eRank began originally as EtsyRank. On a long Canadian Winter day after watching my wife struggling for months to get views on her Etsy store listings, I decided to use my SEO and programming skills to try and understand how things worked at Etsy. As I shared my discoveries about Etsy with my wife, slowly her sales started to improve. After a while, I decided to work on some tools that would make the research easier and soon realized that other people might like to use these tools too. In January 2016 I launched EtsyRank site quietly in beta in less than 3 months EtsyRank grew to have just over 7,000 members.
About me (Anthony)
My specialty is Search Engines. I have been working with search engines and online shopping sites since 1999. I have worked on search algorithms, relevancy testing, search engine optimization, product marketing, researching online purchaser behavior and improving product usability. I won awards for innovation and sales results while working for Microsoft on their Bing Shopping service in Canada.
eRank is free
Keeping eRank free for users is a conscious decision that I made from the beginning . eRank was not going to be another business that asked struggling Etsy sellers for money. Instead, it uses an advertising business model to help cover costs, thus keeping the basics free for Etsy sellers.
eRank PRO was introduced to help serious Etsy sellers even more. It will give you additional insight into keywords, rankings and your competition. Keeping in mind that most sellers on Etsy struggle to make ends meet each month, the subscription fee is a very nominal amount to cover these additional tool costs and ongoing development.
Privacy and Data sharing
What sort of access does eRank have to Etsy shops
eRank uses the Etsy API to access the information that Etsy makes available for developers. eRank does not have the ability to make direct changes to your Etsy shop nor does it have access to your credit card, Paypal account or similar payment information stored in Etsy. eRank has been reviewed by Etsy and can be found in the Etsy App gallery.
What You Should Know
When you connect your Etsy account to eRank , it will have permission to do the following on your behalf:
- Connect to your account and know your member name
- Know your email address
- See your inactive and expired listings
- See your Etsy profile data
- See your sales and purchases
- See your feedback
You can revoke this access at any time by visiting https://www.etsy.com/your/apps.
This information is used by eRank to provide you with tools and features to help you analyze your shop and identify opportunities to help you grow your business.