Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Etsy Recyclers Guild Link Building Contest (Retro Chalet)

     First, I want to tell you a little about the Etsy Recyclers Guild.  I have been having some very pleasant conversations with Retro Chalet:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/RetroChalet 
Her shop has the  "The Best Vintage Kitchen, Melmac, Print Blocks, Letterpress, Porcelain Glove Molds Galore"



She has a 2nd shop too!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/RetroChaletStudio

    Below is what she told me about this team:

Etsy Recyclers Guild is a global team comprised of Etsians who have united in the name of "green." Our group focuses on the below issues:
    a) Artisans creating handmade wares from recycled, upcycled, discarded, or vintage items in lieu of buying new materials.
    b) Vintage sellers re-purposing or offering retro or antique items to keep these items from the landfill whether it be for use or decor, again, to alleviate need for new mass produced goods.
    c) Greenies who have thought up eco-friendly green alternatives to modern day mass produced wares, or developed their wares using green processes.

     There are several different teams on etsy that focus on green, upcycling, or recycling, and some with no requirements for joining. We have found over time that our team benefits most by members who will be active and are on Etsy to stay. We expect our members to participate and promote our team's shops, and our love of recycling.

We do this by making treasuries, cross promoting each other on the world wide web outside of Etsy, and in our own shop banners. We have a team shop, and sell advertising on all blog wherein all monies go back into the team's ad campaign. Currently we're on Everything Etsy !

For us, this method of promote-on-promote has earned us several hundred backlinks between Bing and Yahoo alone and page rank on Alexa in just a short time. Some members have in turn had their sales increased with added exposure.

How to Join Etsy Recyclers:
We limit our membership to around 200 members, when some leave or close up shop, we have open enrollment periods. To see if we are accepting members, visit www.etsy.com/teams/6474/recyclers-guild-team.
Read more in this Storque article : www.etsy.com/storque/craftivism/etsy-teams-go-green-7798/

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THE CONTEST
The important part...  I think cross-promoting has huge benefits.  That is why a thread that I run in the Etsy Promotions is based upon us cross promoting our other thread mates. 
 
The very same concept of building back links that I try to promote in this thread, is exactly what the Etsy Recyclers Guild is doing with their contest!  So I would like to team up if you will and help with their contest.
 
Here is a link to the blog post with all of the details:
 
Please blog about this contest, tweet it, retweet it, facebook it, and ENTER into the contest.
 
The prizes are amazing!
 
$200+ Value Prize Pack:

Special mystery prize pack includes:
$75 value of products donated from Etsy Recyclers Guild Members shipped to you!
$125 value of a sidebar avatar/link to your hop, website, or siteon this site for 9months!
+Bonus: Feature Story written about you or your shop/site, to increase YOUR credibility!



29 comments:

  1. Great post, I wish to try it, but with my english I think I couldn´t do it right, too many words to write. Good luck!!!

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  2. Thanks for sharing us on your blog :P we will be returning the favor real soon!

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  3. I've sent off some questions already to one of their members and just waiting for a reply so I can write up a post and enter!

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  4. Great post, I will have to check it out.

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  5. I read about this Contest on the link you posted on the thread. Very interesting concept ... need to follow up.

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  6. This is great, I'm planning to write a post about it soon :)

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  7. Yes it gives you a free idea for a blog post! I am always brainstorming on something to write about :) I am glad to hear a few of you are looking into it! Thanks everyone.

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  8. I'll have to check this out when I get home from work today. Looks like a good idea for a blog post.

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  9. Fantastic Finds and Info, Thanks so much!!!

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  10. They are so well organized! This is good to know!

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  11. Definitely going to check out this contest!

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  12. Interesting contest! I'll have to take a look a bit later!

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  13. I will be back to take a better look at your contest, great blog!

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  14. Very interesting! I am going to go and look up.
    Thank you!

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  15. Really great ideas for getting shops out there. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Great idea and post. Thanks, J

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  17. What a cool post -- and a cool group! Thanks for the info.

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  18. looks like an amzing team. I will go over and check out the contest.

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  19. Awesome post. Definitely applaud the Recyclers Guild for their efforts to go green! I might check out the contest.

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  20. Looks very interesting! I checked out the other blog and some of the shops briefly and hearted a few. Are all the prizes a secret or is there some sort of list and pictures of them somewhere that we can see?

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  21. We should all take a look around and see what we can use and reuse in our work. There's a real challenge there.

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  22. Gift: Ask them about their prizes... I don't know the details. I didn't set it up, and I am not on the team. Just helping cross promote the info. they have out. Sorry, I am not sure.

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  23. Thanks for sharing the info. I'll be checking into it.

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  24. This is great!! Thanks for the info and def will be checking it out

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  25. What great information. I had no idea a team like this existed!

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  26. Fabulous post. i will be reading up on it some more.

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  27. I love your post! I'm a member of the Etsy Recyclers Guild Team. I'm also donating a few items from my shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/mattiereidchicago and http://www.etsy.com/shop/TexasVintage to the surprise giveaway. A few handmade items and a few vintage items. There will also be items from other shops as well.

    Thank you for spreading the word about our team! :)

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