Monday, August 18, 2008

Betsy, Base, B'DOH!

Maybe I'm just slow, but I just learned about Betsy Search. It's a website that lets you search Etsy things in convenient ways that Etsy doesn't, like a search that only includes shops that will ship to your country. There's a search for just within yarn, another for beads.

Also available at this glorious website, a tutorial on how to stick my things on GoogleBase. Base is the way Google lets you post things for sale that then become Google searchable. I tried GoogleBase once before, but I didn't know what I was doing and ended up adding a few select items one at a time and that blew goats. Now, with the help of the tutorial, I might actually manage to keep my stuff more individually Google-searchable and then more people will buy my products so I can finally afford that giant laser to destroy the moon and take over the world.

Wait...scratch the last part.

I'm now having a helluva time convincing GoogleBase that my xml file is properly formatted...either the Betsy tutorial isn't as wonderful as originally thought, or I'm screwing up some bit of minutia that is terribly necessary for XML and HTML and all this stupid web language crap. This is why I do not want to be a web person. I'm more comfortable screwing around with code than many, but it makes me want to punch things. Glorious update later, perhaps, if I can get a webbier friend to take a look and tell me. This is why it's nice to A) be of my ridiculously youthful and computer-savvy generation B) have giant nerds for friends and C) be a giant nerd.


w said...

there's only one laser. and i own it.

trust me. it's for your own good.

Beth said...

I didn't know about betsy either. Thanks for the information!

SillyLittleLady said...

I have never heard of Betsy Search, that is amazing! My new favorite thing :)