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8 Ways For Etsy Sellers To Get More Traffic

8 Ways For Etsy Sellers To Get More Traffic

Having a great product and a beautiful store is only the first step to success on Etsy. There's no doubt that having an Etsy shop with high-quality products will help you get noticed, but it also means that in order for people to find your store, they'll need to be able to see it! There are plenty of ways you can increase traffic and make sure potential customers are finding your goods—these eight methods are some of our favorites.

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Find Your Niche Keywords

Etsy search tools are important to your success. They help you ensure that potential buyers find your DIY cup when they "cup" on Etsy. In this case, the use of the word cup is a keyword search. 

The first thing to consider when looking for keywords is whether or not they are relevant to your products. If you run a store that sells vintage style jewelry, "rustic" and "vintage" might be great keywords but if most of your products have a modern style then they won't be as valuable.

Finding the right niche keyword can help increase traffic to your Etsy store because people searching for that word will more likely be interested in what you are selling compared with someone who doesn't know about it.

If you're trying to find your niche keyword, you might be tempted to use the word "sticker". But if you do, you'll have to compete with 3,883,990 results. That's a lot of competition! Instead, try using the keyword "National Park Stickers". This will narrow down the field of contenders to 13,121 results.

There are several Etsy SEO tools available online that help sellers find their best keywords for Etsy listings. You may use tools like Google Keyword Planner, Google Analytics, or Google Ads to help monitor and optimize keywords.  These tools allow sellers to enter general terms like "jewelry" and then narrow down the results based on country, language, and other factors.

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Use High-Quality Photos

One of the easiest ways to increase traffic to your Etsy store is by using high-quality photos.

I know, I know—you already knew that. But it's worth repeating because taking great pictures for your items is an important step toward a more successful shop.

You need at least one photo (but preferably two or three) for each item you sell on Etsy—and they should be professional quality!

That means they should be bright and clear, show enough detail so shoppers can see what they're buying, and look authentic.

They also have to be original images of the product in question—if you use stock images or steal someone else's photos without their permission, this could get you kicked off Etsy permanently or even sued!

Please stick with your photography style! Etsy algorithm might get confused if you keep changing it for every new set of pictures you post up (which is bad practice anyway).

Leverage Social Media

Social media is an excellent way to drive traffic to your Etsy store. It's one of the most powerful marketing tools, not only because it can help you reach a large audience, but also because it gives you the opportunity to interact with customers and gain valuable feedback.

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To maximize social media's potential for boosting sales, first get to know your target audience and find out where do they spend their time on social media.

Next, post content regularly: posts that appear too frequently or too infrequently are likely to be ignored by most users.

Finally, show your creative process. Customers love to see the behind-scence story! You can also share how you package orders to show how much efforts you put into the products.

Last but not least - engage with your customers and add personal touch in order to add some extra value into their lives (e.g., share inspirational quotes related directly with product category).

You could also use hashtag research tools which provides insights into trending topics based on keywords.

Related: 7 Proven Tips to Use Pinterest to Drive Traffic

Use Ads to Get Noticed

Advertising can really help your Etsy shop get noticed. You can start with Etsy Ads, Google Ads, Influencer Marketing, YouTube Ads, or any other advertising channels you want to explore. Set a daily budget to control how much you spend and keep an eye on how your ads are performing. This allows you to see what works without spending too much.   

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Promote your best-selling items first because they're more likely to attract buyers. For example, if you sell handmade bracelets, put money behind your most popular ones. Also, think about advertising during busy times like holidays. Ads around Christmas or Valentine's Day can bring in lots of shoppers.       

Don't forget about social media platforms mentioned above. These media let you reach more people easily. Create eye-catching ads for your products and target the right audience. For instance, use Tiktok to target people who are interested in handmade items.         

Update Your Listings Regularly

If you want to increase traffic to your Etsy store, it's important to keep your listings fresh. This means updating them regularly—at least once a month—and making sure that the product is still relevant and up-to-date.

Using clear and detailed keywords in titles, tags and descriptions can also boost your SEO efforts by improving the relevancy of content for users who are looking for something specific on Etsy. For example, instead of just "Bracelet," use "Handmade Silver Bracelet with Blue Stones." This helps buyers know what you're selling and boosts your search ranking.

Trends and search rules may change, so refresh your content regularly. Use all 13 tags Etsy allows for each listing to include a mix of broad and specific keywords. This makes your items easier to find. For example, if you sell knitted scarves, use tags like “knitted scarf,” “winter accessory,” “handmade clothing,” and “gifts for her.” 

Update your listing by adding any new information about the product (the dimensions of an item, for example), or by adding new products that are similar to those in your store.

Start a Blog

Blogging is one of the best ways to increase traffic to your Etsy store.

Your blog can help you build authority and trust with your customers. You can share valuable content about your industry, and also use it as an opportunity to connect with them on a personal level. 

If you're not sure where to start, here are some points to consider:

  • Blogging helps you build relationships with potential customers by providing helpful information that they need or want. It also gives them a way to reach out to you if they have questions or concerns about products they purchased from your shop. 

  • A blog can help attract new customers by promoting yourself as an expert in the field (or at least someone who knows more than most). This will give people confidence in purchasing from you because they know that any issues will be taken care of quickly since there won't be any confusion about how things work! As long as everything goes smoothly during this process then there shouldn't be anything stopping us from getting what we want!       

Offer Discounts to Attract Customers

Set short-term discounts is important - Discounts can bring in new customers and keep current ones. Limited-time sales create urgency, encouraging people to buy now rather than later. For example, a 20% off sale for just one week can make a big difference. Announce these sales clearly on your store page and social media.

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Holiday promotions can also boost your sales - Offer special deals during major holidays like Black Friday or Christmas. Plan ahead and make your promotions stand out with attractive banners. You could also bundle items together and offer them at a discount to encourage larger purchases.

Use discount codes to reward loyal customers - Send personalized codes to your past buyers to keep them coming back. With Etsy's tools, it's easy to create and manage these codes. Also, consider referral discounts. Give customers a code to share with friends and family, which can bring new shoppers to your store.

Keep Customers Happy 

Good customer service keeps customers coming back. Reply to questions quickly, within 24 hours if possible. If someone asks about shipping times, let them know promptly. Politeness and quick solutions to problems, like offering replacements or refunds, lead to positive reviews.

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Building long-term relationships is important. Follow up after orders to ensure satisfaction. For instance, send a message asking if they liked the item and if everything arrived okay. A simple thank-you note or a small discount for their next purchase encourages repeat business and positive reviews.

Conclusion

In this post, we've covered eight simple ways to boost your Etsy store's traffic. We hope that these tips will help you get more eyes on your products and start turning those eyeballs into happy customers.

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