Disappearing Syndication Link on Etsy


Go To Great Panes, Kathryn Maloney ©2010
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Lots of folks have noticed the syndication link appearing & disappearing from their Etsy shop in the last day bacause of some work the admin have been doing on the site. Here’s some basic info about that:

Appearing/Disappearing Syndication Link:

  • Having the link in Your Etsy doesn’t mean you are syndicated unless you clicked it and it said your syndication is active.
  • Deactivating/activating your items won’t change the status from pending to active, it only helps once your status is active.
  • Some sellers, like myself, have had the syndication link go missing, yet we are still syndicated. If you missing the link and want to check your status, see here: Etsy has Started to Syndicate Shops

More info about syndication:

Google uses robots (spiders) to follow links from page to page (crawl the web) to index sites to use in their regular search results. ( http://www.google.com ) The majority of shoppers come through Google’s regular search.

Syndication is only for Etsy uploading our items to Google Merchant Center to get into Google’s special shopping/product search ( http://www.google.com/products ), and all shops will eventually have it (you don’t need to do anything to get it).

Etsy has been rolling it out in stages to sellers since December, see the second link for basic info about Etsy’s syndication & to find out if you are syndicated.

What is Google Base/Merchant?
http://www.gotogreatpanes.com/blog/2009/02/15/what-is-google-base

FAQs for Etsy’s Google Merchant Feed/Syndication
–includes vacation mode info!
http://www.gotogreatpanes.com/blog/2009/12/06/faqs-about-the-etsy-gm-feed

Go To Great Panes, Kathryn Maloney ©2010
This post is copyrighted–you do not have permission to repost this content elsewhere but you are welcome to link to it if you’d like to share the information.

2 thoughts on “Disappearing Syndication Link on Etsy”

  1. “Some sellers, like myself, have had the syndication link go missing, yet we are still syndicated. If you missing the link and want to check your status, see here: Etsy has Started to Syndicate Shops”

    That link doesn’t tell me how to check my status if I’m missing the link. It just says ‘look under promotion…”

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