Jun 8, 2010

Tag Workshop: Glass Bead and Wire Necklace

When it comes to listing a new item on Etsy, one of the most difficult tasks is often choosing search tags. Tagging an Etsy listing effectively will help it turn up in the right searches, so that customers who are looking for a product like ours will find it.

We know our creations backwards and forwards, which helps when writing a description, but can actually hinder our ability to choose the ‘right’ tags. It’s hard to know which descriptive words someone might use when searching, and those that will make our listings stand out among all the others.

One easy technique you can use to keep your tags fresh and relevant, is to ask your teammates for suggestions. The Oh Canada Team recently asked some members to help each other with tag ideas. We’re going to share their products and tags here every week, and examine the different suggestions from each seller. Perhaps you will find some new tag ideas as well!

Glass Bead and Wire Necklace by Blue Jeans Jewelry

Glass Bead and Wire Necklace by Blue Jeans Jewelry

Our first Tag Workshop will focus on a beautiful beaded necklace by Blue Jeans Jewelry. The description reads: This necklace has a very generous length of 40 inches, and looks great worn either long or as a double strand. The glass beads are a clear green to lavender with black streaks painted on the outside. The wire is a silver toned, 20 gauge gal. steel, and finished with a hook and eye clasp. Over-all, a very fun, durable, everyday piece.

Ocean Pearl Jewellery suggests these tags:

jewelry, necklace, ohcanadateam, silver,
green, lavender, purple, black,
transparent, silver, chain, ooak, glass beads, long

Little Bear’s Mom recommends:

jewelry, necklace, bead, wirework,
leaf green, lavender, silver, glass, long,
amethyst, lilac, fun, everyday, simple

bstudio suggests:

jewelry, necklace, glass, beaded,
"silver tone", wire, long, blue, green,
"double strand", casual, everyday, fun, serpentine

And the actual item tags - at the time of this post - are:

jewelry, free shipping, ohcanadateam,
alberta team, necklace, glass beads, wire,
long, silver, green, lavender, black

They’re very similar! Each list has it’s own unique gems that can help a necklace like this one turn up in customer searches. A good balance of color, material, technique and style keywords will cover all of the bases. For more tips and information about Etsy tagging, visit:

Guidelines and Tips for Tagging on Etsy,
Tag-o-rama with Descriptive Keywords,
Tagging Your Eco-friendly Items,
and Etsy DOs and DON’Ts.

Stay tuned to Oh Canada for more great tagging examples!

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Blue Jeans Jewelry


Andrea said...

This was a great exercise for me...We should definitely work on doing this every month.

Littlebearsmom said...

I found this an amazingly helpful thing to do, and I know it's going to force me to think more about my own tags. Thanks so much for thinking it up!

Ruthie said...

This will help!

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