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
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
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!
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