I’ve only been on Etsy for a couple of weeks but here’s a few things that I have discovered so far.
I paid for the advertising for a week as an experiment. Although I did not keep accurate data I did discover from the charts of hits and favorites that I got more favorites and visits when I put up new products. That seems to be the best way to get your shop on the front pages… better than the advertising. The week of advertising did not get as many visits as putting up a few new products did. Somehow, listing the items puts you back at the top of the search.
I need to participate more in the “community”, make treasuries and circles etc.