I had always heard that Etsy would notice you if you followed a few simple rules:
Participate in forums........I did it once.
Tag correctly.....Done...I think!!!!!
Place an ad on Etsy blog....I did not know you could do that.
Renew often.......I do, but I prefer to make and list a new product
Leave a comment on the Storque....That is next on my list of things to do.
Make a treasury.....I am trying to make and list a new product
Take good pictures....Done!!!!!
Keep up with Etsy Merchandising desk.....With what?
Look, I donot have the answers. All that I can say is, keep it simple, follow Etsy rules, and have fun making and listing new products. Enjoy creating your business.