Monday, August 30, 2010

It's my blog and I'll vent if I want to!

I am super upset with Etsy these days.  I  WAS getting somewhere near 50 hits in an hour when I listed a new item, now I'm lucky to get 7 or 8 for days.  What is up with that?

Etsy has their priorities all screwed up.  It's more important to move the shopping cart to the right side because that's where other ecommerce sites put it.  It's more important to change to state abbreviations for shipping, because that's what other sites do.  Since when does Etsy want to look and do what other sites do?  Pretty soon, it will look just like eBay.  I came to Etsy because it was different and unique.  Because it didn't look like all the other sites.  ** added later**  I see that we can now sign in using our shop name or our email address!  Thank goodness, I was losing sleep over that.  I just kept forgetting my shop name so I needed a second way to sign in.  NOT. 

Most people in the forums seem to think the views dropped when they rolled out the new wider pages.  I have no idea if this is true or not, but I can see a huge decline in my views at that time, so it probably is the problem.  Google webcrawler is no longer picking up our pages.  This should be more important to Etsy than messing with things that aren't broken.

And speaking of forums, ever try to post your opinion when it isn't what the OP wants to hear?  You get nothing but snarky comments from the regular forum trolls.  It's okay for them to voice their opinions but not for someone else to do it.  There's more Etsy a** kissing going on in there, it's sickening.  Oh cool, state abbreviations, wonderful, tell me more.  Puke.  I knew if I went in there and said something about how UNimportant this is and fix the search problems, I'd just get snarked out of the thread.

Why bother telling us to flag someone when nothing is done about it anyway?  There's this one buyer that I've been watching for a long time.  She has 44 neutrals and 124 negative comments in her feedback.  Why is she allowed to continue?  Etsy must know about her, they are the ones that have to take care of the canceled sales, so what is their excuse this time?

I've lost my will to list.  I just want to take my paint by numbers and go elsewhere to play.  Or just not play at all.  I know my .20 cents will be sorely missed by Etsy.  HA.  Thing is, I don't even want to buy on Etsy either, that's just not like me.  But I have been watching auctions on eBay!

I'll get down off my soapbox now and return you to your regularly scheduled program.


Jennie said...

{{{{{Karen}}}} That's a giant, *I feel your pain* hug. Time to do something just for you, and get back to loving what you're doing- whatever you decide that may be. xoxo

risa said...

Just to let you know--you are not the only out there feeling frustrated! I'm trying to focus on selling my art now on etsy and I'm not sure that's going to fly!

VintageVendor said...

So glad you decided to post your rant. I'm right there with you.

Doodle said...

I wish I knew the inner workings of the minds that think they need to "fix what ain't broke", but I guess I'm happy that I can't. Might make me more upset.

Some things rolled out so fast I bet they can't tell what caused things to fall either. But I will still post my frustrations.