Do I Show Up Higher In Etsy Search Results If More People View It?

An Etsy Seller Asked:

I was under the impression that if somebody clicked on a listing through search, the listing would get bumped up for that search term only. Do you know if the listing gets bumped up in general for all relevant searches, or only for the search term used?

Definitely not. What matters is sales. If 1 of your items sells 10 times per day, then it will show up way at the top.  Sales are really the only thing that matters when ranking for keywords. Renewing items helps much less. Etsy seems to prioritize a real Sale about 5 times more than a Renewal. So the best thing you can do for your Etsy Shop is to continue to promote your bestsellers, rather than promote new items with no track record of sales.

Justin Wood

JPW Design Studio, California

Minimalist Website Designer