One of the main complaints from Etsy Sellers revolves around the Search and Browse functions: some shops dominate search pages, while more relevant shops are deeply buried within search; browse lacks diversity, continuously featuring the same shops and the same items; search and browse pages do not often change, if at all, etc., etc.
Etsy responses (emphasis added):
We assure you we carefully analyze data related to views, favorites, and sales for site features such as Browse. This is why we run experiments: to make sure any changes will have a positive impact on the site. We absolutely want our sellers to be successful, as this is the only way Etsy can thrive.In the experiment, referenced in this thread:www.etsy.com/teams/7722/discussions/discuss/13016329, some adjustments were made to the algorithm, but there were no changes to the amount of diversity present in Browse slices. I have confirmed this information with the team working on the feature and analyzing the data we’ve collected.If any of you have grabbed screenshots showing a lack of diversity, we welcome you to send them over to us.You can use the Support contact form here: www.etsy.com/help/contact…Just to clear things up, search results aren’t curated. The order is determined by our relevancy algorithm, but I definitely see what you’re saying.Our best advice is to take advantage of your tags and titles to create high quality listings. You can find more specific tips here:www.etsy.com/help/article/