Etsy treasuries are important for a number of reasons. Mostly it comes down to exposure. For instance, when I make a treasury I feature it on my blog, link to it on my Facebook page, post it on one or both of my team discussion threads, and send notification to all sixteen featured shop owners. That's a fair amount of traffic and we're just talking about my network. If any of the featured artists tweet, post, or blog about being in that treasury the possible resulting link backs to the treasury (and possibly my shop) are pretty substantial.
Then!...then there is the holy grail of Etsy treasuries: making it to the front page. As in, the page that comes up when you go to the Etsy main page. The page seen by thousands of people each hour. Can't you just hear the choir raising their voices?
No one really knows everything that goes into getting a treasury on the front page. There is some sort of magical math, positive and negative pressure, a "hotness" gauge, and points. I do know that the number of visits to a treasury increases said treasury's value.
And that's where you, my darlings, come in. Each Tuesday when I present my weekly treasury here:
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Without you, dear readers, my blog and shop don't really amount to much. And if they don't amount to much, well, the internet is just that much more plain.