Monday, 25 April 2011

Etsy's Taste Test

There's been so many different changes to Etsy recently that I've been a bit slow to try some of them out. One of these changes is the implementation of the taste test. In order to access it, you need to be logged out of Etsy and then you are offered a selection of different items. Any of those that you like, you click on and Etsy somehow works out similar items that you might like.

However, like everything else on Etsy, these items are limited to a few out of the many hundreds/thousands for sale and therefore there is the whole question again about admin promoting their favourites and many, many sellers being ignored.

My biggest gripe is that I now can't get rid of the taste test off my front page and the items are exactly the same as they were a few days ago - great advertising for the chosen few.

Have any of you tried it? and are any of you one of the featured sellers?


  1. Hi Alison. I found this page when I typed "get rid of Etsy Taste Test" into Google. I took the taste test a while ago and found there was practically nothing that appealed to me and it was quite frustrating because the same few items kept being offered for me to choose from. Now all of a sudden this *!&** thing has taken pole position on my front page.

    I've also discovered that "clicks" are not all equal in Etsy parlance.


    I had a look at your shop. You have some lovely items.

  2. HI! I started a thread on site help about how to get rid of it. But it's still there. It means that I now completely ignore the FP as it dominates it.

    Will check out the treasury :)