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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people.

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ETSY TEAMS FELLOWSHIP SOCIETY TEAM OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER – PATTERN PATTER TEAM

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Introducing Pattern Patter Team!

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The Pattern Patter Team, founded on June 7, 2011, is a team specifically for sellers of vintage and newer sewing patterns.

 Currently we have 226 members, and 6 leaders. As captain, I rely on my leaders to support the team and me by taking charge of their area of expertise. Let me introduce them!

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Susan from AdelebeeAnn is our social media maven. She takes care of the team’s social media accounts by posting on all of them daily.

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Next, Emily from EmSewCrazy is responsible for team events. She posts the sign up threads, organizes the participants’ information, and tallies the results!

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Amy from ViennasGrace is our resident Fashionista. Her knowledge of fashion terminology as well as her ability to help with dating an item is indispensable! She also is a regular contributor on the team blog with her series Sewing and the Cinema as well as other subjects.

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Cloe of CloesCloset helps to manage the team page keeping it current and fresh. She also helps with tags and titles, and SEO questions from members.

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Our newest leader is Barbara of FloraDoraPresents. Barbara has taken over Member Management. She reviews applications to join the team, sends new members information, and will soon be reviewing current members to make sure they are complying with requirements.

etfspatternpatter7marybethlogoThen there is me! Mary-Beth

Team Captain

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 I write blog articles, manage the advertising for the team, write the newsletter every month, and do whatever else I can to make my team members successful.

etfspatternpatterimg2012 Team Spirit Award Winner!
2013 Fellowship Award Winner!
2014 Fellowship Award Winner! (x2)

Pattern Patter Team has been fortunate enough to receive three Fellowship awards, one in 2013, and two in 2014.  I have had a great experience in being part of the fellowship program.  I have learned so much about team management and about online communities. My favorite was the group that Kim led in 2014.  I have become more self-confident and organized!

The one thing I would like to share with other sellers leaders and captains is that you can’t do everything. You need a good support team. Search out possible leaders to help make your team the very best that it can be! People like to be asked to help.

Our team deals in old, fragile, paper. Not always an easy job!

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Vogue Pattern Click to view Item in Store: Retromonkeys.etsy.com

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Our team mantra is Saving History One Piece at a Time.

etfspatternpatterbuttrickEbenezer Butterick 1826-1903 The man who started the paper sewing pattern industry.

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A great quote – “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller

 

Team Page & Links:
The Pattern Patter Team is dedicated to educating it’s members on dating, style terms, SEO, as well as promoting our members’ shops. We also are committed to fighting copyright violators.
Social
Etsy Team Page: www.etsy.com/pages/patternpatter
Social Media
Flickr Page: www.flckr.com/groups/2353520@N20/
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/PatternPatter
Twitter: twitter.com/patternpatter
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/patternpatter/
Blog: patternpatter.blogspot.com/
Wanelo: Wanelo.com/patternpatter
RebelMouse: rebelmouse.com/patternpatterteam
PaperLI: paper.li/Patternpatter/1371734215
vintagepatternmarketplace.blogspot.com/
vintagepatternmarketplace.com/

Etsy Team Link:

YES, WE do Welcome New Members to Join!

https://www.etsy.com/teams/9565/pattern-patter

Vintage Pattern Collective is our Advertising Website. http://www.vintagepatterncollective.net/

Congratulations Pattern Patter Team, It’s been an honor to get to know you!

SEO TIPS –

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THIS SERIES WAS WRITTEN BY THE CAPTAIN OF THE ETSY FELLOWSHIP SOCIETY TEAM, JEN

 

 

 

 

 

ReBlogged From PatternPatter Team’s write-up of our SEO workshop in the ETSY TEAMS FELLOWSHIP SOCIETY

Week 1-4 whats ahead
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Why Search Engine Optimization is Important for Online Sellers
Understanding Etsy Listing Options 
Listing workshop -Keywords
Listing workshop -Tags
Listing workshop -Descriptions
 
Get holiday ready ! Holidays and Etsy
Profiles And About / shipping and payments
Links
Relationships and why they matter
Teams as a tool
Networking on Etsy
Etsy and Social Media 
understanding why it’s important
Social media networking and set ups to work with your online stores
Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest
 
Advanced marketing skills and networking how to’s and information
And more!!!
 
PART 1 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ETSY LISTING OPTIONS-
 
Shop Sections
 

How do I create and manage shop sections

sECTIONS

Sections are a useful way to organize item listings in your shop. Your sections are displayed as links in the left sidebar of your shop. You can use sections to group together item listings by type, size, or any other category you’d like. You may have up to 10 custom sections, as well as the default All Items section that is available in every shop.
To add or manage your Sections, click Your Shop and go to Sections on the left.
To add a new section, click Create new section, type in the name of a new section, then click Save. A section’s name is limited to a maximum of 24 characters.

for mobile viewers this is especially important to their shopping experience!
(***Sections left empty.. will not show up in your shop – USE EVERY ONE 
use all sections available // in mobile view it shows sections with one listing each, so your store looks empty if all your sections are not used. )))))))

To edit your sections’ names, click the pencil link next to a particular section.
You can remove a section by clicking the trash can icon. Removing a section does not deactivate the listings within that section. These listings will now appear in All Items.
To put your items into Sections, choose All Items on this page. Click the checkbox next to the listings you want in a specific section, then select the section name from the drop down menu and click Save. 
You can also move or remove listings from a section this way. Sections that do not have any item listings will not appear on your public shop page. You can only place a listing in one section.
Drag and drop the move icon to change the order in which the sections appear in your shop.
You can also add an individual item to a section when creating or editing the listing. There is a drop down menu for your sections below item description.

Homework:
Now GO TO YOUR STORES AND SEE IF YOU HAVE USED ALL OF YOUR 10 sections.. 
IF NOT.. make sure you have represented all the types of items you sell and edit as needed!

 

SHOP SECTIONS TIP: 
 

Want to know what the best name for your shop sections are or just might be? 

Just go to your store STATS and select ALL TIME VIEWS and then scroll down and take a look at what your most searched items are under KEYWORDS. 

This is a great tool That totally is worth looking at often – to know what others have typed into their search engines to find you in the past searches- (especially informative for those who have been on Etsy awhile) 

I have all my 10 sections now in place and feel pretty good about it – 
How about you. ??

ADDING PERSONALITY TO YOUR SITE BY USING BANNERS AND PROFILE PICTURES
 

EASY BANNER MAKING WEBSITE for Making Etsy Banners

check out this program I found for easy banner making.. Oh my gosh I love it.. it’s easier than the way I do it in Photoshop even.

all you need is the image you want to upload or use their blanks.. add your text and details, and know the size of your banner you want to use

First, to display correctly, your Etsy shop banner will need to be exactly 760 pixels by 100 pixels in size.

– Profile pics: 75 x 75

– Item Listing photos: 800-1000 pixels wide.

– Team logo: 170 x 100 

Make sure you save your banner image as .jpg, .png, or .gif file format.

To upload your banner, go to Your Shop > Info & Appearance. Click the Browse button to locate the file on your computer. Be sure to click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

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Thank you again for writing this great blog about our workshop Pattern Patter Team on Etsy: 
 
 
 
 
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