July 25, 2010

Etsy Treasury Searching

Okay, I'm really happy to report the recent unveiling of one of Etsy's latest features ~ you can now easily (yes, I said easily) search within the Etsy website for treasuries big and small.  All you have to do is go to Etsy's home page, go to the sidebar and click on Ways to Shop ~ Treasuries.  The rest is history.  Below is Etsy's own Help section's answer to "How do I search for a treasury?" 

Treasury is Etsy's ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery.

You can search Treasury from the main search bar on any Treasury page (make sure the search dropdown menu is set to "Treasury"). 
You can search Treasury list titles and tags, as well as the titles and tags of items in the lists. You can also search for curators of Treasury lists and for shops with items in Treasury lists.

In addition, you can use "operators" to target your Treasury search. Available operators include:  •curator: •shop: •tags: •title:

For example, to find all the Treasury lists created by curator EtsyStore, you would enter this into the Treasury search bar:  curator:EtsyStore

To find all the Treasury lists that contain items from EtsyStore, you would enter this into the Treasury search bar: shop:EtsyStore

The "tags:" and "title:" operators allow you to target your Treasury search to Treasury list tags and titles, respectively.

So, to search for the recent treasury I'm in, I would go to Etsy's Treasury home page and then type in "loveyoumoredesigns" in the search box since that's my Etsy shop name (example of using the shop operator to conduct a search).  And I get this:



Wait for it, wait for it.....okay, so I'm having trouble getting a (good) screen grab.  (Mine's the Cha Cha Cha Charm bracelet on the bottom, second from the end.)  Never fear, good news ~ you can also go to a cool site, Craftopolis, which will tell you if you or someone else is in a Treasury just by typing in your shop (or someone else's) shop name.  All three of my Treasuries are listed there.  Check it out!  And hopefully by my next Treasury I'll have actually perfected the screen grab thing.....yeah, right.  Here's a better picture of my bracelet:




Anyway, I hope this helped some of you maneuver through the maze that is Etsy.  

3 comments:

BEAR's Mom said...

this cha cha cha bracelet is gorgeous!!!

Rose said...

thanks for the info re Etsy. love your braclet

Plumrose Lane said...

I once wrote a tutorial on taking screen shots but I can't remember where I put it. I'll have to create another one soon.
In the meantime, thanks so much for the info, I haven't had a chance to get updated on the etsy changes and you've highlighted them beautifully!
Always love your work SO!!
♥Sharon

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