Etsy sellers have lately noticed a precipitous drop in views starting sometime in early February or March (depending on who you talk to). If you frequent the Etsy forums, you'll find many threads discussing the behind-the-scenes changes Etsy has been making which may or may not (again, depending on who you talk to) be causing these low views.
I noticed myself that my shop on Etsy -Iktomi has experienced a drop in views starting the first week in March.
This has gotten me to go back and reread the SEOmoz guide to Etsy SEO that was published last year ( http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/etsy-guide-to-seo-5224/ ). That lead me to start googling SEO - search engine optimization - and how to use it to get better traffic to my Etsy shop.
I ran across a fantastic article by Shaun Anderson of Hobo SEO titled ," Non-Technical Google SEO for Dummies".
Shaun places a lot of importance in creating quality links as a way to increase your ranking in Google. He explains in pretty simple terms that Google is a links based search engine and once you understand that, the idea of linking to other sites makes more sense. I encourage you to go to his site and check it out. He also has lots of free SEO articles and tips that I'm still reading.