Question #1: What is SEO?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. This is a process used to improve the traffic to a website from search engines. For your Etsy shop it means improving the number of people that find your shop from a search engine.
Question #2: How do I set-up SEO for my Etsy shop?
There are so many different answers to this question and I will explaining a few of them over the next couple of weeks.
Question #3: What does meta mean?
Meta is a prefix used when a concept is an abstraction of another concept.
Question #4: What is metadata?
Data about other data. In the case of your Etsy shop this is data that describes your shop.
Question #5: What is the metadata of my Etsy shop? How do I change it?
To see your metadata please follow the instructions below:
- Navigate to your shop
- In your browser menu click "View"
- Choose "Page Source"
< meta name="keywords" content= ...
< meta name="description" content= ...
If you look closely at this meta data you should see that the keywords are your shop sections and your description is your shop announcement. These are the two major sources of data that search engines will look at when deciding to return your shop in a search.
Only the first 150 characters of your shop announcement will be used for you description. This means that if you have a long announcement you should write the first 150 characters in a way that they stand on their own. Additionally your section names should be keywords that describe the products in your shop.
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