter of their sellers, they couldn't have done a better job than they did in the last few months.

It's not so easy to pack up and go somewhere else plus there's no guarantee that you'll get traffic on the other sites either.

My two shops have basically become expensive "hobbies" with very little return for my efforts..

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by: SellerGirl This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 7 04:49:02 2019

I opted out of ads, ended my "subscription" after a few weeks and on Sunday I ended free shipping. My sales are much higher than they've ever been. I'm convinced Etsy's marketing gimmicks exist to separate sellers from hard-earned money and nothing more.  I'm not even sure anyone ever sees the adds.

Pinterest is my best market. Over 30% of my views original at Pinterest and almost 30% of those views end in a purchase, way more than google ads, way more than Etsy search, way more than Twitter and Instagram.

I'm glad I stopped paying Etsy to manipulate me into spending more on Etsy than I do on materials to make my products.

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by: hawk This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 7 06:25:32 2019

have had no sales at all with the promoted listings because of the corrupt free shipping b**l -s**t.  turned our promotions off last month , and still no sales because of free shipping. only now i'm not paying the b**l -s**t promoted fees.

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by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Fri Nov 8 00:45:46 2019

Sellers Be Warned,,,,etsy stock has dropped almost 30% in the last 30 days, , etsy needs Mo Money, for the next quarter, to make up for their search manipulating free shipping failure, etc. they have done some very devious things in the past, so watch out, your wallet has a big target on it, and they will be coming after it.

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by: SammyCat This user has validated their user name.

Fri Nov 8 09:52:02 2019

VERY little is by accident at Etsy. They're messing with something that screwing things up.  

Yes, I posted on another thread that their stock #'s are dropping rather sharply.  

You can not just survive on bogus seller fees, and those sellers that did buy-in figure out pretty quickly it was nothing more than a cash grab; make Etsy look good and get nothing in return.  They're killing the site.    

I suspect that buyers are bailing since they can't find what they want because of the 'free shipping' crap skewing search so badly.  Ad money is a wast as well because they are placed in unrelated searches and one has to wonder what they're thinking - impulse buyers I guess but when you're looking for something specific, you just want to find it.  A search function by the way that hasn't worked as it should for years.  

Anyone who bought into the google thingy was horribly mislead - no control, no targeting items, region or anything else.  Plus there are the competitors that click your money away to use up your budget.  The same thing happened on Google years back and i don't know if it was every fixed - but they at least care about the quality of search results.  

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by: rideaway This user has validated their user name.

Fri Nov 8 15:13:40 2019

The whole year I'm average 115% higher in revenue. Then October and November I'm down by 150% and last couple of days I have sold NOTHING. I'm a big shop selling the whole year an average of two high cost items.Under my items only cheap like 10 times less my price unrelated items are shown.  Suddenly all of a sudden...
Etsy says it works properly. The new problem with Etsy is that they seem to be convinced that sellers are some idiots without brains selling on their platform.
I'm receiving tons of useless views on unrelated terms. Long tail keywords don't work as they get split into single search words like gold.

I'm so upset. This should be a super busy period.  

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by: rideaway This user has validated their user name.

Fri Nov 8 15:15:27 2019

They call it share the love.... Showing others work under yours.
It's not showing love, its Etsy greed in disguise. They just want to make tons of money over seller services and make your desperate to start using their failed Etsy ads.  

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by: rideaway This user has validated their user name.

Fri Nov 8 15:21:39 2019

Shame on Etsy to make the site so wonky and useless just right before the holiday season. Searching for a necklace, you see tons of nipple piercings.
I can sense where they are heading too. In the future you pay a huge amount for your work to be shown in the USA if you are from elsewhere.
Same with the Free Shipping visibility lies, since than the problems started.

Etsy also won't pay back my wrongly spend Etsy ads. Support has only excuses after they first tried to wimp you of by saying it is working properly. When clearly search term banana has nothing to do with when you sell diamond rings. There was a big bug where a lot of my money was spent on a search term, which came out of nowhere to be the most favourite, which I had not even mentioned anywhere in my shop, not in text and not in keywords or tags, just no where.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Fri Nov 8 16:21:12 2019

THAT'S IT ! ! !
It's the CARBON TAX inflating the prices.
Etsy brags about "offsetting carbon emissions" with "every delivery".....
Stop That nonsense and we knock prices down for the buyers......
K.I.S.S.

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by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Sat Nov 9 00:38:29 2019


Anyone who has used Google Ad's directly purchased from Google, knows exactly what etsy is doing here, and it's quite despicable,

this is a money maker for etsy, not so much for naive sellers

and Etsy has a lot of naive sellers,

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by: purpleiris This user has validated their user name.

Sat Nov 9 16:29:29 2019

Did you know that using off-the-wall search terms for Google ads can result in your ads being pulled altogether? So, if that's what Etsy is doing, then they are intentionally using it as a cash grab. Whose to say they don't have a list of crazy search terms to send out to a bunch of click-happy trolls? They'll keep doing it until Google drops them.

I wouldn't put anything passed Etsy, not after personally seeing how they were hijacking innocent sellers' Google links.

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Sat Nov 9 20:21:45 2019

Gotta be honest.
The only metric that matters is VIEWS.
All the other stuff : where the traffic comes from, etc...
is completely UNNECESSARY. That's only important to corporate.
Unclutter and condense it down to JUST Views....
K.I.S.S.

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by: Lisa This user has validated their user name.
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Sun Nov 10 01:08:33 2019

as long as i get a sale or two, i dont care

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by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Sun Nov 10 10:05:59 2019

@The End

Sellers who use promoted listings could be paying for views coming from anywhere on the Planet, what good is paying for clicks/veiws from countries you would never sell too, ? LOL

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Mon Nov 11 01:51:31 2019

maxmad :
It's a M.A.D. M.A.D. M.A.D. world   :o)

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by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Mon Nov 11 05:32:15 2019

@The End LOL

So true, you would think in this age of so much information, so much communication, people would at least do some simple investigating for the real truth, but,,,,,

it seems easier to con someone into something today, then it was before having all this information,

Snake Oil ® , and a ninety five page User Agreement,,,,,,

Just not sure how we got to this point in society, it truly is madness,

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by: purpleiris This user has validated their user name.

Mon Nov 11 20:37:44 2019

@maxmax and The End...Amen! LOL



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