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How to Create an Etsy Shop Badge and Host an Etsy Mini

Do you maintain a blog or some other type of personal website? If so, you can use it to link back to your Etsy shop by displaying an Etsy shop badge, an Etsy Mini, or both.

An Etsy shop badge is simply an image, or badge, that you display on your blog or personal website. These badges come in various sizes, including 200 x 200, 500 x 500, 728 x 90, and 160 x 600. When someone clicks the badge, that person is directed to your Etsy shop.

In contrast, an Etsy Mini is a wee widget that displays items in your Etsy store. People who visit your site can click an item in the Etsy Mini to view it on Etsy. After you install an Etsy Mini on your site, it updates automatically when you list new items.

To add an Etsy shop badge to a blog or website, follow these steps:

  1. Sign into your Etsy shop and your personal website/blog in separate windows or tabs in your browser.

  2. In the Etsy window, click the Your Shop link along the top of any Etsy page.

    The Your Shop page opens.

  3. Click the Off-site link, under Promote, on the left side of the page.

    The Etsy Badges page opens.

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  4. Decide which badge you want to add to your blog or website; then, underneath that badge, click the Generate Code link.

    A dialog box opens, containing the HTML code for the badge you selected.

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  5. Select and copy the HTML code, and click the Done button.

  6. Switch to the browser window containing your blog or website and paste in the code that you copied.

    Your blog or website updates to include the Etsy Mini.

Yes, a few steps are skipped here — namely, the ones that cover figuring out how to access your blog or website’s code and where in that code to paste the code you just copied. Why? Because those steps vary depending on what kind of site you maintain (a blog or some other type of website). For help, troll the Help files that your site host provided.

Adding an Etsy Mini to your site is just as easy. Follow these steps:

  1. Sign into your Etsy shop and your personal website/blog in separate windows or tabs in your browser.

  2. In the Etsy window, click the Your Shop link along the top of any Etsy page.

    The Your Shop page opens.

  3. Click the Etsy Mini link, under Promote, on the left side of the page.

    The Build Your Own Etsy Mini page opens.

  4. Click the Items from my Shop option button under Items to Show.

  5. Click the option button for the desired image size — Thumbnail or Gallery — under Choose Image Size.

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  6. Under Choose Layout, click the Columns drop-down arrow and select the number of columns you want to display.

  7. Under Choose Layout, click the Rows drop-down arrow and choose the number of rows you want to display.

    Etsy displays a preview of the Etsy Mini.

  8. Select the code in the Copy This Code for the JavaScript Version field and copy it.

  9. Paste the code that you copied into your own website’s code.

    Your web page updates to include the Etsy Mini.

Again, the steps that cover figuring out how to access your web page’s code and where in that code to paste the code you just copied have been skipped. Those steps differ depending on what kind of site you maintain. For guidance, troll the Help files that your site host provided.

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