So it finally happened! I made it to the front page, for those of you who have Etsy shops I'm sure you know why I'm so excited! For those of you who don't it is a big deal because its great exposure. The front page of etsy always shows a selection of items and these change throughout the day. The selections are 'Treasuries" these are put together and chosen by anyone out there in etsy, I believe as long as you have an account you can put one together. So basically you group items you love together and that's your treasury and you can make as many as you want however you want. Colour coordination usually work the best. From these the lovely people behind the scenes at Etsy pick ones to put on the page, not 100%sure what they look for but it is connected to themes, colours etc. It also has to 'look' right.
As far as helping us sellers it is great as it does highlight your products, however it is pot luck what time you will appear. I am very excited to say below is a snap shot of mine and it was on for i think the perfect time, the eve in the UK and afternoon in the US. My Orange bangle is right there.... Click to see. It got a whopping 410 views in about an hour! It also meant lots of people looked round other parts of my shop.
So there you go.... I do want to say a big thanks to 'Blue Fennel Vintage' who put the treasury together and chose my bangle to go in it. I have popped a link into the shop name so you can always have a little browse over the shop.
If you have comments or experiences of the Etsy front page feel free to add them here!