2. Etsy has an option to "shop locally" on the left side bar. This shop locally feature is widely used in Texas. Sellers should make sure that their location is in their shop information.
3. Specific tags like "Nintendo" and "Zelda" or "horse show ribbon" and "vintage ribbon" often work better than more popular broader tags like "handmade" or "DIY".
4. Think of your product titles as tags.
5. Treasuries are a great way to promote groups of people or groups of shops all at once (like all the Etsy Houston members for example). This is something that you can post to your facebook and blog as well to cross-promote.
Here is the treasury we made yesterday! We will continue to do this for our Etsy Houston colleagues once a month or so. Hope to see you at the next meeting in January.